Chicago (October 12, 2004) -- At Graph Expo, CGS Publishing Technologies International announced that the latest version of its award-winning proofing system, ORIS Color Tuner, has entered beta testing, and will be released by year’s end. Version 5.1 of the contract proofing system for inkjet devices features numerous productivity enhancements, including a step-by-step installation wizard, support for Hexachrome, improvements in color accuracy and output speed, as well as a simplified user interface. A “Personal Edition” version for Mac OS X will also be released.
ORIS Color Tuner’s unique automatic calibration feature produces even more precise color matching in the new version. The average Delta-E variance after three AutoCal cycles is about 0.5, down from 0.8 to 0.9 in version 5.0. Printing speed improvements are also significant, with the new version allowing simultaneous RIP and print capabilities. The new version’s support for Hexachrome has been heralded as a benefit for packaging printers who are seeking a cost-effective means to proof jobs using alternative color separation spaces.
ORIS Color Tuner is part of CGS’ ORIS Global Proofing strategy for remote proofing and collaboration, which received Graph Expo’s “Worth a Look” recognition for this year’s event. Pricing for the upgrade and its options has not been determined.
In related news, the ORIS Digital Proofing System for Epson 4000 was certified in October by SWOP, Inc., for compliance with SWOP’s color proofing specifications. ORIS was the first system of its kind to be SWOP certified on Epson and Canon.
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