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CGS and Color Management Group Form Alliance

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Minneapolis, MN (August 9, 2005) – Strengthening an already formidable reseller channel, CGS Publishing Technologies International and Color Management Group have formed a strategic alliance. Under the agreement, members of the elite association of independent color experts will provide expert training and installation of CGS' award-winning ORIS Color Tuner proofing and workflow systems. Color Management Group, a former GMG distributor, will also sell ORIS software in market segments not covered by CGS' traditional graphic arts reseller network. The group's co-founder, Lida Jalali Marschke, summed up the strengths of the new relationship. “We're very excited about working with CGS and the ORIS product line,” she said. “After working with other companies and products, we are looking forward to a long and fruitful relationship with CGS. We believe the ORIS product line in particular will have a long-range and beneficial impact on the whole graphics arts industry.” Color Management Premier Consultants include a formidable array of well-known color specialists from Europe and North America, including Dan Reid, Ron Ellis, Bruce Bayne, Steve Upton, Dan Gillespie, Eric Magnusson, David Piccus, Son Do, Terry Wyse and others. “This is an impressive group of color gurus,” declared CGS Technology Director Bruce Brown. “They each have a firm grasp of color science, but they also have a vast store of practical knowledge, plus the ability to communicate extremely well with end users. I'm convinced they will be immensely valuable to our current and future ORIS customers.” Color Proofing and Beyond In addition to color proofing expertise, Color Management Group members provide a wide range of services, from uniform color management of computer displays to RIP and workflow issues throughout the creative and print production process. Many members have trained customers on a wide array of proofing products, including Best/EFI, ColorBurst and GMG, prior to becoming certified on ORIS Color Tuner and developing a working relationship with CGS. “What impresses me about ORIS Color Tuner is how powerful it is,” said Eric Magnusson of Left Dakota. “The color matches we achieve are absolutely wonderful. Customers should remember that this RIP includes a robust set of workflow features which are very versatile and unrivaled.” Color Management Group offerings will include ORIS Color Tuner installations, basic and advanced training, including the newly-introduced ORIS Soft Proof and advance color workflow modules: ORIS Color Tuner PLUS! In many cases, Color Management Group members will work in conjunction with CGS' existing reseller network.