Released by TypeMaker Ltd:
ColorVision fixes it for photographers
• TypeMaker announces agreement to distribute ColorVision PrintFIX in the UK
• Inkjet colour profiling solution aimed at digital photographers
• Works as a plug-in for Adobe Photoshop/Elements
Birmingham, UK, May 22, 2003, - TypeMaker Ltd., has announced that it will be distributing ColorVision’s PrintFIX colour management solution. PrintFIX compliments TypeMaker’s existing Colour Confidence Print Profiler as both solutions enable users to accurately calibrate and profile their printers to ensure quality colour output. The two products, however, do have distinctively different target audiences.
ColorVision PrintFIX is aimed at digital photographers who are serious about the colour accuracy and quality of their prints, but don’t want to break the bank buying comprehensive colour management solutions that surpass their needs.
“We are delighted that TypeMaker is taking PrintFIX to market in the UK. TypeMaker will be targeting those in the digital photography market who are inexperienced in colour management, but are keen to learn. Our cost-effective and easy-to-use product is absolutely ideal for this growing market sector,” said Christoph Gamper, European Dealer Manager, ColorVision.
PrintFIX works as a Photoshop plug-in that prints a series of colour patches on the printer. The patches are then read back into the computer with the supplied USB Patch Reader. PrintFIX software then calculates the differences and creates an ICC profile of the colour behaviour of your printer on specific paper stock.
PrintFIX will be particularly relevant to photographers who print on a variety of paper stocks from different manufacturers and want to maintain colour accuracy between them all. The initial release of PrintFIX will support the majority of EPSON’s inkjet printers, with more models and manufacturers being included shortly. Users will also benefit from free telephone support and free software upgrades as new versions are released.
Pricing and Availability
PrintFIX will be available from June and can be ordered online at www.typemaker.co.uk for only £225 plus VAT. PrintFIX works on Macintosh OS 10.2 (or greater) and Windows 98, 2000, ME or XP.
From its start in 1985, TypeMaker has been involved in the pre-press and graphics markets. Since 1996, TypeMaker has become one of the leading European installers of ICC colour management products, working with OEMs to co-develop solutions. TypeMaker Ltd is a distributor of Barco monitors, Colour Confidence, ColorVision, ColorBlind, Pictographics and Praxisoft colour management software.