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CGS Announces Color Workflows

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Minneapolis, MN (November 29, 2004) -- Expanding the scope of its versatile ORIS Works and ORIS Color Tuner systems, CGS Publishing Technologies has announced three unique workflow approaches to automated file and color conversion for publishers and printers. The workflows, ORIS Normalizer, ORIS Press Matcher and ORIS Ink Saver, will apply powerful file conversion and high-end color management to digital files, automatically rendering color pages or signatures for multiple press conditions. “ORIS has always had an extremely powerful color engine, as we’ve shown with proofing,” said CGS’ Technology Director Bruce Brown. “What we’ve now done is used ORIS to convert file formats, as well as the color space of the entire job. For example we can repurpose a single ad to very different press conditions – say, from web offset to newspaper offset or gravure – automatically.” The ORIS Normalizer workflow accepts all major digital prepress file formats, including customer-supplied PostScript, EPS, PDF and others, converts the data to press-ready digital pages or signatures. Output formats include PDF/X, TIFF/IT, DCS, Scitex and many others. The process is automated using network-enabled hotfolders. ORIS Press Matcher also uses network hotfolders to automatically process digital files. Both linework and continuous tone image data are accurately converted, adjusting the files color balance to fit the desired press conditions -- without adversely affecting quality, and without labor-intensive manual editing. ORIS Ink Saver, which uses precise UCR/GCR is designed for use in large printing plants, where CMY reduction represents a significant cost savings. The color technology in the new workflows is the same as that found in ORIS Color Tuner, CGS’ award-winning contract proofing system for inkjet output devices. All three workflows are available now.

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