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Datacolor Updates SpyderPRINT Software For Catalina Share This on LinkedIn   Tweet This   Forward This

6 December 2019

Datacolor has released Version 5.5 of its SpyderPRINT software for macOS. Both the application and installer are now 64-bit and fully compatible with macOS 10.15 Catalina.

SpyderPRINT provides test patterns you print using your inks and paper on your printer which are then scanned with the included spectrocolorimeter. The known values of the test patterns are compared to the actual printed squares to create a profile for that ink and paper combination, providing the most accurate equivalent to your image data your printer can provide.

It can also be used to recalibrate the SpyderCHECKR targets as they age.


Highlights of the update include:

  • 64-bit compiles compatible with macOS 10.15 Catalina
  • Retina display support for improved user interface appearances
  • Internal improvements
  • Bug fixes

All previous measurement files and target prints created with earlier versions of SpyderPRINT remain valid and can be used with the new 5.5 version.

We have a review of SpyderPRINT in process as part of our Datacolor Kits series.


SpyderPRINT software for macOS is available for download now. For more information see the news release below.

Datacolor Releases SpyderPRINT 5.5

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. -- Datacolor has released Version 5.5 of their SpyderPRINT software. The SpyderPRINT application and installer are now 64-bit, for full compatibility with macOS 10.15 Catalina. Highlights of the update include retina display support for improved user interface appearances, in addition to assorted internal improvements and bug fixes.

For more, please visit the FAQ.

Requirements: Datacolor 1005 spectrocolorimeter or Spyder3Print/SpyderPRINT SR spectrocolorimeter

Operating System Support: Mac OS X 10.11, 10.12, 10.13, 10.14, 10.15

This software works with both the original Datacolor 1005 spectrocolorimeter and the second generation Spyder3Print/SpyderPRINT SR spectrocolorimeter and is a recommended upgrade for existing PrintFIX PRO, Spyder3Print, Spyder3Studio SR and SpyderPRINT users who are running OSX 10.11 or later. It is also part of the Spyder5 Studio and SpyderX Studio packages.

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