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ORIS Color Tuner Wins PPA proof4press Approval

Press release from the issuing company

Hemel Hempstead, UK (March 31, 2005) -- Following its recent FOGRA certification, ORIS Color Tuner was again recognized as a reliable contract proofing system, this time by the Periodical Publishers Association (PPA). In January, the organization certified that ORIS, running on the Canon W2200 with CGS ink and media, is in full compliance with its proof4press initiative, establishing an independently verified proofing standard for advertising and editorial pages. ORIS is the first independent contract proofing system to achieve certification. The testing was performed by Colourbyte Europe, which sells and supports ORIS products in the UK, under strict PPA supervision. Extensive measurements and visual evaluation of the ORIS output by the PPA committee confirmed the proof’s fidelity to the target, which conforms to the ISO 12647 printing standard for magazines produced on coated paper. The proof4press accreditation program is part of PPA’s pass4press initiative for improving magazine workflow practices. “We're delighted that ORIS Color Tuner has achieved PPA proof4press accreditation ahead of its nearest competitors,” said Tim Stockley, Director of Colourbyte. “We believe the combination of the Color Tuner 5.0 software with the Canon W2200 printer represents an unbeatable combination of proofing fidelity and value for money. It’s ideal for smaller publishers and design houses, which can now afford a true contract proofing system without breaking the bank. The proof4press accreditation gives them a really strong message that they can take to their own customers.” The ORIS Digital Proofing System is well known for its adherence to proofing standards and specifications. It was the first system of its kind to achieve SWOP certification in North America, in 2002, and was certified by FOGRA last December.