Datacolor® Releases Match Pigment 4.0 Color Formulation Software.

Lawrenceville, NJ – (January 16th, 2018) –– Datacolor®, a global leader in color management solutions, is launching MATCH PIGMENT 4.0, the latest iteration of its color formulation software for paint, coatings and plastics manufacturers. Employing Datacolor’s innovative SmartMatch technology, Match Pigment helps manufacturers most efficiently and confidently achieve their desired color while saving time and money.

 

MATCH PIGMENT 4.0 improves match acceptance on the first try, optimizes the cost and quality of recipes, and reduces the need for physical matches. With a streamlined workflow and user-friendly interface, manufacturers can expect up to 50% increase in overall speed and productivity.

 

“We have spent over 40 years perfecting our proven color technologies to help our customers maximize their product quality,” said Cheryl Johnson, Director of product management, Datacolor. “because we know inaccurate color can cost businesses hundreds of thousands of dollars, not to mention delay to market. With Match Pigment, manufacturers can now have confidence in their color quality, knowing they have obtained it quickly and cost effectively.”

 

The Match Pigment software is used by many of the world’s leading manufacturers of paint, coatings and powder coatings, where their products are held to the highest of industry standards. It is critical for their formulation software to deliver fast and accurate color matching while minimizing batch corrections and overall costs.

 

With Match Pigment 4.0, our customers can realize many additional benefits, such as:

 

  • Shorten formulation time with up to 50% increase in matching speed
  • Increase productivity with automatic transfer of multiple formulas to the dispenser queue
  • Support greater custom/individual needs with flexible matching criteria options
  • Improve product quality by assuring colorant compatibility for customer use cases
  • Streamline daily operations with enhanced user interface

 

To learn more and request a demo, please visit www.datacolor.com/matchpigment

 

About Datacolor

 

Datacolor, a global leader in color management solutions, provides software, instruments and services to assure accurate color of materials, products, and images. The world’s leading brands, manufacturers, and creative professionals have used Datacolor’s innovative solutions to consistently achieve the right color for more than 45 years.

 

The company provides sales, service, and support in over 100 countries throughout Europe, the Americas, and Asia. Industries served include textile and apparel, paint and coatings, automotive and plastics as well as photography, design and videography. For more information, visit: datacolor.com.

 

Datacolor Contact:

Julianna Sheridan

Matter Communications on behalf of Datacolor

978-518-4520 datacolor@matternow.com

Datacolor strengthens its global direct Sales and Support organization in the fast-growing Asian region with the opening of a new office, in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. This is Datacolor’s fourteenth branch office worldwide for color management solutions.

 

“This is a further step in the implementation of our strategy in the world’s most important textile, paint and coating markets, providing customers directly with our highly accurate color management solutions”, says Patrice Jaunasse, Vice President Sales and Support of Datacolor. “Direct contact with our customers is key for us in order to provide effective support.”

 

The new office is located: Datacolor Vietnam, Saigon Tower, 29 Le Duan Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

 

Phone: +84 28 3520 7742

 

Lucerne, January 17, 2018

 

For further information

 

T: +41 44 488 40 19 – Datacolor AG, Investor Relations, Olga Wüschner

 

www.datacolor.com – Waldstätterstrasse 12, POB 2541, 6002 Lucerne

 

Agenda

 

May 4, 2018: Semi-annual Report 2017/18

 

October 23, 2018: Key Figures 2017/18

 

November 13, 2018: Annual Report 2017/18

 

December 5, 2018: Annual General Meeting of Shareholders 2017/18

 

About Datacolor

 

Datacolor, a global leader in color management solutions, provides software, instruments and services to assure accurate color of materials, products and images. The world’s leading brands, manufacturers and creative professionals have used Datacolor’s innovative solutions to consistently achieve the right color for more than 45 years. The company provides sales, service and support in over 100 countries throughout Europe, the Americas and Asia. Industries served include textile and apparel, paint and coatings, automotive, plastics, photography and videography. For more information visit www.datacolor.com.

Jotun selects the powerful and accurate Datacolor Match Pigment Software in all production facilities worldwide

 

Lawrenceville, NJ – August 31st, 2017 – Datacolor®, a global leader in color management solutions and color communication technology, was awarded to provide color matching solution to Jotun’s all 38 production facilities worldwide. For color professionals in paints, pigments and plastics, Datacolor’s Match Pigment software offers superior first-shot matches with powerful tools to optimize the cost and quality of recipes.

