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FineEye Color Solutions to introduce ICEserver Litho 3.0 at Graph Expo

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Press release from the issuing company

Grand Rapids, MI – Continuing its quest to deliver the highest quality ink optimizing software technology in the world, FineEye Color Solutions (booth #124) is taking its Intelligent Color Engine (ICE) to a higher level at Graph Expo.  FineEye will debut ICEserver Version 3.0 with XG (expanded gamut) at the Chicago show that runs from October 3-6 at McCormick Place.  FineEye will demonstrate its next generation software that produces the highest quality color output, which is priced at $9,990.

ICEserver press-ready CMYK PDF files already create sharper colors, improve neutral gray balance, and extend dynamic range for greater press stability and consistency.   In the process, these files significantly reduce manufacturing costs by producing faster make-readies.  On average it results in a 25% reduction in CMYK ink consumption while adhering to industry print specifications such as GRACoL and SWOP.

Company officials are excited about the tremendous new workflow benefits that will offer ICEserver 3.0 users more flexibility and greater automated control over their color files.  The new version has been completely updated to a server solution offering a web client interface, which eliminates the need to install client software on individual work stations. 

Additionally, a new ICC Color Management pre-processing feature allows users to apply cross device color management and intelligently handle RGB, grayscale and CMYK content prior to ICE optimization.  A new tone correction tool lets users tweak color results or compensate for non-standard print environments.

"Our customers want the flexibility to adapt ICE across a variety of processes and color environments while being able to easily monitor and review jobs in the workflow. ICEserver 3.0 gives them improved user interoperability with more options to control the process," said Mike DiCosola, vice president of service and technology for FineEye Color Solutions. 

"Redesigning the architecture for ICEserver Litho Version 3.0 was a key element to clearing the way for a more powerful solution.  The new server architecture was built to easily communicate with other workflow tools on many levels.  We implemented XML as the global communication language from inter-process commands to external reporting, all in an effort to integrate more seamlessly into our customers' workflows.  We felt a browser-based interface was critical to meeting the needs of today's pre-press professionals who want easier ways to monitor automated processes."

"Adding the Color Management feature allows customers to normalize and then optimize their files.  The new tone correction feature also gives them the ability to make color adjustments to suit custom needs, or to adapt ICE to non-standard print processes that may not conform to specifications such as GRACoL and SWOP."

ICEserver Litho was judged to produce the best visual results while adhering to the GRACoL print specification in an independent study of 11 competing software offerings last June at the IDEAlliance+IPA Ink Optimization RoundUP.  This unequaled quality, coupled with significant added functionality, makes ICEserver 3.0 the powerhouse optimization technology in the industry.

"Version 3.0 is simple to understand and customers can download the software and complete their training remotely in one hour or less," DiCosola said.  He anticipates it will be available for shipment in late October or November.




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