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Esko-Graphics and M.Y. PrinTech announce cooperation

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Ghent (Belgium), November 2004 – Esko-Graphics and M.Y. PrinTech B.V. announce they will integrate the PrinTech FMsix technology with Esko-Graphics InkWizard, a component of the Scope workflow. Both companies will support this integrated technology solution offering optimized color quality and consistency of packaging printing. The InkWizard module in Scope converts jobs to any target color space. Both off the shelf color sets and custom color sets are supported. InkWizard guarantees editability and flexibility before and after converting to the multi color process set. InkWizard is a module within PackEdge, the application in the Esko-Graphics Scope workflow, which covers a wide range of packaging pre-production functions: job and product specification, graphic and structural design, expert pre-production operations, platemaking for printing and toolmaking for converting. FMsix is a technology that uses a special color reproduction of spot colors for packaging printing applications and improves color quality whilst it reduces significantly production cost. The application is built on a six color printing process for offset and it uses an algorithm, which, by applying FM Screening delivers a significantly extended color gamut. “This cooperation will allow packaging designers and printers to also obtain a smooth integration of the FM6 conversion process in the standard workflow whilst preparing files for printing.” comments Geert De Proost, Marketing Manager FlexRip at Esko-Graphics. “Our solution offers an ‘error proof’ system of conversion that limits the operator intervention to the absolute minimum but still allowing for manual intervention when needed. The cooperation with M.Y. PrinTech is another confirmation of our focus and commitment to the packaging market, which will involve further development of Scope software applications in the future.” Jan Goovaerts, Marketing Manager FMsix comments: “The InkWizard tool from Esko-Graphics offers the printer a smart tool to convert any spot color used in packaging designs into the proper pre-set FMsix color combinations. We look forward to this technology cooperation, which will allow us and Esko-Graphics to offer our clients access to higher quality color output for packaging printing.”