February 2011: Alwan Color Expertise and Digital Information's New Closed-Loop Solution to Offer Guaranteed and Fully Automated Conformance to ISO 12647 and G7®

Alwan Color Expertise and Digital Information's New Closed-Loop Solution to Offer Guaranteed and Fully Automated Conformance to ISO 12647 and G7®
 
Lyon, Zurich, February 22nd, 2011 – Guaranteed and fully automated ISO 12647-2 and G7® conformance will soon be easier than ever thanks to a new solution jointly produced by Alwan Color Expertise, a world leader in color management and standardization technologies, and Digital Information, a world leader in closed-loop systems. The new solution combines the companies’ industry-leading software, Alwan PRINT Standardizer, DI InkZone Move and DI InkZone Loop. The integration of the three products in one unique and complete solution will enable users to print to standards, every job, every day. The new Alwan/DI solution will be launched and showcased at Graphics Of the Americas 2011 on the Digital Information booth (101). The event runs February 24 – 26 in Orlando.
 
Elie Khoury, Alwan Color Expertise's founder and CEO, explains: "Printing to standards helps printers improve their pressroom productivity and profitability. It is heartening to see that many printers worldwide have adopted standards, though adoption has slowed. This is because many printers believe printing to standards is a tedious and costly operation that is way beyond their means. 

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January 2011: Typoekdotiki SA Achieves Better Proof to Press Match and Immediate ROI With Alwan Print Standardizer

Typoekdotiki SA Achieves Better Proof to Press Match and Immediate ROI With Alwan Print Standardizer

Lyon, January 2011. Commercial and Newspaper printer Typoekdotiki SA has secured an immediate return on its investment in Alwan Color Expertise’s Print Standardizer. The Greece-based company won new customers soon after adopting the solution, offsetting its initial financial outlay.

Typoekdotiki has been using Print Standardizer 1.0 and reaping the benefits of the software for the last eighteen months. One year later, the company was keen to implement Print Standardizer 2.0 because many of its enhancements have been developed with their expressed needs in mind.

Michail Kaloudis, Quality Manager at Typoekdotiki comments: “We were very impressed with the first version of Print Standardizer. It allowed us to calibrate our sheetfed, coldset and heatset presses to achieve standard printing conditions on coated, uncoated, lwc, sc, mwc, mfc and standard newspaper grades.”
But with increasing importance being placed on quality control, the company needed to follow-up production in real-time. It asked Alwan to develop the reporting system so that it monitored the print activity in the pressroom.

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October 2010: Graph Expo 2010: PrintPlace.com Wins ISO 12647 Gap Analysis Audit from KEE Consultants and Alwan Color Expertise

Graph Expo 2010: PrintPlace.com Wins ISO 12647 Gap Analysis Audit
from KEE Consultants and Alwan Color Expertise

Chicago, October 27, 2010 – Leading web-to-print provider PrintPlace.com won a ISO 12647 Standards Gap Analysis Audit at GraphExpo 2010. The company scooped the prize after entering a draw at the IDEAlliance G7® Summit. The competition was run by KEE Consultants and sponsored by Alwan Color Expertise.

PrintPlace.com has aligned its presswork with ISO 12647-2-based printing specifications since its inception in 2006. While many of PrintPlace.com's customers are unfamiliar with terms such as PSO, G7®, ISO 12647, Gracol® and Fogra, the far-sighted company understands that implementing best practices in print reproduction serve the interests of everyone involved in the print procurement chain.

With more and more printers joining the standards initiative, print buyers are benefitting from the common appearance of pages, regardless of their chosen print providers.

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October 2010: Graph Expo 2010: Alwan Records Best Sales at a Show Since drupa 2008 with 28% Revenue Increase

Graph Expo 2010: Alwan Records Best Sales at a Show
Since drupa 2008 with 28% Revenue Increase

Lyon, France -- October 27, 2010 -- GraphExpo 2010 proved a huge success for Alwan Color Expertise, with the company registering its best trade show sales since Drupa 2008. The exhibition helped the French software innovator record a 28% year-on-year revenue increase. The company’s flagship products, CMYK Optimizer ECO, which includes the unique Dynamic Ink Optimization technology, and PRINT Standardizer, which includes the unique Dynamic Press Calibration technology, accounted for more than 15 of the on-show and post-show sales.

Alwan shared two booths with Digital Information and Techkon USA, and attracted a stream of printing and publishing professionals. Alwan engineers conducted more than 30 demonstrations of its system-automated press calibration technology with Techkon SpectroDrive and Digital Information InkZone systems.

GraphExpo 2010 was also an excellent platform for Alwan to network and forge new relationships. Following the show, the company has entered into new partnership agreements with dealers in North America, increasing its sales network by 25%. Alwan also generated interest among resellers worldwide. The company plans to explore new commercial opportunities with these resellers in the very near future.

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September 2010: Graph Expo Visitors Can Win a Free ISO 12647 Gap Analysis Audit with KEE Consultants and Alwan Color Expertise

Graph Expo Visitors Can Win a Free ISO 12647 Gap Analysis Audit with KEE Consultants and Alwan Color Expertise


Lyon, September 27, 2010 – US Delegates attending Graph Expo 2010 can ensure they meet ISO 12647 standards by entering a competition run by KEE Consultants and sponsored by Alwan. The companies are continuing their efforts to help the printing industry understand and adopt ISO 12647 standards by giving American printers the chance to win a valuable gap analysis audit. The audit is designed to help them implement ISO 12647 in their printing processes. To participate in the draw, visitors can register on the Alwan website or visit Alwan at either the Digital Information booth (204) or TECHKON booth (753).

ISO 12647 standards adoption has gained momentum in Europe and worldwide. Following on from their successful ‘Standardize to Survive’ European tour in 2009, KEE Consultants continue to pave the way for standards adoption and implementation by making available to the American industry the best expertise and the most efficient software solutions, enabling US printers to quickly and cost effectively implement ISO 12647 standards.

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