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IPA Validates Virtual Proofing During Annual Color Proofing RoundUP

Friday, June 23, 2006

Press release from the issuing company

New York, NY; June 22, 2006 – Integrated Color Solutions (ICS) – the industry leader in virtual proofing – announced today that its award-winning Remote Director monitor proofing system performed at the highest levels, at IPA’s Technical Conference and Color Proofing RoundUP held June 6-8 in Chicago. “We are excited that Remote Director ranked in the highest categories during IPA’s Color Proofing RoundUP,” said John Sweeney, ICS’ vice president of sales and marketing. “This RoundUP demonstrates and validates that virtual proofing, which delivers time and cost savings to everyone in the color reproduction chain, is here.” During the annual conference, more than 30 proofing solutions, including inkjet, virtual and traditional proofing systems, were examined and reviewed by a panel of conference participants as well as scientifically measured by recognized industry experts and ICS’ Remote Director was the only virtual proofing system to rank in the highest category with regards to Delta E match to the SWOP ADS. Remote Director ranked in the top ranking, scoring a Delta E of less than 1.0 in Delta E match to the SWOP ADS, and was in the top category for both Multi-Color Proof and Spot Color Solid, signaling its ability to perform as well as the more traditional proofing methods and systems and establishing it as the leading virtual proofing solution available on the market today. “These results indicate that there is no longer any qualitative or quantitative data to show that one proofing method is superior to the other,” added Sweeney. “Now we can see that there’s no real difference between what virtual proofing can do and what traditional proofers can do.” The IPA is a community of professionals within the premedia, creative, corporate, print publishing, packaging and in-plant environments and hosts the annual Color Proofing RoundUP to review the options and abilities of today’s color proofing products. In addition to being able to achieve spot colors, Remote Director is also the only virtual proofing solution able to handle RGB files natively while showing their CMYK intent, providing users with the ability to work with a wider color gamut throughout various projects and to maintain original data further along in the process and to easily repurpose files for other uses. All proofs can be archived and stored with their annotations for use in later projects. Remote Director is the first SWOP-certified, virtual proofing system that applies advanced color management and software technologies to ensure color-accurate proofs. It allows multiple users to view the same artwork, add comments and collaborate about color as well as content and build a complete digital record of the entire job from start to finish – all without consideration for geographical borders. Remote Director also includes a number of features added in response to the ever-changing graphic arts industry, all designed to give users the tools they need to continually improve their efficiency and day-to-day operations. Remote Director features JDF support for integration into virtually any workflow, allowing ad agencies and publishers, printers and prepress shops to take advantage of it powerful set of tools. With its full suite of features – including support of Photoshop native (.psd) file formats, ICC profile editing and optional download of the PANTONE color libraries – and the Remote Director API, users will enjoy improved productivity. Remote Director’s API allows customers to configure the software to suit their company’s individual needs and easily integrate into any workflow. Email notification streamlines both the color correction and approval cycles, saving valuable time. Our workflow solution providers also have the ability to customize their interface and offer content and contract virtual proofing services and capabilities, including creating proofs, inviting viewers and setting permissions, to their customers without leaving the third party application. Unlike other solutions on the market, Remote Director has the capability to do both content as well as color accurate virtual proofing.




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