Valhalla, NY, December 15, 2010 – FUJIFILM North America Corporation today announced that its FUJIFILM Taskero Universe ColorPath Sync color alignment and verification solution is one of the first software programs to pass G7 System Certification from IDEAlliance. The G7 System Certification Program is designed to evaluate the ability of a candidate system to calibrate a printing device to meet the G7 gray scale definition using four 1-D curves.
“Fujifilm is honored that our new Taskero Universe ColorPath Sync solution has been recognized by IDEAlliance, a respected authority on G7 compliance,” said Donald Schroeder, director of solutions development, Graphic Systems Division, FUJIFILM North America Corporation. “Our unique web-based solution provides anytime/anywhere access so our print partners can rest assured that their color devices are easily aligned to G7 compliance.”
“The Fujifilm Solution Development staff worked very closely with IDEAlliance to design, organize and establish the process for validating compliance of the software systems available on the market today,” said David Steinhardt, president and CEO, IDEAlliance. “Fujifilm has worked hard to create a resource specifically geared towards G7 compliance and their efforts are appreciated by the industry. We believe this new certification system will serve as a great value and offer peace of mind to printers nationwide in selecting tools that will help them achieve G7 compliance for their print buyers.”
IDEAlliance’s news about its G7 System Certification follows Fujifilm’s announcement about recent upgrades to Taskero Universe ColorPath Sync Version 1.1 which now gives users the ability to easily export plate curves into FUJIFILM Workflow XMF, Rampage Systems as well as other major workflow solutions. The web-based G7 curve creation solution supported by Fujifilm’s G7 expert consultants now provides an even greater time savings, helps minimize the potential for human error and results in more accurate curve creation. ColorPath Sync also boasts a new retargeting feature. This allows the end-user to reduce the number of runs needed to align multiple stocks with the G7 process because ColorPath Sync now learns from previous G7 alignments on the press.
FUJIFILM Taskero Universe ColorPath Sync offers printers industry-leading results for greater color accuracy and gives them organized, centralized access anywhere an Internet connection is available. The G7 alignment tool also offers spectral-based density and tonal value increase (TVI) calculations for greater densitometric accuracy. Advanced charts and graphs offer more accurate qualification on input press sheet data. Using an application service provider (ASP) model, customers using ColorPath Sync are assured that they are always using the most current version of the software.
ColorPath Sync’s intuitive interface offers user-friendly charts that enable on-the-fly color correction, while enabled iterative color correction increases accuracy and minimizes downtime. Data storage is cloud-based, which means it is offsite, secured and always backed-up.
For more information about FUJIFILM Taskero Universe ColorPath Sync, go to www.taskerouniverse.com.
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