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Datacolor® showcases solutions
for digital textile design at Adobe MAX

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Kellsey Turner
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Datacolor® showcases solutions for digital textile design at Adobe MAX

 

Los Angeles, Calif. – (November 4, 2019) – Datacolor®, a global leader in color management technology, continues to collaborate with Adobe® by showcasing its latest solutions to help streamline digital textile design at Adobe MAX – The Creativity Conference from November 4-6, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.
 
“For nearly 50 years, Datacolor has pioneered innovative color management solutions, helping countless customers get color right, the first time,” said Diane Geisler, Vice President of Marketing for Datacolor. “Our project with Adobe is just one example of how we’re challenging ourselves to drive innovation even further through novel collaborations and ground-breaking projects. Our team is constantly exploring new industries where our portfolio of color solutions can dramatically improve design and production workflows.”
 
Datacolor’s collaboration with Adobe pairs the new Adobe Textile Designer plugin for Adobe Photoshop® with Datacolor’s ColorReaderPRO to accurately capture and preview color. The Adobe Textile Designer – currently in beta – streamlines the process for digitally designing textiles by allowing users to build and preview repeating patterns, define separations, work with colorways and keep every element editable in Photoshop until a design is print ready. Datacolor’s ColorReaderPRO, a professional color lookup tool, further shortens the design process by measuring any source of color inspiration in the real world, providing the three closest color standards and transferring the color data directly into Photoshop. Throughout the design process, designers can use the Datacolor SpyderX to calibrate their monitors to ensure accurate color representation on screen.
 
“When we set out to develop Adobe Textile Designer, our goal was to help streamline the print design process by addressing design challenges associated with repeating artwork,” said Mike Scrutton, director of print technology and strategy for Adobe’s Print & Publishing Business Unit. “The reaction to our latest solution has been overwhelmingly positive, and we are excited to further support designers through our collaboration with ColorReaderPRO to simplify the process of capturing inspiration color.”
 
To learn more, visit the “Design to Print Booth” in the Community Pavilion at Adobe MAX – The Creativity Conference or visit http://www.colorreader.datacolor.com/textile.

 

MAX: A Celebration of Digital Creativity and Innovation
 
MAX 2019 brings together some of the world’s most innovative and prolific creatives to share their stories with more than 15,000 people at the Los Angeles Convention Center, with hundreds of thousands more watching online. This year, MAX will feature musician Billie Eilish with Takashi Murakami who collaborated on Eilish’s animation-packed “you should see me in a crown” music video, director and producer M. Night Shyamalan, renowned photographer David LaChapelle and visual artist Shantell Martin. Emmy Award-winning writer and comedian John Mulaney hosts this year’s MAX Sneaks – a preview of technology innovation brewing in Adobe Research. The conference can be livestreamed at max.adobe.com starting on Monday, November 4 at 9 a.m. PT and on Tuesday, November 5 at 10 a.m. PT.
 
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 nearly 50 years.
 
The company provides sales, service, and support to 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.

Innovative technology brings objective color measurement throughout the entire supply chain

 

Lawrenceville, NJ – (June 18, 2019) – Datacolor®, a global leader in color management technology, will showcase its comprehensive color workflow solutions at ITMA, the international textile and garment machinery exhibition taking place from June 20-26, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. Featured solution will include the SpectraVision, a solution enabling businesses to objectively measure and digitally communicate the color of previously unmeasurable materials, including multi-color prints, trim, yarn, zippers and lace, thereby saving costs and significantly shortening the time from concept to consumer.

 

Datacolor will also highlight its new color lifecycle management solutions intended to deliver greater transparency and confidence for both textile and apparel brands, as well as suppliers, mills and dye houses. Additional industry solutions aimed at reducing costs and shortening production time includes:

 

  • Formulation software (Datacolor Match Textile)
  • Color quality control software (Datacolor Tools)
  • High-end desktop spectrophotometers (Datacolor 800 family)
  • Portable spectrophotometers (Datacolor Check 3)
  • Lab dyeing and dispensing equipment (Datacolor Ahiba IR, Datacolor AutoLab TF, and Datacolor Lightbooth)
  • Ultra-portable color measurement device for digitally communicating color inspiration and on-the-go quality control (ColorReaderPRO).

