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CGS Donates ORIS Color Management Solutions to RIT

Monday, January 12, 2009

Press release from the issuing company

Hainburg, Germany / Minneapolis, MN (December 18, 2008) – CGS Publishing Technologies International the global leader of color management solutions, digital proofing solutions and specially-formulated media, is pleased to announce the donation of ORIS Color Tuner and ORIS Press Matcher Pro to Rochester Institute of Technology's School of Print Media as part of the CGS College Outreach Program.  The two industry leading technologies have been installed in the Color Management System (CMS) Laboratory at RIT which supports teaching and research activities in color measurement, color quality assurance, and ICC-based color management system for digital imaging, print production, and process control.

Heath Luetkens, Director of Technology at CGS administers the College Outreach Program stated, "CGS is extremely pleased RIT will be including ORIS Color Tuner and ORIS Press Matcher Pro as part of its color management curriculum.  The School of Print Media is recognized for producing leaders in the graphic communications industry.  We believe with the addition of ORIS technology to the curriculum graduates will be better prepared to meet the challenges of the graphic communications industry in the future."

Rochester Institute of Technology is internationally recognized for academic leadership in computing, engineering, imaging technology, and fine and applied arts, in addition to unparalleled support services for students with hearing loss. Nearly 16,500 full- and part-time students are enrolled in more than 200 career-oriented and professional programs at RIT, and its cooperative education program is one of the oldest and largest in the nation.

For two decades, U.S. News & World Report has ranked RIT among the nation's leading comprehensive universities. RIT is featured in The Princeton Review's 2009 edition of The Best 368 Colleges and in Barron's Best Buys in Education. The Chronicle of Higher Education recognizes RIT as a "Great College to Work For."

The School of Print Media has more than 300 students and offers a Bachelor of Science in New Media Publishing and a Master of Science in Print Media. The goal of the school is to prepare print media students for careers which are at the convergence of multiple media formats. The print media color curriculum addresses the theory of color management and practices of using of state-of-the-art technology for color measurement, process capability, and process control methodology for repeatable and predictable color.

Fred Hsu, Color Specialist in the Printing Applications Laboratory commenting on the donation stated, "ORIS Color Tuner and ORIS Press Matcher Pro are an important addition to the comprehensive list of printing equipment, installed in the lab, ranging from conventional processes to state-of-the-art digital printing technology.  The ORIS technology is a state of the art solution for the color management challenges faced by creative, pre-media, prepress, and press personnel. We're pleased to have the CGS technology available to our students."

Robert Chung, Gravure Research Professor of RIT's School of Print Media, says, "We are pleased to accept this donation from the CGS College Outreach Program.  We will be using ORIS Color Tuner and Press Matcher Pro as the laboratory component of two courses; Printing Process Control and Advanced Color Management."




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