Log In | Become a Member | Contact Us


Connect on Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn

Vicki Blake of CGS on color-proofing and packaging

Published on November 30, 2012

Vicki Blake, Director of Business Development and Marketing at CGS, talks to Cary Sherburne about the Oris product line and the implications for the packaging segment.

Cary Sherburne: Hi, I’m Cary Sherburne, Senior Editor at WhatTheyThink and I’m here with Vicki Blake who is Director of Business Development and Marketing for CGS. And you guys have the Oris brand.

Vicki Blake: Yes.

Cary Sherburne: So what’s new with that product line?

Vicki Blake: Absolutely. Basically we’ve got a new version of color tuner 2.0, which has packaging specific things.

Cary Sherburne: And what does color tuner do if our viewers don’t know.

Vicki Blake: Color tuner basically is color management for different proofing systems. And the theme of our booth at Drupa was cross fleet color management, which basically means we had a host of different devices on the booth and what we could do is show how we can make all of them match basically.

Cary Sherburne: Okay, great.

Vicki Blake: By profiling each of the devices. And that’s what color tuner does. We also use color tuner on the Roland where we’re doing some very special things for packaging around extending the gamut with inks and materials and things like that. We’ve got our certified web product, which allows you to certify the color on a particular device as well as to actually monitor devices and you can get reports and history and different things about…

Cary Sherburne: The performance.

Vicki Blake: …the performance, yes. And how they’re performing when they’re going in and out of spec, need to be recalibrated, et cetera.

Cary Sherburne: Great. So that’s pretty exciting. Are you getting pretty good market reception?

Vicki Blake: We are. We’ve also introduced not part of the Oris product line but we’ve also introduced some new products with FFEI that we’re distributed in the Americas, which enhance that product line and fit in perfectly, again, around packaging as well as publishing.

Cary Sherburne: Some of that’s the 3-D visualization. I saw the publishing version of – I don’t know, maybe four years ago or so and was really impressed. And I’m sure in four years it’s improved a lot.

Vicki Blake: Yes, and we’re getting especially good reception on the packaging version as well because you can show folding animation of the package as well as still get annotations and approval.

Cary Sherburne: That’s great. Exciting.

         Email Icon Email    Reprint Icon Embed/Reprint

 

Post a Comment

To post a comment Log In or Become a Member, doing so is simple and free

 

 

Recent Videos

 

Video preview: Brands Need to Get Personal

Brands Need to Get Personal

Published: August 20, 2018

Doris Brown-McNally of HP Graphic Solutions, talks about the top three ways to engage millennials and Gen Zers with brands, from personalizing a brand message to the use of augmented reality.

 

Video preview: Fridays with Frank: Superior Opportunities in Finishing

Fridays with Frank: Superior Opportunities in Finishing

Published: August 17, 2018

Frank interviews Jay Smith at Superior Packaging and Finishing in Braintree, Mass. Superior recently acquired Acme Binding and now is one of the largest finishing companies in America.

 

Video preview: The Success of Roll-Fed Inkjet and Importance of Finishing

The Success of Roll-Fed Inkjet and Importance of Finishing

Published: August 15, 2018

Mark Hunt, Director of Strategic Alliances for Standard Finishing Systems, discusses the reasons behind the surge of popularity in roll-fed inkjet, and the importance of finishing. He also discusses what to expect at Hunkeler Innovations Days 2019.

 

Video preview: Flexible Packaging Moves From Conventional to Digital

Flexible Packaging Moves From Conventional to Digital

Published: August 14, 2018

Karen English, Market Development Manager for Printpack, shares how this conventional flexible packaging converter has implemented digital printing for a hybrid manufacturing process.

 

Video preview: The Ups and Downs in the Future of Print

The Ups and Downs in the Future of Print

Published: August 13, 2018

Kip Cassino, Executive Vice President of Borrell Associates, discusses the cross-generational evolution of print: what's expected to grow and what's expected to decline in the coming years.

 

Video preview: Frank Looks Back at—and Ahead to—Printing News

Frank Looks Back at—and Ahead to—Printing News

Published: August 10, 2018

Frank traces the history of Printing News from its beginning in 1928, and its founder and editor, Leo Joachim. Few magazines have made it to 90 years and Frank is glad that the new relationship between WhatTheyThink and Printing News will see a printed magazine continue. Especially for the printing industry.

 

View More Videos

 





Become a Member

Join the thousands of printing executives who are already part of the WhatTheyThink Community.

Copyright © 2018 WhatTheyThink. All Rights Reserved