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ICS introduces Press Director monitor proofing

Sep 21, 2010 12:00 AM

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ICS Inc. announces the release of the new Press Director monitor proofing system, bringing ICS's patented monitor calibration and color verification technologies to the production pressroom. The application is designed to run on the press console or with a light booth in standalone "kiosk" installations, and automated proof navigation is supported for press consoles with sliding rail systems.

"For many printers, the hard copy proof is the last analog link in an otherwise 100% digital workflow," says Jeffrey Silverman, president and CEO, ICS. "With Press Director we have delivered the same cost savings, cycle time reduction and color quality found in our flagship Remote Director product, in a package specifically designed for the production pressroom."

Silverman says that this revolutionary new proofing system was built from the ground up to provide the utmost in color accuracy, speed and ease of use in a streamlined package that can be installed on virtually any Mac or PC in a pressroom environment.

"Press Director eliminates the downtime, inaccurate color and miscommunication caused by supplied customer proofs," says Dan Caldwell, vice president of operations, ICS. "Our simple and intuitive user interface was designed by press operators, and supports both keyboard / mouse or touchscreen controls for unparalleled flexibility in pressroom installations."

Press Director supports open industry standards including SWOP, GRACoL and Fogra. In addition, companies with fingerprinted presses can utilize their existing print characterization data and ICC Profiles to obtain precise color match between Press Director and their preferred reference printing condition.

Press Director's open architecture allows customers to choose their own configuration of supported monitors, light booths, hardware, operating systems and measuring devices to ensure that their press operators are viewing color-accurate proofs, every time.