“Ninety-five percent of printers use color management,” asserted Trevor Haworth, CGS president and CEO. “Our product, ORIS Hybrid Proofing, is next generation technology…that provides a color-managed workflow, from creative all the way to delivery of the final product.”
Haworth and his fellow CGS execs previewed announcements the company planned to make at Graph Expo, including the debut of ORIS Hybrid Proofing Web—an Internet-enabled version of its remote (soft and hard copy) proofing technology. The new user interface integrates ORIS Color Tuner, Soft Proof and Certified Proof to enable users to manage and monitor global remote proofing implementations with closed-loop color control.
Two other announcments were made: A new business partnership with Xerox was formed, and ORIS PearlPROOF, a non-optically brightened glossy proofing paper, would debut at Graph Expo. The ORIS product line was also detailed in the pre-show briefing, including color contract proofing products (Hybrid Proofing, Color Tuner and Soft Proof), color management tools (Press Matcher and Ink Saver), and color process control offerings (Certified Proof, Certified Press and Cert fied Monitor).
Attendees were taken for an on-site demo at The Bureau, a Minneapolis printer that offers offset and digital printing via a variety of presses. ORIS Color Tuner, Press Matcher and Certified Proof were demonstrated, showing exact color matches on several proofs printed via Xerox, Epson and other devices.
“Many printers are satisfied with color that is ‘just OK.’ Accepting OK color is not good enough for us,” noted Patrick Stuart, The Bureau’s general manager. “We wanted to hit GRACoL (standards) and needed a color management/proofing solution that we could trust. ORIS is that technology.”
ROCHESTER, NY—PODi, the Digital Printing Initiative, has tapped a printer/customer duo to provide a keynote address at its 2009 AppForum, set for January 19 to 21 in Las Vegas at the Rio Hotel & Casino. Robert Durham, president/CEO of HKM Direct Market Communications, and Mike Lyman, manager of online communications at YRC Worldwide, will detail how they developed a global Web-to-print solution for the large transportation services company. The 1,800-user system is being expanded for use by 6,000+ people worldwide.