X-Rite ColorMunki Smile

September 20, 2012 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories, Photokina 2012 | 0 Comments |
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The ColorMunki Smile is an entry-level monitor calibration kit from X-Rite. Consisting of a colour measurement device and a simple program with a wizard-based interface, the X.Rite ColorMunki Smile is claimed to be ideal for users who do not know anything about colour science. ColorMunki Smile software automatically detects when multiple monitors are connected to a single Mac or PC computer and allows users to colour correct each one. The kit is available now from X-Rite (North America) and Pantone online stores and also from the company’s worldwide network of resellers for an MSRP $99/£84.

X-rite Press Release

X-Rite Announces ColorMunki Smile, a New Entry-Level Color Calibration Solution

ColorMunki Smile provides amazingly simple monitor calibration

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., September 18, 2012 – X-Rite, Incorporated, the world leader in color management, measurement and communication technologies, announces today a new addition to the ColorMunki family of color calibration solutions – the ColorMunki Smile. Ideal for photo hobbyists, design enthusiasts, gamers and any other users looking for the easiest way to color correct their computer monitors, ColorMunki Smile offers a simple and affordable option for beginner color perfectionists.

ColorMunki Smile includes a color measurement device and very simple software. Thanks to a wizard-based user interface that uses graphics and video animation, users just need to follow the on-screen instructions that walk them through the quick and easy calibration process. Best of all, users don’t need to know anything about color science to get good quality results with the ColorMunki Smile.

“ColorMunki Smile features advanced color measurement technologies that X-Rite is known for while providing beginner color enthusiasts with an easy-to-use solution for calibrating monitors,” said Thomas Kunz, X-Rite’s Market Manager, Imaging. “With the introduction of ColorMunki Smile, users can now be sure that their monitors always accurately display the true colors of their photographs, videos, games and web browsing experiences.”

Using the same color profile technology as X-Rite’s professional-level color calibration products, ColorMunki Smile provides color accuracy on commonly used LED and LCD displays.

Users can also calibrate multiple monitors to accurately show colors. ColorMunki Smile software automatically detects when multiple monitors are connected to a single Mac or PC computer and allows users to color correct each one.

ColorMunki Smile extends the X-Rite portfolio of Display products by now offering an entry level display product. Also available for more advanced users is the ColorMunki Display and for professional users – the i1Display Pro.

Availability
ColorMunki Smile is available now from X-Rite (North America) and Pantone online stores and also from the company’s worldwide network of resellers for an MSRP of USD $99. ColorMunki Smile includes a colorimeter with counterweight, ColorMunki Smile software for calibrating monitors, and Quick Start Guide.

For more information on this solution, please visit http://www.xrite.com, www.xritephoto.com or http://www.pantone.com, or contact your local X-Rite press representative.

About X-Rite
X-Rite, Incorporated, is the global leader in color science and technology. The company, which now includes color industry leader Pantone, develops, manufactures, markets and supports innovative color solutions through measurement systems, software, color standards and services. X-Rite’s expertise in inspiring, selecting, measuring, formulating, communicating and matching color helps users get color right the first time and every time, which translates to better quality and reduced costs. X-Rite serves a range of industries, including printing, packaging, photography, graphic design, video, automotive, paints, plastics, textiles, dental and medical. For further information, please visit http://www.xrite.com, www.xritephoto.com or http://www.pantone.com

Color Confidence Press Release

COLOR CONFIDENCE BRING COLORMUNKI SMILE TO THE UK

Birmingham, UK, 18th September 2012 – Color Confidence, Europe’s leading X-Rite distributor has announced the immediate availability of ColorMunki Smile from X-Rite. Ideal for photo hobbyists, design enthusiasts, gamers and any other users looking for the easiest way to colour correct their computer monitors, ColorMunki Smile offers a simple and affordable option for those new to colour management. For more information visit http://www.colorconfidence.com

ColorMunki Smile is the latest addition to the ColorMunki family of colour calibration solutions – including the ColorMunki Display and ColorMunki Photo.

ColorMunki Smile includes a colour measurement device and very simple software. Thanks to a wizard-based user interface that uses graphics and video animation, users just need to follow the on-screen instructions that walk them through the quick and easy calibration process. Users don’t need to have any knowledge of colour to get good results with the ColorMunki Smile.

Geoffrey Clements, Managing Director at Color Confidence believes that ColorMunki Smile responds to the demand for high quality, excellent value and simple to use monitor calibration solutions.

“We have previously seen with the success of products such as the Pantone huey that there is clear demand for this kind of product, not only providing a cost effective option for those that already understand the need for monitor calibration, but also introducing new users to monitor calibration through ease of use and affordability. We are pleased that X-Rite continues to look for new opportunities to reach a wider audience for colour management solutions. With so many people no longer printing their images, let’s make sure people get the best possible, accurate colour on their displays!”

Using the same colour profile technology as X-Rite’s professional-level colour calibration products, ColorMunki Smile provides colour accuracy on commonly used LED and LCD displays.

“ColorMunki Smile features advanced colour measurement technologies that X-Rite is known for while providing beginner colour enthusiasts with an easy-to-use solution for calibrating monitors,” said Thomas Kunz, X-Rite’s Market Manager, Imaging. “With the introduction of ColorMunki Smile, users can now be sure that their monitors always accurately display the true colours of their photographs, videos, games and web browsing experiences.”

Users can also calibrate multiple monitors to accurately show colours. ColorMunki Smile software automatically detects when multiple monitors are connected to a single Mac or PC computer and allows users to colour correct each one.

Simon Prais, Technical Director at Color Confidence says that the product has the technical capability to deliver colour accurate results for entry level users.

“By utilising well established, tried and tested technology, along with a truly innovative and extremely simple to navigate user-interface, X-Rite has created a product which copes with the modern demands of high specification monitors but is quick and easy to use. This is a high quality solution that provides those new to colour management with the right tools for the job.”

ColorMunki Smile extends the X-Rite portfolio of Display products by now offering an entry level display product. Also available for more advanced users is the ColorMunki Display and for professional users – the i1Display Pro.

Pricing and Availability
ColorMunki Smile has a recommended retail price of £84 including VAT is available now from photographic resellers across the UK and from Color Confidence – http://www.colorconfidence.com

About Color Confidence
Color Confidence are Europe’s leading ‘value added’ distributor of products and services in the digital imaging markets. The company, which now includes Cherlyn Colour and grafipress in its group, works with the world’s leading vendors of digital imaging solutions and offers the latest products and services backed by unrivalled technical know-how and industry expertise. Color Confidence services a diverse customer base, from imaging enthusiasts and creative professionals to multinational enterprises and government departments through its extensive dealer network and direct from http://www.ColorConfidence.com



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