Color management specialist Datacolor has released its Spyder3Print SR printer calibrator as a standalone product. The spectrocolorimeter-based calibrator, previously available as part of the company's Spyder3Studio SR monitor and print calibration system, is available for a suggested price of US $339. It promises fast and accurate color measurement and the simple creation of ICC printer profiles.

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Datacolor Announces Availability of New Spyder3Print SR™ for ICC Printer Profiles as Standalone Product

Significant Advancements in ICC Printer Profile Technology and New Software Algorithm Provide Fast and Accurate Measurements for Outstanding Color and Black-and-White Prints

New York: - Datacolor, a global leader in color management solutions, announced today it will begin shipping its new Spyder3Print SR™ (Strip Reader) spectrocolorimeter as a separate product skew to support photographers and graphic artists currently using the company's Spyder3Elite™ and Spyder3Pro™ monitor calibration systems. Initially introduced as part of Datacolor's innovative Spyder3Studio SR™ system, which offers an end-to-end calibration solution for image capture, digital desktop image manipulation, and print output. The new Spyder3Print SR is currently available at photo retail and specialty outlets and has a suggested list price of $339.00.

Spyder3Print SR is a new spectrocolorimeter that incorporates significant advancements in ICC printer profile technology and a new software algorithm ensures fast, easy and accurate measurements for outstanding color and black-and-white prints. Users at all levels of expertise will now be able to easily and quickly create ICC profiles in minutes by using Datacolor's Strip-Reading Spectrocolorimeter and SpyderGuide™. The Spyder3Print SR provides outstanding results with any combination of ink, paper, and printer. Users will see noticeable improvements in their color prints, as well as outstanding results when producing black-and-white and fine art prints.

"Datacolor's Spyder3Print SR provides photographers with the most advanced ICC printer profile technology for producing outstanding color and black-and-white prints the first time around," says Christoph Gamper, Vice President, Consumer Business Unit, Datacolor. "The option to purchase it as a standalone product gives photographers and printers the flexibility to improve their overall calibration system without the expense of purchasing an entire kit or an expensive all-in-one calibration system. The Spyder3Print SR was designed to do one thing and does it extremely well," Gamper added.