 

Datacolor’s expert Applications Team will be on site at ITMA Barcelona to answer all technical questions. For more information about Datacolor, visit https://www.datacolor.com/textile/

 

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 to 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.

Lawrenceville, NJ – (June 11, 2019) – Datacolor®, a global leader in color management technology, announced today a collaboration with Adobe to launch a set of innovative tools to help streamline the process of digitally designing prints for fabrics. The collaboration pairs Datacolor’s professional color lookup tool, ColorReaderPRO, with Adobe’s newest plugin for Adobe Photoshop: Adobe Textile Designer. The integration of ColorReaderPRO with Adobe Textile Designer software allows designers to measure color inspiration in the real world and transfer the data to Photoshop automatically via Bluetooth connection. The Adobe Textile Designer solution and ColorReaderPRO will debut at ITMA in Barcelona from June 20-26.

 

“Adobe Textile Designer was conceived to help streamline the print design process,” said Mike Scrutton, director of print technology and strategy for Adobe’s Print & Publishing Business Unit. “We are excited to incorporate the ColorReaderPro into the solution to simplify the process of capturing inspiration color for designers.”

 

Many designers use Photoshop when starting fabric designs, but with the introduction of Adobe Textile Designer, users can now build and preview repeating patterns, define separations, work with colorways and keep every element editable in Photoshop until a design is print ready. With this Adobe plugin, designers can use Datacolor ColorReaderPRO to measure any source of color inspiration and translate the color data directly to Photoshop.

 

“Adobe Photoshop has always been an indispensable tool for designers and brands, and the pairing of our ColorReaderPRO with Adobe Textile Designer opens the door for users to be more creative than ever before,” said Diane Geisler, Vice President of Marketing for Datacolor. “We are thrilled to collaborate with Adobe to help artists and designers streamline the process of designing prints for fabrics, while cutting costs, saving time and increasing overall efficiencies.”

 

The ColorReaderPRO works seamlessly with third-party color standard libraries, including Color Solutions International’s (CSI) ColorWall™, and brands’ color libraries. This integration offers tremendous time and cost savings in the textile design process by eliminating the need to manually search and match textile color samples with swatches or color codes.

 

“Finding the correct color can be an inefficient activity in the print design process that can lengthen the production cycle,” said Tim Williams, Marketing Manager, CSI. “Adobe Textile Designer paired with the ColorReaderPRO offers users an efficient means to create colorways, whether using CSI’s 3,700+ ColorWallTM or selecting from existing Custom colors in their own library.”

 

To learn more, visit ITMA Datacolor booth (UnderLink – C202) and Adobe booth (Hall 3 – A123a) at Fira de Barcelona, and attend the Adobe Press conference on June 21st at 11AM, Location: CC1 area – Room 1.3, or visit http://www.colorreader.datacolor.com/textile/

 

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 to 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.

 

Media Contact:
Jillian Acri
610-455-2760
datacolor@vaultcommunications.com

Lawrenceville, NJ – (May 8, 2019) – Datacolor®, a global leader in color management technology, announced today the launch of new color lifecycle management solutions intended to deliver greater transparency and confidence for both textile and apparel brands, as well as suppliers, mills and dye houses.
 
The new offerings include Assessment Services, which encompass a suite of comprehensive color assessment and lab audit services that will significantly reduce the time and cost of product development by ensuring the supply chain is qualified and capable to meet all expectations to assure color quality.
 
Datacolor also introduces ColorHub, a web-based software solution, which provides an unprecedented real-time view of mills’ color performance. This cloud-based depository of lab dip and production color data will help ensure shade consistency and quality by identifying and taking corrective action to color issues in real time.
 
“No one better understands how color impacts business than Datacolor, and we continually seek to develop new color management solutions that meet our customers’ needs within today’s complex global supply chain,” said Dustin Bowersox, Market Manager, Textiles & Apparel, Datacolor. “These series of solutions is intended to address several pain points for the textile and apparel supply chain, allowing brands to make better sourcing decisions based on mill performance and sophistication while allowing suppliers to improve operational efficiency by providing real time data into the quality and consistency of their products.”
 
