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Belk Printing Technologies Delivers Consistent Color on Digital and Offset Presses with ORIS Press Matcher

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Hainburg, Germany / Minneapolis, MN (November 9, 2008) – Belk Printing Technologies knew to grow their business high quality color digital printing was essential.   Belk turned to Xerox and the Xerox iGen3 Digital Production Press, to deliver state-of-the-art, highend short run color.  Richard High, Director of Client Services and Al Hansen, Prepress Specialist understood the criticality of not only providing high quality color digital printing, but also in color matching Belk Printing's offset output with iGen3's digital output.   Richard consulted with long time partner CGS Publishing Technologies, for a solution.  David Palmieri, Eastern Regional Manager for CGS, recognized that ORIS Press Matcher Pro was the answer.

Belk Printing Technologies is a 40 year old general commercial printer located in Pineville, North Carolina.  They are a 40 inch sheetfed printer that recently added digital printing to the list of services it provides. Belk has more than 70 employees and serves a wide variety of organizations in North and South Carolina.  Some of their customers are the NFL Carolina Panthers, Davidson University, Queens University and Family Dollar Stores.

Richard High, Director of Client Services commenting on ORIS technology stated, "Color management and proofing are extremely important to Belk Printing Technologies to maintain the highest quality possible.  Our entire printing process is color managed.  We adopted ORIS Color Tuner for our offset technology a number of years ago when we needed to replace an older proofing system we were using at the time.  The color matched proofs we produce with the system are at the core of our color management system.  With the addition of ORIS Press Matcher Pro, we are able to fingerprint all our presses - both digital and offset.  The result is consistent and predicable results day-in and day-out on all presses."

ORIS Press Matcher Pro is based on ORIS Color Tuner and the CGS Publishing Technologies patented iterative color management technology.  This ORIS solution, validated by Xerox via its Xerox Business Partner Program, produces high-resolution files for digital presses, wide-format inkjet printers and offset presses by matching the color space of each device to a defined target color space. The result is standardized color no matter what printing process is used: offset, digital or inkjet. Press Matcher Pro produces printed results supporting SWOP, GRACoL, G7 and Fogra standards.

David Palmieri, CGS Eastern Regional Manager, commenting on Belk Printing Technologies, "CGS Publishing Technologies is pleased it was able to help our long standing customer resolve color management concerns when they moved into the digital print market.  The addition of ORIS Press Matcher Pro to the ORIS Color Tuner already installed at Belk is a prime example of how the wide range of ORIS solutions can be integrated to provide our customers with the best color management and proofing tools to produce the highest quality results no matter which printing process is used".

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