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ORIS Color Tuner Achieves Superior Spot Color Proofing Results in IPA Test

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Minneapolis, MN (June 28, 2004) -- At the IPA Proofing Roundup II, held in Chicago this month, ORIS Color Tuner achieved superior measured and visual results for proofing Pantone spot colors and Pantone Hexachrome colors. CGS’ award-winning contract proofing system showed an average Delta-E variance of only 2.90 in the spot color test, and matched more colors than any other system. The next best score was 5.00. Of the 27 systems tested, 23 were evaluated for Pantone and Hexachrome proofing performance, returning a combined average spot color Delta-E variance of 9.57. Color Tuner also visually matched more Pantone spot and Hexachrome colors than any other hard copy proofing system tested. ORIS Color Tuner also performed extremely well in the measured CMYK portion of the test. Using data from the IT8.7/3 test target, Color Tuner’s average Delta-E variance was less than 1.0. CGS was one of only two companies to achieve such results in the CMYK test. In addition to the high performance in spot and CMYK proofing, ORIS Color Tuner also achieved perfect results in the demanding Altona technical and visual files, a series of complex RIP and color management tests utilizing the PDF/X-3 standard. The Importance of Spot Color Proofing Accurate, cost-effective spot color proofing is a matter of increasing importance, particularly in the growing packaging market, where custom colors are far more critical than in publication or commercial printing. Digital proofing of Pantone and Hexachrome is considered essential in that market’s move towards digital production and CTP. ORIS Color Tuner, a cost-effective contract proofing system for Canon, Epson and other inkjet output devices, won the 2003 GATF InterTech Technology Award for its accuracy and innovation in automatic device calibration and spot color handling. CGS’ recently introduced Premium Proof paper and its custom-developed inks, both used on the Canon W2200 in the IPA test, are notable for their high resistance to color shift over time, as well as its contract-level accuracy for both CMYK and spot colors. The Proofing Roundup was part of the IPA’s annual Technical Seminar, which features multiple sessions on a broad range of industry topics. At the event, 15 companies submitted results from a total of 27 proofing systems. IPA will publish the results in detail, including a comparison of proofing system costs. For more information, contact IPA at (800) 255-8141, or at www.ipa.org.