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Canon imagePROGRAF iPF x100 Series Printers Awarded SWOP Certification

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Press release from the issuing company

Lake Success, N.Y., September 16, 2008 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leading provider of digital imaging technology, and CGS Publishing Technologies International, today announced that standards organization IDEAlliance has awarded SWOP Grade 3 and 5, and GRACol Grade 1 certifications to Canon's imagePROGRAF iPF x100 Series large format printers when used in conjunction with CGS's ORIS PearlProof media.

IDEAlliance SWOP (Specifications for Web Offset Publications) and GRACol (General Requirements for Applications in Commercial Offset Lithography) Certification of the Canon iPF x100 Series large format printers and CGS media assures graphics, publishing, packaging and production professionals consistent and accurate color reproduction in order to match the appearance of certified press proofs used in print production.

"Providing the highest quality contract proofing solutions is a top priority at Canon, and working closely with partners like CGS, we are able to deliver solutions that meet the industry's 'Gold Standards' – SWOP and GRACol - for inkjet proofing systems." said Jim Rosetta, vice president and general manager, Imaging Systems Group, Canon U.S.A.  "We are honored and delighted that we have received this prestigious industry certification."

CGS President Trevor Haworth commenting on the certifications stated, "CGS is pleased to be the first company to receive industry certification with the Canon x100 Series large format printers.  Certifications like this are very important for achieving perfect color matching.  CGS is committed to all color standards as a means of assuring the best quality for users of proofs created by ORIS products."




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