EPG to Purchase GRIPdigital
CENTERBROOK, CT—August 18, 2008—EPG (Essex Products Group), a global leader in the manufacture and integration of color control systems, announces that it signed an agreement to purchase GRIPdigital, Inc., and is expanding its KeyColor™ line to include color measurement products. GRIPdigital, founded in 1998 by Greg Imhoff, specialized in color and production hardware and software solution advancements for the graphic arts industry. Imhoff, President of GRIPdigital, industry veteran, color expert, and a G7™ (GRACoL) Expert Consultant, has joined EPG as Director of Color Solutions to drive the company’s new color measurement product development and global sales. GRIPdigital products, including new patent-pending color measurement technology, are being folded into the EPG KeyColor product line.
“GRIPdigital and Greg Imhoff are highly respected in the graphics arts industry and a perfect match for EPG,” says Peter Griffin, President, EPG. “Greg has made significant contributions to the evolution of measurement technology and has the expertise and vision to lead this important company and industry development. We are confident in his ability to create further advancements and very pleased to have him with EPG.”
EPG’s new color measurement technology is being developed to sustain and improve manufacturing and meet the needs of printers and brand owners who understand the importance of accurate color in corporate branding and identity and for that reason want technology that will help deliver printed materials that consistently achieve exact spectral-based color specifications. Augmenting its product line with easy-to-use color measurement systems will enable EPG to provide commercial, newspaper, and package printing customers with a complete color control printing system that delivers high-quality support from prepress to the final printed product.
EPG’s KeyColor line of integrated color control systems include ink desks, AutoSet presetting software, AutoPage page addressing software, and AutoKey software for closed-loop color-control to help printers save time and money by speeding makereadies and reducing waste. Integrating EPG color measurement technology into a KeyColor system will provide advanced closed-loop color-control and enable printers to achieve even greater profitability through more efficient consistent print runs.