 

As one of the world’s leading manufacturers of paint, coatings and powder coatings, the Jotun Group’s products are held to the highest standards, and this starts with the color formulation. It is critical for Jotun, that their new formulation software delivers fast, accurate color matching, minimizes batch corrections, and is also backwards compatible with their existing instruments. To ensure consistency and streamline color process, Jotun also requires a centralized solution that will enable all sites to use the same database.

 

“Datacolor was superior in current available functionality of Match Pigment software and superior in responses to Jotun’s specific requirements,” said Dr. Sebastian Schäfer, Jotun Project Manager Color Matching.  “After 3 years of deep technical evaluation, we can say that Datacolor is offering the best software and instruments for our needs. Besides, Datacolor provides an excellent worldwide support, and has proven to be a reliable partner.”

 

Key benefits Jotun is able to realize with the Match Pigment software:

  • Providing excellent correction results, also with Jotun legacy databases. Optimizing formulas for cost and quality requirements
  • Improving efficiency with centralized color management
  • Streamlining production with one complete solution for every step of the color process.

 

“We provide color matching services to many decorative paint manufacturers, where time and matching quality is crucial.” said Rik Mertens, Global Application manager Datacolor, “ we worked very close with the R&D department of Jotun to make sure the new functionality was meeting their needs. Datacolor color matching algorithms provided reliable prediction of difficult shades resulting in formulas with small color differences (Delta E), low metamerism and correct contrast ratio values.

 

About Datacolor

Datacolor, a global leader in color management solutions, provides software, instruments and services to assure accurate color of materials, products and images. The world’s leading brands, manufacturers and creative professionals have used Datacolor’s innovative solutions to consistently achieve the right color for more than 45 years.

The company provides sales, service and support in over 100 countries throughout Europe, the Americas and Asia. Industries served include textile and apparel, paint and coatings, automotive, plastics, photography and design. For more information visit: www.datacolor.com.

 

About Jotun

The Jotun Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of paints, coatings and powder coatings. Jotun has a worldwide network and is represented on every continent by subsidiaries and joint ventures. The Jotun Group, including joint ventures and associates, comprises 63 companies and is present in over 100 countries with agents, sales offices and distributors. Worldwide there are currently 38 production facilities operational. The Jotun Group has its head office in Sandefjord, Norway.

Jotun’s operations cover development, production, marketing and sales of various coatings systems and paint products to protect and decorate surfaces in the residential, architectural, marine and industrial markets. In 2016 the Jotun Group had a total sales income of NOK 15 800 million, and has today more than 9 800 employees.

www.jotun.com

 

Contact:

Barbara Rudek

on behalf of Datacolor

+49 (0) 173-5338732

Barbara.Rudekdontlike@spamdatacolorcom.spam

 

Lawrenceville, NJ – August 17, 2017 –– Datacolor®, a global leader in color management solutions, today announced its renewed distribution in Canada with D&H Distributing as its exclusive North American partner. As the leading North American computer products and consumer electronics distributor, D&H will distribute Datacolor’s top-of-the-line Spyder color management product series throughout the U.S. and Canada.

 

“We’re excited to work with a company that truly understands Datacolor’s solutions and customers. We have worked with D&H for several years in the U.S., and we’re eager to renew our presence in the Canadian market with such a strong partner,” said Stefan Zrenner, Director of Global Sales & Marketing – Imaging, Datacolor. “Canadian retailers can now supply photographers, videographers, designers and creative professionals unparalleled color management tools to enhance their workflows.”

 

Datacolor’s full line of Spyder products will be available for distribution to retailers immediately. This includes its top-selling Spyder5 display calibration software, SpyderCHECKR, SpyderCUBE, SpyderPRINT, and its calibration bundles Spyder5CAPTURE PRO and Spyder5STUDIO.

 

“D&H Distributing is committed to providing innovative, effective products that will help our retailers and dealers assemble a compelling offering,” said Greg Tobin, general manager at D&H Canada. “Datacolor’s line-up of calibration solutions provide a high-performance assortment, allowing our customers to better address the ‘prosumer’ end-user in the imaging marketplace.”

 

To learn more about Datacolor, please visit http://www.datacolor.com/photography-design.

 

Please visit D&H Distribution for more information on becoming a reseller.

 

About Datacolor

 

Datacolor, a global leader in color management solutions, provides software, instruments and services to assure accurate color of materials, products, and images. The world’s leading brands, manufacturers, and creative professionals have used Datacolor’s innovative solutions to consistently achieve the right color for more than 45 years.

 

The company provides sales, service, and support in over 100 countries throughout Europe, the Americas, and Asia.  Industries served include textile and apparel, paint and coatings, automotive and plastics as well as photography, design and videography. For more information, visit: datacolor.com.