To learn more about Datacolor’s new color lifecycle management solutions, visit datacolor.com/clm
 
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 to 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/clm

 

Media Contact:
Kaitlin Moyer
610-455-2755
datacolor@vaultcommunications.com

 

 

Lawrenceville, New Jersey, USA (June 18, 2019) – Datacolor®, a global leader in color management solutions, announced the launch of two new product bundles for photographers to manage their color workflow: SpyderX Capture Pro and SpyderX Studio. Both include the recently launched SpyderX color calibrator for monitors – the most accurate, fastest (4X faster) and easiest-to-use Spyder, ever.

 

SpyderX Capture Pro provides all the essentials needed to precisely manage color from image capture through editing, and includes:

  • Spyder LensCal – Calibrate cameras, lenses and DSLR components.
  • Spyder Cube – Set white balance and RAW conversion.
  • Spyder Checkr – Next-level camera color calibration.
  • SpyderX Elite – Professional monitor calibration.

 

SpyderX Studio is the essential all-in-one photographic workflow solution for precision control from capture, to editing to print, and includes:

  • Spyder Cube – Set white balance and RAW conversion.
  • SpyderX Elite– Professional monitor calibration.
  • Spyder Print – Printer profiling for any printer/ink/paper combination.

 

Datacolor is kicking off the launch of these two products with a special 20% savings introductory offer. From June 18 through July 14, 2019, you can purchase the SpyderX Capture Pro for $319.99 (reg. $399.99) or the SpyderX Studio for $399.99 (reg. $499.99).

 

SpyderX Capture Pro and SpyderX Studio can be purchased at spyderx.datacolor.com, Amazon or with authorized resellers.

 
 
 
 

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 to 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.

 

Media Contact:

David Callaghan

Senior Account Executive

Digital Glue

Phone: 0121 389 2499

Email: david@digitalglue.eu

 

Patricia Shenk

Senior Marketing Manager

Consumer Solutions – Datacolor

Email: pshenkdontlike@spamdatacolorcom.spam

 

Lawrenceville, NJ – (February 11, 2019) – Datacolor®, a global leader in color management solutions, has launched SpyderX, its fastest, most accurate and easiest to use color calibration tool for monitors. The development of SpyderX is testament to Datacolor’s commitment in advancing color management solutions for photographers, videographers and creative specialists worldwide.

 

SpyderX uses a fully redesigned color engine that provides significantly increased color accuracy and low light capabilities, giving photographers the confidence needed to achieve their creative vision.

 

SpyderX enhanced features include:

 

  • Blazing Speed – Taking less than two minutes to calibrate a screen, the SpyderX is several times faster than previous models, with calibration happening so fast it easily becomes part of the workflow.
     
  • Highest Accuracy – Providing a significantly higher level of color accuracy and shadow detail on a wide range of monitors.
     
  • Ease of Use – Simple and intuitive single-click calibration software, as well as advanced options.
     

 

Susan Bunting, director of marketing at Datacolor, said: “We know photography is a labor of love, and a lot goes into taking every shot. That’s why we’ve redesigned SpyderX from the ground up, ensuring you can trust the color on your screen while making the whole process of calibration as intuitive and quick as possible.”

 

Now available in two versions, the SpyderX Pro is designed for serious photographers and designers seeking a fast and easy-to-use monitor calibration solution. The SpyderX Elite takes it one step further with more advanced settings for professional photographers and videographers who want ultimate control of their color workflow.

 

Purchase SpyderX at spyderx.datacolor.com, Amazon or with authorized resellers.

 
 
 
 

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 to 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.

 

Media Contact:

David Callaghan

Senior Account Executive

Digital Glue

Phone: 0121 389 2499

Email: david@digitalglue.eu

Lawrenceville, NJ – 9 January 2019 Datacolor®, a global leader in color management technology, announced today a new partnership with the leading provider of color standards and color communication tools for the textile industry, Color Solutions International (CSI). Using Datacolor’s portable color measurement device, ColorReaderPRO, fashion and apparel brands can now precisely select and identify color from multiple color libraries.

The implementation of CSI’s branded version, which includes the ColorWallTM and the ability to add a brand’s own colors on the ColorReaderPRO offer tremendous time and cost savings to the textile industry by eliminating the need to manually search and match textile color samples with swatches or color codes.

