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GretagMacbeth and Caldera Graphics Partner

Press release from the issuing company

Regensdorf, Switzerland and New Windsor, NY; October 6, 2004 – GretagMacbeth, the worldwide technological leader in color measurement and management solutions, today announced that Caldera Graphics, the French market leader in high-speed and performance Mac OS X, Unix and Linux based RIPs for large format printers, has selected its color management solutions for integration and use with its new EZmedia software for users of large format printers. Caldera’s new EZmedia software, recently introduced at Visual Communication Europe exhibition, is a new ICC profiling software application for use with all Caldera RIPs for large and grand format printers. EZMedia integrates OEM versions of the monitor, scanner, and output modules from GretagMacbeth’s ProfileMaker 5 color management software under Caldera’s user interface. EZmedia enables users to calibrate and profile Mac OS X, Unix and Linux based monitors, scanners and wide-format printers in a very user-friendly manner. Caldera is also marketing the GretagMacbeth Eye-One Pro and SpectroLino/SpectroScan color measuring devices to its customers in optional hardware/software bundles. “We are pleased to be partnering with GretagMacbeth and its world-class ProfileMaker 5 solution to ensure that our large format RIP customers can achieve the benefits of color accuracy and consistency available from implementing a color managed workflow,” says Joseph Mergui, president of Caldera Graphics. “We have chosen to work with GretagMacbeth for its proven high quality technology solutions and their recognition as the industry’s worldwide color management market leader. With its unparalleled profile quality and full support of Linux, ProfileMaker is the perfect fit for our Mac OS X and Linux positioning and vision. Combined with Eye-One or Spectrolino, both industry de-facto standards, it provides our customer base with a high quality solution.” “Advancements in ink and paper technology for large and grand format printers, combined with advancements in making color management easier to use, have opened up new opportunities for printing companies to become full service suppliers to their customers,” says Mark Geeves, VP of Business Development at GretagMacbeth. “Printing companies can now supply their customers not only with printed material but with banners, billboards, point of purchase materials and signage as well, that are both color consistent and color accurate.”