Press Release: X-Rite Wins Agreement with Epson for Premium ICC Profiles; Epson America, Inc. Chooses X-Rite for Creating Premium RGB ICC Profiles for Their Latest Stylus(R) Pro Product Line over Competing Products

X-Rite (NASDAQ: XRIT) today announced that it has signed an agreement with Epson to provide X-Rite premium ICC profiles for its entire Stylus Pro line of printers. ICC profiles are a standard for specifying the color attributes of imaging devices such as digital cameras, scanners, displays, and printers so that the color of an image remains true from source to destination. Epson tested X-Rite's ICC profiles against many competing profiles for its Stylus Pro 4800, 7800, and 9800 professional series of printers. X-Rite's ICC profiles proved to provide superior color fidelity, better graybalance, and superior shadow to highlight detail and smoothness. X-Rite's premium ICC profiles are generated using its award-winning MonacoPROFILER 4.8 software.

"This is a significant win for X-Rite as we continue our focus on delivering superior color innovation for industry leaders like Epson," said Tom Dlugos, X-Rite's Director of Sales, Imaging Products. "Epson's Pro line printers are the preferred choice by many photographers and creative professionals. X-Rite premium ICC profiles will provide consistent, accurate color from display to print, saving valuable time and money due to reducing color correction and reprints."
"Having the best RGB ICC profiling technology with our latest Epson Stylus Pro printer line is expected from our customers," said Mark Radogna, Group Product Manager, Epson Professional Imaging. "After reviewing many leading ICC profiling technologies, we concluded that X-Rite's latest technology was superior, allowing us to continue our efforts to produce the finest photographic prints possible."
About X-Rite's Premium ICC Profiles
X-Rite's premium ICC profiles are generated using MonacoPROFILER 4.8, X-Rite's award-winning software application. Each custom profile is designed to produce high-quality, high-fidelity color prints.
About Epson
Epson offers an extensive array of award-winning image capture and image output products for the consumer, business, photography and graphic arts markets. The company is also a leading supplier of value-added point-of-sale (POS) printers and transaction terminals for the retail market. Founded in 1975, Epson America, Inc. is the U.S. affiliate of Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, a global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality technology products that meet customer demands for increased functionality, compactness, systems integration and energy efficiency. Epson America, Inc. is headquartered in Long Beach, Calif.
About X-Rite
X-Rite is a leading provider of color measurement solutions comprised of hardware, software and services for the verification and communication of color data. The Company serves a broad range of industries, including graphic arts, digital imaging, industrial and retail color matching, and medical. X-Rite is global, with 18 offices throughout Europe, Asia, and the Americas, serving customers in over 88 countries.

Posted: Sun - September 11, 2005 at 04:11 PM