 

“Speed to market remains a driving influence upon the fashion and apparel industry, making it essential that brands spend less and less time on color development and matching,” said Tim Williams, Marketing ManagerCSI. “Through this partnership, we’re answering our customers’ call for a solution allowing them to easily and quickly select existing colors in their library or to choose a color from our 3,700+ ColorWallTM during the color palette creation process. Thanks to the compact, simple-to-use ColorReaderPRO, industry professionals will dramatically speed up their seasonal color palette development process.”

 

The solution allows brands to accelerate palette creation, reduce the cost of color development and ensure color quality and evaluation throughout the supply chain using the hand-held, Bluetooth®-connected ColorReaderPRO tool — helping keep these brands competitive in the fast-paced fashion industry.

 

“We are excited to debut this solution with our long-time partners at CSI and offer the textile industry yet another innovative color management solution,” said Dustin Bowersox, Textile Marketing Manager for Datacolor. “With the simple push of a button, designers can now match any color to the closest CSI color standard, or their existing custom color library, effectively eliminating the need for manual color look-up. Boasting industry-leading color matching accuracy, the ultra-portable ColorReaderPRO lets users capture and quickly share inspiration colors and associated palettes, while improving component matching with on-the-go color pass/fail checks.”

 

The partnership will debut at the Premiere Vision show in New York. The product will be demonstrated in the CSI Booth, location M2, from January 15-16, 2019. To learn more, visit http://colorreader.datacolor.com/textile/.

 

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610-455-2755
Email: datacolor@vaultcommunications.com


Henry Wang
Global Corporate Communications
Email: wang.henry@dystar.com

 

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 to 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 Color Solutions International

Color Solutions International, a division of DyStar, provides retailers and brands with a variety of flexible color options and services. Starting with the first design inspiration, through color selection and then to the final product in the store, CSI’s expert staff provides fast, efficient and accurate process to respond quickly and effectively to today’s retail market. CSI is part of DyStar Textile Services (DTS) that, in addition, offers textile and ecology testing through Texanlab and ecology and environmental solutions and advice through its Ecology Solutions team. DTS also provides Sustainable Textile Service programs which are specifically developed to assist brands and retailers and their industry partners audit their supply chain and recommend RSL compliant sustainable solutions for improvement. For more information, please visit CSIColors.com.

 

About DyStar Group

The DyStar Group is a leading dyestuff & chemical manufacturer and solution provider, offering customers across the globe a broad portfolio of colorants, specialty chemicals, and services. With a heritage of more than a century in product development and innovation for the textile industry, DyStar also caters to multiple sectors including the paints, coatings, paper and packaging industries. Its expansion into the food & beverages and personal care sectors reinforces the company’s position as a specialty chemical manufacturer. DyStar’s global presence offers customers reliable access to experts from offices, competence centers, agencies and production plants spanning over 50 countries.

 

DyStar’s key service divisions assist brands & retailers and their industry partners from their first inspiration throughout the entire supply chain to ensure that they meet stringent quality and ecological specifications, reduce costs and shorten lead times. We offer state-of-the-art color communication through Color Solutions International; textile and ecology testing through Texanlab; ecology and environmental advice, supply chain auditing and consulting for RSL compliant sustainable processes through Sustainable Textile Solutions group.

 

The DyStar econfidence® program is designed to provide assurance to textile customers that the dyes and chemicals supplied by DyStar comply with legal requirements. econfidence® also provides expertise so that selected products are compliant with voluntary Restricted Substances Lists (RSLs), including those of brands and retailers. Backed up by the most extensive eco-testing program of any chemical supplier in the industry, econfidence® supports long-term partnerships along the supply chain and fosters a more sustainable textile production.

 

Fully dedicated to quality management, DyStar is an ISO9001 British Standard Institution (BSI) certified company. Our products for food & beverage undergo additional certifications, such as FPA, GFSI (SQF 2000), Kosher, Passover, and Halal. Each batch of certified food colors is tested and approved by a United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) laboratory.

For more information, please visit www.DyStar.com.

Lawrenceville, NJ – (October 17, 2018) – Datacolor®, a global leader in color management technology, announced today it has partnered with digital software developer Inèdit Software to introduce a color measurement and selection solution to the digitally printed textile industry. The partnership pairs Datacolor’s professional color matching tool, ColorReaderPRO, with Inèdit’s proven textile design software neoCatalog, enabling designers to accurately measure color inspiration in the real world and update their textile designs instantaneously with the measured color.
 
