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Alwan Color Expertise has extended its Print Standardizer product line with an entry-level version for small firms and digital operations and an industrial version for web-offset printers.
“Our partners asked for a cut down version suitable for digital printers that supported hand held spectrophotometers like the X-Rite i1, which we have addressed with the new Start version, which costs $3000,” said Alwan president Elie Khoury.
“The Pro version is designed to work with on-press spectral camera systems from QuadTech and GMI.”
Another new feature in the latest version, 4.6, is support for X-Rite’s XRGA colour data standard. XRGA normalises colour data from X-Rite and former Gretag Macbeth devices, to improve inter-instrument agreement. “Now standards have been widely implemented there is a greater need for common measurements across instruments and plants,” said Khoury. XRGA, he claimed, could reduce the disparity from a delta-E of five to less than one.
The software also supports Substrate Corrected Colorimetric Aims (SCCA), a feature needed to implement the US G7 specification.