Colour Graphic Services to introduce ORIS X-Gamut at PacPrint

David Crowther’s specialist colour quality certification, training and technology supply company, Colour Graphic Services, will be taking to the upcoming PacPrint tradeshow to introduce the ORIS X-Gamut.

This also means that Colour Graphic Services is now a local Australia and New Zealand dealer for CGS-ORIS.

Established in 1985, CGS-ORIS (also known as CGS Publishing Technologies), is a global leader in colour management and was instrumental in enabling the change from expensive analogue-chemical proofing to low-cost digital using Epson wide format printers, which Crowther was also involved with in the early 2000s.

Crowther said that with the increasing demand for extended gamut colour reproduction across all disciplines – offset, digital, flexo, gravure and photography – the need for precise control of seven and eight colour ink sets becomes paramount.

“This is particularly true for labels and packaging, where colours such as orange, green and violet are added to the standard CMYK process colour combination. This is commonly referred to as ‘CMYK+X, or extended gamut print,” he said.

X GAMUT is a fully automated colour management software for extended gamut color printing on digital and conventional presses. Spot and special colors can be accurately reproduced by using a standard fixed seven or eight color ink set (CMYK+X). Often, orange, green, and violet are added to CMYK but other, such as Screen’s vibrant blue for its label presses, are possible.

According to Crowther, a big advantage of CMYK+X one-pass printing is that there is no need for special colour ink mixes as this streamlines the production process considerably, since no press wash-up, changeover times or off-press mixing is necessary.

He also said that this reduces ink inventory and waste from seldom-used tins of specially mixed inks. The nett result is that X Gamut helps to reduce costs for printers and clients alike – with clients able to claim greater environmental credentials and accurate, consistent special colours.

“At PacPrint and after, we will be focusing on Oris X Gamut, which brings numerous benefits to commercial, packaging and labels printers. With Oris X Gamut, spot/special colours can be accurately reproduced by using a standard colour ink set (CMYK+X), in seven or eight channels,” Crowther added.

“The results are spectacular and we will be demonstrating this on our PacPrint stand F44 and welcome both digital and conventional printers to see and try for themselves.

“We welcome all visitors to our small but powerful stand at PacPrint where we will also be showing colour measurement instruments from Techkon, Myiro and X-Rite, viewing booths from Just Normlicht, calibratable monitors from Eizo and demonstrating how Printflow CIP3 closed-loop colour and G7 & Mellow Colour ISO certification can ensure the right colours, first and every time.”

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