Recently, there is an introduction of Spector typeface and colour corrector known as Spector. Spector is a small device that houses a built-in camera with a mode for capturing text and a mode for capturing colour. The user selects what they are trying to capture, places Spector over the colour or font, and presses the lone button located on the top of the unit. It is still just a prototype.
Typography, colour breakdown and scale can be hard to estimate. Spector take the guesswork out of designing for print on the screen. Simply place it over the desired text and watch the exact typeface appear on the screen. The integrated camera takes a photo and uses it to generate an exact match. It has the capability to store up to 20 of your images. So now, users can print their designs with total confidence.
The brainchild of RCA Design Products graduate Fiona O’Leary, the Spector Typeface & Colour Collector is a handheld device that detects and displays on the screen typeface, font size and even colour. In fact, it gives the specifics on all CYMK, RGB and Pantone colours information. The software interface and Bluetooth connectivity allowing it to transmit data seamlessly to design programs such as In-Design, Word and Pages.