CGS Publishing Technologies, represented in Australia by CyraChrome , has released the version 5.1 of ORIS Color Tuner contract proofing system for Windows.
Version 5.1 introduces ORIS Soft Proof. This optional module creates view-ready PDF/X-3 files, using the same colour management engine that creates the contract ORIS proof. Colour verification is handled by an ORIS plugin for Acrobat, and the user may output a hard copy proof at any time.
The benefits of the 5.1 upgrade include a faster RIP/print process and greater accuracy from Color Tuner's automatic colour match and calibration processes. Installation and proofer setup has been made easier with new software wizards and the product now supports Hexachrome proofing, support for ICCv4 profiles, and improved support for PDF/X.
Color Tuner 5.1 also marks the debut of several expanded workflow options, adding unique functionality to existing proofing operations. The ORIS Normalizer option lets users convert files from all major digital formats and deliver print-ready, high-resolution files to virtually any RIP or output device. ORIS Press Matcher allows multiple files to be converted to multiple press conditions without manual editing or loss of colour fidelity. For large print operations, the ORIS Ink Saver also applies GCR/UCR to the finished files, reducing ink consumption.
In addition to contract proofing on inkjet devices, ORIS Color Tuner 5.1 provides enhanced support for toner-based devices. Using ORIS LaserProof paper, an ORIS-driven device is capable of producing high-quality interim or comp output, as well as colour managed print production, using version 5.1's duplexing capability.
Previously, automatic colour matching and calibration has been done using the Gretag-Macbeth iCColor spectrophotometer. Version 5.1 does this directly with the Eye-One, as well as the X-Rite DTP-41, DTP-45 and the new DTP-70.