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    Monthly Archives: May 2010

    • New version of X-Rite's EasyTrax now available

      A Special Announcement from X-Rite

      We are now shipping a new enhanced version of EasyTrax, the industry's most affordable, semi-automated press-side color scanning solution. This new version now features support for Windows 7, additional functionality for customers with perfecting presses to handle up to 8 colors, support of Japan Color libraries, an enhanced Wizard-style editor interface, and a series of easy-to-follow animated tutorials.

      With these new enhancements, users will be able to get up and running even faster, with everything they need at their fingertips. The unique editor interface will walk the user through every step of set-up.

      For customers with more advanced needs, EasyTrax now enables perfecting presses to support up to 8 ink units with the advanced ISO/G7 module, whether using a CMYK, Multi-Color or N-Color workflow.

      The ISO standards and G7 Process Control Module is ideal for customers who want to maximize their process control efficiency by printing to international standards. These features help process color printers work to ISO targets using specific ISO inks and paper stocks. With easy to understand measurement results graphs and reporting, the press operator can quickly see what adjustments need to be made on press to be within the targets.

      You can find out more about the new EasyTrax on X-Rite's website, or click here view our X-Rite products.

    • Secure, color managed PDF files are easily created with new GMG/Enfocus workflow

      GMG, developer and supplier of high-end color management and proofing solutions, is pleased to announce the availability of a new solution to create standard-compliant, perfectly color managed PDF files in combination with Enfocus Switch. A GMG FlowConnect configurator (or plug-in) is available to automate GMG ColorServer and InkOptimizer color management solutions within Enfocus Switch.

      The new GMG configurator offers a workflow integration that enables fully centralized and automated color management with the GMG color management solutions. It sends PDF, TIFF and JPEG files from within Enfocus Switch to GMG ColorServer/InkOptimizer, allows the set-up of parameters and receives status information (success, warning, error) to track all jobs in the entire workflow. This configurator can also be used in combination with other configurators in a Switch flow which can result in combining PitStop Server 'preflight and fixing' technology with color management in order to create certified, color managed PDF files that comply with PDF standards like PDF/X1-a and the Ghent PDF Workgroup specifications.

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    • GMG ColorServer and GMG SmartProfiler updates give users even more ease of use

      GMG, developer and supplier of high-end color management and proofing solutions, is pleased to announce the availability of a new solution to create standard-compliant, perfectly color managed PDF files in combination with Enfocus Switch. A GMG FlowConnect configurator (or plug-in) is available to automate GMG ColorServer and InkOptimizer color management solutions within Enfocus Switch.

      The new GMG configurator offers a workflow integration that enables fully centralized and automated color management with the GMG color management solutions. It sends PDF, TIFF and JPEG files from within Enfocus Switch to GMG ColorServer/InkOptimizer, allows the set-up of parameters and receives status information (success, warning, error) to track all jobs in the entire workflow. This configurator can also be used in combination with other configurators in a Switch flow which can result in combining PitStop Server 'preflight and fixing' technology with color management in order to create certified, color managed PDF files that comply with PDF standards like PDF/X1-a and the Ghent PDF Workgroup specifications.

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    • X-Rite and GMG Partner to Develop Automated Print Quality Control and Standardization Solutions for the Graphic Arts Industry

      X-Rite, Incorporated, the world leader in color management, measurement and communication technologies, and GMG, a developer and supplier of high-end color management and proofing solutions today announced that they are jointly developing a new line of X-Rite branded automated print quality control and standardization solutions for the graphic arts industry. The four new, wizard-driven solutions will allow print buyers and pressroom operators to follow a job from contract to delivery and ensure quality consistency and standards compliance. These solutions will support all of X-Rite’s prepress and printing instruments, and will be offered exclusively through X-Rite’s worldwide network of sales partners.

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    • RIT launches Survey in its First Phase of Developing Certification Services for Printers

      In the first phase of its plan to develop and offer process audits and certification services to North American printers, Rochester Institute of Technology has launched a Web-based survey to determine the extent printers conform to well-defined printing standards. Industry leaders have urged RIT to become a certification body in North America because of the void in the area of standards and process conformance. Participants will take an online survey, download test forms, conduct a press run and submit printed sheets to RIT for a free “check-up.” The online survey and free press sheet check-up are available until June 30. To take the survey, download the test form for the free conformance “check-up” and learn more about the printing standards audit, use the link below.

      To learn more about all of our public seminars please visit our web site at printlab.rit.edu

    • Release of GMG ColorProof Update Brings Best Ever Proofing Quality to IPEX

      GMG, developer and supplier of high-end color management and proofing solutions, is pleased to announce today the release of version 5.1.1 of its award-winning proofing software GMG ColorProof. The latest version incorporates innovative platform technology which enables future implementation of new printers, optimized remote proofing and nesting functions, as well as new calibrations and profiles. This ensures that users achieve the highest contract proofing quality at all times. The same applies to GMG DotProof and GMG FlexoProof halftone proofing software, which are particularly suitable for packaging proof applications.

      Version 5.1.1 offers full integration of the newly supported proofing devices Epson Stylus Pro WT7900, Canon imagePROGRAF iPF8300/iPF6350/iPF6300 inkjet printers, which will shortly be joined by the Roland VersaUV LEC-330. Users can create high quality mockups and packaging proofs on original substrates.

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    • Pantone Unleashes PANTONE PLUS, the Next Generation of Color

      For nearly 50 years, the PANTONE® MATCHING SYSTEM® has been the worldwide color communication standard. As technology and working styles advance, Pantone continues to evolve its color tools and technology to reflect today's design and production workflows. Pantone LLC, an X-Rite company (NASDAQ: XRIT) and the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, today announces PANTONE PLUS, the next generation of the PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM.

      PANTONE PLUS SERIES
      A modern evolution of the PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM, the PANTONE PLUS SERIES provides designers and printers with new features and capabilities to fulfill their creative desires. Enhancements include the chromatic arrangement of colors for more intuitive selection, an expanded palette of spot colors, the addition of new premium metallics and a broader range of neons.

      Click here to learn more about PANTONE PLUS.

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