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Pantone ColorMunki Design Color Management Solution

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Product Highlights
  • Monitor & Projector Profiling
  • RGB & CMYK Printer Profiling
  • Ambient Light Measurement
  • Spot Color Measurement
  • Built-In White Calibration
  • No Cumbersome Accessories

Designed for use by graphic designers and photographers, the Pantone ColorMunki Design Color Management Solution provides display, projector and RGB/CMYK printer profiling in an easy-to-use all-in-one integrated solution with a streamlined interface, enabling photographers to easily, quickly and affordably match colors from display to print. The Colormunki Design includes software to optimize spot colors (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet).

The Swiss-engineered ColorMunki spectrophotometer is a portable all-in-one device that provides Monitor, Projector & Printer Profiling, along with ambient light measurement and spot color measurement without the need for any cumbersome accessories to repurpose the device; it even has a Built-in white calibration tile for self calibration. Think of it as a "Swiss Army Knife" of color management.

You'll get precise monitor calibration using a basic mode with preconfigured settings or an advanced mode with settings for white point, ambient compensation and precalibration. It also has the ability to capture the ambient light within a room or a light box for an impressive level of color calibration. The ColorMunki is even capable of fast and accurate projector profiling to project your images to your clients, family, or friends with color confidence. It's RGB and CMYK printer profiling technology provides complete color control along with optimized printer profiling, and has the ability to optimize spot color samples for accurate rendering that is particularly useful for consistent graphic design output. Plus there is no need to read individual color patches because ColorMunki's super fast printer profiling can rapidly scan test charts in less than one minute.

Furthermore, the ColorMunki software provides color creation and communication tools that allow you to grab colors from virtually anywhere, including your entire image library, preview your color palettes under different light sources and even preview for PrintSafe production under a variety of different printing methods.

No Cumbersome Accessories Needed
The All-in-One design of the ColorMunki spectrophotometer means no separate accessories are needed to profile your displays and printers. A white calibration tile is integrated right into the device, and it includes a protective bag, which doubles as an integrated monitor holder.
Calibrate with Ease
Quick, easy, and accurate display-to-print matching is what the ColorMunki is all about. The included software guides you through whichever profiling function you desire. You can select "match my printer to my display" and you'll be completely guided through the profiling process, or you can easily jump right to display, projector or printer profiling.
Calibrate LCD & Laptop Computer Displays
The ColorMunki calibrates all types of LCD & Laptop monitors using either the Easy or Advanced mode. The Easy mode has predetermined selections, so you don't need to be a color expert. For those looking for more control over whitepoint or ambient measurements, choose the "advanced" mode. The DDC auto detect control will quickly determine if your monitor is compliant and if so, perform one button display profiling. ColorMunki can also calibrate multiple displays with ease, and provides before and after visualization, as well as calibration reminder prompts.
Projector Profiling
Using Video projectors to display images has always been a hit-or-miss proposition in regards to color accuracy. Utilizing the same profiling technology for your computer display, and with just a flip of the devices selector wheel, ColorMunki will give you fast and accurate projector profiles so you can project your images to your client, family or friends with confidence.
Printer Profiling
The ColorMunki can profile RGB and CMYK printers, and delivers outstanding printer profile quality for print color that matches what you see on your screen. You simply scan one test chart of 50 patches, and ColorMunki calculates an interim profile and learns how your printer behaves for these colors. It then produces a second chart that perfects your profile once you scan it. The ColorMunki even has the ability to optimize for specific colors, black & white, and flesh tones from individual image types. And the ColorMunki's super fast scanning capability can rapidly measure test charts in less than one minute, so you don't lose precious productivity time with the process of printer profiling.
Color Profile Management
ColorMunki includes software to help manage and fully utilize your color profiles. ColorMunki's AppSet talks with your photo and design applications to automate printer profile setting, and with PrintSafe checking capabilities, you'll be able to preview your color palettes under different lighting sources or printing processes before you go to production.
Color Extraction
ColorMunki Design includes Palette Creation software that allows you to create and name unlimited custom color palettes. With this software, you can select colors from Pantone and other built-in libraries, select colors from dynamically associated Harmony, Variation and Similar color sets, capture any color from any surface, or automatically extract color from any image. It also provides the ability to search generated color themes with natural language labels like "fresh", "sporty" or "vivid"
System & Software Requirements Windows System
  • Intel Pentium IV or AMD Athalon XP or better CPU
  • Microsoft Windows XP (32 & 64 bit) or Vista
  • 512MB RAM
  • 300MB of free disk space
  • USB Port
  • Display resolution of 1024 x 768 or higher
  • Internet connection