 

About D&H Distributing

 

As the nation’s leading technology distributor, D&H provides a wealth of resources to empower the dealer, retailer, installer and reseller channel, delivering a broad selection of categories, products and applications. The company’s offerings span the areas of consumer electronics, mobility, home entertainment, home networking and automation, small office/home office, video surveillance, digital imaging, video gaming, sports and recreation, home and outdoors and more. D&H’s multi-market expertise, account-dedicated sales teams, sterling service and flexible financing options are unmatched in the industry.

 

With an impressive 97-year history serving as a trusted advisor to the consumer electronics supply channel, D&H has been able to consistently reinvent itself based upon changing market conditions. The company prides itself on creating business partnerships with an astute focus on ease-of-doing-business, relationships, value, performance and service.

 

D&H ships out of five separate locations in North America, including its US headquarters in Harrisburg and its Canadian headquarters in Brampton, Ontario. Additional warehouses are located in Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Fresno, CA; and Vancouver, BC, Canada. Call D&H toll-free at (800) 340-1001 or visit www.dandh.com.

 

Datacolor Contact:

Julianna Sheridan

Matter Communications on behalf of Datacolor

978-518-4520

datacolor@matternow.com

 

D&H Distribution Contact:

Suzanne Mattaboni

Suzanne Mattaboni Communications

For D&H Distributing

610-261-4560

suzgm@aol.com

Throughout May, Datacolor will be telling the stories of women in photography around the world, and offering aspiring photographers the chance to win the ultimate prize package.

 

Lawrenceville, NJ – May 1, 2017 Datacolor, a global leader in color management solutions, has launched PhotograpHER, a campaign which celebrates women in photography. Throughout May, Datacolor is inviting women in photography to share their stories for a chance to win a selection of top photography prizes, including:

 

Grand Prize:

$1,880 Value

 

10 – 2nd Place Prize Packages:

$290 Value

 

The giveaway runs from May 1st to May 31st and photographers can enter here. Entrants simply have to tell the story of who and/or what inspires their photography to be eligible.

 

Why PhotograpHER?

The audiences of photography magazines around the world are largely made up of 75-80 percent men, painting a bleak picture of gender diversity in the industry. Yet the ‘Women in Photography’ panel at The Photography Show 2015 revealed around 80 percent of photography students in the UK are women. So why are these women disappearing when they graduate?

Datacolor’s Friends with Vision program aims to boost the profile of highly-talented photographers around the world. Throughout May, Datacolor’s female Friends with Vision will be sharing their inspiring stories about their career in photography.

 

Take Part in the PhotograpHER Giveaway

Are you or do you know a woman working in photography or aspiring to be a photographer? If you’d like to celebrate with us, enter the competition here.

 

Notes to editor

Full competition terms and conditions can be found here.

 

About Datacolor

Datacolor, a global leader in color management solutions, provides software, instruments and services to assure accurate color of materials, products, and images. The world’s leading brands, manufacturers, and creative professionals have used Datacolor’s innovative solutions to consistently achieve the right color for more than 45 years. The company provides sales, service, and support in over 100 countries throughout Europe, the Americas, and Asia. Industries served include photography, videography, design, textile and apparel, paint and coatings, automotive and plastics. For more information visit: datacolor.com.

 

Media Contact-Europe:

Greta Geoghegan

DigitalGlue

PR contact

Phone: +44 (0)121 399 0067

greta@digitalglue.eu
 

Ernst Thürnau

Marketing Manager EMA

Datacolor AG Europe

Phone: +49 175 5813 768

ethuernaudontlike@spamdatacolorcom.spam
Skype: Ernst Thuernau_data
 

Media Contact:

Julianna Sheridan

Matter Communications

datacolor@matternow.com

978-518-4520

Nuremburg, Germany – April 4, 2017 – Datacolor®, a global leader in color management solutions, today announced the launch of ColorReaderPRO, a professional color matching device. Its introduction will provide paint companies with a comprehensive color selection tool, redefining the ease and efficiency of color matching.

ColorReaderPRO is an ultra-portable, Bluetooth® connected color selection device that works standalone or connected to the ColorReaderPRO mobile app. ColorReaderPRO provides leading color matching performance, allowing painters to match a client’s color inspiration to a corresponding paint color in seconds.

“As the market leader in color management solutions for more than 45 years, Datacolor is uniquely qualified to support paint companies’ initiatives to increase brand loyalty and improve color selection efficiency” said Brian Levey, Vice President, Consumer Solutions, Datacolor. “In the tradition of all Datacolor instruments, ColorReaderPRO offers color measurement performance at exceptional value.”

