Fogra Certifies ICS Remote Director with FograCert Softproofing System 23420
Friday, December 04, 2009
Press release from the issuing company
NEW YORK – Integrated Color Solutions (ICS), the leader in monitor proofing systems, today announces that Fogra has certified its Remote Director technology with FograCert Softproofing System 23420.
ICS Remote Director is compliant with all the criteria for FograCert Softproofing System 23420, which includes, but is not limited to: homogeneity, target gradation ("Gamma"), smoothness, profile accuracy, maximum contrast ratio, color gamut, correlated color temperature (CCT), luminance, grey balance, and colorimetrical accuracy.
The criteria visually checked include: smoothness of vignettes, visual match of the white points between the softproof and the contract proof (reference), general quality of the visual match between the softproof and the contract proof (reference) by means of a reference print. More information about the Fogra certification can be found at: http://fogracert.fogra.org.
"The Fogra Softproofing certification provides our growing European client base with a local validation beyond SWOP and GRACoL certifications provided by IDEAlliance in the United States. The certification is further validation that our Remote Director proofing system provides unparalleled functionality and increases color accuracy and consistency to keep demanding production workflows on track," says ICS President and CEO, Jeffrey Silverman.
"We are proud to offer agencies, brands, publishers, prepress shops and printers the confidence that this technology adheres to very strict standards set forth by Fogra, ultimately providing the utmost efficiency, saving valuable time and money."
Remote Director makes it possible for multiple users in various locations to simultaneously access and view the contents of a color accurate proof, navigate the layout of the proof, utilize small digital "sticky notes," discuss and comment on the proofs, and give instructions for corrections. Based on this process, a complete digital workflow creates a seamless documentation of the proofing process, including a legally binding "digital signature."
Integrated Color Solutions (ICS) pioneered accurate monitor proofing technology in 2000. Today, ICS is the only provider to offer the full range of proofing capabilities - from the simplest to the highest end color-accurate applications - in real time, on any mix of computing platforms and workflows, at any location in the world. Digital imaging and color science excellence are the hallmarks of ICS's research and development team - responsible for several existing and pending ICS patents. The resulting technologies, including new spectral-based color processing, combine superior imaging with flexibility, practicality, easy integration with any existing workflow, DAM, file delivery or press-side solutions from 3rd parties - making ICS the first choice of users and vendors alike.
ICS is a privately held company with offices in New York City and Carlsbad, CA. In addition to selling directly via a worldwide distribution network, several OEM and integration partners have incorporated the same core ICS monitor proofing technology found in Remote Director into their own various workflow components and systems.
ICS is an environmentally responsible company. In addition to providing technology that fosters reduced waste, the company supports initiatives such as the Arbor Day Foundation.