Macintosh System

  • G4 processor or higher (G5 recommended)
  • MacOS X (10.4, 10.5)
  • 512 RAM
  • 300MB of free disk space
  • USB Port
  • Display resolution of 1024 x 768 or higher
  • Internet connection
Pantone ColorMunki Design Color Management Solution
  • ColorMunki Spectrophotometer (White)
  • USB Cable
  • Carry Case with Integrated Monitor Holder/Strap
  • Software CD-ROM
  • 1-Year Manufacturer's Limited Warranty
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    PantoneColorMunki Design Color Management Solution
     
    4.2

    (based on 19 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    76%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (10)
    • Lightweight (6)
    • Reliable (5)

    Cons

    • Not functional (3)

    Best Uses

    • Studio (5)
    • Portraits (4)
    • Everyday (3)
    • Landscape photography (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional (6), Semi-professional (6)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Effective way to colour management

    Easy way to colour manage my monitors and photo printer attached to my Mac. Have not yet tried the projector function, but what I have used works well.

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    Easy way to colour manage my monitors and photo printer attached to my Mac. Have not yet tried the projector function, but what I have used works well.

    Also great to get the Pantone colour samples included in the set.

    Thought I had adjusted my monitors fairly well, but the improvement was actually astonishing.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not working on Mac

    This replaced and upgraded an older Monaco EZ color for my macs. I wanted to get profiling for a digital projector, and that works great from a newer macbook air.
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    This replaced and upgraded an older Monaco EZ color for my macs. I wanted to get profiling for a digital projector, and that works great from a newer macbook air.

    HOWEVER: on my main production machines, a 24" newer iMac and a older Mac tower with dual 27" screens (both running 10.8.5), the colormunki is not working. Tried all permutations of installing, de-installing, disk permissions, even setting up new admin user, but the device does not profile the display. The device can calibrate itself, but will not calibrate the display, so recognizes the hardware, but there is some communication bug. Device works fine on an XP box, but not on a Mac.

    The problem is known to x-rite, but they can't fix it. Spent some quality time with tech support on the phone, but no resolution either.

    Bottom line: if you have a mac, be prepared for it not working.

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    3.0

    Not yet compatible with OS X 10.10

    By SteveDK

    from Boston, MA

    About Me Semi-Professional

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Incompatible Os X 1010
    • Not Functional

    Best Uses

    • Monitor calibration
    • Printer Calibration

    Comments about Pantone ColorMunki Design Color Management Solution:

    X-rite & Pantone have still not updated the Colormunki Design's software for OS X 10.10 Yosemite. If you upgrade from OS X 10.9 the software will still work if it's already installed on the system, but the Colorminki Design 1.1.1 installer will not run on a new OS X 10.10 system. Colormunki Photo 1.2 software will install and work on OS X 10.10, but it doesn't recognize the Colormunki Design hardware, only Colormunki Photo hardware. Even though these two spectrophotometers seem to be the same, they are not. Unless the software gets updated the Design model is obsolete and should not be bought for any new Macs.Now that I've had to replace my Colormunki Design with the Photo Model and switched to its software, I've also become aware of how much better the Photo model is at calibrating displays. The Photo model's software performs many more color measurements and adjustments during the calibration process, producing a better profile than the Design model did. It's a much better choice for any photographer.That said, either Colormunki spectrophotometer will also work with Eizo Colornavigator software for the Eizo Coloredge monitors (only needed for those that don't have built in spectrophotometers).

