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Alwan Color Expertise partners with Xeikon Color Services for G7 Color Matching

Monday, September 14, 2015

Press release from the issuing company

Benefits of complete inline digital color management and verification demonstrated in Xeikon booth #849
CHICAGO, IL - Alwan Color Expertise, a world-leader in color management and process control software reports that it has reached an agreement with Xeikon, an innovator in digital color printing technology, to incorporate Alwan Color Expertise color calibration products into Xeikon Color Services (XCS) consulting and software offering. Most notably, Xeikon Color Services will now include a package for G7 certification and other color matching services that leverage Alwan's PrintStandardizer and PrintVerifier software as well as X-Rite i1 Pro2 and i1iO color measurement, calibration and profiling solutions.

"Print buyers who are procuring a variety of materials, such as marketing collateral, mailings, signage, packaging, books and catalogues, want a similar visual appearance across different printing processes. By taking advantage of Xeikon Color Services, Xeikon press owners can refine their color workflows and put in place standard operating procedures that will ensure color consistency across shifts, operators, presses and locations," says Jeroen Van Bauwel, Director Product Management at Xeikon. "We are pleased to complement our Color Services with the G7 color matching thanks to the Alwan solutions. This underlines Xeikon's ongoing commitment to help digital press users achieve the highest quality output, and manage color."



By Gordon Pritchard on Sep 14, 2015

When did G7 become a "color matching" method?


By ELIE KHOURY on Sep 21, 2015

Hi Gordon, thank you for your question.
G7® calibration brings various devices to a common gray balance and near-neutral state,
Prints produced with G7® calibrated devices have what is agreed-on to call a “shared appearance”, in this case all colors do not necessarily match.
However, if you add ICC profiling and color management into the workflow and use G7® for process control, all in-gamut colors will match.
Alwan solutions allow both strategies to be implemented, printer can chose which one to use depending on the required color accuracy.
Xeikon Color Services can do both, whereas Jeroen's statement.


By Gordon Pritchard on Sep 21, 2015

Perhaps, for clarity's sake, Jeroen Van Bauwel should instead have said: "We are pleased to complement our Color Management Services with the G7 grey balance methodology thanks to the Alwan solutions".


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