Seattle, WA - May 16, 2013 - CHROMiX and HutchColor announce that shipping has begun on the newly updated Curve3 G7 calibration software. Curve 3 is the successor to the industry-leading Curve2 G7 calibration tool. Curve2 evolved from the original IDEALink Curve calibration tool which helped launch G7 and establish it as an industry-changing technology.
Curve3 builds upon Curve2’s core capabilities with a strong list of additional features requested by the industry:
- Innovative 4D multi-dimensional data smoothing
- Calibration of additional inks (CMYK+) (i.e.:packaging
- Spectral VPR (applies curves to full-spectral data)
- New enhanced black-point options for ink-jet and digital
- Normalizes high densities to improve shadow smoothness
- Custom TVI calibration for European users
- Intelligent error-reporting and problem resolution
- User-specified starting calibration
- User-defined control point lists
- Expanded graphs & reports
In addition, Curve3 supports OneRun targets and Esko’s PressSync calibration scheme. OneRun targets combine the P2P and profiling targets into one, saving press sheet room and aiding G7 calibration of smaller presses. An upgraded Curve3 Virtual Press Run (VPR) module will be released at the same time. VPR simulates press runs, generating curved color measurements for ICC profiling and saving thousands of dollars. Pricing of Curve3 and VPR will be similar to previous Curve2 pricing. Upgrades for past Curve2 customers will be available at 50% of MSRP.
Curve3 Introduction Webinar:
To help introduce the industry to Curve3 and some of its new features, CHROMiX and HutchColor will host a public webinar THIS FRIDAY May 17th at 2:00 PM Eastern/11:00 AM Pacific. Attendees simply send an email to with “C3 WEBINAR on 5/17” in the Subject field.
In 1995 Don Hutcheson formed the first ICC color management consultancy. Since then HutchColor, LLC has trained many of the worlds top printers, publishers, photographers, agencies and designers and pioneered such techniques as HiFi color, digital proofing, RGB workflows and soft proofing. While chairman of the IDEAlliance GRACoL committee (2004-7) Hutcheson invented the IDEAlliance G7 method. G7 has revolutionized the printing industry and made standardized printing and proofing easier and more accessible to thousands of users worldwide. HutchColor continues to teach G7, color management and standardized printing and proofing to a wide range of clients. For more information go to www.hutchcolor.com.
CHROMiX, Inc., the creator of ColorThink, ColorThink Pro, Maxwell, the co-creator of IDEALink Curve, Curve2, Curve3 and the author of the 2008 SWOP Proofing Study, was founded in 1998 to provide technical services and products to businesses in content-production industries. CHROMiX dedicates years of industry experience to improving color management and image fidelity, and combines an excellent suite of tools, including its own popular ColorThink products. With customers, dealers and partners in over 85 countries, CHROMiX is uniquely qualified to serve the imaging industries. More information is available at www.chromix.com.
Trademarks: IDEALink, G7 and GRACoL are registered trademarks of IDEAlliance. All other trademarks are property of their rightful owners.