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Canon U.S.A. and CGS Publishing Technologies International Announce the Compatibility of imagePROGRAF PRO Series Printers with Color Tuner // Web Software

Collaboration enables graphic arts professionals to combine reliable, consistent proofing and color management with the award-winning quality of PRO Series printers

MELVILLE, N.Y., June 21, 2017 – Continuing to expand its offerings of versatile large-format print solutions for professionals in the graphic arts market, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, and CGS Publishing Technologies International (CGS) are pleased to announce the compatibility of the imagePROGRAF PRO Series printers with the Color Tuner // Web software. Building upon the long-standing relationship between Canon and CGS and its success with legacy deployments of the imagePROGRAF technology in the proofing arena, this new integration now expands the compatibility to include the latest generation of PRO Series printers. The result of this collaboration is a powerful toolset for users to help meet advanced requirements in graphic arts and proofing applications.

“We are pleased to continue to expand the network of compatible RIP solutions to our line of imagePROGRAF PRO Series devices with the CGS Color Tuner // Web software.” said Toyotsugu Kuwamura, executive vice president and general manager, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “This brings a powerful set of capabilities to enable end users to pursue additional diverse and targeted applications - all while maintaining a convenient and seamless workflow with their PRO Series devices.”

The Canon imagePROGRAF PRO Series of large-format printers ranges from 17-60 inches and features 12-ink channels, as well as embedded color calibration, to deliver output solutions for photographers and graphic artists who are “equally obsessed" with the printed image. Combining Canon’s imaging technology with CGS’s award-winning Color Tuner // Web software, a web-based workflow solution provides users with both soft and hardcopy proofing in one, easy-to-use package for advanced color management to help meet the high-quality standards demanded by the fine art and proofing communities.

Publishing companies, photographers, fine art professionals, and those requiring exacting color matching can now utilize all the features of the Color Tuner // Web software with their imagePROGRAF PRO Series devices.

CGS Color Tuner // Web is now compatible with all 5 models of the PRO Series line:

• imagePROGRAF PRO-1000

• imagePROGRAF PRO-2000

• imagePROGRAF PRO-4000

• imagePROGRAF PRO-4000S

• imagePROGRAF PRO-6000S

In addition, imagePROGRAF PRO Series users can now take advantage of new features through the Color Tuner // Web software including:

  • ICC Profile Creation Capabilities
  • Color Correction & Management
  • Match proofs to Industry Standards such as SWOP, GRACoL, Fogra, 3DAP, etc.
  • Seamless Client/Server Architecture
  • Support for Pantone, Esko, and HKS libraries
  • Independent and Iterative Spot Color Matching
  • Ability to Print Directly from Multiple Creative Applications in all Major Digital File Formats

“Combining ORIS Color Tuner // Web software with Canon’s PRO Series inkjet printers offers customers a streamlined workflow that can help enable graphic arts professionals to produce large format prints or proofs with extraordinary quality, accuracy and consistency,” commented David Palmieri, Director of Strategic Accounts & Business Alliances for CGS.

Both the imagePROGRAF PRO Series devices and the CGS Color Turner // Web software are now available. For more information and pricing, please visit https://www.usa.canon.com.

About CGS

CGS Publishing Technologies International, LLC is a world leader in digital proofing, color management and 3D packaging software, as well as in high-quality mockups and proofs. Whether you have one press or one hundred presses worldwide, live in the packaging world or are a designer for the brands – CGS has the solution you need. CGS’s award-winning products are turnkey solutions, saving our customers time and money without compromising quality. Learn more at http://www.cgsusa.com/about-cgs/.

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean markets. With approximately $29 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2016.† Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes in the United States. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. In 2014, the Canon Americas Headquarters secured LEED® Gold certification, a recognition for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of high-performance green buildings. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA. For media inquiries, please contact pr@cusa.canon.com.

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