RIP Developers Recognize Color-Logic Importance

West Chester, Ohio, USA; September 2022—The importance and utility of Color-Logic in the printing industry is widely recognized by RIP (Raster Image Processor) developers as the preferred method of producing metallic images and special effects. Discussing the matter, Mark Geeves, Color-Logic Director of Sales and Marketing, said: "In digital printing, a RIP serves as the interface between the Digital Front End (DFE) and the print engine. Because of differences in print engines and DFEs, each digital press installation needs a RIP that has been specifically tailored to connect between the DFE and print engine being used. As of mid-2022, specific features have been made available by almost all RIP manufacturers to enable printers to use Color-Logic in their workflows. The fact that these RIP developers have made Color-Logic available to users of nearly every digital press and printer manufacturer worldwide speaks to the widespread popularity of the Color-Logic metallic color system."

Geeves continued: "The RIP developers providing a specific connection for the Color-Logic system now include Caldera, CGS, ColorGate, Compose, EFI, Ergosoft, Equios, Global Graphics, GMG, Heidelberg Versafire, Onyx, RTI-RIPs, SAI, Wasatch, and Xitron. All of these manufacturers offer Color-Logic connectivity to most of the digital presses and printers around the world. Color-Logic works closely with these and other manufacturers providing equipment capable of printing metallics using silver inks or toners on conventional substrates as well as those producing images with white ink or toner on metallic substrates. More than 75 digital presses and printers worldwide use Color-Logic to produce the sparkling metallics so popular with brands and commercial customers."

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Color-Logic Partners to Feature Metallics at Autumn North American Shows

West Chester, Ohio, USA; August 2022—Print embellishment is difficult to explain. Even printers often grapple with the many print embellishment techniques and processes available. But now, brands, agencies, and graphic designers need to understand the value of print embellishments in the markets they serve. As a result, print trade shows, industry conferences, and user groups are reaching out to brands, agencies, and graphic designers—as well as the printers that serve them—offering the opportunity to see, touch, and even smell what print can offer, from conventional products to direct mail, signage, and packaging.

The need for ICC color management to get corporate colors right remains important, but with print embellishment the critical area now includes design as well as production. For this reason, Color-Logic partners with press and printer manufacturers, as well as those who offer paper, coatings, and post-press finishing equipment. These manufacturers show Color-Logic files at trade shows and conferences because Color-Logic would never be able to afford a booth of the size and complexity necessary to demonstrate all the possibilities of the Color-Logic process. At shows to be held later this year, Color-Logic capability will we demonstrated by a number of Color-Logic partners.

At
Americas Print Show 22 in Columbus, Ohio, 17-19 August 2022, Color-Logic partner DPS (Digital Print Solutions) will show Color-Logic metallics produced on the Ricoh Pro 7200 series press and Ricoh large-format UV inkjet printers. Also at the Columbus show, Screen will demonstrate Color-Logic capability on Screen presses.

At
Labelexpo Americas 2022 in Chicago, Illinois, 13-15 September 2022, Color-Logic partners exhibiting include HP Indigo, Domino, Mark Andy, Screen, and Xeikon. These partners will show metallic labels and related products to the label industry and consumer product companies utilizing metallics as a means of calling attention to products on the shelf.

Finally, at
Printing United Expo in Las Vegas, 19-21 October 2022, Color-Logic partners include Canon, FujiFilm, Heidelberg, Kelly Spicers, Ricoh, Skandacor, Screen, and swissQprint. This show will provide printers and sign makers the opportunity to see Color-Logic special effects produced using a wide variety of printing presses and on an amazing array of substrates.

Discussing the display of metallics and embellishments, Color-Logic Director of Sales and Marketing Mark Geeves said: "Color-Logic has become the standard solution for metallic printing, regardless of the printing process or substrate selected. Brands and corporate marketing personnel are specifying Color-Logic in more and more applications every day. The North American printing exhibitions this year offer myriad opportunities to learn just how simple, consistent, and reproducible metallics have become."

