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ColorVision Spyder 2 Makes Debut

Pantone and ColorVision partner to update, improve colorimeter




ColorVision and Pantone have partnered to introduce the ColorVision Spyder2 colorimeter. The Spyder2 features precise calibration and highly accurate ICC profiles for CRT, LCD, and laptop displays, while delivering a five-fold increase in sensitivity from the previous Spyder technology.

Spyder2 also features: a new light baffle to increase the accuracy of onscreen color measurement; improvements to the calibration software (utilizing gray-balance and tonal-response algorithms); improved white-point correct routines; automated black and white luminance adjustments; and a Profile Chooser, which makes it easy to select and change profiles.

“The new engineering and technology we employed in Spyder2 anticipates the rise in technical expectations and is designed to meet the continuing acceleration of growth in the photo and imaging markets with affordable, precise color-monitor calibration,” says Brian Levey, vice president of ColorVision.

The Spyder2PRO package delivers several additional advanced features, including improved white-point correction routines, automated black-and-white luminance adjustments, and an improved methodology for loading calibration data at start-up. Plus, a Profile Chooser makes it easy to select and change profiles. Multiple monitor calibration support can be achieved for both Macintosh and Windows systems.

The Spyder2, which made its North American debut at Graph Expo, carries a list price of $189. The list price on Spyder2PRO Studio is $299.(ColorVision:; Pantone:



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