X-Rite's Pulse ColorElite and DTP45
Color-management tools for spot-color measurement
Pulse is powered by profiling software that walks the operator through the profiling process. Its editing options include curve adjustments and a gamut view for color analysis. The hand scanner features one-touch activation. A Pathfinder guide protects the media being scanned by elevating the scanner above the paper. The Pathfinder alignment guide, calibration plaque, spot reader, and scanning-speed strip are built in, so there are no parts to lose. Spot measurement is performed using a light ring to color-match the target; when in stand-by mode the light ring will pulse, indicating battery recharge. After use, each component can be stored in the included desktop storage unit.
X-Rite has also recently introduced the DTP45 spectrophotometer in conjunction with Agfa. The DPT45 is automated to calculate spot-color measurements along with calibrating and profiling for color quality control to meet press specifications. Available as of September '04, at a price of $2695. (X-Rite: www.xrite.com)