MINNEAPOLIS--March 20, 2007-- CGS Publishing Technologies International, the global leader of color management solutions, production workflow technology and specially-formulated media, has been awarded SWOP (Specifications for Web Offset Publications) and GRACoL (General Requirements and Applications for Commercial Offset Lithography) certifications for its ORIS PearlPROOF family of proofing media. The certifications are crucial for color-critical projects in the graphic arts industry.
The SWOP certification confirms that CGS' specially-formulated media will consistently render color accurately to ensure hard copy proofs will match what appears on an onscreen monitor. The GRACoL certification, introduced by the IDEAlliance GRACoL committee in late 2006, guarantees that CGS' color management solutions meet all commercial printing specifications.
With these certifications, CGS has validated that systems with low delta E numbers will visually match a press run more consistently than those run without. The certification process for color confirmation enables users to easily verify and certify that individual proofs meet SWOP, GRACoL or in-house color standards.
"Certifications, such as SWOP and GRACoL, are no longer a luxury in today's graphic arts market, they are now a requirement," said Trevor Haworth, president and CEO of CGS Publishing Technologies. "Our ability to "proof-to-the-numbers" demonstrates our commitment to providing color proofing solutions that perform to the highest industry standards, and guarantees our customers are getting the very best in proofing technology."
Established to ensure consistency and quality in the publishing industry, the SWOP and GRACoL certification process requires rigorous, quality testing. The ORIS PearlPROOF proofing papers earned the SWOP and GRACoL certification through its ability to produce proofs that closely match the appearance of certified press sheets.
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