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Digital Press Manufacturers and their Buyers Rely on Color-Logic for Metallics

West Chester, Ohio, USA; August 2022—As printers around the world continue to add digital presses and printers to their stables of printing solutions, Color-Logic stands out as the odds-on choice for metallics. To date, more than 70 digital press and printer models using metallic and white inks or toners to print on paper--or white inks or toners to print on metallic substrate--have been certified by Color-Logic. Buyers of these machines can be confident their purchases can take complete advantage of all 924 Color-Logic metallic hues and all Color-Logic embellishments. Commenting on the Color-Logic certification program, Mark Geeves, Color-Logic Director of Sales and Marketing, said: "On the Color-Logic website we maintain a list of press and printer manufacturer partners that enables potential digital press and printer buyers to determine whether Color-Logic has certified the machine they may be considering. Digital press and printer manufacturers with Color-Logic-certified models include Agfa, Canon, Domino, Durst, EFI. Fujifilm, Gallus, HP Indigo, Heidelberg, Konica-Minolta, Mark Andy, Mimaki, Mutoh, Nilpeter, Roland DG, Ricoh, Screen, swissQprint, Xeikon, and Xerox. The fact that virtually every digital press and printer manufacturer choses to work with Color-Logic signals the wide-spread acceptance and need for Color-Logic software to enable successful metallic color communication and the creation of print embellishments."

Geeves continued: "Most certification processes in the print industry focus on quality, reproducibility, and repeatability--all very important to our process. Unlike other certifications, however, the Color-Logic certification is about the ability of the printer or press--based on the substrate, inks and coatings used, as well as press conditions--to produce metallic embellishments for the 924 Color-Logic metallic hues. We focus on how to differentiate print; our color charts and test form--consisting of three 12-inch by 18-inch sheets, or 10 feet of a web roll of paper--seek to demonstrate to brands, agencies, and printers what can be done at the design stage using the Color-Logic plug-ins and palettes for Adobe Creative Cloud. The world today is about differentiation and personalization. Our efforts with our press and printer manufacturer partners are focused on helping our printer customers achieve differentiation and personalization for their brand clients in significantly less time and with less pressroom waste than is possible without Color-Logic today."

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First Color-Logic Certified Fujifilm Revoria Digital Press User Utilizes Perpetual License

West Chester, Ohio, USA; July 2022—Color-Logic has announced the first customer certification of the new Fujifilm Revoria Model PC1120 Digital Press, at Same Day Printing in Melbourne, Australia. Discussing the certification, Mark Geeves, Color-Logic Director of Sales and Marketing, said: "Same Day Printing--a Color-Logic licensee since 2019--was able to implement their existing Color-Logic license on their new Fujifilm Revoria at no charge. The Color-Logic license is for a site, not for a given term or a specific press or process, which now allows Same Day Press to use, without additional cost, the Color-Logic metallic printing system with their new Fujifilm Revoria as well as their previous Ricoh press."

Continuing his discussion, Geeves said: "Same Day Printing is just another example of how process-agnostic the Color-Logic process is. Not only can Color-Logic licensees use the system with all the digital presses at a site, but with lithographic, flexographic, and other processes as well--with a single perpetual site license. Users consistently tell us they are amazed at all the different press models and processes they can use to create sparkling metallics with Color-Logic. This feature is particularly valuable as brands extend their unique packaging and collateral material without the need to work with several printers."

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Color-Logic Certifies Ecofoil Digital™ on Xerox Iridesse Presses

West Chester, Ohio, USA; July 2022—Color-Logic has certified Ecofoil Digital™ for use on Xerox Iridesse presses with white ink. Describing the certification, Mark Geeves, Color-Logic Director of Sales and Marketing, said: "Ecofoil Digital--an exciting new substrate developed specifically for the digital market and now available in the UK, North America, and Europe--is certified for use with the Color-Logic metallic color system on Xerox Iridesse presses. The wide range of Ecofoil Digital silver substrate with various gsm weights and the Color-Logic metallic color system and embellishments will enable Iridesse users to open up new market opportunities. The samples we have produced with Xerox Dry White Ink and the Ecofoil substrates are great door openers for showing designers, agencies, and brands what is possible with the Iridesse digital press.

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