IPA Color Proofing Roundup Validates KPG Matchprint As Comparable To Hard Copy Proofs
Thursday, July 22, 2004
Norwalk, Connecticut, USA — When monitor proofing systems were evaluated in the IPA (Association of Graphic Solutions Providers) Color Proofing RoundUP, the Kodak Polychrome Graphics (KPG) Matchprint Virtual Proofing System set the standard for contract quality proofing on the monitor. The Matchprint Virtual Proofing System and the new Matchprint Virtual Proofing System LCD placed first and second in the match to GRACoL press sheets as well as the comparison of monitor proofing systems to hard copy proofing systems. “Monitor proofing in the workflow improves collaboration and helps customers meet faster and faster turnaround times,” said Rob Pipe, Business Director, Virtual Proofing, KPG. “The results further validate the Matchprint Virtual Proofing System’s ability to reproduce color with a degree of accuracy that leads the industry.” By enabling online viewing of the many rounds of proofing that occur before a file is approved for print, the Matchprint Virtual Proofing System speeds up the approval process and fosters stronger collaboration among those involved in the production process. The GATF InterTech Technology Award-winning and SWOP- (Specifications for Web Offset Publications) certified Matchprint Virtual Proofing System can be used for content, imposition and color-critical proofing, predicting press results, checking for file integrity, routing jobs for all levels of approval and communicating print expectations. The Matchprint Virtual Proofing System line includes the Matchprint Virtual Press Side Proofing System, which is designed for installation directly into the pressroom and creates a completely digital workflow that includes agencies, designers, prepress operations and the printer. At drupa, KPG announced line extensions including the Matchprint Virtual LCD Proofing System, which combines the convenience of proofing from a desktop computer with the color accuracy, collaboration and productivity benefits of the Matchprint Virtual Proofing solution, and Matchprint Virtual Desktop Proofing System, an offline proofing solution that allows users to view color accurate proofs from RGB and CMYK data at an earlier stage in the workflow. The system includes a Matchprint Virtual LCD monitor, Matchprint Virtual Color Calibration Software, KPG Color Fidelity Module and Matchprint Virtual colorimeter. KPG’s monitor proofing portfolio also features the RealTimeProof suite of web-based proofing solutions providing accurate image quality for monitor and remote proofing. Using breakthrough proprietary streaming technology, Pixels on Demand, high-resolution files can be viewed in seconds, even over a dial-up connection. Users need only a web browser on a Mac or PC and a free downloadable plug-in to proof their original files from anywhere, at any time.