|Pantone Introduces CAPSURE; Lets Design Professionals Capture Colour Inspiration Anywhere
| Pantone - provider of professional colour standards for the design industries, is launching CAPSURETM, a compact, handheld device that lets design professionals, contractors and do-it-yourselfers confidently measure and match colour inspiration instantly - from small, patterned, multi-coloured textures and textiles to walls and carpeting. Created for professionals in industrial and graphic design, CAPSURE allows users to accurately identify colour inspiration from any surface, material or fabric and match it to a PANTONE® Color for easy communication. With unsurpassed accuracy, CAPSURE significantly reduces the time it takes to measure or choose a colour from a sample or any other form of colour inspiration. "CAPSURE's advanced image capture technology sets a new standard for accuracy and versatility in a portable device," said Giovanni Marra, director of corporate marketing at Pantone. "The real power of CAPSURE is its ability to measure the colour of any surface, including small, patterned and multi-coloured textures and textiles, which can confound other instruments because of their textural complexity, and quickly match them to more than 8,000 PANTONE Colors."
The device uses powerful tri-directional image capture technology that eliminates the shadows and interference inherent to patterned and textured materials and surfaces. By illuminating the surface being measured from three different directions while simultaneously recording 27 colour accurate images in 1.6 seconds, CAPSURE can extract up to four dominant colours from an intricate pattern so the viewer can clearly identify the desired colour.
CAPSURE's image capture technology lets professionals preview what they are measuring on its 1.75 inch colour screen, in real-time, to affirm image accuracy. Those images are then stored on the device for later reference. CAPSURE has the ability to record the last 100 colours measured for later reference. Users can also annotate colours with a voice recording as well as a time and date stamp. Additionally, the device provides harmonious shades and identifies related colours that are lighter, darker or similar in tone to the identified colour.
CAPSURE comes pre-loaded with all PANTONE Color Libraries allowing users to match more than 8,000 colours with a single device. Users can also toggle across multiple PANTONE Libraries and cross match any material or surface.
• The PANTONE FASHION + HOME Color System Library (paper and cotton) for fashion and home;
• The PANTONE PAINT + INTERIORS Library (paper and cotton) for architecture and interiors;
• The PANTONE PLUS SERIES Formula Guide (coated and uncoated), PANTONE PLUS SERIES CMYK (coated and uncoated) and the PANTONE Goe™ System (coated and uncoated) for graphic design, printing and publishing; providing sRGB, Adobe RGB, HTML, Lab and XYZ values for multimedia design.
For convenient remote use, the device is powered by a rechargeable lithium battery that lasts for thousands of measurements on a single charge.
Pricing and Availability
CAPSURE is available immediately for £499 at www.pantone.com. CAPSURE Sync is available for both PC and Mac users and is included, free-of-charge, with each CAPSURE device. The Palette Application Software is available for download, free-of-charge, upon product registration. The Palette Application Software is PC-compatible; Macintosh support is expected in January 2011.www.pantone.com.