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ICS to bundle GretagMacbeth Eye-One Spectrophotometer with its Remote Director Proofing Systems

Thursday, July 01, 2004

Press release from the issuing company

New York, NY; June 30, 2004 -- Integrated Color Solutions (ICS)--the technology leader in providing remote color proofing solutions--announced today that it has signed an agreement with GretagMacbeth, the worldwide technological leader in color measurement and management solutions, to distribute GretagMacbeth’s OEM "monitor-only" version of the Eye-One spectrophotometer bundled in all five Remote Director SWOP(R) Certified systems. ICS will begin selling the Eye-One Monitor spectrophotometer immediately through its network of Remote Director Authorized Resellers. SWOP Certified Remote Director systems that feature the Eye-One to calibrate each monitor and verify the color of each proof include the EIZO ColorEdge(TM) CG21 LCD Monitor, Apple 20-inch Cinema LCD Display, Apple 23-inch High-Definition Cinema LCD display, and Sony Artisan 21-inch CRT monitor. Each of the Certified Remote Director configurations runs on an Apple Power Mac G4 or G5 computer, version OSX 10.2 or later. The Eye-One "monitor-only" device is a compact handheld spectrophotometer with unmatched measurement performance in its class. It is the perfect tool for people working in the creative and graphic arts business, pre-press production, digital photography, web design, architecture and all other professions where communication of precise on-screen color information is important. "GretagMacbeth is excited to team with ICS in providing a comprehensive contract monitor proofing system to the graphic arts marketplace," said Mark Geeves, Vice President OEM Sales, Digital Imaging, of GretagMacbeth. "The accuracy and inter-instrument agreement provided by our spectrophotometrically based family of Eye-One instruments is a key component in the implementation of remote proofing systems." "We are pleased to expand our relationship with GretagMacbeth by distributing their Eye-One spectrophotometer," noted John Sweeney, ICS Vice President, Sales and Marketing. "The Eye-One is an essential component in all Remote Director SWOP Certified Systems, and the right to distribute enables us to provide clients with the right tool, the leading industry standard spectrophotometer, ensuring a confident transition to an all digital workflow."




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