Toshiba has announced a new tool, which it says will optimize the company's "industry-leading color reproduction quality based on environment and media." The e-Bridge Color Profiler Tool enables the creation of International Color Consortium device output profiles when combined with the ES1000 spectrophotometer, maximizing color vibrancy and fidelity.
Rory Fox, a senior product manager for Toshiba American Business Solutions, stated in a press release,
“The Toshiba e-BRIDGE Color Profiler Tool was integral in helping the award-winning e-STUDIO6530c, our fastest and most advanced color product to date, receive such high-accolades at the IPA Digital Print Forum earlier this year. This study exhaustively examines and compares large production presses. The e-STUDIO6530c was the only system under scrutiny designed primarily for general office use, and the results proved that our competitively-priced office product with an EFI Fiery Controller, did well in all the tests when compared with production presses that are priced anywhere from $300,000 to $1 million retail.”
Being able to print quality color copies in the office eliminates the need for involving a third party and can eventually save a company thousands of dollars. It also saves time and increases office productivity. Various aspects of various climates such as temperature and humidity can affect a copier's performance. A copier in Denver's high altitudes will perform differently than a copier near sea level in Louisiana. The new profiler tool will help companies all over the country make the most of their e-STUDIO copiers, regardless of any underlying factors.
The software package that comes along with the tool includes four different applications that allow for color data printing, data measurement, data integrity viewing, profile building, and profile viewing. These include: a target reader application that manages the measurement of characterization targets used to create custom profiles; the data viewer detects any errors in color measurements before completing the construction of the profile; the profile builder constructs the ICC profile and provides settings so the user may further customize the profile; and the profile viewer verifies the integrity, accuracy and performance of the ICC color profile.
The e-Bridge Color Profiler Tool should retail for about $499, wile the ES-1000 Spectrophotometer sells for about $1,299. Fore mor information, visit Toshiba's copier and printer website.