Department - Author 1

Graphic Communication Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Graphic Communication



Primary Advisor

Brian Lawler


The purpose of this study was to inform people about new color management technologies. These people are consumers and creators within any industry; even though this paper focuses on graphic designers in the graphic communication industry. These technologies will allow consumers to break out of the color management shell. Now, there is no need to rely completely on color management specialists.

This study investigated the advantages of one particular device: the ColorMunki. In order to do this, the ColorMunki was given to graphic designers in San Luis Obispo, California. They were asked to use the ColorMunki for a week and to write down their likes and dislikes about the ColorMunki. The common threads were put together in charts to determine whether the ColorMunki was a success or not.

Results from the two graphic designers indicated that the ColorMunki is a very acceptable new color management tool. They used the device successfully and were happy with the product. However, more research was conducted to confirm the benefits of the ColorMunki. The ColorMunki was compared to a similar, more expensive device, the i1Pro. Those results showed that the ColorMunki, while significantly cheaper than the i1Pro, captures highly accurate color samples.