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X-Rite’s ColorMunki Design Validated for Use with Sharp MFPs

14 Oct, 2009

X-Rite’s ColorMunki Design Validated for Use with Sharp MFPs

Grand Rapids, MI / Mahwah, NJ (October 2009) - X-Rite, Inc., a world leader in color management, measurement and communication technologies, and Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, today announced that X-Rite’s award winning ColorMunki Design has been validated for use with Sharp’s latest color MX Series multifunctional peripherals (MFPs).

The innovative ColorMunki Design delivers unparalleled color control and color creation tools for corporate digital design workflows. A combination of hardware and software, ColorMunki allows users to quickly and accurately capture colors from any surface, easily calibrate monitors, projectors and printers for accurate display-to-print matching, and verify spot colors for process-safe reproduction in any medium.

In addition to its design specific features, the color control capabilities of ColorMunki Design will allow corporate technical service teams to verify whether colors are safely reproducible using the PrintSafe™ feature, as well as troubleshoot color issues and control color usage and costs. Using ColorMunki, color communication within production teams can be streamlined and efficient, from designer, to producer, to printer.

“As a Sharp Partner Program member, we will be able to help Sharp’s MFP customers further increase their level of color control by integrating the ColorMunki into their creative process. Users will be able to easily integrate digital PANTONE libraries in their corporate workflow, make use of key colors, and easily share media profiles to ensure color consistency on every project,” commented Eric Langlois, Global Account Manager at X-Rite.

“Sharp’s goal is to provide best-in-class tools and applications to our customers that are user friendly and add value. The ColorMunki spectrophotometer and included software offers this and much more,” said Mike Marusic, vice president, Marketing and Service, Sharp Electronics Corporation. “Both the novice and advanced user will find the ColorMunki useful in managing color in color critical environments. The validation of ColorMunki Design for use with Sharp MFPs means that customers can be assured they are getting a tried and tested tool that can be quickly integrated into their digital design workflow for consistent and predictable results every time.”

Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America, a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, markets the advanced color MX Series multifunctional peripheral (MFP) systems that help companies manage workflow efficiently and increase productivity. Sharp MFPs feature the Sharp OSA development platform, which seamlessly integrates network applications to create a personalized MFP that can meet virtually any business need, and Scan2 technology, which scans two-sided documents in a single pass to enhance scanning reliability and preserve document integrity.

About X-Rite

X-Rite is the global leader in color science and technology. The company, which now includes design industry color leader Pantone, Inc., develops, manufactures, markets and supports innovative color solutions through measurement systems, software, color standards and services. X-Rite’s expertise in inspiring, selecting, measuring, formulating, communicating and matching color helps users get color right the first time and every time, which translates to better quality and reduced costs. X-Rite serves a range of industries, including printing, packaging, photography, graphic design, video, automotive, paints, plastics, textiles, dental and medical. For further information, please visit www.xrite.com

About Sharp

Sharp Electronics Corporation is the U.S. subsidiary of Japan's Sharp Corporation, a worldwide developer of one-of-a-kind home entertainment products, appliances, networked multifunctional office solutions, solar energy solutions and mobile communication and information tools. Leading brands include AQUOS Liquid Crystal Televisions, 1-Bit™ digital audio products, SharpVision projection products, Insight Microwave Drawer appliances, and Notevision multimedia projectors. For more information visit Sharp Electronics Corporation at www.sharpusa.com

For more information about the complete line of Sharp document solution products, contact Sharp Information and Imaging Company of America, Sharp Plaza, Mahwah, N.J. 07430, or call 800-BE-SHARP. For online product information, visit Sharp’s Web site at sharpusa.com or sharpusa.com/documents.

©2009 X-Rite, Inc. All rights reserved. X-Rite is a registered trademark of X-Rite, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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