Alwan Color Expertise Will Showcase the CxF/X-4 Software Solution at drupa 2016
LYON, France — May 5, 2016 — Alwan Color Expertise, a world-leader in color management and process control software, announces version 6 of its Color Suite. The new Alwan suite of software – ColorHub, PrintStandardizer and PrintVerifier — enables brand owners and designers to define and communicate their colors and quality expectations to print service providers, and to check that their expectations have been actually met by the reproduction process. Come and see what Alwan solutions can do for you on booth C17, Hall 7.
“Achieving consistent and accurate colors across products, processes and substrates has always been the holy grail for brand owners,” comments Elie Khoury, Alwan’s founder and president. Named colors, conventional techniques and colorimetric definition of spot colors did not allow easy and accurate ink formulation and color reproduction of spot colors. Thanks to the recent CxF/X-4 standard that Alwan Color Suite 6 supports, spot colors solids and tints can be measured, defined and managed spectrally, enabling easy and accurate reproduction across substrates and printing processes.
CxF Workflow Demo
In partnership with IGT Systems, Alwan will be showing visitors how they can create their spot colors CxF/X-4 files, proof them, store them on the cloud, and retrieve them for design or printing purposes at IGT Testing Systems booth C16 in Hall 6.
About CxF/X-4 Format
CxF stands for Color eXchange Format. It was designed by X-Rite and released in 2008. Since, CxF file format became ISO 17972 standard and is currently in its third version, CxF3. CxF files are used to communicate color data between measurement devices and third-party software. CxF/X-4 has been designed to define spot colors accurately by measuring and storing spectral information of ink solids and tints, on substrate and process black. This comprehensive spectral definition allows color management systems to accurately proof and reproduce spot colors even on devices not using the spot ink.
About Alwan Color Expertise
Alwan Color Expertise was founded in Lyon, France, in 1997 by Elie Khoury, president, whose vision — to demonstrate how important standardizing and controlling color is throughout every stage of production — has resulted in the company becoming a world leader in color optimization and standardization software. For the last 18 years, Alwan has been providing the Graphic Arts industry with the most innovating ISO and G7 color management, ink optimization and process control solutions for conventional and digital printing processes. Alwan has recently launched its new multicolor suite of software solutions enabling color management and process control for packaging, label and specialty printing applications as well.
Source: Alwan Color Expertise.