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Pantone ColorMunki Design Color Management Solution

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Pantone
Pantone ColorMunki Design Color Management Solution
Key Features
  • Monitor & Projector Profiling
  • RGB & CMYK Printer Profiling
  • Ambient Light Measurement
  • Spot Color Measurement
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.

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Pantone MEU115 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2No Cumbersome Accessories Needed
  • 3Calibrate with Ease
  • 4Calibrate LCD & Laptop Computer Displays
  • 5Projector Profiling
  • 6Printer Profiling
  • 7Color Profile Management
  • 8Color Extraction

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"

Pantone MEU115 Specs

System & Software RequirementsWindows 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
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)12 x 8.2 x 3.2"

Pantone MEU115 Reviews

works as expected

By mjs
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-07-21

Purchased this to eliminate using lots of paper and ink tweaking images because the printed image was not what I saw on the screen. Set up was pretty easy and so far I'm satisfied with the printing results.

Not yet compatible with OS X 10.10

By SteveDK
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2014-12-11

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).

Works great

By BPolo
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2014-07-28

Daily user in a Retouching facility.

Not working on Mac

By snailman
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2013-12-12

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.

Competent & capable color spectrophotometer

By Anonymous
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2016-11-18

Disclaimer: This is the only color spectrophotometer I've ever used. I used one in my previous job, and then recently bought my own. There are a few rough edges, both hardware and software (particularly the placement of the USB port, which makes it hard to use the pivoting sample alignment guide). But it's generally easy to sample colors from physical objects and it can be also be used to calibrate your monitors & printers. And my favorite geeky feature is that you can actually open up your captured palettes (they're XML-based) and see the raw sampled light data from 380-720nm in 10nm increments.

Very affordable solution for junior Designer

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-04-05

Best price from B&H, very fast shipping! amazing service!!! The colormunki Design itself is quite straight forward while operating with the STEP-BY-STEP wizard! Result amazing printing (70-80% best match color) far more better outcome with manual adjustment. Leverage your budget inject color (even using cheap replacement ink) for half - half PRO print out. Paid just a little for far for expectation result! WHY NOT?!? P/S: those wizard is straight forward itself but not that easy for beginning users who lacking computing skills.

Found a better, more accurate solution

By NDCapture
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2016-01-29

Although the concept of the ColorMunki is great, I found a better solution which is the nix sensor (https://nixsensor.com/?ref=3). The accuracy is amazing. It is worth checking out.

Does not work on Mac Pro OS 10.10

By snailman
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2015-01-26

Update to my previous review. I also tried it on a new Mac Pro (soup-can) running 10.10 with dual (also as single) 27 apple Cinema displays using thunderbolt. Downloaded the bit late new colormunki software for 10.10.Same result, it does not calibrate the displays (again, tried all the same permutations). Have a $ paperweight.

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