The IDEAlliance Digital Press Certification for excellence in colour reproduction has been awarded to HP Indigo 7600 and 5600 digital presses using CGS Publishing Technologies Internationals ORIS Press Matcher // Web colour management.
The programme certifies the commercial production capabilities of high-end digital presses, including both xerographic and inkjet devices, to meet specific print standards. Systems receiving certification are rigorously tested, and must meet or exceed established industry tolerances for excellence in the areas of colorimetric accuracy, uniformity, repeatability, durability, and registration. The programme considers the entire press system, including the digital front-end, print engine, and paper.
The certification programme is similar to GRACoL and SWOP for inkjet proofing. The certification framework is based on upcoming international standards ISO 12647-8, 15311, and 15339.
ORIS Press Matcher // Web’s patented iterative four-dimensional colour matching of the Indigo press to the GRACoL specification, and its integrated grey balance stabilisation, enabled both presses to perform well within tolerances with extremely low average delta-E deviation, and minimal variation over the 1000-sheet press runs. HP SmartStream Production Pro Print Server 4.5, and Sterling Ultra Digital 148gsm paper, completed the picture to provide a perfect combination of software, hardware, and media.
Both the HP Indigo 7600 and 5600 presses and ORIS Press Matcher // Web are available now.