Editions   North America | Europe | Magazine


Pilot Marketing and Colorbus Demonstrate Total Color Management Solution at PMA

Press release from the issuing company

PMA 2004 ANAHEIM HILLS, Calif.--March 5, 2004-- Minneapolis, MN-based Pilot Marketing Group, a pioneer in bridging the technology gap between available solutions and successful implementations, and Colorbus, makers of the Cyclone line of print servers that drive a variety of printers, copiers and large format devices for printing and color proofing, joined together to demonstrate a complete color management solution for photo labs, photographers and dealers that resell to the photographic industry. The solution, demonstrated at PMA, attracted the attention of hundreds of show attendees. The solution includes a SWOP-certified Sony Artisan monitor to view softproofs on the monitor, a Colorbus Cyclone RIP that controls color on the output device with the use of standard ICC profiles and a Canon W2200 color printer to produce hard copy prints. A standard ICC color profile was used in the workflow demonstration and calibration is enhanced with the use of an X-Rite spectrophotometer that reads color densities from the output device. This system can accept images as any photo lab or photographer might, including traditional film that is scanned or direct input from a digital camera or a CD. David Hunter, founder of Pilot Marketing, which is a Charter Member of the Apple ColorSync Profilers, addressed PMA attendees on how to manage color in a photo lab. According to Hunter, "The most critical part of the color management workflow is to make the ICC profiles as transparent as possible so that operators can produce good quality color without having to think about it. Applying ICC Profiles at the RIP makes this possible while at the same time it minimizes potential mistakes." "It's important for color critical environments to experience this solution in its entirety. This solution is providing a method of how to prevent numerous color problems in the lab or photo studio," said Jeffrey Dowd, vice president of sales and marketing at Colorbus, a Color Print Solutions Company.