Datacolor’s ColorVision Spyder2 Suite Introduces WPPI Attendees To All- New “Start to Finish” Accuracy and Affordability On Monitors and In Print

Datacolor's ColorVision Spyder2 Suite Introduces WPPI Attendees To AllNew "Start to Finish" Accuracy and Affordability On Monitors and In Print–
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LAS VEGAS, NV, Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) – APRIL 6, 2006 – Datacolor, an internationally known name in color technology, introduces ColorVision® Spyder2 Suite™, the latest proprietary 'Digital Darkroom in a Box'™ – "start to finish" quality results – "Monitor calibration and printer profiling for the advanced user." The suite includes the innovative stand-alone PrintFIX PLUS™ software. A key offering in the Datacolor's ColorVision by portfolio of products, ColorVision Spyder2 Suite represents the next generation of the world's most recognizable and honored brand in color calibration, the iconic Spyder2. It offers increasingly sophisticated users in today's digital imaging field the advanced tools for both monitor and printer in one innovative hardware/ software package at a remarkable price.

"We developed this product with digital imaging's most skilled and passionate buyers in mind. As users become more sophisticated, their expectations for quality – expressed as color
quality – increase. They don't want to become color scientists, but they do expect their monitors and printers to display their work at an extremely high level of image reproduction – in tone, balance, shadow and highlight. We evolved our Spyder technology, which basically created the color calibration category, into a next generation portfolio of products, including the all-new Spyder2 Suite. This product exemplifies ColorVision's historic breakthrough value proposition," Datacolor Vice President Brian Levey explains.

Advanced, Award-Winning Monitor Calibration
Based on the award-winning Spyder2 colorimeter, the standard for on-screen accuracy, ColorVision Spyder2 software precisely calibrates all CRT, LCD, and laptop displays. Its state-of-the-art optical science provides a fivefold increase in color sensitivity over previous technology with a patent-protected light baffle for accurate characterization of LCD displays.
The sleek, dual-phase hardware design offers effortless calibration of all monitors yet it protects even delicate LCDs. Sophisticated programming automatically reproduces exceptional visual nuances – including gray balance, tone and highlights. Spyder2 also offers sophisticated users their own advanced feature set to create, compare and contrast extremely fine levels of RGB-based calibration. Best of all, Spyder2 Suite leverages ColorVision's trademark benefits, such as ease of use. Its Calibration Wizard offers comprehensive help throughout the entire process, so that users need not become color scientists in order to achieve stunning color results. A unique "before and after" viewing feature allows monitor comparison with and
without calibration. The package's sophisticated gray balance and tonal response algorithms are essential for optimal imaging on LCD screens.

Now With The All-New PrintFIX PLUS™ Software For Custom Printer Profiling
Spyder2 Suite offers the industry's first stand-alone software-only printer profiling tool for fast, precise results – without a third party scanner – PrintFIX PLUS. Its elegant software design assists you, step by step, through each custom paper profile. Feature-rich tutorials give users all the help they need to achieve great prints – from the basics to not-so-basic guidance. Wizard assistance checks print quality, optimizes printer media settings, and assures that you use the right settings. The system's high-bit, tunable ICC printer profiles can be previewed at different rendering intents, while easy-to-use editing tools optimize prints to user requirements, even adjusting for viewing conditions; all within the wizard interface, for fast, easy results.

Support And Services
As with all Spyder2 products Spyder2 Suite offers a two-year hardware warranty and unlimited, e-mail and telephone support (WITHOUT CHARGE). As updated software is released, registered owners with a valid serial number can download upgrades (WITHOUT CHARGE) from the ColorVision Web site at

System Requirements
Spyder2: OSX 10.3 or better, or Windows® 2000 or XP. Spyder2 Plus languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Traditional and Simplified Chinese, Korean. PrintFIX PLUS languages: English; Software update to French, and German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Traditional and Simplified Chinese, Korean available soon.

Pricing And Availability
Spyder2 Suite, available in March has a US manufacturers' suggested retail price (MSRP) of $169 and can be found for less at many resellers like–ADORAMA, B&H, CDW, CompUSA, FRY's, J&R,MICRO CENTER, and others. COLORVISION products are also available from

About Datacolor
Because color matters, leading businesses, creative professionals, and consumers worldwide choose Datacolor's innovative technology solutions to consistently achieve the right color. Datacolor's Colorvision technology provides affordable, easy-to-use digital color control products for creative experts, photographers, corporate customers and consumers everywhere. A Swiss-held company, Datacolor's strong worldwide presence encompasses global manufacturing and operational facilities with an international strategic network of sales and
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