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    4.0

    Works great

    By GSGUSER

    from New York, NY

    About Me Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Studio

      Comments about Pantone ColorMunki Design Color Management Solution:

      Daily user in a Retouching facility.

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      • No

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      2.0

      Not working on Mac

      By snailman

      from Los Angeles, CA

      About Me Professional

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Not Functional
        • Not Working

        Best Uses

        • Calibration

        Comments about Pantone ColorMunki Design Color Management Solution:

        This replaced and upgraded an older Monaco EZ color for my macs. I wanted to get profiling for a digital projector, and that works great from a newer macbook air.

        HOWEVER: on my main production machines, a 24" newer iMac and a older Mac tower with dual 27" screens (both running 10.8.5), the colormunki is not working. Tried all permutations of installing, de-installing, disk permissions, even setting up new admin user, but the device does not profile the display. The device can calibrate itself, but will not calibrate the display, so recognizes the hardware, but there is some communication bug. Device works fine on an XP box, but not on a Mac.

        The problem is known to x-rite, but they can't fix it. Spent some quality time with tech support on the phone, but no resolution either.

        Bottom line: if you have a mac, be prepared for it not working.

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        • No

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        3.0

        Beware - this product has bugs

        By Bullsnapper

        from Perth, Western Australia

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Works Ok After Debugging

        Cons

        • Poor Design

        Best Uses

          Comments about Pantone ColorMunki Design Color Management Solution:

          Take warning. It may take you hours to get your device working.

          There is a bug in the software. When you first connect your device and choose to calibrate your display, you are asked to Activate and Register. The registration takes you to X-Rite's web site and works OK. When you click on Activate, the pop-up panel says Activated, but when you try to close it to go on to Next on the main screen, you lose the monitor Calibrate screen. Try to do it again and the same thing happens.

          In other words, the Activate dialogue box is modal and you can't get past it. Bring up the Monitor Calibrate screen again and once more, you're asked to Activate, and the process repeats.

          After a couple of hours of frustration, I eventually found a note in the Troubleshooting section of the web site talking about this, but dated July 2012. In other words, ayear has passed and they haven't patched the software.

          To fix it, you have to change the order of your network connections! Gee, why didn't I think of that?

          Why couldn't a note have been included in the box if they're too lazy to patch the software?

          Another gripe is the difficulty in turning the dial to the various positions which have no markings whatever. You have to press and grip the rounded "lumps" while referring to the leaflet for the right position.

          It asks you to scan a colour patch in the calibration process. What colour patch? Do they mean one of the Pantone cards? An on-screen patch? I don't know.

          Once you get past the bug in the software, the screen calibration works fine. I couldn't change my Dell 2405 brightness and contrast whiile using a DVI/HDMI input, so I couldn't make it match the luminance level the Munki asks for. So my screen after calibration looks quite dark. I can only assume that's how it's supposed to be.

          Summing up: not very impressed so far. Poor physical design, buggy software, unclear instructions. And all the web site application notes are dated 2008! How old is this design?

          I chose this unit because it seems to be the only single product which combines monitor and printer calibration in the one device. I haven't been able to do the printer calibration yet. Let's hope it goes better than the monitor process.

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          4.0

          Works fine

          By Photo Phil

          from Falls Church, VA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Pantone ColorMunki Design Color Management Solution:

                Profiles everything. Not using it for paper as Red River provides their own profiles for epson and their paper. Profiles my monitor much faster than the i1 display 2 did. The software does not seem to be abandoned like the Eye-One match seems to have been.

