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PRESS RELEASE: X-Rite's Color Management Products Now Available in the UK at Computers Unlimited
GRANDVILLE, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 25, 2005--X-Rite (NASDAQ:XRIT) today announced Computers Unlimited will distribute its award winning digital imaging color solutions exclusively to its customers in the UK. The company will carry X-Rite's MonacoEZcolor color management software, MonacoOPTIXXR (DTP94) colorimeter and Pulse(TM) (DTP20) spectrophotometer, for high-speed, accurate proofs, creating harmony between display, scanner, printer and digital camera. These products are available immediately at www.unlimited.com or by calling +44 (0)20 82 00 82 82.
"We are delighted to be partnering with Computers Unlimited, one of the largest and most recognized distributors of computer products for creative professionals in the UK," said Jim Weaver, Vice President of Marketing and Product Development at X-Rite. "This is an ideal partnership for X-Rite as we continue to drive growth of our digital imaging products in this emerging market. Additionally, Computers Unlimited distributes many products from our OEM partners like Epson, making this a perfect fit for our company."
"Computers Unlimited is delighted to be appointed as a distributor of X-Rite colour measurement solutions in the UK," said Andrew Croucher, Business Manager for the Publishing Group at CU, "X-Rite's MonacoEZcolor, MonacoOPTIXXR and Pulse(TM) are welcome additions to the Publishing Group's portfolio of blue chip vendors including Epson, Extensis, NEC and Microtek. The addition of the X-Rite range supports CU in its aim to provide the complete creative solution for its customers."
MonacoEZcolor is X-Rite's award winning color management application and the premier ICC profiling tool for photographers and graphic designers. The program saves the time, cost and frustration of multiple print jobs by creating custom ICC profiles to compensate for variances in color between input, output and viewing devices.
MonacoOPTIXXR is a new state-of-the-art colorimeter, designed with the latest patent-pending technology to produce highly accurate ICC profiles for CRT and flat panel color displays. Since its introduction in December 2003, MonacoOPTIXXR has garnered several awards from industry leading publications and associations.
About Pulse(TM) (DTP20)
The X-Rite Pulse(TM) (DTP20) spectrophotometer, which recently won the PIA/GATF Intertech Technology Award, sets a new standard for form, function, and ease-of-use. With one touch activation and a unique integrated tracking system, scanning color targets is fast and error free. Pulse can also be operated in a cordless mode for maximum portability.
About Computers Unlimited
Established in 1985, Computers Unlimited (legal name Janson Computers PLC) is the UK's largest and best-known specialist distributor of computer products for the professional, creative industry. Based in London, it sells through VARs, volume resellers and retailers nationwide. The company has carefully built up a "best of breed" range of software and hardware from more than sixty leading manufacturers and publishers including Adobe, Apple, Epson, Macromedia, Quark, Samsung and Wacom.
X-Rite is a leading provider of color measurement solutions comprised of hardware, software and services for the verification and communication of color data. The Company serves a broad range of industries, including graphic arts, digital imaging, industrial and retail color matching, and medical. X-Rite is global, with 18 offices throughout Europe, Asia, and the Americas, serving customers in over 88 countries.
(First posted on Thursday, August 25, 2005 at 15:03 EDT)