Printing-Industry Color Certified (G7/Fogra)
Brightness Uniformity Function
“Adding BenQ PG2401PT monitor to my workflow has enabled me to be more efficient while proofing my images and having them printed correctly the first time” - Professional Wedding Photographter - William Innes
“I consider this an important development for digital photography - the monitor is utlitarian, provides amazing color quality, and to put it quite simply: it just works.” - Wildlife Photographer - Andy Biggs
“This BenQ PG2401PT is an indespensable tool for photogaphers, video editor, graphic designers and color critical workflow” - Professional Wedding Photographer - Art Suwansang
“After calibration, I gained two very closely-matched monitors but chose the PG2401PT to make final color decisions since its resolution and contrast ratio are so incredible” - Cultural Photographer - Vincent Versace
“Generally speaking, if you are only editing and retouching your own work, you'll find this display to be truly capable of delivering your creative vision. The PG2401PT is great for all kinds of graphic outputs, not just for photo images” - Snapshot Photographer - Tomoshi Hara
“Adobe RGB is considered as the benchmark for professional colour imaging in the print and publishing indusries. The BenQ PG2401PT , meets the best of industry standards for its colour capability” - Landscape Photographer - Mark Wood
“ The BenQ monitors have this built-in hardware calibration option where you can use your analyse software to create the perfect calibration. But most of all I like the BenQ monitors for their 99% Adobe RGB compatibility.” - Celebrity/ Model Photographer Frank Doorhof
Watch this BenQ PG2401PT video review by Frank Doorhof
BenQ PG series monitors are tested against standard printing color charts and real printing house results to determine which aspects of colorations prove to be the most challenging for graphic professionals. As defined by these test results, the BenQ PG series specializes in color reproduction for tones with a Delta-E value lower than two.
BenQ PG series monitors are Printing-Industry Color Certified (G7/Fogra) according to international ISO standards that improve design and proofing efficiency and lower total cost of ownership. On-screen images have never been so true to the final printed image. Finally, a monitor series that is print-perfect.
Each BenQ PG series display is subjected to a verification process on-site upon production in order to test the performance of the monitor in terms of Brightness uniformity, Delta-E and Gamma curve. These results are validated against BenQ and industry color standards—the results of the test are noted on a calibration report, included with each individual PG series monitor.
BenQ PG series monitors cover 100% CMYK color space and 99% Adobe RGB color space, ensuring that the truest red roses, blue skies and green grasses can be reproduced with accuracy.
Enjoy the smoothest shading and color transitions in natural gradations on a 10-bit display panel. A 10-bit panel can create more than one billion colors – 64 times the amount of color available on an 8-bit panel – to guarantee silky smooth gradation. The PG series also includes 14-bit processing capability, generating crisper definition and improved gray-level distinction, allowing you see true-to-print natural shades before they get printed.
With the 14-bit 3D Look Up Table (LUT), monitors can display the most accurate color mixture. 14-bit 3D LUT improves RGB color blending accuracy, resulting in impeccable color and gray tone reproduction.
BenQ PG series monitors feature Delta E≤2 in both Adobe RGB and sRGB color spaces to ensure colors are displayed accurately in every stage of web design, photo retouch and pre-press workflow. Delta E≤2 not only offers viewers the truest appearance of the original image, it also saves time and money by creating reliable colors and providing promising result when matching images the first time, every time.
BenQ PG Series Monitor
Utilizing the X-Rite calibration device (i1 pro, i1 pro 2 or i1 Display Pro), you can use hardware calibration function to adjust the 3D LUT in the monitor directly, providing smoother and more consistent color tones. Keep the image consistent with the original, without being affected by graphic settings. Subsequently, these calibrated settings are stored directly in the monitor under two of the preset modes.
Brightness Uniformity is achieved via a delicate process involving utilizing high precision apparatus to meticulously fine-tuning hundreds of sub-regions of the entire screen. This feature enables PG series monitors to maintain a consistent color appearance across the entire display area. By preciously controlling brightness and chromaticity of each sub-region, Brightness Uniformity Function offers a more authentic and consistent viewing experience.
PG series is bundled with Palette Master Software, co-developed with X-rite, the global leader in color science. This software allows users to efficiently validate calibration results according to G7, FOGRA and UGRA printing standards. An intuitive UI Design and range of adjustment parameters make calibrating suitable color profiles quick and easy.
*Support Colorimeter : X-rite i1 Pro / i1 Pro 2 / i1 Display
*Support OS platform: Win XP 32 bit with Service Pack 3 / Win Vista 32 bit with Service Pack 1 / Win 7 32/64 bit or above / Mac OS X 10.6.8 or above.
The PG series is supported by a uniquely designed stand, featuring sleek looks, blue detailing and a wide range of adjustability. The stand itself can be maneuvered to Tilt, Pivot or Swivel in order to suit any ergonomic desktop configuration, regardless of the desk arrangement or the user’s height. The On Screen Display can even rotate automatically for landscape or portrait use.
Factory calibrated preset viewing modes ensure users have a suitable variety of viewing conditions upon first using the monitor. The PG series offers Standard, Adobe RGB, sRGB, illumine. A, D50 and D65 for standard graphical work. For more involved work, the Calibration Mode enables users to save calibration settings and switch between different sets of calibration settings. Additionally the heavily customizable Custom Mode can be used for delicate color tuning.
A variety of inputs provides users with flexibility in connecting various input devices. PC users can connect the PG series monitor to a PC via DVI-D, HDMI or DisplayPort while MAC users can connect via the Mini DisplayPort input. Two USB 3.0 ports and card reader are also available for rapid file transfers and storage solutions.
Ambient lighting and glare can often obstruct the user’s perception of color reproduction. With this in mind, the PG series includes a detachable shading hood made specifically for glare reduction and use in areas where controlling ambient light is not feasible.