Alwan Color Expertise Announces New Multicolor Technologies for PDF / PRINT Control and Standardization
Friday, April 13, 2012
Press release from the issuing company
“For years, print buyers and printers have been looking for solutions to help them predict and stabilize color reproduction” said Elie Khoury, Alwan’s President. “But this can be a daunting process. With print buyers increasingly demanding consistent colors, it is critical for printers to step up their efforts to standardize their printing processes and to demonstrate compliance on a daily basis. Alwan has developed its new solutions to allow printers easily obtain ISO 12647 or G7 certification, but also to extend their color control and standardization to non CMYK printing processes such as multicolor and spot color printing.” Khoury also points out that all checks, corrections and process assessments performed on files or on press using Alwan solutions are documented in xml and PDF reports. Those reports delivered by all Alwan solutions conform to ISO 9000 quality management requirements, delivering an unprecedented level of operational security and information traceability.
Alwan will be exhibiting its suite of solutions in Hall 09, Stand D10, at DRUPA 2012. The company plans to offer promotional pricing, product bundling and the opportunity for visitors to win prizes during the show.
Alwan's Color Control and Standardization Solutions
· PDF Color Preflight, Conformance and Ink Reduction: CMYK Optimizer
Alwan solutions offer the unique ability to check, correct and report on any operation conducted on Color data, PDF files and Printing devices in a production workflow.
Alwan’s software suite brings an unparalleled level of control as well as a high degree of security made possible by the interconnectivity of the Alwan software suite.
“By bringing together these modules” concluded Khoury, “Alwan has again demonstrated its deep color expertise and dedication to bringing the delivery of compliant printed products within easy reach for any printing operation.
We are excited to welcome visitors to our stand at DRUPA to see this unique suite in action.”
About CMYK Optimizer
It is adapted to all types of workflows and printing devices, including offset, flexo, gravure, screen and digital, as well as large and wide format devices which can see as much as 30% in savings in expensive inks.
In contrast to other color server solutions, Alwan uses a dynamic approach. Every file is analyzed and its color preflighted before further processing takes place. This guarantees that all necessary parameters for good color transformation are understood in advance of actually printing the job. Depending upon the output settings, and based on the color analysis of the job, a Dynamic DeviceLinks profile is calculated. This allows color transformation to be implemented in such a way that ink consumption is reduced without visual changes in the color impression and/or measurement, maintaining PDF color integrity.
Thanks to its embedded Adobe PDF library, CMYK Optimizer also delivers exceptional transparency management, maintaining color integrity of transparent objects in PDF/X1a and PDF/X4 workflows.
About Print Standardizer
It provides printers with an easy and automated way to calibrate their conventional presses and digital printers in order achieve ISO 12647 and G7 conformance after few hours in production.
With Alwan’s unique Dynamic Calibration technology, printer conformance is automatically achieved during production, which eliminates the need to conduct costly, time-consuming and often insufficient calibration sessions.
PRINT Standardizer supports most popular press measurement systems including X-Rite and Techkon press-side instruments and QuadTech in-line instruments.
About Alwan Print Verifier
Unique to Print Verifier is its ability to hold a number of quality control settings in its "Settings" manager. This allows operators to save, export and import quality-control analysis conditions including: Target, Instrument, Control strip, Measuring conditions, and Assessment method. This unique capability guarantees printers and print buyers that they are performing quality control measurements in identical conditions, hence avoiding mistakes and inaccuracies that can lead to false results, disagreements, and other potential conflicts that can now be avoided.
PRINT Verifier supports most popular handheld measurement instruments including X-Rite and Techkon prepress and press instruments.
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