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Merry Christmas from Color Confidence

Well, before the world ends, there’s just enough time to wish you all happy Christmas!

This will be our last blog post of 2012, so a big thanks to all those loyal readers that have subscribed to us over the last 12 months, and to all those who read our posts with interest.

We’ll be taking a more technical help angle for 2013; reviewing products, product comparisons and buying guides, as well as explaining how the somewhat complex world of colour management is actually pretty simple and hugely beneficial to your work.

Enjoy the holiday season, we’re off to get some strong coffee after the entertaining Color Confidence Christmas do last night.

See you in 2013 (hopefully) – we’ll be getting the year off to a flyer by attending London SWPP in January. Stay tuned for more details…

Grab yourself a bargain at our Clearance Day…

Once in a while we can offer a range of colour management related hardware and software products at extremely low prices.

These special offers range from clearance items to end of line stock and ex-demonstration/previously used products. All you need to do is come and visit us on Thursday 20th December at our Birmingham HQ and choose your bargain.

Come and see our selection of:

  • Epson 4880 printers
  • Agfa films/memory cards/USB sticks
  • Wacom Graphic Tablets
  • Image enhancement software
  • Inkjet paper
  • NEC Monitors
  • Epson Scanners
  • Complete PC Workstations
  • and selected other items

And better still with every on-the-day purchase, we will print out a few of your personal images in 6 x 4” format using our professional Epson Surelab D3000 printer, for Free! Just don’t forget your memory card… These items are in addition to the many clearance items already listed in our clearance section, which you can see here.

So come and join us next Thursday and get yourself a bargain.

And while you wait, make sure you have a search through our Christmas Shop

Christmas gifts for photographers…

Following the launch of our Christmas Shop last week…

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… we’ll be looking more closely at our Gifts for Photographers section which lists a selection of gift ideas suited to the photographer in the family, or for yourself if you’re feeling a bit indulgent! And to further tempt you, each of the products in this section come with a free Agfa Memory Card ranging from 4 – 8GB depending on the product, allowing you to capture those festive images.

Here’s a selection of the products on offer, all of which some with a free 4 GB memory card:

X-Rite ColorMunki Smile (with free 4GB SD Card)

  • The amazingly simple monitor calibrator
  • Perfect for those new to colour management or colour science
  • Calibrates multiple displays
  • User-friendly, plug and play interface
  • Gives you a colour accurate screen in minutes to view and edit images in confidence

Color Confidence GrafiLite (with free 4GB SD Card)

  • Desktop daylight simulation
  • Produces a standardised light source for accurate image assessment
  • Powerful, energy efficient bulb rated for 10,000 hours
  • Comes with a neutral grey viewing mat
  • View proofs, printouts or images under accurate lighting conditions

X-Rite ColorChecker Passport (with free 4GB SD Card)

  • Standalone camera DNG profiling and RAW workflow solution
  • A must have accessory for any serious photographer
  • Includes an industry standard, 24 patch classic colour reference
  • White balance target for accurate image control
  • Includes image editing software

Booq Python Toploader Camera Bag (with free 4GB SD Card)

  • Designed to carry DSLR and lenses
  • Contemporary, minimalist and practical
  • Shoulder bag
  • Tough, rugged, padded and stylish
  • Storage for flash cards, batteries, cables and phones

Browse the rest of our shop and find yourself a Christmas gift from the colour management world.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

Christmas_blog2Yes, it is still November…

But you can’t escape the plethora of Christmas adverts that have been reminding us of the need to do the shopping since August/September.

ANYWAY…

With the success of last years Color Confidence Christmas Shop, we’re pleased to launch this year’s Christmas Shop today.

We’ve re-designed the layout this year with some funky graphics, made navigation more shopper friendly, and broken it into categories to make shopping a bit easier:

  • Gifts for Photographers – from camera bags to monitor calibrators, there’s a gift to be found for all photographers from hobbyist to professional. And. better still. every item in this section comes with a free* AGFAPhoto memory card!
  • Stocking Fillers – Find that little extra something in our stocking fillers section
  • Accessories – everything you need for your Apple Mac or iPad with Rain Design laptop accessories and Booq bags

So if you have a photographer, designer or colour expert in the family and are struggling to find something this year, have a browse and get yourself the perfect gift.

Happy Shopping!

*Memory cards range from 2Gb – 8Gb, terms and conditions apply

The Christmas Countdown

Is it just us, or have the last few months flown by? What with all the new product launches and show preparations, we’ve barely had time to stop since the summer.

In any case, we’ve got a few news updates to share with you before we all get stuck into some Turkey this coming weekend…

You may well have seen on the website the all-new Color Confidence Studio Photo and Studio View, replacing the Color Confidence Studio XR2 Colour Management kit. The Studio Photo offers an all-in-one solution to colour verify your workflow, and the Studio View offers complete on-screen viewing accuracy. So if you’re after monitor calibration and an accurate colour managed workflow, these are the solutions for you.

A few weeks ago we introduced Cruxcase to you, which is the world’s first clamshell-keyboard case specially designed for iPad2 (You can read our blog entry here). Well, we’re pleased to announce that as a special festive treat, the Crux360 Gamma is now only £99 – meaning you can get the best out of your iPad for less. It’s the ideal accompaniment to go with that iPad2 currently sitting under the tree.

Speaking of things sitting under the tree – have we all got the Christmas shopping in yet? Or, are you struggling to find that certain something for the photographer or designer in the family?

If so, it’s not too late to visit our Christmas Shop.

We have a range of carefully chosen items perfect for a discerning photographer or graphic designer, from stylish Booq cases for iPads and MacBooks, to Pantone Accessories and Graphics Tablets.

You can browse through the shop here.

And to make sure you get delivery before Christmas, see the below dates for pre-Christmas delivery.

Last orders before Christmas:

  • Tue 20th December – normal service
  • Wed 21st December – normal service
  • Thurs 22nd December normal service
  • Fri 23rd Dec – Order before 2.00pm for 23rd Dec dispatch

Full delivery details across Christmas and New Year can be found here.

It just remains to say, all of us at Color Confidence hope you have a brilliant Christmas, and we’ll see you in 2012!