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Kodak Polychrome Graphics Brings Monitor Proofing To Labelexpo Americas 2004

Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Press release from the issuing company

Chicago, Illinois, USA — Labelexpo 2004 attendees looking to drive time and geography out of their workflow and increase efficiency can do just that with a trip to Kodak Polychrome Graphics (KPG) at booth 6017. Here, KPG will demonstrate its latest monitor proofing solutions, the KPG Matchprint Virtual Proofing System — LCD and RealTimeProof. The RealTimeProof suite of web based proofing applications allows customers to remove time and distance from the package creation process allowing designers, brand owners and converters to rapidly review and collaborate on packaging concepts. The addition of the proprietary color science behind the KPG Matchprint Virtual Proofing System — LCD provides RealTimeProof users with accurate, consistent viewing of color via LCD computer monitors. “Our customers in the packaging and labeling market spend lots of time battling tight turnaround times on jobs that require the ultimate in color consistency,” said Rob Pipe, Business Director, Virtual Proofing, KPG. “KPG’s monitor proofing solutions help these customers save time, eliminate geographic barriers, and deliver consistent, accurate color.” RealTimeProof is the leading suite of web-based proofing solutions providing accurate image quality for monitor and remote proofing. Using breakthrough patented 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. The GATF InterTech award winning RealTimeProof technology is the standard for online proofing in major workflows and is now being integrated in workflows from Heidelberg, EFI, Esko-Graphics and Artwork Systems. The Matchprint Virtual Proofing System — LCD combines the convenience of RealTimeProof with the color and accuracy of the KPG Matchprint Virtual Proofing technology. Utilizing high-end flat panel displays, the Matchprint Virtual Proofing System — LCD simplifies installation requirements and enables personal proofing. The system consists of a Matchprint Virtual — LCD monitor, or another LCD monitor that is certified for use with the Matchprint Virtual Proofing System, Matchprint Virtual Proofing Monitor Software, a Matchprint Virtual calibrator and the full suite of web-based proofing tools. KPG’s RealTimeProof web applications enable color accurate collaborative or individual proof viewing of original files from a Matchprint Virtual Proofing System — LCD viewing station. In addition, customers can check the status of projects on matchprintvirtual.com from any web-enabled Mac or PC computer. Customers can simultaneously view, annotate and mark up proofs online and automatically send e-mail notifications of project progress to team members. As a result, trade shops, clients and agencies can communicate better throughout the proofing process. “The Matchprint Virtual Proofing System — LCD improves efficiency for package printing,” said Pipe. “Online viewing enables quicker approvals, which results in cost savings and shorter production cycles. In the packaging industry, when a quick turnaround is often a necessity, the Matchprint Virtual Proofing System — LCD helps our customers exceed their customers’ expectations.”




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