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KPG Announces New Matchprint ProofPro RIP And Matchprint ProofPro Media

Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Press release from the issuing company

Norwalk, Connecticut, USA — First shown at drupa, the Kodak Polychrome Graphics (KPG) Matchprint ProofPro RIP Version 1.0 and Matchprint ProofPro Media are now available for users of the latest inkjet printers from HP, Epson and Canon worldwide. “Used together, the Matchprint ProofPro RIP and Matchprint ProofPro Media offer our customers an easy-to-use source of accurate and consistent proofs from a variety of inkjet printers,” said Lisa Singer, Worldwide Product Manager, Inkjet Proofing, KPG. “The combination helps users take advantage of inkjet proofing from concept to contract as their customers’ demands dictate.” The Matchprint ProofPro RIP Version 1.0 is based on Adobe's CPSI technology and offers assured compatibility with the most recent PDF file formats as well as improved efficiency throughout the workflow. KPG's Color Fidelity Module (CFM) color management software and Matchprint profiles ensure accurate color reproduction, true spot colors and truer black reproduction than any other RIP in its class. The RIP also incorporates Matchprint ColorLink technology, which offers spot color dot gain control for more accurate reproduction of spot colors. Additionally, Matchprint ColorLink allows users to reproduce tints of spot colors and includes an easy access library of frequently used spot colors. “I was impressed with the new color controls and handling of fine type of the new Matchprint ProofPro RIP," said Bob Ardolino, Director of IT, Image Processing. "It is faster and easier to setup and easier to keep in calibration than the previous version while producing superior results.” The ProofPro RIP ensures faster and more accurate proofing through the new Matchprint Calibrator system based on colorimetric data. An easy-to-use linearization wizard provides customers with improved gray balance and more overall control and accuracy. The new line of Matchprint ProofPro Media launches with a 245g/sm pigment-compatible substrate that will run on Epson printers with Ultrachrome Inks (Epson 4000, 7600, 9600, 10600), Canon UV and HP UV printers. The Matchprint ProofPro Media for pigment delivers proofs that dry instantly and are color stable for the long term. When used with the Matchprint ProofPro RIP, users will enjoy color accurate proofs with a high quality look and feel. This product, offered in a semi-matte finish, is available in three tints—SuperWhite, Commercial and Publication—in roll or sheet form.

 

 

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