Eizo has added two new models to its ColorEdge series of LCD monitors for soft proofing, digital photography, and graphic arts.


September 22, 2006: Eizo has added two new models to its ColorEdge series of LCD monitors for soft proofing, digital photography, and graphic arts.
The new CG211 and CG210-N will replace the ColorEdge CG210 which was introduced in March 2005 and together will cover a wider range of performance features and user requirements. The ColorEdge CG211 is a ColorEdge “Premium Edition” model and comes with Eizo’s latest ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit), which has a

12-bit look-up table with a palette of 4,081 colours for each R, G, and B, and 16-bit internal processing. This ensures brightness and colour uniformity from corner-to-corner and greyscale rendering that is on a par with high-end CRT monitors. A monitor hood to shield the hood from ambient light and screen cleaner kit are provided.
The CG210-N also offers excellent colour reproduction with a 10-bit look-up table and 14-bit colour processing. Monitor hood and screen cleaner are sold separately. Both monitors have a native resolution of 1600 x 1200 pixels and both are equipped with IPS (In-Plane Switching) panels that exhibit minimal colour shift when viewed from off-centre. Viewing angles of 170 degrees are supported. Each Eizo monitor is gamma-adjusted at the factory before shipping to ensure consistent colour display for each unit. The brightness and contrast for the CG211 are 225 cd/m ² and 500:1 respectively, while for the CG210-N they are 250 cd/m ² and 550:1.
Both monitors feature an ergonomic design that includes a height-adjustable stand and tilt, swivel and pivot adjustments (40 ° tilt, 70 ° swivel, 90 ° pivot). Dual DVI-I inputs are included for compatibility with digital and analog graphics boards. A USB 2.0 hub with one upstream and two downstream ports provides high-speed connectivity with USB-compliant peripherals. Both models come with Eizo’s ActiveRotation II feature, which allows easy switching between landscape and portrait modes. The ColorEdge series monitors ideal for soft proofing, allowing users to emulate other monitors, simply by obtaining the other monitor’s profile and proof printed images on the screen before printing them. This can dramatically reduce media wastage.


The look-up table of the ColorEdge CG211 can be calibrated using the bundled ColorNavigator software and a GretagMacbeth Eye-One, X-Rite MonacoOPTIX/OPTIX Pro or DTP94/DTP94B, or ColorVision Spyder2 calibration device (sold separately). ColorNavigator has a user-friendly interface and calibration takes less than five minutes. The ColorEdge CG210 and CG210-N are backed by a limited five-year warranty. Both monitors will be available through Eizo’s network of distributors beginning in October. For product and stockist information, visit www.eizo.com.au.