                • Primary use:
                • Business
                • Computer Platform:
                • PC

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                5.0

                great product

                By Color masher

                from Orlando, FL

                About Me Graphics Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Adjustable Viewing Angles
                • Great picture quality
                • Reliable Performance

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Pantone ColorMunki Design Color Management Solution:

                    Use product in profiling various monitors, printers, and projectors.
                    Students finally see work color match digital screen with projector.
                    To better profile projector would like product development on a Bluetooth or wireless USB attachment.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • Other

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                    4.0

                    Does exactly what it is supposed to

                    By Rich

                    from Los Angeles, Ca

                    About Me Value Oriented

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fast
                    • Powerful
                    • Set it and forget it
                    • Works as advertised

                    Cons

                    • Expensive
                    • Poor Documentation

                    Best Uses

                    • Enhance Experience

                    Comments about Pantone ColorMunki Design Color Management Solution:

                    I got this primarily to print from Photoshop. I used to waste lots of time and photo paper trying to get the colors to look right on my printer. Forget about MATCHING colors, I was happy enough to even get the colors to look "normal," especially for faces.After getting past a small learning curve (got good calibration on the second try, on the second day), I am very pleased with the results. Between the display and the printer, it's "what you see is what you get." Now It takes only one try to get a print that not only looks normal, but matches what I saw on the screen.I would give this a "five" rating except for a few things:1. Several times, I got an error message saying that the profile could not be created, but no reason why or what to do about it. Restarting the program and/or the computer got me past this.2. The instructions are not as clear as they could be as to when/why you chose one setting over another. There is a document I stumbled onto on their web site which better explained things, but it does not match what the program asks.3. The instructions say to turn off the printer driver settings that manage color, but except for one particular model printer, there is no help on what to set for your particular printer driver. True, there are many different drivers, and driver wizards vary significantly, but there is NOTHING in the way of help. The tech support guy could not help. 4. For the price of this thing, you'd think they could do better with their documentation.But I'm happy because I got the exactly the results I needed. Unless I change displays or printers, I'm not sure if I will ever use this item again.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

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                    5.0

                    Great Tool

                    By CZ

                    from Melbourne, VIC

                    About Me Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Accurate Colors
                    • Easy Setup
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Great Overall Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Black & White Photos
                      • Color Photos

                      Comments about Pantone ColorMunki Design Color Management Solution:

                      It's a great tool, works flawlessly on the PC, though I had to install it 3 times on a Mac for the calibrating screens to pop up (might have been my issues) .. worked finally. Very easy to setup, calibration is spot on, print results are great, and the ability to profile screen considering the ambient light situation is great. this little device pack a punch.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business

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                      5.0

                      easy to use

                      By Liu

                      from Taitung Taiwan

                      Verified Buyer

                      Comments about Pantone ColorMunki Design Color Management Solution:

                      It let my monintor get correct color

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                      3.0

                      Nice idea but. . .

                      By Mike

                      from Central IL, USA

                      About Me Semi-Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • None so far

                      Cons

                      • Not Functional
                      • Poor Design

                      Best Uses

                      • None so far

                      Comments about Pantone ColorMunki Design Color Management Solution:

                      So far I have been unable to do more than create one printer profile. I find the documentation and illustrative "movies" sadly lacking and (in the case of the movies pretty amaturish and in need of some text. The hardware is "pretty". . but awkward to use. It's difficult to use without pushing the "button" and causing it to re-run the calibration test. I originally installed this on a Window XP Pro system. A few days later I converted that system to Windows 7 Ultimate. I have not been able to even profile my monitors yet. Tech support gave me four things to check. I checked or performed the suggested changes on all of the four items. None of those have solved the problem. That was on a Friday. I wasn't able yet to follow their suggestion and call them. So far it's just a paperweight.

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                      4.0

                      ColorMunki easy to use

                      By Suzette

                      from Portland, OR

                      About Me Semi-Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday use

                        Comments about Pantone ColorMunki Design Color Management Solution:

                        Simple calibration. And if you get stuck the ColorMunki has quick videos to access and get you on your way. I look forward to sampling colors, but that hasn't come up yet.

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                        5.0

                        It Really Works!

                        By Raynman

                        from CT

                        About Me Semi-Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday use
                          • Home
                          • Landscape Photography
                          • Macro Photography
                          • Portraits
                          • Studio
                          • Traveling

                          Comments about Pantone ColorMunki Design Color Management Solution:

                          It took me a couple of trys, but after I "got" it, it works fantastic.
                          Yoiu need to make sure your printer settings are exactly the same for your initial target printing and your corrected target printing--then calibrating your printer is a breeze.
                          I have not learned all the other stuff this unit can do, but I'm quite happy with the calibration it does.

