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Colorgraphics Installs Colorsciences' Leading-Edge Process Control Solution

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LOS ANGELES, CA (June 14, 2007) — ColorGraphics, one of the largest commercial printers in the United States, announced that it has adopted ColorSciences’ CrossMatch process control solution.  ColorGraphics can now exchange objective color data with its customers. This further ensures proof to press matching and the delivery of consistent color among plants and to ColorGraphics’ customers. By implementing the ColorSciences solution, ColorGraphics has added graphic science to its manufacturing processes.

ColorSciences’ Web-enabled CrossMatch Solution improves color communication between customers and manufacturing plants in a multi-device, multi-location environment, helping bridge the gap between designer desktop color and file-ready production color. The result is improved quality, reduced pressroom waste, and reduced cycle time for ColorGraphics’ customers.

“By using ColorSciences’ measurement checkpoints and setting color control specifications upstream at our customers’ sites, we include the customer desktop color in the color control process.  These checkpoints ensure accurate color at every stage of our production process,” said Craig Evans, ColorGraphics’ Vice President of Sales. “It delivers significant value to both ColorGraphics and our customers. The system saves time and money for everyone by streamlining the color approval process, providing contract-quality color through connected customer proofers, and by flagging and correcting color drift in devices before the drift impacts the press sheet.”

ColorSciences is certified as a GRACoL 7 Expert and has worked with ColorGraphics to certify its plants as GRACoL 7 Master Printers. 

“By using ColorSciences’ GRACoL-plus methodologies, ColorGraphics can accurately meet and exceed its GRACoL 7 press standards,” said Ron Dahl, ColorSciences’ Vice President Sales. “This helps ColorGraphics increase customer satisfaction and confidence while delivering consistent global brand color.”

As part of its system-wide process control implementation, ColorGraphics has installed ColorSciences’ CrossMatch contract proofing systems at major customer sites. Future plans include expanding ColorGraphics GRACOL-plus standard and CrossMatch process control to its offshore printing partners. “This implementation will deliver on our customer’s request that we expand our global footprint with the same assurance of color accuracy as with our four US manufacturing plants,” said Evans.