X-Rite Announces the New i1Photo Pro 3 Plus is Now Shipping

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The new i1Photo Pro 3 Plus from X-Rite is an ultra-precise spectral color measurement solution that is optimized for Color Perfectionists who print digitally on a wide range of specialized materials and surfaces.

i1Photo Pro 3 Plus

Photographers will see the immediate value by incorporating the i1Photo Pro 3 Plus into their RGB print workflow, resulting in more accurate, repeatable color and improved shadow detail, as well as a reduction of waste and an increased return on investment.

X-Rite Incorporated, global leader in color science and technology, is now shipping the new i1Photo Pro 3 Plus, a spectral color measurement solution specifically designed for professional photographers who print on challenging textured and glossy photo media looking for the most accurate color in their RGB print workflows. i1Photo Pro 3 Plus combines the new i1Pro 3 Plus spectrophotometer and i1Profiler software to deliver the ultimate professional level color management for displays, projectors, scanners RGB printers and cameras.

Current profiling solutions are limited in their ability to measure textured, rough, or uneven surfaces and cannot accommodate various material thicknesses. Many devices do not have the resolution required to ensure the highest color quality when printing detailed patterns, metallic effects, or photography images. This leads to costly color errors and re-work which impacts a photographer’s bottom line.

“The i1Photo Pro3 Plus builds on the success of the i1 Family and removes the variability to create accurate ICC profiles on a broader range of photographic materials." - Liz Quinlisk, Photo and Video Business Unit Manager, X-Rite Incorporated

New in the i1Pro3 Plus spectrophotometer:

  • Larger 8mm aperture supports new materials and substrates used in digital printing.
  • Polarization Filter (measurement condition M3) that reduces specular highlights and shadows to provide “better blacks” and richer colors on rough surfaces and glossy medias, like canvas prints and fine art photo papers.
  • High Brightness Measurement up to 5K NITs for ultra-bright displays.
  • Simultaneously measure M0, M1 and M2 in a single pass to account for optical brighteners so photographers can quickly predict how colors printed on optically brightened substrates will look under different lighting conditions.
  • New LED illuminant that improves device reliability. The i1Pro3 Plus allows for four measurement conditions (ISO 13655 M0; M1: D50; M2: UV Excluded, M3Polarized).
  • Transmission scanning support for backlit materials.
  • Longer scanning ruler to support wider charts.

“We are used to seeing bumpy shadow measurements from unpolarized devices on glossy textured media​ like canvas. With the new polarization feature in the i1Pro 3 Plus, our M3 measurements are dramatically smoother in the shadows - perfect in fact” - Scott Martin, Founder, Onsight, a leading workflow consultant for print, prepress, design and photography

The New Pro 3 device will not work with the current version of the iO table. A new version of the iO table will be released in the fall.

New X-Rite iO Table
In addition, X-Rite announces a new i1iO Automated Scanning Table that supports the i1Pro 3 Plus hardware. This hands-free test chart reader offers automated color profiling on a variety of substrates with reduced risk of color measurement errors. It is ideal for color perfectionists who want to speed up and automate the measurement process and eliminate manual strip reading. The new i1iO table can be used with a variety of materials including canvas, textiles, ceramics, corrugated, etc. and supports materials up to 33mm thick, with the optional z-axis spacer. It also supports transparencies and backlit materials.

Additional i1Pro 3 Plus Solutions:
In addition to i1Photo Pro 3 Plus, X-Rite is now shipping these new i1Pro 3 Plus solutions:
i1Basic Pro 3 Plus:

  • includes monitor calibration and quality control for monitors and printers

i1Publish Pro 3 Plus:

  • includes CMYK+ printer module and all features of i1Photo Pro 3 Plus

No other company brings the level of color science and commitment to color accuracy than X-Rite. The i1Photo Pro 3 Plus is just the latest in a series of unparalleled solutions developed by Color Perfectionists for Color Perfectionists who print.

For more information, please contact Brenda Hipsher: brendah@macgroupus.com

About X-Rite
Founded in 1958, X-Rite Incorporated is a global leader in the science and technology of color and appearance. With Pantone, X-Rite employs more than 800 people in 11 countries. The company’s corporate headquarters are located in Grand Rapids, Mich., with regional headquarters in Europe and Asia and service centres across Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and the Americas. X-Rite offers a full range of solutions used by manufacturers, retailers, printers, photographers and graphic design houses to achieve precise management and communication of color and appearance throughout their processes. X-Rite products and services are recognized standards in the printing, packaging, photography, graphic design, video, automotive, paints, plastics, textiles and medical industries. For more information, visit xritephoto.com

About MAC Group
32 years ago, MAC Group started as a boutique marketing, sales and distribution group focusing on professional photographers. As the industry has evolved, so has MAC Group with their expansion into filmmaking, video, mobile, content creation and audio. Today, MAC Group is one of the leading companies of their kind with world-renowned brands offering products and education that enhances the lives of passionate content creators at every experience level.

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