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Techkon USA, a supplier of high-precision color measurement products for the global print and packaging communities, has announced that it has partnered with Konica Minolta to market and distribute MYIRO-1, a spectrophotometer designed for color management and ICC profiling applications. 

From the initial product inception, MYIRO-1 was designed to be the most accurate and repeatable, low cost, spectrophotometer to meet the high-end color profiling needs of the photography, commercial print, packaging, and signage industries.  According to Techkon, "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 spectrophotometers and profiling with its unrivaled measurement accuracy, repeatability, build quality, and product reliability.  In addition, MYIRO-1 is a WLAN device allowing spectral measurements to be transferred wirelessly to the computer which removes the limitations, tangles, and hassles of USB cables for the user."

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 – Spectrophotometer and software site license for unlimited display profiling
  • MYIRO-1 Profiling – Spectrophotometer, display profiling, and printer profiling for inkjet and digital/analog presses
  • MYIRO-1 Advanced Profiling – Spectrophotometer, display profiling, and printer profiling for inkjet and digital/analog presses with advanced options to control and customize color separation parameters

“We are thrilled to partner with Konica Minolta and be able to extend our reach beyond the pressroom and now offer worldclass ICC profiling solutions for the prepress department as well as the photo and digital signage markets.  Our customers have been asking for an alternative product and with MYIRO-1 their prayers have finally been answered,” says Stephen Rankin, director of product management, Techkon USA.  “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.”

To date, an extensive list of RIPs and 3rd party software applications have already integrated support for MYIRO-1 and, the company says, 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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