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Pantone Introduces CAPSURE For Color Capture Anytime Anywhere

Posted: October 2, 2010

Pantone LLC, an X-Rite company and the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, announced CAPSURE™, a compact, handheld device that lets design professionals, contractors, paint retailers, and do-it-yourselfers confidently measure and match color inspiration instantly—from small, patterned, multi-colored textures and textiles to walls and carpeting.
Created for professionals in fashion, home furnishings, interior, industrial and graphic design, as well as contractors, paint retailers and do-it-yourselfers, CAPSURE allows users to accurately identify color 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 color from a sample or any other form of color inspiration.
“CAPSURE’s advanced image capture technology sets a new standard for accuracy and versatility in a portable device,” says Giovanni Marra, director of corporate marketing at Pantone. “The real power of CAPSURE is its ability to measure the color of any surface, including small, patterned, and multi-colored 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 color-accurate images in 1.6 seconds, CAPSURE can extract up to four dominant colors from an intricate pattern so the viewer can clearly identify the desired color. For more, visit