NORWALK, Conn., USA, May 19, 2005 — Users of the Kodak Polychrome Graphics (KPG) MATCHPRINT ProofPro RIP v1.0 can now create SWOP (Specifications for Web Offset Publications) certified proofs. The KPG MATCHPRINT ProofPro RIP v1.0 and MATCHPRINT ProofPro media recently earned SWOP certification for use with EPSON ULTRACHROME printers.
“Brand owners, ad agencies and publishers need to create highly accurate color proofs that meet SWOP standards,” said Lisa Singer, Worldwide Product Manager, KPG. “With this trio of products, they can quickly respond to customers' needs with a very high quality yet economical proof and reduced turnaround time.”
The MATCHPRINT ProofPro RIP v1.0 is used with MATCHPRINT ProofPro Media and leading inkjet printers. This RIP/media/printer combination allows customers to create cost effective, highly accurate proofs on press. Only MATCHPRINT ProofPro RIP includes KPG's patented process for ensuring faithful reproduction of subtle shadows, smooth transformations and critical spot colors. The MATCHPRINT ProofPro RIP v1.0 also allows users to recreate thousands of spot colors and provides a powerful linearization system for greater proofing accuracy. Like its predecessors, the MATCHPRINT ProofPro RIP v1.0 features KPG's proprietary Color Fidelity Module color management software and MATCHPRINT profiles.
KPG MATCHPRINT ProofPro Media/Pigment is designed for proofing with EPSON ULTRACHROME, CANON UV and HP UV printers. MATCHPRINT ProofPro Media/Pigment delivers instant drying and improved inkjet coating and paper/ink synergy for excellent, long term color stability, image quality and accuracy. MATCHPRINT ProofPro Media is available in three tints: SuperWhite, Commercial and Publication in roll or sheet form.
SWOP certification of a color proofing system entails an intensive visual and numerical evaluation by a panel of SWOP qualified industry experts experienced in viewing and judging color.
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