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ColorVision Bundles PrintFix and SpyderPro

Monitor/printer calibration system also includes profile editing tool By Dave Nagel
ColorVision has launched a new bundle that includes two calibration and color management tools: PrintFix and SpyderPro. It also includes DoctorPro, a color profile editing tool. The software component of PrintFix has also been updated to version 1.1 with new drivers and an expanded collection of supported printers. It's available now for Mac OS X and Windows.

SpyderPro is a digital, seven-filter colorimeter designed for both LCD and CRT displays. PrintFix is a color control system released initially last June designed to produce more accurate prints from inkjet printers. PrintFix prints a calibration chart, which is read back into the computer with the USB PrintFix Patch Reader. Using the input/output data, the PrintFix software creates an ICC profile of the printer's color behavior on specific inkjet paper for generating prints that more closely match what's seen on the monitor. The software component works as a plugin for Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. The new 1.1 version adds new drivers for Windows and Mac OS X (including paper sensor support for Mac OS X), new localized German and French versions and minor bug fixes. It supports the following printers: Epson C62, 1270, 1280, 1290, 2000P, 2100, 2200, 5500, 7600, 9600, PM3300C, MC2000, PM4000PX, MC5000, PX7000 and PX9000; and Canon i950, i960, i965, i70, S9000 and i9100. SpyderPro and PrintFix sell separately for $169 and $329, respectively. DoctorPro, a profile editor designed to work with Adobe Photoshop, is also included in the bundle. It sells for $110 normally.

The SpyderPro+PrintFix bundle is available now for Mac OS X and Windows for $449. (Individually, SpyderPro and DoctorPro also support Mac OS 9.) For more information, visit

Contact the author: Dave Nagel is the editor and producer of Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; host of several World Wide User Groups, including Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop, Apple DVD Studio Pro, Mac OS, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Corel Painter, Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; and executive producer of the Digital Media Net family of publications. You can reach him at

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