CGS helps Digital Press Manufacturers shine at Digital Print Forum

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Hainburg (Germany) / Minneapolis MN -- CGS Publishing Technologies International, global leader of color management solutions, digital proofing systems and specially formulated media, announced that the results of the IPA Digital Print Forum 2009, published today, emphasize the leading role of ORIS Press Matcher technology in digital printing.

The study, conducted by the International Prepress Association (IPA), is the most comprehensive independent evaluation of digital press technologies to date, comparing a total of 10 different press systems. The study covers all aspects of digital print production in three main areas, with managing colors being the most important. 

Two leading press manufacturers, HP with the Indigo 7000 and Xerox with the iGen4, used ORIS Press Matcher Pro to color manage their output for the study. Unlike the other participants, they easily surpassed the ISO 12647-7 standard for digital presses, while even meeting the more stringent requirements for digital proof certification.

Dr. Abhay Sharma of Ryerson University, coordinator of the study, remarked: "The Delta E achieved by each supplier will depend primarily on the software process used." Referring to the recent IDEAlliance GRACoL certification of the HP Indigo press range with ORIS Press Matcher Pro, he said: "We infer from this that the system can be a digital color press and a digital proofer.  Producing color proofs on a digital press provides…a new opportunity...".

Trevor Haworth, CEO of CGS Publishing Technologies International comments: "Digital printing has finally gained acceptance in the market. The results of this impressive study clearly show the ability of the various systems and the importance to match general offset printing conditions. Press manufacturers need to understand how their devices behave in terms of color. CGS, as the global leader of color management solutions, has entered into agreements with several leading digital press manufacturers, including HP and Xerox, and supports independent associations such as FOGRA, IDEAlliance, and IPA, to provide best in class color management solutions, and to bring digital printing quality to the next level. The various international certifications ORIS Press Matcher and ORIS Press Matcher Pro have recently achieved with different digital presses, including GRACoL certification with the HP Indigo, clearly show CGS's long expertise and commitment to the digital printing industry." The IPA report reiterates the importance of this: "Any certification that (a) device has been awarded demonstrates the technical ability of the system and the general 'savvyness' of the manufacturer".

The complete 2009 Digital Print Forum Results can be ordered from IPA at www.ipa.org