PDV Professional Desktop Viewers

When an item is viewed, the color we see is a result of the color quality of the light source and the reflective characteristics of the item. As a result, when attempting to achieve an accurate color match, colors can appear to match under one light source and then appear significantly different under another light source.


Portable Color Viewing in Industry Standard D50 Lighting

GTI’s PDV desktop color viewing stations are designed for accurate color appraisal of small format color prints, proofs, and flat artwork in studio, office, and production environments. The compact and portable design of these viewers allows you to place them wherever needed—next to a desktop monitor, atop a digital press, on a table or counter, or anywhere color appraisal needs to be made in industry standard lighting.

The Industry Choice

The PDV series provides the right light for accurate color viewing at the right price. Utilizing multi-voltage electronic ballasts and Graphiclite 100 T8 lamps, PDV viewers are the industry choice for D50 controlled desktop viewing of small format color prints.

Three model sizes offer viewing areas from 13" × 19.25" up to 23.5" × 25.25". All models fold for easy set-up, storage, and transport.



PDV Features Include:

  • ISO 3664:2009 compliance
  • D50 light quality at an affordable cost
  • GTI Graphiclite 100 lamps
  • Print bar
  • Small footprint/compact design
  • Easy-to-use folding design

Options for Enhanced Viewing

Optional side walls are available on all models to control ambient light.
Adding a lower luminaire improves the evenness of light across the viewing area and is ideal for the most critical color appraisal. Dual luminaire models include side walls.

Soft Proofing Capability

Full range dimming capability enables soft proofing by allowing for a luminance match to be made between a hard copy proof or print and an image on a monitor.

GTI is a leading manufacturer of tight tolerance lighting systems for critical color viewing, color communication, and color matching. An in-house spectroradiometric laboratory and a 100% measurement and verification production process guarantees that precision and accuracy is built into all products. All products are shipped with a certificate of product conformance (NIST traceable).

    PDV Viewing Area Sizes
    Model Viewing Area (H x W x D)
    PDV-2e 13" × 19.25" (33 cm × 49 cm)
    PDV-3e 16.5" × 25.25" (42 cm × 64 cm)
    PDV-2020e 23.5" × 25.25" (60 cm × 64 cm)


    PDV Specifications

    Model Description Viewing Area (H x W x D) Depth of Base
    PDV-2e Single Luminaire 18" × 19.25" × 13.5" (46 cm × 49 cm × 34 cm) 7.75" (20 cm)
    PDV-2ex Dual Luminaire 18" × 19.25" × 13.5" (46 cm × 49 cm × 34 cm) 9" (23 cm)
    PDV-3ex Single Luminaire

    22" × 25.25" × 13.5" (56 cm × 64 cm × 34 cm)

    8.75" (22 cm)
    PDV-3ex Dual Luminaire

    22" × 25.25" × 13.5" (56 cm × 64 cm × 34 cm)

    9.25" (23 cm)
    PDV-2020e Single Luminaire 29" × 25.25" × 16.25" (74 cm × 64 cm × 41 cm) 10.5" (27 cm)
    PDV-2020ex Dual Luminaire 29" × 25.25" × 16.25" (74 cm × 64 cm × 41 cm) 11" (28 cm)



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