Lawrenceville, NJ — January 7, 2010 — Datacolor® (www.datacolor.com), the global leader in digital color management technology, today announced that Manfrotto Distribution (formerly Bogen Imaging Inc.) will serve as its U.S. master distributor for the entire line of Datacolor Spyder (http://spyder.datacolor.com/index_us.php)® monitor and print calibration solutions including Spyder3Studio SR (http://spyder.datacolor.com/product-pp-s3studiosr.php)®, Spyder3Print SR®, Spyder3 Elite®, Spyder3 Pro (http://spyder.datacolor.com/product-mc-s3pro.php)®, Spyder3 Express (http://spyder.datacolor.com/product-mc-s3express.php)® and the award-winning SpyderCube® RAW calibration tool.
Datacolor’s line of Spyder color calibration solutions are designed for serious photographers and creative professionals who require a high degree of color accuracy throughout their digital workflow.
“Clearly the synergy between our target audiences – those photographers that demand the highest in quality, performance and reliability – is evident. We are proud to add Datacolor to our growing roster of first-class partners,” said Andrew Mougis, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Manfrotto Distribution. “Datacolor’s highly-respected Spyder line is widely recognized as the most advanced color management technology available today.”
The Spyder3Studio SR workflow solution includes the new Spyder3Print SR (strip reader), a spectrocolorimeter that incorporates significant advancements in ICC printer profile technology; the Spyder3 Elite, a monitor calibration tool which has become the trusted, industry standard of millions of photographers and enthusiasts; and the SpyderCube, which eliminates any need for traditional 18% gray cards. The Spyder3 Pro is the perfect calibration tool for professionals and enthusiasts who are looking for a fast and easy way to manage monitor calibration. The Spyder3Express ensures accurate, reliable and consistent colors every time so photographs, including tonal ranges in black-and-white photos, will always look their best and brightest.
“With our shared core competencies of a commitment to outstanding customer service, a relentless pursuit of innovation, and a history of smart and sustainable growth, the building of this relationship with Manfrotto Distribution will be beneficial to both our businesses and customers alike,” said Christoph Gamper, Vice President, Consumer Business Unit, Datacolor. “Manfrotto Distribution is a premier U.S. distributor of professional quality photographic and video accessories and its reputation for excellence, and reach within the industry, are unparalleled. We anticipate having a long and mutually-rewarding relationship with Manfrotto Distribution.”
As the leader in digital color management technology with global operations that develop solutions chosen by leading brands, manufacturers, professional photographers and studios, Datacolor works with partners and distributors to deliver its intuitive tools to desktops worldwide.
Distribution Manfrotto Distribution, Inc. is a leading distributor of key accessories brands for the photographic, video, cine and lighting production markets. Manfrotto Distribution is an international company within the Imaging Division of the Vitec Group, which owns the following leading international brands: Manfrotto, Gitzo, Kata, National Geographic Bags and Tripods, Avenger, and I.F.F. As the exclusive US distributor of Metz, Gossen, Elinchrom, Lastolite, Formatt Filters, and Rotatrim, Manfrotto Distribution offers the most complete range of exceptional camera and lighting accessories in the business. The Manfrotto Distribution international network covers the USA, Germany, France, Italy, UK and Japan. For more information about Manfrotto Distribution, visit http:///www.manfrottodistribution.us.
Datacolor is a global leader in color management solutions and color communication technology. The world’s leading brands, manufacturers, creative professionals and consumers have been choosing Datacolor’s innovative technology and solutions to consistently achieve the right color for nearly 40 years. A Swiss held company, Datacolor’s global presence encompasses a sales, service and support network serving customers in more than 65 countries throughout Europe, the Americas and Asia, along with 13 worldwide operation and production facilities. Industries served include apparel and textile, paint and coatings, automotive, plastics, photography, home theater and others. For more information about Datacolor and its products or services, visit http://www.datacolor.com.