Gilson Graphics Adds Fujifilm Colorpath Sync Solution to Manage Color on J Presses
VALHALLA, NY—May 21, 2013—Gilson Graphics, a Grand Rapids, MI-based commercial printer, recently installed Fujifilm’s ColorPath Sync color management solution to work with the Fujifilm J Press 720 and J Press Web. In 2011, Gilson Graphics was the first U.S. printer to install the J Press 720.
Founded as Gilson Press in 1948, Gilson Graphics operates across three facilities, including a state-of-the-art fulfillment and digital print facility, and serves clients throughout the United States. Its services run the gamut and include design, composition, print production and management, literature fulfillment, kit building and assembly, point-of-sale production and implementation, and direct mail. The printer is known for its ongoing investments in the latest industry technologies.
ColorPath Sync Align and DLP options are the most advanced color management and gray balance calibration tools available. The cloud-based color management solution aligns output devices to neutral gray using the G7 methodology as well as “Digital devices” utilizing the high-quality “Optimized” Device Link Profile technology. ColorPath Sync Align incorporates iterative color correction resulting in industry leading color accuracy. Its easy-to-use interface synchronizes and ensures consistent color across multiple output devices, media, printing conditions and locations. The ColorPath Sync DLP solution is used for the color management of every Fujifilm J Press throughout Europe and North America. The J Press 720 is a high-quality, sheetfed inkjet press. The versatility of the half-size equipment enables it to handle both short and long print runs alike with unprecedented quality, productivity, flexibility, efficiency and environmental performance.
Using the new ColorPath Sync solution platform, Gilson Graphics works with a local university to produce a high-profile Faculty Awards Program, on Sappi Opus stock. Before integrating Fujifilm’s color management solution, Gilson could not ensure the necessary color matching results. Appropriate press calibrations that previously took a full business day to institute can now be done within two hours in order to meet the customer’s high expectations. The very demanding annual project requires the highest quality at a good price. With the abilities ColorPath Sync provides to fine tune paper and color particulars to the defined specification, Gilson now has a competitive advantage that can help retain the business on an ongoing basis.
“In the past, it was a long process to get settings just right and we repeatedly had to rely on the previous software manufacturer or reseller for support, often receiving conflicting advice," said Randy Warren, quality assurance manager at Gilson Graphics. "Now Fujifilm takes care of the heavy lifting and helps us manage settings for accurate and consistent output. “Because ColorPath Sync is a web-based solution, we do not have to buy and maintain software licenses. It is an easy solution to integrate and work with; and while we currently only use it for our J Press devices, we plan to expand it to manage our other conventional presses.”
Fujifilm North America, a marketing subsidiary of Fujifilm Holdings America, consists of four operating divisions and one subsidiary company. The Imaging Division provides consumer and commercial photographic products and services, including: photographic paper; digital printing equipment, along with service and support; personalized photo products; film; and one-time-use cameras; and also markets motion picture archival film and on-set color management solutions to the motion picture, broadcast and production industries. The Electronic Imaging Division markets consumer digital cameras, and the Graphic Systems Division supplies products and services to the graphic printing industry. The Optical Devices Division provides optical lenses for the broadcast, cinematography, closed circuit television, videography and industrial markets, and also markets binoculars. Fujifilm Canada sells and markets a range of Fujifilm products and services in Canada.
Fujifilm Holdings Corp., Tokyo, Japan, brings continuous innovation and leading-edge products to a broad spectrum of industries, including electronic imaging, digital printing equipment, medical systems, life sciences, graphic arts, flat panel display materials, and office products, based on a vast portfolio of digital, optical, fine chemical and thin film coating technologies. The company was among the top 10 companies around the world granted U.S. patents in 2012, and in the year ended March 31, 2013, had global revenues of $26.7 billion*. Fujifilm is committed to environmental stewardship and good corporate citizenship. For more information, please visit www.fujifilmholdings.com.
* At an exchange rate of 83 yen to the dollar.