Canon U.S.A. and CGS Publishing Technologies International (CGS) announced the compatibility of the imagePROGRAF PRO Series printers with the Color Tuner // Web software.
Building upon the long-standing relationship between Canon and CGS and its success with legacy deployments of the imagePROGRAF technology in the proofing arena, this new integration now expands the compatibility to include the latest generation of PRO Series printers. The result of this collaboration is a powerful toolset for users to help meet advanced requirements in graphic arts and proofing applications.
"We are pleased to continue to expand the network of compatible RIP solutions to our line of imagePROGRAF PRO Series devices with the CGS Color Tuner // Web software," said Toyotsugu Kuwamura, executive vice president and general manager, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc.
"This brings a powerful set of capabilities to enable end users to pursue additional diverse and targeted applications – all while maintaining a convenient and seamless workflow with their PRO Series devices."
The Canon imagePROGRAF PRO Series of large-format printers ranges from 17-60 inches and features 12-ink channels, as well as embedded color calibration, to deliver output solutions for photographers and graphic artists who are "equally obsessed" with the printed image.
Combining Canon's imaging technology with CGS's award-winning Color Tuner // Web software, a web-based workflow solution provides users with both soft and hardcopy proofing in one, easy-to-use package for advanced color management to help meet the high-quality standards demanded by the fine art and proofing communities.
Publishing companies, photographers, fine art professionals, and those requiring exacting color matching can now utilize all the features of the Color Tuner // Web software with their imagePROGRAF PRO Series devices.
CGS Color Tuner // Web is now compatible with all 5 models of the PRO Series line:
In addition, imagePROGRAF PRO Series users can now take advantage of new features through the Color Tuner // Web software including:
ICC Profile Creation Capabilities
Color Correction & Management
Match proofs to Industry Standards such as SWOP, GRACoL, Fogra, 3DAP, etc.
Seamless Client/Server Architecture
Support for Pantone, Esko, and HKS libraries
Independent and Iterative Spot Color Matching
Ability to Print Directly from Multiple Creative Applications in all Major Digital File Formats
"Combining ORIS Color Tuner // Web software with Canon's PRO Series inkjet printers offers customers a streamlined workflow that can help enable graphic arts professionals to produce large format prints or proofs with extraordinary quality, accuracy and consistency," commented David Palmieri, Director of Strategic Accounts & Business Alliances for CGS.
Both the imagePROGRAF PRO Series devices and the CGS Color Turner // Web software are now available.