ColorMunki Design Tool Ensures Color Accuracy
Margie Dana, an independent marketing specialist who focuses on improving the printer-buyer relationship, publishes a free weekly e-newsletter, “Margie’s Print Tips,” which can be found at www.bostonprintbuyers.com. The following is from a recent edition in which she introduced readers to a new design tool.
Munki See, Munki Do
Rarely do I write about a particular product. My role is not to promote but to inform, so I have to tread lightly. Every once in a while, however, a new tool for print production professionals comes on the market that sounds so cool, I can’t help but follow my nose for news.
So today we say hello to ColorMunki Design, a new device for designers from the first jointly developed line of products from X-Rite and its recently acquired partner, Pantone.
I first heard of ColorMunki from Daniel Dejan of Sappi Fine Paper about a month ago. If you know Daniel, you know he’s not only a speaker who’s approaching groupie status, but he also is a designer/creative director who is very discerning when it comes to color management tools. When Daniel talks, I listen.
For this interview, I spoke with Andy Hatkoff, a vice president at Pantone in the advanced color technologies division.
MD: Andy, what is ColorMunki Design?
AH: It’s an easy-to-use, all-in-one tool that meets the needs of creatives working in a digital environment. Basically, it ensures accurate color from inspiration to final output.
The device profiles and calibrates monitors, projectors and printers (inkjet or laser) for accurate display-to-print matching. It also lets users quickly and accurately capture color from any surface and verify spot colors for process-safe reproduction in any medium.
So when you combine all the functions of ColorMunki into a single unit, it makes for a very innovative tool. It’s a tool to help designers get the color they want and to trust what they are doing.