New York, NY; December 6, 2004 — Integrated Color Solutions (ICS), the technology leader in providing monitor color proofing solutions, announced today the launch of its certified consultant program. The program extends ICS’ reach to its customers and provides expert trained assistance to the end user to guarantee its Remote Director systems are correctly and completely integrated into proofing workflows.
ICS Remote Director certified consultants are prominent graphic industry professionals ICS recruited and trained to support Remote Director systems. To become ICS certified, each consultant receives training and demonstrates expertise in software/hardware installations, application training, color management, profiling and other color science tools that are specific to Remote Director and contract monitor proofing. Consultants can provide on-site training, assist clients with hardware installation/calibration, build ICC profiles and leverage Remote Director’s features and functionalities to guarantee a seamless transition to monitor proofing.
"The ICS Certified Consultant program offers customized support on a regional level and provides expert training and comprehensive color and workflow consulting services for end users,” said John Sweeney, ICS Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “The consultants educate end users in applying Remote Director systems to increase productivity by turning jobs around quicker and more efficiently, while reducing costs associated with traditional hard proofing methods. Not only do our clients benefit from a true digital workflow, but their clients now have the flexibility to review artwork right up to press time.”
ICS certified consultants include Chromaticity, Inc., Integrated Color Corporation, Plus Consultants, Enovation’s Professional Services Group, Progressive Color Media LLC and Ron Ellis Consulting LLC as well as all five ICS authorized dealers: the Pitman Company, Enovation Graphic Systems, H.A. Metzger, Inc., Mueller Graphic Supply, Tripp Co. and Cascades Resources. The certified consultants are all available for support on site or via telephone and email.
"Monitor proofing is a key technology that will help create significant efficiencies in the color media workflow. We are pleased to be able to offer to our clients the expertise required to maximize the performance of Remote Director," said Diane Watt, President of Progressive Color Media. "ICS Remote Director is a valuable addition to our overall service model."
"Integrated Color Corporation is the specialist for integrating color management tools for the Photo Studio. Our ColorEyes technology ensures that Remote Director receives color as photography and design had intended it to be, the first time," added Derrick Brown, President of Integrated Color Corporation.
Chromaticity, Inc. - Chromaticity was founded in 1997 with the goal of creating a consulting group focused specifically on color technologies for the Printing and Publishing industry. Chromaticity was successful early by providing manufacturers with professional on-site services such as product installation and training. For more information, please visit www.chromaticity.com/.
Integrated Color Corporation - Integrated Color Corp is a designer and supplier of high-end imaging products for the commercial photographic and printing industries. ICC also offers training and consulting services for all its products to photographic supply companies, graphic arts organizations, printers and photographers throughout the North America and Europe. For more information, please visit www.integrated-color.com.
Plus Consultants - Plus Consultants, a division of C-t-PLUS, Inc., is a team of highly regarded industry professionals committed to providing consulting and training services for the implementation of monitor proofing, color management and stochastic screenings. For more information please visit www.ctplus.com.
Professional Services Group - A division of Enovation Graphic Systems Inc., Professional Services Group provides consulting and training services in workflow, color and print technology to the graphic arts community designed to enhance quality and increase productivity. For more information, please visit www.enovationgraphics.com.
Progressive Color Media LLC - A wholly-owned subsidiary of Flint Ink Corporation, Progressive Color Media, LLC specializes in the development and implementation of end-to-end color media workflow solutions. Progressive Color Media provides a complete range of color management services such as workflow analysis, profiling, process control and color standards integration. For more information, please visit www.procolormedia.com.
Ron Ellis Consulting LLC - Ron Ellis is a prepress consultant specializing in workflow training and integration. His consulting services provide color management, integration, training, workflow development, and troubleshooting solutions to the graphic arts community. For more information, please visit www.ronellisconsulting.com.
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