Publishers Press Achieves G7 Master Qualification with Fujifilm's Color Management Solutions
VALHALLA, NY—May 20, 2013—Publishers Press, a Shepherdsville, KY-based publication printer, recently installed Fujifilm’s ColorPath Sync Align and ColorPath Sync DLP color management solutions. The tools enabled Publishers Press to successfully achieve G7 Master Qualification.
Publishers Press is a fifth-generation publication printing company founded in 1866. With 18 presses and two locations, Publishers Press is the fifth-largest publication printer in North America and serves more than 1,000 titles. A family-owned printer, Publishers Press provides complete prepress, web offset printing, bindery, and distribution services that take advantage of the latest technology, and remains committed to providing publishers with personal attention and support.
Prior to bringing in Fujifilm Professional Services and Fujifilm cloud-based color management solutions, Publishers Press worked with suppliers and consultants for all of its G7 efforts but felt that they needed to take the initiative a little further. The Fujifilm team tested Publishers Press’ inks and media and conducted a comprehensive review to make appropriate and effective recommendations and implement a unique 40-step scale that is printed on a number of forms each day for collecting L-A-B values on live work.
“While we have been in the printing business a long time, the involvement with G7 was new to us and we relied on the expertise of Fujifilm Professional Services for building our own curves in order to become an even better printer,” said Larry Blanton, quality control manager at Publishers Press. “With the ability to build our own curves by press type and substrate, we achieve a more predictable result across the board.”
Publishers Press installed ColorPath Sync DLP color management for digital presses and proofers and ColorPath Sync Align G7 and ISO curve adjustments. The powerful cloud-based color management ColorPath tools synchronize color across multiple output devices so that Publishers Press can fine-tune production and expedite the make ready process in order to increase efficiency, and improve production flexibility.
Fujifilm North America Corp., a marketing subsidiary of Fujifilm Holdings America Corp. 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 Inc. 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.