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Increasing Industry Adoption of the Epson PrintCertification System Leads to New Pre-Press Seal of Approval

Press release from the issuing company

CHICAGO, GRAPH EXPO, Oct. 16 -- Building off the successful launch of Epson's PrintCertification solution in Fall 2005 and its increasing adoption throughout the industry, Epson is demonstrating further advancements at Graph Expo 2006 that reinforce its position as the leader in proofing technology for commercial printers and pre-press houses. The new term "Epson Certified Proofs" is being positioned by the company to serve as a new seal of approval for the industry. Moving forward, any proof produced with the Epson PrintCertification system and bearing an Epson PrintCertification label can technically be called an Epson Certified Proof, which not only signifies it was created using Epson technology, but is verified through the solutions of Epson's certification partners to meet exact color specifications that will ultimately save professionals who are involved with pre-press approvals time and expenses. Epson and ColorSciences are currently demonstrating this unique enterprise-based proofing system in Epson's Graph Expo booth (#4815). In addition, Epson has expanded its RIP support for this system and is being joined by four third-party RIP partners -- ColorBurst, CGS Publishing Technologies, EFI, and GMG -- who are also demonstrating their unique proofing technologies, which support the Epson PrintCertification solution. "Epson's PrintCertification solution is quickly becoming the technology of choice for commercial proofing and we're confident it won't be long before the overwhelming majority of professionals in this industry become very familiar with the term 'Epson Certified Proofs' and the amazing levels of accuracy and quality for which it stands," said Mark Radogna, group product manager, Epson America. "We're also pleased that many third-party RIP manufacturers are choosing to build unique workflows around the Epson platform because it's further acknowledgement that our proofing technology is setting new standards." Epson Certified Proofs are created using Epson's PrintCertification system that combines the Epson Stylus(R) Pro printers (the Epson Stylus Pro 3800, 4800, 7800, and 9800) with expanded third-party RIP support for ColorBurst, CGS Publishing Technologies, EFI, and GMG. The system also features advanced Web-enabled color process control software from ColorSciences to ensure uniform certified output and remotely manage multiple proofers at multiple locations. The color accuracy of an Epson Certified Proof is determined by printing an Epson PrintCertification color bar that is read by an industry-leading spectrophotometer device. A RIP then verifies the accuracy of the print based on the color standards defined within the RIP color management interface. If passed, a print can be affixed with an Epson PrintCertification label, making it a true Epson Certified Proof.

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