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GMG ColorServer 2010-03-01 382

Colour has always been a complicated issue and something of a sacred cow too, demanding love and attention from the experts to get it right. That's all changing now as the black art of colour control succumbs to automation and the adoption of standards just like so many other craft-based skills that have gone by the wayside.

With more and more firms looking to adopt printing specification ISO 12647, the award has highlighted the importance of matching the right CMYK separations to on-press performance. Not all CMYK is created equal - even if it's intended for the same printing conditions - and a different CMYK breakdown may pass muster on proof, but prove a problem on press.

At its most basic, ColorServer has a part to play in

Canon ImageRunner Advance C9000 Pro

Back in the early 1990s, Canon, with a little help from EFI, was leading the digital colour print revolution thanks to its Colour Laser Copier (CLC). However, in the intervening years the market has matured and demands for higher productivity and more features saw the CLC eclipsed by rival machines.

But with its strategic aim of being the number-one player in the markets it serves, Canon was not about to roll over. Starting in 2006 with the launch of its ImagePress range, the company began

GMG ColorServer

Colour has always been a complicated issue and something of a sacred cow too, demanding love and attention from the experts to get it right. That’s all changing now as the black art of colour control succumbs to automation and the adoption of standards just like so many other craft-based skills that have gone by the wayside.

With more and more firms looking to adopt printing specification ISO 12647, the award has highlighted the importance of matching the right CMYK separations to

Kodak Versamark

Kodak’s Versamark can claim to be the pioneer of high-speed inkjet continuous-feed colour printing. It has been more than a decade since it announced the technology and installed the first machine at Israeli transactional print firm Be’eri in 2000. Back then, Versamark was Scitex Digital Printing, which itself was created when Kodak sold its high-speed inkjet business to the then Israeli printing technology giant Scitex.

Things have come full circle with the Dayton, Ohio