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SWOP Certifies ORIS Digital Proofing System on Canon Printers

(January 2003) posted on Tue Jan 14, 2003

ORIS Color Tuner with Canon imagePROGRAF printers meet SWOP proofing standards

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SWOP, Inc., which promotes the consistency and quality of advertising materials used in publications through its Specifications for Web Offset Printing, has granted SWOP"? certfication to CGS Publishing Technologies for the ORIS Color Tuner system using Canon's low-cost, six-color imagePROGRAF W2200, W7250, and W7200, The 13 x 19 in. sheetfed W2200 inkjet sells for under $2000; the 24- and 36-in. W7250 and 7200 roll-to-roll inkjets sell in the $4000 to $6000 range.

SWOP Proofing Certifcation means that if users follow the instructions in the Oris Application Data Sheet then proofs can be consistently reproduced at the level of quality intended by the advertiser or publisher. For example, the data sheet requires the use of Canon inks and prepress paper marketed by CGS Publishing Technologies.

To qualify for SWOP certification, manufacturers of off-press proofing systems submit the Application Data Sheet along with representative proofs to SWOP Inc. The SWOP Technical Committee then visually checks and gathers color data on how closely the proof matches a SWOP-certified press proof. (CGS Publishing Technologies:; SWOP: