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HP Indigo Completes PANTONE Goe Licensing

Friday, March 07, 2008

Press release from the issuing company

PALO ALTO, Calif., March 6, 2008-HP today announced the completion of the PANTONE Goe licensing for the HP Indigo Ink Mixing System, making HP the only company among both digital and analogue press providers to offer both on-press simulation and an ink mixing solution for the PANTONE Goe System.

Additionally, HP has developed the industry's first swatchbook for on-press PANTONE Goe simulation. The new HP Indigo PANTONE Goe simulation swatchbook will be included in Pantone and HP's new version of the Digital Color Toolbox for the PANTONE Goe System, a two-swatchbook bundle that offers a convenient way to compare solid PANTONE Goe Colors with their simulations in HP Indigo four-color, on-press process.

This latest product offering further supports the accurate reproduction of PANTONE Colors with HP Indigo digital color presses.

The new PANTONE Goe license for the HP Indigo Ink Mixing System, together with the original PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM license, produces more than 3,000 PANTONE Colors, delivering the highest level of process-color simulation of PANTONE Colors in the digital printing industry. HP Indigo PANTONE Goe mixed inks will be available for HP Indigo customers in May 2008.

With the HP Indigo digital press support for PANTONE Goe and the updated PANTONE Goe version of the Digital Color Toolbox, print service providers and designers have an increased ability to plan and design high-quality applications with precise, vivid colors.

“HP is committed to continue leading color and print quality in the graphic arts market.” said Alon Bar-Shany, vice president and general manager, Indigo division, HP.  “The combination of the new Digital Color Toolbox and the PANTONE Goe System licensing for the HP Indigo Ink Mixing System ensures the best possible color results on HP Indigo digital presses.”

The new license for the HP Indigo Ink Mixing System is the seventh license awarded for HP Indigo solutions by Pantone and is in support of HP IndiChrome off-press, an 11-color mixing system for solid spot-color ink creation. The licensing shows a continuation in the long-standing partnership between HP and Pantone.

“Pantone and HP have been partners for years with the common goal of providing better color output for the design community,” said Andy Hatkoff, vice president of advanced color technologies for Pantone, Inc. “The latest license agreement empowers creatives with the ability to now accurately produce the expanded color offering of the Goe System in high-quality Indigo prints.” 

The HP Indigo Pantone-licensed solutions are also supporting elements of HP DreamColor, a system approach to making it easy to produce accurate, predictable and consistent color across a series of digital devices.

The Pantone and HP Indigo Digital Color Toolbox for the PANTONE Goe System has a list price of US $280 for a North American version or 280 Euro for an EMEA version. It is available now through Pantone's Web site or through the My HP Indigo Web portal for HP Indigo users.




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