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                          4.0

                          Still learning what all it can do

                          By Kimberlydinkus

                          from Indiana

                          About Me Semi-Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape Photography
                              • Portraits
                              • Studio

                              Comments about Pantone ColorMunki Design Color Management Solution:

                              For someone who is gadget friendly, i'm sure this item is pretty simple to learn but I am not gadget friendly so I'm still learning the ins and outs of it. Seemed pretty self explaintory for set up but now I have to learn what all it can do.

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                              5.0

                              Effective way to colour management

                              By BasBou

                              from Kupang, NTT, Indonesia

                              About Me Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Fair priced
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Custom printer profiles
                                • Regular colour management

                                Comments about Pantone ColorMunki Design Color Management Solution:

                                Easy way to colour manage my monitors and photo printer attached to my Mac. Have not yet tried the projector function, but what I have used works well.

                                Also great to get the Pantone colour samples included in the set.

                                Thought I had adjusted my monitors fairly well, but the improvement was actually astonishing.

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                                5.0

                                Does exactly what it says it does

                                By Gary the Photographer

                                from Silver Spring, MD

                                About Me Professional

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home
                                  • Landscape Photography
                                  • Macro Photography
                                  • Portraits
                                  • Studio

                                  Comments about Pantone ColorMunki Design Color Management Solution:

                                  I was reluctant to spend the money but could not get the prints I wanted. I have the Eye one, so my monitor was calibrated but still the prints were not right. Considered a better printer but opted to try the Colormunki first. Best decision I could have made. Spent about 45 mins. reading Quick start, loading software, calibrating monitor and printer. Printed the first print and was blown away. I didn't know my Epson R380 could look so good. Money well spent.

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                                  4.0

                                  Great value product!

                                  By ARam

                                  from Southern Maine

                                  About Me Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                  • Difficult To Use
                                  • Not Durable

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Everyday use

                                  Comments about Pantone ColorMunki Design Color Management Solution:

                                  ColorMunki Design is a great affordable way to calibrate your monitor(s) and printer. I did my 24" iMac and LG display along with my Epson 3880. The effect was exactly what I expected of a good calibration tool...the only issue I had was that when calibrating your printer, you have to print a target sample. You do this through the ColorMunki software, however you have to set the print settings through Photoshop and then save them as an output profile. I could not for the life of me get the sample to fit on an 8.5 x 11 page...I was trying to print the sample vertically so all of the color bars would fit but no, had to use a 13x19 sheet of paper which, in my mind, is a rather expensive way out of calibrating your printer, especially when you're calibrating Exhibition Fibre Gloss. Otherwise, the calibrater is easy to use and gives great results!

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                                  5.0

                                  A must have for any serious photographer

                                  By Elio

                                  from Bergamo, Italy

                                  About Me Semi-Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Portraits
                                    • Studio

                                    Comments about Pantone ColorMunki Design Color Management Solution:

                                    With the ColorMunki I've been able to produce more than satisfactory results on both my printers (I have an Epson 950 and a HP 9180) with ANY paper. I don't use the ColorMunki for screen calibration - still using the old reliable EyeOne that came with the HP printer. My workflow starts with the ColorChecker Passport and ends with the ColorMunki. Intermediate steps are handled by LR2 and CS4.

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                                    4.0

                                    Great product

                                    By Rod

                                    from Iowa

                                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use

                                    Cons

                                    • None at this time

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Correct Printer colors

                                    Comments about Pantone ColorMunki Design Color Management Solution:

                                    Very easy to use and faster profiling printer then others I have used.

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                                    5.0

                                    Very nice

                                    By ken

                                    from Santa Barbara

                                    About Me Graphics Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Small Footprint

                                    Cons

                                    • Wont work on all printers

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Profiling monitors

                                    Comments about Pantone ColorMunki Design Color Management Solution:

                                    Easy to use. I learned a lot about color profiling from it. Love the extras, like the color samples. The only thing I found missing is that I could not profile my Picturemate with it (the test sample if for a larger printer).

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal

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