September 2010: Alwan Color Expertise Partners with Digital Information at Graph Expo 2010Alwan Color Expertise Partners with Digital Information at Graph Expo 2010
Lyon, September 21 2010 – Alwan Color Expertise, a leader in dynamic color management and standardization technologies, will run live demonstrations of its latest Alwan PRINT Standardizer solution at Graph Expo 2010. The company will showcase the software, which comes with a new automated G7™/ ISO 12647 conformance feature, on the Digital Information booth.
Graph Expo is one of the graphic communications industry’s leading exhibitions and takes place October 3 – 6 2010. Digital Information can be found at booth 204.
Alwan’s participation at the Digital Information stand is an excellent opportunity for the companies to demonstrate how their complementary technologies, Alwan PRINT Standardizer v2.1 and DI InkZone, help printers take automation to the next level. David Hunter, Alwan Color Expertis's representative for North America, explains: “DI InkZone Closed loop with the press automatically adjusts the ink keys for printed solids to match ISO. Alwan PRINT Standardizer closed loop with the RIP automatically adjusts the compensation curves for TVI, NPDC and Spread to match ISO. Combining both systems gives printers a unique, fully automated instrument-RIP-press closed loop system that produces G7/ISO 12647-compliant jobs without interruption."
For Michael Haenni, General Manager at Digital Information, the companies’ collaboration will enable Digital Information to provide a more comprehensive solution to satisfy its customers’ evolving needs: "Digital Information has played a key role in helping printers print to ISO on any make of press, of any age. DI InkZone software’s adoption worldwide underlines the importance for printers to decrease make-ready times to maximize profits from shorter print runs. However, our customers are increasingly asking us for a more complete solution that not only adjusts solids on press automatically – which DI InkZone does brilliantly – but also adjusts the gray balance, TVI and spread for full G7™/ISO 12647 compliance.
“After scrutinizing the market, it was clear that Alwan PRINT Standardizer complements DI InkZone perfectly. The combined Digital Information and Alwan solution is automated, customizable and very easy to use. It’s the only solution that provides a fully automated way to print practically every production sheet to standards. Delegates visiting our stand will discover how to make any press print to standards."
About Print Standardizer 2.0
Print Standardizer was developed in response to the fast-growing need for standards in the print industry. This solution provides printers with an easy and affordable way to achieve ISO 12647 conformance on both digital and conventional presses. When connected to an auto-scanning device, Alwan Print Standardizer ensures that presses conform to the three requirements of ISO 12647 compliance: solids (CIELAB colors), dot gain (TVI), and mid-tone spread. With Alwan’s unique dynamic dot gain compensation technology, ISO conformance is automatically achieved in production. It eliminates the need to conduct costly, time-consuming and often insufficient test or calibration print sessions.
About Digital Information
Digital Information. was founded in 1990 in Switzerland by Michael Haenni and Christoph Bugs, both IT specialists with a background in media. Today, the company is internationally recognized in the graphics industry for the quality and ROI of its ink-presets and closed-loop technology products. In close collaboration with a growing number of partners, Digital Information develops and produces software and hardware based solutions for the graphics industry. With several thousand installed licenses, DI-Plot has become a standard name in the graphics industry. The InkZone product line, launched by Digital Information in 2001, has enabled hundreds of printers to integrate their existing and new presses into their digital networks. The Preproofer, in turn, has become today's most successful double-sided proof system. For more information on Digital Information, please visit www.digiinfo.com.
About Alwan Color Expertise
Alwan Color Expertise was founded in Lyon, France, in 1997 by the current President Elie Khoury. His 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 standardization and color management implementation. Today, Alwan provides software and consultancy to key players throughout the graphic arts industry, from printers to publishers and from software developers to hardware manufacturers.
Alwan offers a choice of four full-featured software solutions, CMYK Optimizer, PDF Standardizer, PRINT Standardizer and PRINT Verifier, each delivering specialized capabilities that enable all partners along the graphic production line to guarantee the color accuracy of their work, while ensuring optimum production further down the line. Alwan has appointed specialist distributors for each of the targeted market segments. An ever-growing number of leading pre-press manufacturers are either bundling Alwan software with their products or recommending it with their systems.
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