March 24, 2009--LaCie recently announced LaCie blue eye pro Proof Edition, a complete monitor calibration and profiling solution that ensures certified colors in a single click. Specifically designed to integrate with prepress and other softproofing-based workflows, its advanced Test & Report function allows the most demanding users to perform color accuracy verifications based on the widely accepted UGRA/FOGRA Mediawedge standard colors.
Users can specify any target colorimetric settings, such as Whitepoint, Gamma, Brightness and Blackpoint, and the LaCie blue eye pro software automatically calibrates the monitor - creating and activating an ICC profile that ensures consistent color reproduction throughout the workflow. Additionally, it saves to the profile the specific hardware settings that correspond to a given calibration, allowing the user to switch from one colorimetric environment to another without needing to recalibrate.
"Thanks to the LaCie blue eye pro Proof Edition, customers whose workflow includes contract proofing based on standard UGRA/FOGRA Mediawedge colors can enjoy the benefits of softproofing with no disruption to their existing processes," said Daniel Mayer, LaCie Displays Business Unit Manager.
The advanced Test & Report function creates detailed reports that analyze a monitor's gamut, allowing a customer to evaluate the accuracy of colors against target values. This makes it easy to verify a profile's accuracy and to determine when a new calibration is necessary. When optionally using Mediawedge colors to perform these tests, the monitor color accuracy is evaluated against a set of standard criteria for Whitepoint and Gray Balance precision, profile quality and suitability for usage in a variety of color processes.
In addition to these features, the LaCie blue eye pro Proof Edition also comprises a full set of complementary color management tools such as Whitepoint fine-tuning, Blackpoint adjustment and Ambient Light analysis. Conceived to integrate seamlessly with demanding creative and production workflows, the LaCie blue eye pro Proof Edition works with major productivity software packages such as ColorSync®, Photoshop®, Lightroom®, Illustrator®, InDesign®, QuarkXPress® and Aperture.
LaCie blue eye pro Proof Edition will be available through the LaCie Online Store, LaCie Reseller+ or LaCie Storage Partners starting at the suggested retail price of $429.99 USD (excluding VAT). For more information, visit www.lacie.com.
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