Creo supports open exchange of ICC Colour Profiles

The latest version of Profile Wizard software, 2.6, includes significant advances in colour management including support for Mac OS X classic mode; generation of manyColors output profiles (including Hexachrome-capable devices) for more than four-colour high-fidelity reproduction; and provision of ICC DeviceLink profiles that preserve black channel information to overcome a limitation of standard ICC workflows.

Stan Coleman, Creo corporate vice president, says, “As a member of the ICC, Creo supports the free exchange of profiles and supports ICC as a standard. Our customers have told us that there is great value in being able to freely exchange ICC profiles that were generated by Profile Wizard, with their customers. They use the profiles in desktop applications such as Adobe Photoshop for use in a colour-managed workflow or at a single colour hub facility to colour-manage multiple printing sites. Our goal is to provide an efficient workflow and we do that by supporting open standards”.

According to Creo, front-to-back colour-managed workflows work best if the colour management information is distributed as widely as possible. The end-user agreement for versions 2.5 and higher of Profile Wizard software allows users to freely distribute the ICC profiles they create.

Creo is responding to the appeal of the ICC and the Technical Committee 130 (Graphic Technology) of the International Organization for Standardisation (ISO) to promote the free exchange of ICC colour profiles.

Profile Wizard colour management products, based on the Macintosh platform, give creative and prepress professionals the power to maintain optimum colour accuracy for any input device, monitor display, and output device. From start to finish, intelligent ICC profiles maintain colour integrity as the data passes from one device to another. Creo says that with Profile Wizard, print predictability and communication are improved, productivity enhanced, and the cost and delay of rework is reduced.

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