Techkon USA (Danvers, MA), a leader in high-precision colour-measurement solutions for the global print and packaging industries, has partnered with Konica Minolta USA (Ramsey, NJ) to promote and distribute the Myiro-1, a highly accurate handheld spectrophotometre designed for colour management and ICC profiling applications, to the North American market. “From its initial product inception, Myiro-1 was designed to be the most accurate and repeatable, low cost, spectrophotometre to meet the high-end colour profiling needs of the photography, commercial print, packaging and signage industries,” said the companies. “Up until now, these markets have long been served by products that have under-delivered on measurement consistency and overall product reliability. Myiro-1 promises to change the current market perception of low-cost spectrophotometres and profiling with its unrivaled measurement accuracy, repeatability, build quality and product reliability.”
In addition, Myiro-1 is a WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network) device allowing spectral measurements to be transferred wirelessly to a computer – which removes the limitations, tangles and hassles of USB cables. Techkon USA is pairing Myiro-1 with graduated levels of MyiroTools ICC profiling software to offer three bundled solutions designed to meet the profiling needs of customers:
- Myiro-1 Essential – Spectrophotometre and software site license for unlimited display profiling.
- Myiro-1 Profiling – Spectrophotometere, display profiling and printer profiling for inkjet and digital/analogue presses.
- Myiro-1 Advanced Profiling – Spectrophotometre, display profiling, and printer profiling for inkjet and digital/analogue presses with advanced options to control and customize colour separation parameters.
“We are thrilled to partner with Konica Minolta and be able to extend our reach beyond the pressroom and now offer world-class ICC profiling solutions for the prepress department, as well as the photo and digital signage markets,” said Stephen Rankin, Director of Product Management at Techkon USA. “Our customers have been asking for an alternative product and with Myiro-1, their prayers have finally been answered. We’ve put Myiro-1 through extensive internal and external testing and have found that the overall quality and value of this product lives up to the high expectations that our customers have for the products and services offered by Techkon USA. In addition, we absolutely love the wireless capability of this device and how it greatly improves the overall user experience,” he added. To date, an extensive list of RIPs and third-party software applications have already integrated support for Myiro-1 The product continues to receive a warm welcome from end users who praise the improved instrument handling, build quality and the highly accurate display and printer profiles created by the solution.
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