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Bestcolor USA Introduces Remote Proofing Products at Graph Expo 2002

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- Powerful New Software Makes Remote Proofing A Reality - West Chester, OH, October 2002—Bestcolor USA, the operating subsidiary of Best GmbH with responsibilities for the United States and Canada, has announced the availability of powerful new software which enables color files to be collected and transmitted to remote locations with the assurance that color integrity is being maintained throughout the process. The products are being shown for the first time at Graph Expo 2002 in Chicago. Best remote proofing products are offered at two levels—incorporated in Best Colorproof™, Best Screenproof™, Best Photoexposure™, and Best ARTmosphere™ to permit outputting proofs remotely, and as an independent product, Best Remoteproof™. Best Remoteproof, when used with the Best Eye spectrophotometer, permits remote verification and certification of color fidelity. To use Best Remoteproof™, the sender saves the color management settings as JDF, outputs the proof of JDF data, measures the proof colormetrically using the Best Eye spectrophotometer, and transmits the PDF, JDF, profile and linearization files to the remote location. At the remote site, the information is output on a local color printer, measured using another Best Eye spectrophotometer, at which point any color inconsistencies are immediately apparent. This procedure completely eliminates the courier or overnight transmission of color proofs, while providing positive verification of file color integrity. Discussing Best Remoteproof, Bestcolor USA president Mark Geeves commented: "The printing industry has been awaiting reliable remote color proofing since the advent of digital files. Best Remoteproof now make remote proofing not only possible, but completely practical and reliable." Bestcolor USA is the North American subsidiary of Best GmbH, the premier manufacturer of inkjet proofing systems for graphic arts, design, photographic, and textile industries. Best GmbH was founded in 1994 and has 110 employees worldwide; Bestcolor USA was founded in 1998. Best is widely known for providing the most sophisticated, yet cost-effective, output control software for the digital prepress industry. More than 35,000 Best products are currently in use at customer sites around the globe.

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