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New ProfileMaker 5 Publish Plus from GretagMacbeth Announced

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Regensdorf, Switzerland, New Windsor, New York - April 14, 2005 --GretagMacbeth, the worldwide technology leader in color management solutions, is extending its award winning ProfileMaker 5 solution family with the addition of PM5 Publish Plus, a new color management solution for CMYK-based multi-color printing. The growing demands of print professionals producing CMYK-based multi-color output require accurate, predictable color reproduction within a simplified workflow. PM5 Publish Plus is the only solution that addresses these needs, enabling print professionals to achieve exceptional quality results in a fraction of the time. Managing color in a multi-color workflow involves more than simply profiling an output device. To be effective and efficient, it must also address two of the biggest hurdles in CMYK+N workflows - the separation process and soft / hard proofing requirements. PM5 Publish Plus addresses these two issues with unique Photoshop plug-ins, providing print professionals with reliable color communication from concept to final production, accelerated time-to-market, and significantly decreased costs. PM5 Publish Plus is targeted at large format, digital, analog and textile print service providers that need to effectively color manage gamut extending CMYK+N devices. PM5 Publish Plus builds upon PM5 Publish with sophisticated CMYK+N ICC profile generation for up to ten color channels. Once users have created their CMYK+N profile in PM5 Publish Plus, they are able to edit and soft-proof their images in Adobe Photoshop, create a multi-color separation with an automated single click, and output their image using the PM5 MultiColor Plug-ins for Adobe Photoshop. In addition to speeding up and simplifying the separation process, users can now achieve excellent color results with only a single iteration. This represents a substantial time and materials savings versus current workflows that typically require 3 to 5 cycles of image editing, creating separations and printing.