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KPG offers broadest range of monitor and remote proofing solutions

Friday, May 07, 2004

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Düsseldorf, Germany - Stand 5D24: drupa 2004 sees further extensions to Kodak Polychrome Graphics' (KPG) market leading monitor and remote proofing portfolio. In addition to the Matchprint Virtual Press Side Proofing solution announced in January, KPG is launching the next version of its industry leading online proofing application - RealTimeProof - and will unveil a further two versions of its Matchprint Virtual solution: Matchprint Virtual Desktop Proofing System and Matchprint Virtual Proofing System LCD. With hundreds of installations and thousands of users worldwide the KPG portfolio of monitor and remote proofing is the most widely used and accepted standard for online proofing. Now with the original Matchprint Virtual Proofing solution and the integration of the RealTimeProof suite of proofing solutions, KPG will offer a full range of ten different remote and monitor proofing systems. These solutions meet customer needs from copy proofing, through imposition and layout and up to contract color proofing. The solutions are offered in the widest range of configuration, from an online service (ASP) that requires no upfront costs and no special IT or hardware settings, to a local server solution, hosted at the customer site and connected to its existing workflow or DAM solutions. Comments Jeff Jacobson, KPG CEO: "Since purchasing Imation's Color Technologies division in 2001, and with the recent completion of the RealTimeProof acquisition, we have transformed our proofing solutions range so that we now offer the broadest spectrum of proofing solutions available by one supplier in the graphic arts industry today. No matter how sophisticated our customers' proofing requirements are, we can offer them an integrated and automated proofing workflow that meets their needs and removes cost, time and distance from the proofing process." drupa 2004 announcements Matchprint Virtual Press Side Proofing System, the next generation of KPG's award winning, SWOP-certified, monitor proofing system - Matchprint Virtual Proofing System – designed for installation directly into the pressroom, creates a completely digital workflow that allows virtual proofing to extend beyond agencies, designers and prepress to the printer. Connected through the www.matchprintvirtual.com web gateway, all parties, including the printer, are able to view and approve or electronically mark and return for correction the same proofs within minutes irrespective of location. With Matchprint Virtual Press Side Proofing System, the same proof can be viewed in the pressroom for use during the print run. Matchprint Virtual LCD Proofing System combines the convenience of proofing from a desktop computer with the colour and accuracy of the Matchprint Virtual Proofing solution and the productivity and collaboration tools of the www.matchprintvirtual.com web gateway. Utilising high-end flat panel displays Matchprint Virtual LCD simplifies installation requirements and enables personal proofing. The system consists of a Matchprint Virtual LCD monitor, Matchprint Virtual Color Calibration Software, KPG Color Fidelity Module, a Matchprint Virtual colorimeter and the full suite of web based proofing tools Matchprint Virtual Desktop Proofing System brings colour accurate monitor proofing to the colour retouching and image management stages of workflow. Linked to Adobe Photoshop, Matchprint Virtual Desktop allows users to view colour accurate proofs from RGB and CMYK data at an earlier stage in the workflow, increasing productivity and accuracy. The system consists of a Matchprint Virtual LCD monitor, Matchprint Virtual Color Calibration Software, KPG Color Fidelity Module and Matchprint Virtual colorimeter. RealTimeProof v5.0 is being commercially released at drupa 2004 and provides a new "multiple-view" and "compare" feature set, allowing simultaneous streaming, viewing, collaboration on, annotation and comparison of file versions in high resolution. The "compare" function efficiently highlights any type of version difference, whether text or color related. RealTimeProof 5.0 will be available for both the ASP and client/server configurations of RealTimeProof solutions New Workflow Partners. Strengthening its position as the industry leading online proofing application, and the de facto industry standard for online imaging, proofing and approval platforms, KPG's RealTimeProof is also demonstrated and offered for the first time by leading workflow providers, including Heidelberg, EFI and Esko-Graphics. Being part of these major companies' workflow portfolios, customers can combine RealTimeProof online hi-resolution imaging, collaboration and approval capabilities within their integrated production workflow for achieving maximum productivity and efficiency. Concludes Jacobson: "From talking to our customers, we know that flexibility is the secret. Each customer is different and we need to be able to offer the broad range of solutions we have to meet their equally broad needs."




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