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OBC - Optical Brightener Compensation Module (Discontinued)

The Optical Brightening Agents that make paper appear whiter can also make color management a challenge. X-Rite’s Optical Brightener Compensation will help you achieve agreement between what you measure and what you see.

Optical Brightening Agents (OBAs) are used in many paper mills and premium inkjet paper manufacturers to make a yellowish paper appear whiter and brighter. Until recently, color management technologies have not been able to deal with the color variations these OBAs cause in custom ICC output profiles – a problem for users in color-critical proofing and printing environments.

X-Rite’s Optical Brightening Compensation (OBC) solution helps compensate for these color shifts, so the color you measure with your color management device is the same color you see in a viewing booth. It’s designed for use in conjunction with X-Rite's i1iSis family of automatic spectral chart readers and ProfileMaker or MonacoPROFILER profiling software.

X-Rite's OBC solution is now included with every i1iSis device. If your device was purchased before August 2008, the OBC Module is available as a separate purchase.