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GMG-Powered Color Management System Provides Contract-Quality Proofs

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Blanchard Systems‚ Vortex Proofing Solution provides speed, accuracy and ease of use. Tuebingen, Germany - August 27, 2002 - GMG, a leading developer of professional color management proofing systems, announces that Blanchard Systems has installed its Vortex Proofing Solution, powered by a GMG ColorProof System, at the Woodstock Division of Brown Printing. GMG ColorProof is a color management software system that provides the most accurate way of calibrating digital inkjet proofing engines to produce digital contract color proofs, precisely color-matched to a printing press. It was integrated along with server hardware from Blanchard Systems as part of a complete Vortex Proofing Solution. The solution was installed to help linearize proofs to create color profiles of the Woodstock presses, and to provide customer contract proofs using less expensive inkjet technology. Brown Printing Company, a Bertelsmann AG / Gruner + Jahr company, is the 5th largest publication printer in the country and is nationally recognized as a high-quality, high-volume printer serving America's finest magazine, catalog and insert publishers. Its Woodstock Division prints over 200 weekly, biweekly and monthly business and consumer publications, catalogs and commercial work. Brown management came to the conclusion that recent inkjet technology has advanced sufficiently to provide great print quality. Yet, it is the calibration and proofer software that is critical to the generation of accurate color. Remarks Charles Blanchard, president of Blanchard Systems, "As inkjet technology has advanced, we found that a color proofing system driven by strong color management software can produce contract-quality proofs. That is why we selected GMG ColorProof software as our best of breed choice within the Vortex Proofing Solution. It serves Brown Printing very well. The Woodstock Division is happy with their proofs and their full control to calibrate color." "We were willing to make a significant investment in software, because that was more critical than the inkjet engine," comments Scott Borhauer, Brown Printing Central imaging manager. "Important to us was accuracy, ease of use ˆ the ability to logically move around the menus ˆ and speed. With our workflow, SANs and network system, the bottleneck could have easily been the proofer ˆ but it isn't. We have no problem with proofing flats, rather than page by page, because the system is so fast."