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DataColor announce availability of Spyder4 range


Color Confidence, the UK distributor for DataColor has announced the immediate availability of the new Spyder4 range of colorimeters. All 3 devices in the range benefit from DataColor’s patented 7-colour sensor which improves on the traditional 3-channel RGB sensors found on other devices, providing a more accurate, reliable calibration, say the company. The Spyder4Express is priced at £99.99, Spyder4Pro is £129.99, and Spyder4Elite is £179.99. All prices are inclusive of VAT.


Press release:

Color Confidence announce launch and availability of new DataColor Spyder4 range
    •    New Spyder4 Express, Spyder4Pro and Spyder4 Elite available immediately from Color Confidence resellers and
    •    Spyder4 replacements for the Spyder3Print and Spyder3Studio due February
Birmingham, UK, 4th January 2012 – Color Confidence, Europe’s leading value added distributor into the digital imaging markets, have today announced the launch and immediate availability of the Spyder4 range from DataColor. The new range of monitor calibration solutions consists of the Spyder4Express (basic functionality), Spyder4Pro (more control) and Spyder4Elite (professional capability) and all devices can colour calibrate monitors, laptops, projectors, TVs, iPads and even iPhones. The range is available immediately from photographic and consumer electronics resellers across the country, as well as online
Spyder4 is designed to fit in with the way photographers work, combining an easy-to-use interface with advanced levels of brightness and colour control. All 3 devices in the range benefit from DataColor’s patented 7-colour sensor which improves on the traditional 3-channel RGB sensors found on other devices, providing a more accurate, reliable calibration.
Since no two devices display the exact same colour, precise calibration is imperative in order to ensure consistent, true colour representation. In addition, even calibrated monitors, TVs and tablets will gradually decrease in accuracy, requiring colour calibration every one to two months in order to display sharp, accurate colours, shadows and highlights.
“DataColor have a reputation for delivering simple to use but effective monitor calibration solutions, and unquestionably the new Spyder4 range delivers on this. Additionally, an exciting development for photographers and designers is having the ability to calibrate all forms of monitor including the iPad and iPhone, providing users with the ability to trust their images on the go.” Commented Geoffrey Clements, Managing Director, Color Confidence. “From our perspective we are pleased to see that the key manufacturers in colour management continue to push each other and drive the technology forward, bringing improved functionality and usability to photographers, designers and colour professional alike.”
Spyder4 at a glance
Spyder4Express is a cost-effective colorimeter that quickly calibrates a single display computer or laptop right out of the box. iPad and iPhone calibration is also available with Datacolor’s free SpyderGallery app.
Spyder4Pro is ideal for those that want more control over colour management, offering ambient light measurement and the ability to calibrate multiple displays.
Spyder4Elite offers the highest level of functionality. In addition to the Spyder4Pro’s feature set, it can also be used to calibrate projectors. Developed for professional photographers, videographers and others who must match colours precisely, the Spyder4Elite provides the tools to manage multiple displays and calibrate them using a full set of gamma and non-gamma tone response curves to create custom workflow settings. The user can even define a custom calibration. The Spyder4 Elite includes the L-Star workflow and supports the video standards Cineon, NTSC, PAL and HDTV.
Pricing and Availability
Spyder4 products are available at photographic and consumer electronics retailers nationwide or online at The Spyder4Express is priced at £99.99, Spyder4Pro is £129.99, and Spyder4Elite is £179.99. All prices are inclusive of VAT.


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