The ColorReaderPRO solution includes:

ColorReaderPRO – Highly accurate color selection device that stores up to 10,000 colors and can be used standalone with the OLED display or with the ColorReader Mobile App.
 

ColorReader Mobile App – For paint companies that want a turn-key mobile app solution, the ColorReader Mobile App is available for both iPhone® and Android™ phones.
 

ColorReader Software Development Kit (SDK) – Easily integrate ColorReaderPRO functionality into your existing mobile app with the help of our ColorReader SDK.
 

ColorReader Fleet Management Software – Easily add, manage and assign authorized fan decks to users and leverage registration information for targeted marketing campaigns.
 

Datacolor will showcase the ColorReaderPRO at the European Coatings Show (Stand 5-350) which begins today in Nuremburg, Germany and runs through April 6, 2017.

To learn more about ColorReaderPRO, please visit: www.datacolor.com/colorreaderpro.

 Lawrenceville, NJ – August 16, 2016 – Datacolor®, a global leader in color management solutions, today announced the release of Spyder®5CAPTURE PRO, the next generation of its popular color calibration solutions for photographers, designers and imaging professionals. Spyder5CAPTURE PRO features all the essential products needed to manage color from image capture to post production, including SpyderLENSCAL, SpyderCHECKR, SpyderCUBE, and Spyder5ELITE.

 

  • SpyderLENSCAL allows users to calibrate camera and lens combinations, resulting in accurate auto-focus.
  • SpyderCHECKR and SpyderCUBE provide the user with reference tools to allow control of contrast, white balance and color when editing images.
  • Spyder5ELITE calibrates displays to an industry standard, ensuring that on-screen colors of images are accurate and match photo prints every time.

“We know how important color accuracy is for photographers, but we also know it can be time-consuming.” said Heath Barber, Imaging Market Manager, Datacolor. “Spyder5CAPTURE PRO reduces editing time by providing users with a fast and seamless workflow from capture to post-production by combining our leading color management tools in one convenient and cost-effective package.”

 

The new Spyder5CAPTURE PRO offers a bundled product savings of over 30 percent. For a limited time, Datacolor and participating photography resellers are offering Spyder5CAPTURE PRO at an introductory price of $269.99 if purchased by 9/30/2016. After 9/30/2016, Spyder5CAPTURE PRO will retail for $369.99. For more information on Spyder5CAPTURE PRO, click here.

Lawrenceville, NJ – April 5, 2016 – Datacolor®, a global leader in color management solutions and color communication technology, today announced the launch of the Datacolor 200 spectrophotometer. This new instrument, designed especially for paint retailers and hardware stores, contains state of the art color measurement technology in a compact form factor. Combined with the new Datacolor Paint v. 2.0 software it provides industry leading color matching accuracy for paint and coating applications, eliminating mis-tints while improving productivity and ease of use.

By redesigning the instrument, the installation of the Datacolor 200 is greatly simplified while at the same time reducing the need for calibration from every 8 hours to every two weeks. Datacolor 200’s sphere geometry, combined with automatic gloss detection, assures accurate color measurement of either flat, glossy or textured samples for perfect color formulation. In addition, its compact design and integrated accessory drawer and service indicator make it ideal for use in the retail environment.

 

“It’s vital for paint retailers to get the paint color for their customers right the first time, which is why many of them have routinely trusted Datacolor for their paint matching and formulation needs,” said Alok Verma, Paint and Coatings Market Manager, Datacolor. “With the new Datacolor 200 spectrophotometer and the Datacolor Paint 2.0 software, we are proud to deliver the perfect solution for their needs.”

 

To learn more about the Datacolor 200, or for information on how to upgrade, click here.

Lawrenceville, NJ – February 2, 2016 – Datacolor®, a global leader in color management solutions and color communication technology, today announced the availability of the Datacolor 850 and 550 spectrophotometers. The new benchtops offer color professionals in the paint, plastics and textile industries unparalleled performance for both reflectance and transmission measurement. The Datacolor 850 and 550 join the Datacolor 800 and 500 spectrophotometers released in October 2015.

 

The Datacolor 850 is the market’s only true-close tolerance spectrophotometer for both reflectance and transmission measurement, ensuring customers can confidently communicate color digitally throughout their supply chain. It features a built-in digital camera for precise sample placement and is fully backward compatible with Datacolor’s prior generations of instruments. The Datacolor 550 is an economical addition to the series of benchtops, offering accurate transmission and reflectance measurement.

 

The Datacolor 850 and 550 feature color LCD screens that display instrument settings and calibration status, offering user’s superior confidence in measurement results. In addition, an Ethernet port now allows for simultaneous connection of multiple computers to the same instrument. With an embedded processor, diagnostic data can now be easily shared with Datacolor Support, resulting in faster issue resolution. Measurement speed within a global Citrix or Terminal Server environment is also substantially improved.

