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GretagMacbeth Partners w/ ColorGATE to Bring Eye-One to Large Format Print

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Regensdorf; Switzerland, August 24, 2001 — GretagMacbeth, a global market leader in color management systems for the professional print, prepress and design communities, today announced a partnership with ColorGATE Digital Output Solutions GmbH and ColorGATE Corporation in the U.S. to bring the advantages of an ICC color managed workflow and the user friendliness of its Eye-One™ solutions to ColorGATE large format printing systems. Under the terms of the agreement between the two companies, ColorGATE will bundle GretagMacbeth’s Eye-One Pro with Eye-One Match™ product with its line of modular ColorGATE software and server systems for large format printing. GretagMacbeth’s Eye-One solutions, launched earlier this year at Seybold Seminars in Boston and chosen as a Seybold Hot Pick winner, include both software and a measurement device to simplify the creation, communication, and management of color. Designed to meet the needs of the creative market, the Eye-One system ensures consistent color reproduction across a wide range of media, eliminating guesswork and wasted proofs. Eye-One also helps creative professionals communicate color reliably with their clients and suppliers, in order to achieve faster turnaround time. Says Iris Mangelschots, Vice President of Marketing at GretagMacbeth, ”The issue of color matching and color management is becoming increasingly important for users of large format printers. Our Eye-One Pro with Eye-One Match products, bundled with ColorGATE software and servers, offers ColorGATE users an easy to use, uncomplicated, ‘out of the box’ solution for accurate color specification, on screen proofing color proofing and color managed large format output.” Mangelschots continues, ”The biggest advantage is that ColorGATE users with demanding color management requirements no longer have to rely on manufacturer-supplied ‘off-the-shelf’ profiles; Eye-One gives them a way to easily and productively build profiles for their own devices, monitors and specialized media.” GretagMacbeth’s Eye-One Pro measures both reflective materials and emissive (monitor) colors. Eye-One Pro with Eye-OneTM Match includes software for profiling monitors, including flat panel displays, as well as allinput and output devices. ColorGATE markets a line of five modular and scalable large format printer server solutions. Its ColorGATE PRO SERVER PLUS, a high-end solution for the highest quality and productivity in digital large-format printing, supports the latest printing technology and publishing trends. It enables proofing via ICC-profile simulation, and is thus the ideal tool for high-end service companies, pre-press firms, printers, reproduction companies, commercial photo labs and service bureaus. Other ColorGATE solutions are: ColorGATE PRO SERVER; ColorGATE for hp5000; ColorGATE BASE and ColorGATE PERSONAL. ”Gretag’s Eye-One solution fits perfectly into the ColorGATE large format printing workflow and production philosophy,” says Thomas Kirschner, Managing Director of ColorGATE Digital Output Solutions. ”The Eye-One solution provides ColorGATE end users an easy-to-use, cost-effective and highly accurate way to produce ICC profiles for scanners, monitors and output devices. This allows our end user to establish a complete ICC workflow within their ColorGATE production environment.”. Gretag Macbeth’s Eye-One technology will be bundled with all ColorGATE SERVER products. The Eye-One color management-equipped configurations will be available worldwide through ColorGATE’s distributor and reseller channel starting from today. Current ColorGATE user can easily upgrade their systems to benefit from GretagMacbeth’s Eye-One solutions. About ColorGATE Founded in 1997, ColorGATE has established itself as a leading international supplier of software for large format printing products. Its achievements in the field of printing control with a focus on the needs of the printing customer has played a significant role in supporting and further promoting the rapidly developing market of large format printing. ColorGATE Digital Output Solutions GmbH is headquartered in Hannover, Germany; its Sales and Marketing office, ColorGATE Corporation for the American market is located in Media, PA. More information about ColorGATE and its products can be found at: www.colorgate.com. About GretagMacbeth GretagMacbeth provides a comprehensive, integrated single-source solution for selecting, matching, measuring, formulating, managing, evaluating and communicating color in industries ranging from paints, plastics, textiles, inks and packaging to digital imaging, graphic arts, desktop publishing and printing. Our full line of color control and management tools include spectrophotometers, densitometers, color quality control and color formulation software, profiling software, standardized lighting, color standards, white reflectance coating, training, calibration and certification services. GretagMacbeth, headquartered in Regensdorf, Switzerland, maintains offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, France, Hong Kong SAR, Thailand and the Philippines. GretagMacbeth trains and supports customers worldwide and is an ISO-9001 certified company. For additional information in the United States and Canada, please call 845-565-7660, or visit the GretagMacbeth web site at www.gretagmacbeth.com.

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