“Thanks to the rising popularity of fast fashion, designers in the digitally printed textile industry have been eager for solutions that will allow them to turn inspiration into new designs as quickly as possible,” said Oriol Martínez, Business development manager of Inèdit. “By pairing our leading software with ColorReaderPRO, industry professionals can achieve reliable, accurate color and get their digitally printed textile designs to market faster than ever.”
 
The solution allows designers to capture color inspiration using the hand-held ColorReaderPRO tool, and transfer it wirelessly into a textile design using the Inèdit iPad app, similar to an eyedropper feature on a computer. Inèdit’s software connects designers, print houses and manufacturers, ensuring the exact color measurements are communicated.
 
“We are excited to bring our ultra-portable, best-in-class color selection tool to the digital textile industry through our partnership with Inèdit Software,” said Brian Levey, Vice President of Consumer Solutions for Datacolor. “Because ColorReaderPRO is compact and easy to use, designers can measure any source of color inspiration, wherever it strikes – whether in the office or on the go. We offer our partners native SDKs for iOS, Android, Windows and Mac to simplify the integration of ColorReaderPRO into their software applications, enabling multiple applications in various industries.”
 
The Inèdit software for ColorReaderPRO will be debuted at the SGIA Print Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the Inèdit booth #1285 from October 18 – 20, 2018. To learn more, visit http://colorreader.datacolor.com/textile/ .
 
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 to 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 Inèdit
 
For more than 25 years, Inèdit Software has provided worldwide software solutions for the digital textile printing industry, offering solutions in digital printing, design and cataloging. The company has diversified and expanded its markets, both geographical and sectoral. For more information, visit www.inedit.com.

Innovative technology brings objective color measurement throughout the entire supply chain

 

Lawrenceville, NJ – (October 8th, 2018) – Datacolor®, a global leader in color management technology, will showcase its comprehensive color workflow solutions at ITMA Asia 2018, the international textile and garment machinery exhibition taking place from October 15-19 in Shanghai, China. Featured technology will include the new Datacolor SpectraVision, a solution enabling businesses to objectively measure and digitally communicate the color of previously unmeasurable materials, including multi-color prints, trim, yarn, zippers and lace, thereby saving costs and significantly shortening the time from concept to consumer.

 

Datacolor will also showcase a range of additional industry solutions aimed at reducing costs and shortening production time throughout the textile supply chain. These include:

 

  • Formulation software (Datacolor Match Textile)
  • Color quality control software (Datacolor Tools)
  • High-end desktop spectrophotometers (Datacolor 800 family)
  • Portable spectrophotometers (Datacolor Check 3)
  • Lab dyeing and dispensing equipment (Datacolor Ahiba IR, Datacolor AutoLab TF, and Datacolor Lightbooth)
  • Ultra-portable color measurement device for digitally communicating color inspiration and on-the-go quality control (ColorReaderPRO).

 

Datacolor’s expert Applications Team will be on site at ITMA Asia to answer all technical questions. For more information about Datacolor, visit https://www.datacolor.com/textile/

 

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 to 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.

Lawrenceville, NJ – (June 2018) – Datacolor®, a global leader in color management solutions, partnered with the German building paint manufacturer DAW, to implement Datacolor’s newest, hand-held color matching solution, ColorReaderPRO, for use in its retail stores and by pro painters.

 

DAW is the third largest manufacturer of architectural paint in Europe and develops, produces and sells innovative coating systems. DAW and Datacolor have a long-lasting relationship managing color in DAW laboratories and production.

 

“We needed a device with high accuracy and a user-friendly design to replace our aging in-store devices. Throughout the trials with the ColorReaderPRO, our users were very enthusiastic about this new device and its capabilities,” said Enno Weber, Head of coloristic and development department at DAW. “The ease-of-use of this reliable instrument, as well as the outstanding support of Datacolor, make this a successful partnership.”

 

DAW will implement the ColorReaderPRO for its Caparol brand. The units will be DAW branded and will also be sold through their webshop.