 

“Through our commitment to provide customers with the highest quality color measurement instruments, we developed the Datacolor 850 and 550 spectrophotometers to give customers enhanced ease-of-use and unrivaled performance,” said Diane Geisler, Global Director of Product Management, Datacolor. “With the embedded processor and advanced algorithms, users see at least a 25 percent reduction in measurement time and a quantifiable improvement in throughput.”

 

To learn more about the Datacolor 850 and 550 instruments, or for information on how to upgrade, visit www.datacolor.com/800family or www.datacolor.com/500family.

Lawrenceville, NJ – September 10, 2015 – Datacolor, a global leader in color management solutions, today announced the release of Spyder5STUDIO, the next generation of its popular color calibration solution suite designed to color manage digital photo workflows. Spyder5STUDIO features a collection of tools that ensure photos are captured accurately, monitors display true-to-life colors, and prints are matched precisely.

 

Datacolor Spyder5 StudioNew suite of color management tools that ensures control of color workflow from capture, to edit, to print

Datacolor Spyder5STUDIO is designed for photographers who demand the highest level of control and accuracy. It includes the new Spyder5ELITE colorimeter, the color calibration solution that adjusts monitors to an industry color reference standard so colors are accurate and shadow and highlight details are preserved, ensuring on-screen images match photo prints. An important tool for all photographers, Spyder5ELITE assures true screen color, reducing editing time and providing better print matching so less ink and paper are wasted.

 

In addition to its display calibration solution, Spyder5STUDIO includes camera and print solutions: The SpyderCUBE, is a portable device for photographers to set white balance, exposure, black level and highlight references based on lighting conditions when shooting images. SpyderPRINT is a full-featured spectrocolorimeter used to create custom RGB printer profiles, for all of your ink and paper combinations, to provide the most accurate screen-to-print matching. Combined, these tools enable photographers to capture consistent color from scene to camera and monitor-to-monitor, as well as quality printing results, enhancing the entire photo workflow.

 

“As a leader and longtime developer of color management products, we have seen firsthand the importance of color managing the workflow from start to finish,” said Heath Barber, Imaging Market Manager, Datacolor. “We have designed Spyder5STUDIO for professional and serious photographers seeking ultimate control of their entire workflow from capture, to edit, to print.”

 

The new Spyder5STUDIO is now available for $499.99 USD (offering a bundled savings of $180!) at photography and consumer electronics retailers nationwide or online here.

Color management software streamlines productivity and efficiency at retail paint stores

 

Lawrenceville, NJ – March 24, 2015 – Datacolor®, a global leader in color management solutions, today announced the launch of Datacolor PAINT version 2.0, offering significant enhancements to its flagship color management software for retailers in the paint industry. Boasting an all-new user interface, the software delivers fast and easy color search, laboratory grade matching and seamless connection to dispensers, improving overall productivity for customers.

 

For small to medium size retail stores, Datacolor PAINT v. 2.0 improves the total cost of ownership by enabling a single computer to affordably manage both the paint matching system and the dispenser. Additionally, for large-volume paint operations, the software supports connection to multiple dispensers enabling increased flexibility and productivity.

 

The upgrade also includes a new barcode scanning feature that prevents mistints by matching UPC codes to ensure the correct base is selected prior to dispensing. This quality control feature limits waste, improving the overall efficiency and user experience.

 

With the launch of PAINT v. 2.0, the color matching engine also received powerful enhancements. The software now enables the same high quality custom matches at retail that are expected from professional laboratories. In addition, the new database technology delivers hassle-free updates at retail including instant access to over 200,000 colors with the latest color matching databases.

 

“At True Value, our team is focused on delivering exceptional customer service. By working closely with Datacolor, we have been able to add key workflow needs for retail paint,” said Dan Reed, Customer Support Manager, True Value. “Datacolor PAINT v. 2.0 is a user-friendly, color matching software that will enable our members to grow their business by providing expert color advice to homeowners and DIY enthusiasts.”

 

For more information, please visit Datacolor Paint.

 

About Datacolor
Datacolor, a global leader in color management solutions, provides software, instruments and services to assure accurate color of materials, products and images. The world’s leading brands, manufacturers and creative professionals have used Datacolor’s innovative solutions to consistently achieve the right color for more than 40 years.

 

The company provides sales, service and support in over 65 countries throughout Europe, the Americas and Asia.  Industries served include textile and apparel, paint and coatings, automotive, plastics, microscopy, photography and videography. For more information visit: www.datacolor.com.