Utilizes color-simulation modeling technology for embedding profiles.
Chromix, which offers color-management
services as well as products, has
announced ColorCast and ColorThink Pro.
ColorCast is a color-simulation and
modeling technology that embeds
an n-color (more than CMYK) profile
inside another profile. The result is
a profile that's usable with any ICC-compatible
system. For instance, with
ColorCast, you can embed a Kodak
MatchPrint profile into an Epson desktop
printer's normal print profile; then
whenever you select that new profile,
the Epson automatically proofs Match-
Print, even from MS Word. Similarly, if a
Hexachrome profile is embedded, it will
then simulate Hexachrome whenever
it is used. In the case of large-format
printing, print shops that want customers
to be able to proof large-format
output will create ColorCast profiles
that customers can use for proofing.
Any multi-channel profile can be used,
up to 10 channels.
ColorThink Pro utilizes the Chromix
ColorCast technology for the advanced
analysis of color. Based on the company's
ColorThink toolset, the Pro edition
offers several professional-grade
troubleshooting tools, including: Profile
Inspector, which analyzes gamut
volume, inking statistics, and dot gain;
Color Worksheet, allowing users to
model color information into a spreadsheet
format to isolate color issues;
and ColorSmarts Guide, an automated
utility that can perform 20 tests.
In addition, Kodak has named Chromix
as a partner for distribution and
customer service for Kodak ColorFlow
Custom Color Tools profile-editing software
in North America.