CGS ORIS unveils latest versions of Color Tuner and Flex Pack
Colour management and proof specialist CGS ORIS announced new software versions of Color Tuner and Flex Pack, with clear added value and additional focus. The wide range of new functions focus on the key areas of spot colour management, proofing on original substrate, expansion of cloud-based technology, as well as industrial printing.
BigTIFFs, new printers and additional ink sets
CGS ORIS proofing applications now support and process photoshop documents or big TIFF files, which are often utilized within the industrial printing market. This new support further enhances the software to enable ease of use and offer greater flexibility.
"Our software is increasingly used by companies within the industrial printing industry. We are closely working together to integrate new functionality that is specifically designed for the industry’s needs to help improve their business even more,” commented Marcus Brune, product manager at CGS ORIS.
Another very important area of focus for CGS ORIS over the last few months has been “direct-to-substrate proofing”. Through great customer feedback, a second Mutoh printer is now supported in FLEX PACK: The Mutoh ValueJet 1628MH with a maximum media width of 1625mm.
Both devices, the Mutoh ValueJet 628MP and the Mutoh Value Jet 1628MH, are leveraging newly developed resin-based XG INKS, which are also made available in Light-Cyan, Light-Magenta, Light-Black and White.
In addition, the Roland TrueVIS VG2-640/540 with CMYKOGW (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Key, Orange, Green and White) ink set is now supported by FLEX PACK.
Simple and effective spot colour management
Advancements have been made in respect to spot colour management.
New features that are now available include a simple to use visual control solution for quickly analyzing which spot colours are in and out of tolerance based on the real time colour gamut of a printing device. This feature fully complements the ability to generate detailed spot colour reports, which is an pre-existing tool.
“With this new capability our customers will have a very easy to use and fast method to analyze target and measurement values of a spot colour. It’s our goal to continually provide software which is simple and intuitive,” said Brune.
Particular attention was paid to the continued development of the cloud technology.
“As an early development adopter in this area, we already have many powerful tools available in the market, which we have optimized and expanded continuously. All our applications have a seamless connection to our COLOR CLOUD, where brand and spot colours can be saved and shared easily, quickly and securely. Enabling a central location with global access,” Brune added.
With the additional option to work with *.scgx files, the exchange of colour data has become even more essential for many companies. This is seen in many large multi-site companies that use the technology to share up-to-date colour data within their entire organization. Companies are also using the COLOR CLOUD to communicate their colour with their external partners throughout their entire supply chain.
Process control and automation
The cloud technology is an integral part of the quality and process control process as well as workflow automation. One new feature optimizes the control of spot colours. This enables additional report that shows which manner a spot colour can be reproduced and serves as basis for further automation processes.
The function “time-controlled printing” has been expanded with the ability to show automated signals when inks may require attention or maintenance. This function supports an optimized print device management and sustainable working environment.
In addition, features were integrated that optimize the print job editor as well as the ICC profile viewer. They help to optimize the profile adjustment and make the production environment more flexible to support efficient and sustainable workflows.