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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Alwan Color Expertise releases the latest version of its Multicolor PDF server and G7 Process Control solutions on GraphExpo

Alwan Color Expertise, a leader in color control and standardization technologies announces the release of version 5 of its color management & control suite of Software guaranteeing color accuracy and consistency across printing technologies. The interconnection of the complete software solution optimizes the print production workflow connecting Alwan ColorHub, Alwan PrintStandardizer and Alwan PrintVerifier. This optimized workflow now enables print buyers and printers to agree on aims and tolerances for each print job and make sure that visuals and brand colors are reproduced accurately and within agreed upon tolerances.

The new Alwan Suite offers numerous and unique advantages for each print application:

Packaging Printing
Consumer Products Companies can define their brand colors using CxF/X-4 spectral color definition. A description of the expected color for each printing process and media can be included in the CxF/X-4 metadata. Alwan Color Suite can carry this information throughout the workflow, color manage it for optimal proofing and printing on 4, 5, 6 & 7 color process HiFi output, and assess its reproduction conformance based on standard or custom tolerances.

Specialty Printing
Printing processes that are different from ink on paper such as textile, ceramics, etc. require specific color management. The new Alwan Suite embeds technologies that allow printers to calibrate, characterize and maintain the stability of any printing process using any colorant and any substrate with virtually no limit. All color operations performed by Alwan Suite are documented by PDF, XML as well as online reporting systems that can be shared among supply chain stakeholders.

Commercial Printing
Print Buyer's can choose printing aims from US CGATS TR.21 seven standard Color Reference Printing Conditions ranging from small (newspaper) to large (digital). They can also choose printing tolerances for a job from 3 levels of conformance, stringent (level A), normal (level B) or relaxed (level C). Once printing aims and tolerances are chosen, they will be used by Alwan Color Suite's Color Management with Alwan ColorHub, Process Control with Alwan PrintStandardizer, and Color Conformance with Alwan PrintVerifier, ensuring that agreed on aims and tolerances are achieved.