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Jul 15, 2005

X-Rite ICC Color Profiles Ship with Epson Stylus Photo R1800

Press Release: X-Rite Premium ICC Color Profiles, Color Guide and Demo Version of MonacoEZColor Software to be Bundled with Epson’s New Stylus Photo® R1800

Grandville, MI — July 14, 2005 — X-Rite (NASDAQ: XRIT) today announced that Epson will bundle downloadable X-Rite premium ICC profiles, Complete Guide to Color Management publication, and a demo version of MonacoEZcolor color management software with each Epson Stylus® Photo R1800. The Epson Stylus Photo R1800 is a revolutionary printer that delivers large, archival quality glossy and matte photos worthy of display. Premium ICC color profiles were specifically created for the Epson Stylus Photo R1800 using X-Rite’s award-winning MonacoPROFILER 4.7 software, the graphic arts industry’s leading color profile engine.

“X-Rite and Epson have shared a long, successful partnership and we are delighted once again to offer premium ICC profiles for Epson Stylus Photo R1800 customers,” said Tom Dlugos, X-Rite’s Director of Sales, Imaging Products. “Combined with our Complete Guide to Color Management publication and trial version of MonacoEZcolor software, the customer will have the necessary color tools to achieve consistent color fidelity from image to print.”

“Epson has a legacy of providing photographers and digital artists with the tools that enable them to express their vision,” said Patrick Chen, product manager, photo imaging, Epson America. “Partnering with an industry leader like X-Rite is another example of this philosophy, which in turn benefits our customers.”

About X-Rite’s Color Management Solution Bundle for Epson

• Premium ICC Profiles: The Epson Stylus Photo R1800 includes premium ICC profiles created by MonacoPROFILER 4.7 software. These profiles will provide users even better quality color prints. Customers will be able to download their premium ICC profiles from the Epson Stylus Photo R1800 webpage on http://www.epson.com

• The Complete Guide to Color Management: A 48-page publication designed to help users better understand color management. Includes step-by-step instructions for creating a color managed workflow.

• Demo of award-winning MonacoEZcolor software: Try a demo version MonacoEZcolor, an award winning color management application for photographers and graphic designers. The program saves time, cost and frustration of multiple print jobs by creating custom ICC profiles to compensate for variances in color between input, output and viewing devices.

Pricing and Availability
The Epson Stylus Photo R1800 can be purchased through Epson’s authorized dealers, mail order, resellers, computer superstores and on Epson’s retail website at http://www.epson.com.

About the Epson Stylus Photo R1800
Taking Epson’s award-winning technology one step further, the Epson Stylus Photo R1800 quickly creates large, archival quality glossy and matte photos worthy of display. Experience the rich, true-to-life colors and subtle detail that’s evident in every image. It’s all possible with Epson UltraChrome Hi-Gloss™ Inks, plus an industry leading resolution and ink droplet size – the same innovative features that made the Epson Stylus Photo R800 a resounding success.

About Epson
Epson offers an extensive array of award-winning image capture and image output products for the consumer, business, photography and graphic arts markets. The company is also a leading supplier of value-added point-of-sale (POS) printers and transaction terminals for the retail market. Founded in 1975, Epson America, Inc. is the U.S. affiliate of Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, a global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality technology products that meet customer demands for increased functionality, compactness, systems integration and energy efficiency. Epson America, Inc. is headquartered in Long Beach, Calif.

About X-Rite

X-Rite is a leading provider of color measurement solutions comprised of hardware, software and services for the verification and communication of color data. The Company serves a broad range of industries, including graphic arts, digital imaging, industrial and retail color matching, and medical. X-Rite is global, with 18 offices throughout Europe, Asia, and the Americas, serving customers in over 88 countries.

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