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ORIS Users First to Benefit from GretagMacbeth iO Automation System

Press release from the issuing company

Hainburg, Germany (October 18, 2005) -- One of the highlights at Print 05 was CGS Publishing Technologies International’s live demonstration of automatic calibration using GretagMacbeth’s new iO device for the Eye-One Pro handheld spectrophotometer. ORIS Color Tuner 5.2 will be the first color proofing system to drive the iO, which will dramatically improve scanning efficiency for Eye-One Pro users. The iO consists of a motorized robotic arm and a cradle for the Eye-One Pro. The arm assembly is mounted on a table equipped with a static mounting surface for holding the test target. At Print 05, the device was used to measure an ECI 2002 target as part of ORIS Color Tuner’s automatic printer calibration process. “The target scan was finished before I could explain the process,” said one demonstrator. The Need for Speed Current Eye-One users are of course the initial target audience for the iO device. Although the Eye-One has achieved widespread acclaim for accuracy and versatility, users of products such as ORIS Color Tuner have often wished it was faster. According to GretagMacbeth, the addition of the iO will allow a complex target, such as the 1,485-patch ECI 2002, to be measured in less than three minutes. The iO is scheduled for release in November. Although final pricing has not been set, a GretagMacbeth representative indicated that the combined cost of the iO and an Eye-One Pro would be extremely competitive with that of a strip reading spectrophotometer. ORIS Color Tuner 5.2, currently in beta testing, is scheduled for release later this year. In addition to working with the iO, version 5.2 will include an enhanced calibration wizard, improved spot color handling, multi-channel ICC profile support, an expanded GCR/UCR user interface and other improvements.