OAKDALE, Minn.--Aug. 29, 2001--Imation Corp. today announced its new fully integrated proofing system, the Imation Matchprint(TM) Inkjet Proofing System 5042/5060. Optimized for proofing, the system is an eight-page, wide format, roll-fed, six-color inkjet proofing solution. The system, believed to be the fastest production proofer currently on the market, delivers a full four-page, color accurate proof in approximately eight minutes.
The Imation Matchprint Inkjet Proofing System 5042/5060 incorporates Hewlett Packard's thermal inkjet technology with Imation's proprietary Matchprint Color RIP software -- enabling simulation of a wide range of color hard copy targets -- Matchprint watermarked media and new Matchprint Inks.
"We heard from our customers that they are looking for a complete inkjet solution aimed at fulfilling their proofing requirements,'' said Rob Pipe, Imation Inkjet proofing products manager. "By bringing a single Imation system to the market, Imation assures customers that their proofing system delivers the best possible accuracy and consistency for proofing with inkjet technology, and is backed by a single company -- from integration and calibration through output quality.''
Key system elements include:
* The Imation Matchprint Color RIP - Incorporating the proprietary Imation Color Fidelity Module (CFM) and used in many hardware systems, this RIP technology combines unique capabilities in color calibration, black channel management and profiling to enable users to assure that the system hits their color targets.
* Imation Matchprint Inks - Designed for proofing the Imation inks will come in 680-milliliter cartridges, up to three times larger than ink cartridges currently available, to consistently produce high-quality color output and long unattended operation.
* Imation Matchprint Inkjet paper - To ensure proofing consistency and attractive color output.
"As a result of customer feedback, Imation is extending the Matchprint brand promise across new and unique platforms,'' said Rich Stoebe, marketing director for Imation Color Technologies. "Our core business is color proofing and we are committed to providing the best color solutions to meet our customers' needs - whether that is with conventional proofs, digital halftone, inkjet or online.''
The Imation Matchprint Inkjet Proofing System 5042/5060 will be available in December 2001 through Imation's Premier Distributors. Customers purchasing either the Matchprint Inkjet Proofing System 5042 or 5060 on the show floor will receive free an X-rite DTP 41 Spectrophotometer.
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