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Alwan Donates Color Management Software to RIT

Friday, April 18, 2008

Press release from the issuing company

Lyon, France & Rochester NY, April 17, 2008  -- Alwan Color Expertise, a world leader in color management and standardization software, and Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) are pleased to announce that Alwan has donated a suite of its advanced color management software solutions to benefit students at RIT's School of Print Media (SPM).
The software suite, including Alwan CMYK Optimizer, Alwan LinkProfiler and Alwan  ColorPursuit, has been installed in RIT's SPM Color Management System Lab. Alwan software are used by pre-media and prepress companies to produce color accurate printable files, and allows printers to control and improve the printability of the files and achieve optimum ink savings without sacrificing print quality.
"Alwan Color Expertise is world-renowned for its advanced color management and standardization software.  In addition to helping the print and publishing industry to streamline and improve color quality, the company is also dedicated to educating the market on the importance of color management and how to implement the newest methodologies and technologies.  We are thankful to have the support of cutting edge companies such as Alwan," says Professor Robert Chung, Gravure Research Professor, RIT School of Print Media.
Elie Khoury, president and founder of Alwan, says, "RIT is one of the world's most respected institutions for color management and print education.  We are honored to be able to support RIT and our future print professionals."
In addition to the donation, Khoury recently presented a lecture, hosted by Professor Chung at RIT, in the Advanced Color Management class. His topic was ICC color management trends and the use of Alwan software to standardize color data for high-volume standardized printing.
Khoury also spoke on "Technology Standards, Color Management, and Their Impact in the Gravure Printing Industry" at RIT Gravure Day, held March 25, 2008.
Alwan CMYK Optimizer and LinkProfiler
Alwan CMYK Optimizer server is the first preflight, standardization and optimization software for CMYK separations and data. It helps pre-media and prepress companies produce printable files, and allows printers to control and improve the printability of the files they receive by optimizing their separation for the destination process/press/paper.
Files made compliant using CMYK Optimizer are used to generate reproducible proofs as well as plates and cylinders that exhibit improved printability on the press.
Alwan solutions are all based on open standards like ICC Profiles and formats like PDF, TIFF, JPEG, etc. Because they are hot folder based, Alwan solutions are also  easy to integrate into other workflow solutions.
Alwan LinkProfiler is a profiling software that allows users to create sophisticated and accurate ICC DeviceLink Profiles. Designed for demanding production environments Alwan LinkProfiler delivers the following advantages:
- Spot on digital proofs
- No more registration problems due to 4 color primaries
- Ink Savings on the printing press
- Total control on the output black generation and TAC with any ICC compliant output device profile
- Developed, tested and validated in demanding press printing environments
- Used to produce ICC based proofs and prints for multi-million circulation titles




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Richard Romano

Richard Romano, Section Editor/Senior Analyst
Richard has written about communication, graphics hardware and software trends for the past 15 years.

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