 

“With Datacolor, we have a strong partner in the development of market solutions that are precisely tailored to our target group.,” explained Axel Voelcker, Head of Digital Marketing at CAPAROL. “We are confident with the ColorReaderPRO, integrated with our software solutions, we will provide customers with a modern, mobile product, allowing for efficient color consultation.”

 

The ColorReaderPRO instrument seamlessly interacts with mobile applications and cloud-based fleet management software, which is used to configure and maintain devices in the field. The fleet management software allows manufacturers to easily load new fan decks and collect user data.

 

“We are very proud of the partnership with DAW and their confidence in our commitment to innovate,”said Rik Mertens, global applications manager, Datacolor. “As with all Datacolor solutions, ColorReaderPRO offers paint manufacturers and their customers an exceptional color matching device with unique functionality and industry-leading accuracy.”

 

To learn more about the ColorReader and to order a device, please visit www.datacolor.com/colorreaderpro and watch the Video.
The ColorReader App is available in the Google and Apple stores.
Please contact a Datacolor sales representative to schedule a custom trial.

 

Media Contact:

Kaitlin Moyer
on behalf of Datacolor
+1 610 455 2749
kmoyer@vaultcommunications.com

Innovative technology brings objective color measurement to printed fabric, trim, yarn, lace and other material

 
 

Lawrenceville, NJ – (May 8, 2018) – Datacolor®, a global leader in color management technology, announced today the launch of SpectraVision, a solution enabling businesses to objectively measure and digitally communicate the color of previously unmeasurable materials, including multi-color prints, trim, yarn, zippers and lace, thereby saving costs and significantly shortening the time from concept to consumer.

 

“Digital color assessment is the industry standard for textile materials with one, solid color. All other materials, which makes up 50 percent of textiles, require visual evaluation – an inefficient, costly and subjective process,” said Diane Geisler, Vice President of Marketing, Datacolor. “SpectraVision is poised to revolutionize the textile industry as the first solution to enable consistent, repeatable color measurement of these so-called ‘unmeasurables.’”

 

Retailers and suppliers using SpectraVision save up to 50 percent of color approval process costs by decreasing strike offs, lowering color standard maintenance costs, and reducing physical sample shipments. Furthermore, the system can eliminate weeks in the development and production process, which is especially important for retail brands who must react quickly to trends to remain competitive in this fast-paced industry.

 

To learn more about SpectraVision, visit spectravision.datacolor.com.

 
 

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 to 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.

 

Media Contact:

Kaitlin Moyer

610-455-2749

datacolor@vaultcommunications.com

Lawrenceville, NJ – (February 15, 2018) – Datacolor®, a global leader in color management solutions, announced today the launch of ColorReader, its second portable color identification and matching tool. The new device complements Datacolor’s professional color matching device, ColorReaderPRO, and is targeted at a wider audience for an affordable price of $99. ColorReader provides accurate and fast color selection, enabling professionals and homeowners to identify the colors of paint and everyday objects.

 

“We hear time and time again from designers, homeowners and painters who’ve spent a lot of time and money trying to find the perfect paint to match their color inspiration – whether it be a decorative throw pillow or even a piece of artwork. In the end, they settled for a color that still wasn’t quite right,” said Susan Bunting, product marketing manager, Datacolor. “Therefore, we set out to develop the latest product in our line of color management solutions. We wanted an easy-to-use color identification tool that is affordable for all.”

 

Smaller than a deck of cards, ColorReader is an ultra-portable, Bluetooth® connected color selection device that works in conjunction with the ColorReader mobile app to precisely identify colors across multiple paint brands, including Behr®, Benjamin Moore®, Farrow & Ball®, PPG®, Sherwin Williams®, Valspar® and more. Users can create and manage color palettes by saving and sharing paint colors.

 

“With more than 45 years of industry expertise and a shared passion for color, Datacolor understands just how important it is for paint and design professionals to be confident with color,” Bunting continued. “As the most accurate device in the market, ColorReader has the potential to improve brand loyalty and increase sales.”

 

With industry-leading color matching performance, ColorReader saves users valued time and money by matching color instantly and accurately, removing the subjective guesswork that comes with traditional fan decks – a key differentiator for professionals looking to grow their businesses.

To learn more about ColorReader, visit ColorReader.Datacolor.com

 

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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 to 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.

 

Media Contact:

Kaitlin Moyer

610-455-2749

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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 https://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.