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CGS Publishing and Roland DG announce strategic technology partnership

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Hainburg; Oevel – CGS Publishing Technologies International, global leader of color management solutions, digital proofing systems and specially formulated media and Roland DG Benelux, a subsidiary of  Roland DG Corporation, a leading worldwide provider of wide-format inkjet printers and printer/cutters announced today that the extensive collaboration is primarily focused on, but not limited to, the demanding packaging market, combining both companies' expertise.

Until now, producing color-accurate contract proofs for flexible packaging was compromise-ridden and always constituted a challenge. Finally, combining the features of the Roland VersaUV LEC-330 printer and CGS' unique patented color management, it is possible to produce highly accurate contract proofs on any kind of substrate, including composite or shrink film. In addition to CMYK, the printer prints white and a clear coating. The revolutionary Roland ECO-UV inks give a very wide color gamut and remain flexible, particularly important for the production of packaging samples. CGS ORIS Color Tuner // Web software addresses the entire color gamut of the printer and ORIS ScreenDot feature directly processes 1-Bit-data, producing perfect color-accurate halftone proofs. Using the original screening information allows users to detect screening-related problems like moirés or artifacts at a very early stage, avoiding costly remakes. Optional ORIS ScreenDot Plus produces halftone proofs from customers' continuous tone files.

Trevor Haworth, CEO of CGS Publishing Technologies comments: "We are delighted to partner with Roland DG. They have always been at the cutting-edge of graphic solutions and by combining both of our technologies, prepress and package-printing companies now have a solution for producing color-accurate contract halftone proofs or mock-ups on any packaging substrate. Roland DG and CGS already enjoy considerably success in Japan with continuous tone applications of the product; the inclusion of contract quality screened proofing now addresses the specific needs of the packaging industry."

Following extensive field tests at a leading German pre-press company, ORIS Color Tuner // Web for the LEC-330 will have its official debut at IPEX at the Roland DG stand in hall 12, no. 12-C140.

"We have of course been familiar with the award-winning CGS color management solutions in the past, particularly on the Japanese market. For us, the superior CGS color management technology and intimate market know-how has been a key to enter this very demanding and growing market segment. I am sure that in the very near future this partnership will also extend into other applications, like large format printing or display graphics. Users are increasingly confronted with demands for consistent color meeting ISO standards. Our current and future customers will substantially benefit from CGS' profound expertise and our close cooperation. We are currently already working with CGS on integrating the ORIS solution with other Roland printers, such as the brand-new VersaCAMM VS-640 inkjet printer/cutter, featuring up to 8 colors including  white, and a genuine metallic ink ", says Michel Van Vliet, Product Manager of Roland DG Benelux.