Left Dakota was founded in 1992 to provide consulting for the electronic & database publishing markets (primarily QuarkXPress/Postscript based) and also to provide training, system needs analysis, system configuration & maintenance to corporations and individuals.

As part of its continued growth, Left Dakota expanded its offices in 1998, changed its name and incorporated in 1999.

Past and present clients include: Allergan, Neutrogena, Corbis, Behr Paints, Adobe Inc., Disney, Paramount, The National Association of Television Programming Executives, and McGraw-Hill.

In addition to working for larger corporations, we also serve individual professionals and small companies.

Left Dakota has refined its focus exclusively to the area of Color Management, and is now a leading provider of product sales, training, and ongoing service to customers implementing ICC-based color management workflows.

As part of our on-going commitment to improving color management, we engineer Macintosh-based commercial software products which solve long-standing color management quality issues, and allow owners of high-end proofing systems to dramatically improve the accuracy of their proofs. Our first product, "Link-o-lator", began shipping in the summer of 2002, and is regarded as the world leader in the creation of specialty ICC device links.

What we offer:
We sell and install only the best-of-breed color management hardware and software. We offer training on every product sold by us.

Additionally, for customers who do not wish to purchase hardware and software, Left Dakota representatives can provide on-site profiling services for a labor-only charge.

Left Daktoa Service Pricing:
1 day profiling/installation/training service: $2,500.00
1/2 day profiling/installation/training service: $1,320.00

Services offered include:
Site evaluation
Workflow evaluation
Scanner/Input calibration
Monitor calibration
Printer calibration
Remote printer calibration
Re-linearization calibration

Eric Magnusson, Left Dakota founder and President has over 23 years experience in the electronic publishing market. In addition to operating Left Dakota, he has worked at several leading-edge companies including Quark Inc., Pre-Press Technologies, Light Source Inc., and Live Picture Inc. He also co-founded the QuarkXTension distribution company, XChange.

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