Solutions Showcase: Digital Proofing Update
Canon U.S.A. Inc.
Solution: Canon’s imagePROGRAF family features print engines in configurations from 17- to 60-inches wide, with throughput of up to 403 square feet per hour. The print-head technology is designed to ensure consistent, brilliant color.
Pricing: Contact for pricing.
Magazine publishing customers include: Not available
Contact: (800) OK-CANON, USA.Canon.com
CGS Publishing Technologies International
Solution: Oris Color Tuner is a contract proofing system for inkjet devices from Canon, Epson, HP and others. It features a Setup Wizard and AutoCal, designed to automatically calibrate the printer being used.
Pricing: Starts at $1,375 ; may be configured to drive multiple output devices, including laser copiers and printers.
Solution: Oris Hybrid Proofing is a hard- and soft-proofing solution comprising ORIS Color Tuner and Oris Soft Proofing, designed to meet SWOP and GRACoL specifications. Soft proofs are reviewed and marked in Adobe Acrobat, and a free Acrobat plug-in is provided, allowing for unlimited participants.
Pricing: $5,995; it is an add-on product to Color Tuner.
Magazine publishing customers include: Time, People, Fortune, InStyle, Real Simple, Rolling Stone, Newsweek and BusinessWeek
Contact: (612) 870-0061, CGSUSA.com
Dalim Software GmbH
Solution: Dalim Dialogue is a SWOP-certified online proofing server application that enables real-time access to high-resolution proofs, and tools for collaboration and annotation. Remote users can access the system through a Web browser.
Pricing: $7,500 to $30,000, depending upon size of installation.
Magazine publishing customers include: Advanstar
Contact: (407) 574-7486, +49 (0) 7851 91 96 0, Dalim.com
Electronics for Imaging (EFI)
Solution: EFI Colorproof XF is a solution for proofing, large-format production and photographic printing. It manages color based on ICC profiles, enabling users to build in color-controlled proofing throughout the prepress and printing process.
Pricing: From $2,300 for base configuration, comprising Colorproof XF Server (Mac or PC), Printer Option M—to drive any print engine up to 17-inches wide.
Magazine publishing customers include: City Magazine, Publishers Clearing House
Contact: (650) 357-3500, EFI.com
- Agfa Graphics
- Canon U.S.A. Inc.
- CGS Publishing Technologies International
- Dalim Software
- Epson America Inc.
- Fusion Systems
- Fusion Systems International
- GMG Americas
- GTI Graphic Technology Inc.
- Hachette Filipacchi Media
- Hearst Corp.
- Integrated Color Solutions
- Just Normlicht
- Meredith Corp.
- People Magazine
- Rolling Stone
- Time Inc.