May 2011: KEE Consultants Joined RIT for Gravure Day 2011

Representatives of industry, academia and the international standards community met to discuss "What Drives Print Global?" at Rochester Institute of Technology's annual Gravure Day event. Nearly 50 RIT undergraduate and graduate students, faculty members and invited guests participated in the March 31 event and learned how standards are helping print become a global industry.

KEE Consultants, an international standards consultant based in France, added a global perspective to the event. Elie Khoury, CEO of KEE Consultants and Alwan Color Expertise, has a long history of collaborating with and supporting RIT. Khoury gave a presentation, "ISO Standards and Print Globalization," summarizing his nearly 15 years of experience implementing graphic arts standards. Khoury cited several examples of how embracing these standards led to superior results. At the national level, Khoury discussed how Germany had become the global leader in adopting graphic arts standards (with more than 400 printers being certified as ISO 12647-2 compliant).

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March 2011: Pure Impression secures PDF workflow and optimizes offset and digital printing with Alwan’s CMYK Optimizer

Pure Impression secures PDF workflow and optimizes offset and digital printing with Alwan’s CMYK Optimizer

Lyon, 31 March 2011. With an industrial policy based on technical efficiency and respect for the environment, the choice of a standardization technology for thousands of PDFs, intended for offset or digital printing, was a strategic decision for printing firm Pure Impression. After testing several technologies, the company chose Alwan CMYK Optimizer. The software has had a major impact. Pure Impression has improved quality and productivity, helping it forge stronger relationships with its customers.

Pure Impression is a commercial printing works with a printing system that comprises three offset presses and two digital presses: a Komori 52 x 74 cm four color + acrylic varnish, a Komori eight color 72 x 104 cm, a Komori four color 72 x 104 cm + acrylic varnish, an HP Indigo 7500 digital press and an HP Indigo 5000.
The company’s core business is professional publishing (magazines, periodicals, reviews, catalogs, books etc), advertising and marketing collateral (brochures, leaflets, booklets, sleeves, flyers, posters etc), institutional texts (municipal newsletters, annual reports etc), business printing (letterheads, business cards, bundles, notebooks, tickets etc), and thanks to digital printing, personalized documents and short-run jobs.

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Alwan to showcase the solutions at MedPrint 2011
Lyon, March 16th, 2011 – Italian print service provider, Technographica, has achieved PSO/ISO 12647-2 certification after investing in Alwan CMYK Optimizer and Alwan PRINT Standardizer. The commercial printing company decided to pursue the certification for its printing processes so that it could expand into the European market and increase revenue. Alwan is to showcase the solutions at MedPrint 2011, which is being staged between 23-26 March in Rome. Alwan can be found in Hall 3 at the Color Consulting booth, B31.
Loazzo–based Technographica prints a wide range of products on offset, including catalogs, brochures, art books, flyers and folders. The printing house has a five-color and 2 x 5 color, 75 x 105 Heidelberg presses, enabling it to meet any production demand.
In addition to achieving PSO/ISO 12647-2, the Alwan solutions were also instrumental in Technographica achieving ISO 9001 in 2008. Angelo Trezzi, Technographica's Prepress Manager says: "We’ve been using Alwan CMYK Optimizer for three years now, and Alwan PRINT Standardizer for the past 12 months. The solutions have proved extremely helpful for optimizing incoming files and standardizing our press output, especially for perfecting eg simultaneous printing on the front and reverse side of the paper."

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March 2011: Dalim Software certifies Alwan CMYK Optimizer

In line with Dalim Software’s ongoing strategy to approve complementary technologies we are pleased to certify Alwan CMYK Optimizer ServerTM from Alwan Color Expertise for use with our software.
Alwan CMYK Optimizer allows a prepress company or a printer to check and correct automatically and dynamically the colors and ink weights characteristics of incoming files before sending them to film or plate.

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Mars 2011 : Alwan Color Expertise et Digital Information lancent leur nouvelle solution "Closed-Loop" pour une conformité ISO 12647 complètement automatisée et garantie

Alwan Color Expertise et Digital Information lancent leur nouvelle solution "Closed-Loop"  pour une conformité ISO 12647 complètement automatisée et garantie

Lyon, Zurich, 1 Mars 2011 – La conformité aux normes ISO 12647 sera bientôt plus facile qu'elle ne l'a jamais été grâce à la nouvelle solution d'Alwan Color Expertise, leader dans le domaine des logiciels de standardisation, et de Digital Information, leader dans le domaine du pré-encrage et de l'encrage automatisé ou "closed-loop". Cette nouvelle solution combine les logiciels phares de chacune des deux sociétés, Alwan PRINT Standardizer, DI InkZone Move et DI InkZone Loop. Les trois logiciels, combinés dans une solution unique et complète, permettront aux imprimeurs d'imprimer leurs travaux aux normes, tous les jours.

Elie Khoury, fondateur et président d'Alwan Color Expertise explique la nouvelle solution : "Imprimer aux normes permet aux imprimeurs d'améliorer la productivité et la profitabilité de leur salle d'impression. C'est la raison principale pour laquelle beaucoup d'imprimeurs dans le monde sont en train d'adopter les normes. Cependant, certains pensent qu'imprimer aux normes est quelque chose de difficile, d'onéreux, et au-delà de leurs moyens.

C'est là où la solution Alwan/DI apporte une réponse concrète car elle permet aux imprimeurs de se rendre compte  qu'imprimer aux normes n'est pas une science infuse ; il s'agit simplement d'imprimer avec des aplats, des élargissements, et des dispersions conformes. La solution Alwan/DI permet d'atteindre cette conformité d'une façon automatisé grâce à son analyse de l'impression et à son amélioration continue des paramètres d''impression.

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