i1Basic Pro 2 by X-Rite is a top-class professional spectrophotometer that can perform the following kinds of operations:
- color profiling of computer displays and projectors;
- on-screen print checks (soft proofing);
- spot color management;
- monitor QA.
The i1Basic Pro 2 operates at the highest precision level yet some extras have been removed from the kit to retain the lowest price level for this class of equipment. This model is targeted towards several specific customer groups — graphics designers, design bureaus, advertisement agencies — that tend to work chiefly on-screen and print only in limited runs whenever they need to co-ordinate with their customers; they outsource photography and large run printing and thus do not need exact camera or printer profiling solutions.
If you are also taking photos and need to print them on a digital printer in RGB format, have a look at the i1Photo Pro 2 instead.
If you are shooting and editing photos and then print them on a high-resolution fine-art printer with 4 or more CMYK inks, check out the i1Publish Pro 2.
The i1Pro 2 spectrophotometer has extended spectral range (380÷730 nm) with improved resolution (10-nm steps). It operates at a speed of 200 samples per second. Unlike the previous UV/non-UV versions, the i1Pro 2 sensor has a built-in switchable UV filter. These improvements allow measurement at three kinds of standard viewing conditions: ISO 13655 M0: Tungsten; ISO 13655 M1: D50; ISO 13655 M2: UV Cut, as well as application of OBC (Optical Brightener Compensation) when measuring UV-reactive papers.
The i1Basic Pro 2 kit includes:
- An i1 Pro professional spectrophotometer;
- The iProfiler color profile generation software;
- The spot color management application Pantone® Color Manager;
- The following accessories:
- Ambient light measurement head;
- Monitor holder;
- Scanning ruler;
- Backup board;
- Positioning target;
- Soft-sided storage case.
Comparison between i1Pro 2 kits (Basic / Photo / Publish)
|i1Basic Pro 2||i1Photo Pro 2||i1Publish Pro 2|
|Profile & calibrate computer displays||•||•||•|
|Profile & calibrate projectors||•||•||•|
|Profile RGB printers||•||•|
|Profile CMYK printers||•|
|Profile CMYK+ printers||•|
|PANTONE® Color Management||•||•||•|
|ColorChecker Classic (Mini) test chart||•||•|
|ColorChecker Proof card||•||•|