Press Release: GretagMacbeth Eye-One Pro is Preferred Measuring Device for NEW ColorMetrix GcX solution

NEW WINDSOR, N.Y., September 2005 – GretagMacbeth, the worldwide leader in color measurement technology and color management solutions, has been chosen as the preferred measuring device supported by the Global Color Exchange (GcX) quality management software offered by ColorMetrix Technologies, LLC. ColorMetrix GcX is a web-based reporting system that uses spectral data to qualify proofs in a color-managed workflow. A certified proof becomes the baseline and all subsequent proofs produced are measured against a standard using the GretagMacbeth Eye-One Pro spectrophotometer and a set target of color patches. Using the Eye-One Pro ensures that this process is quick, easy and accurate.

In announcing his choice of the GretagMacbeth color solution, ColorMetrix Chief Executive Officer Jim Raffel commented, “The GretagMacbeth Eye-One Pro spectrophotometer was a natural choice for us to support with the GcX solution. With the capability of calibrating monitors and measuring ambient light, as well as its user friendliness and outstanding performance, the GretagMacbeth Eye-One Pro enables the GcX software to display colors accurately and conveniently to the end user.”
The GcX server enables users to store measured data for specific jobs. Since the data is spectral-based, users can adjust the measured colors to be displayed under a simulated light source.
By using the Eye-One Pro ambient light measurement feature, the functionality of the GcX software can be expanded to display colors under the user’s actual lighting conditions.
“We are pleased that for its newest quality control solution, ColorMetrix has once again chosen to support the Eye-One Pro,” explains Mark Geeves, VP of Business Development at GretagMacbeth.
“Accurate color data is integral to keeping a process in check. Without process control, there can be no color consistency throughout the workflow.”
The GretagMacbeth Eye-One Pro spectrophotometer is available as part of the Eye-One Proof color management solution. The GretagMacbeth Eye-One Photo and ColorMetrix GcX software are available now through authorized GretagMacbeth and ColorMetrix resellers.

About GretagMacbeth

GretagMacbeth is a worldwide technological leader of color management solutions for graphic arts, photography, digital imaging, paints, plastics, apparel, textiles and automotive, among other industries. The company, part of Amazys Holding AG headquartered in Regensdorf, Switzerland, maintains offices in the Americas, Europe and Asia. GretagMacbeth trains and supports customers worldwide and is an ISO-9001 certified company.

About ColorMetrix Technologies, LLC

Founded in 1996, ColorMetrix Technologies is a sophisticated developer of Windows and Mac software for quality conscious graphic arts professionals worldwide. Company co-founder Jim Raffel, a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology and Keller Graduate School of Management, provides product design, sales and marketing expertise gained from more than eighteen years experience working in the printing industry. Company co-founder Michael Litscher, a graduate of Milwaukee School of Engineering, provides product design and software development expertise gained from more than ten years of professional software development and development of on-line press control systems. Through Raffel’s consulting practice in the graphic arts industry, he and Litscher recognized the need for color process control software development and formed ColorMetrix Technologies. The company’s software products provide solutions for color professionals worldwide.

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Posted: Thu - September 22, 2005 at 06:04 PM