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Blanchard Systems to resell Alwan Color Expertise

Feb 25, 2010 12:00 AM


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Blanchard Systems (New Orleans) announces it is representing the full line of Alwan Color Expertise color management products in North America.  Blanchard Systems specializes in providing automated workflow solutions and infrastructure to the printing, publishing and graphic arts industry in North America.

Alwan Color Expertise offers a choice of four full-featured software solutions within the Alwan product family. Each delivers specialized capabilities that enable all partners along the graphic production line to guarantee the color accuracy of their work, while ensuring optimum production further down the line.

Charles Blanchard, CEO of Blanchard Systems, says, “As the need for multichannel (print, web, mobile) pre-media production continues to grow, Alwan’s CMYK Optimizer ability to standardize and normalize color in the front end of the process is an important part of our automated workflow offerings.  On the back end, Alwan’s Print Standardizer will allow our printing customers to maintain industry standard output conditions on all presses automatically.  Print Standardizer is like having a pair of electronic eyes watching every job that comes off, making sure that it falls within the standards.”

Alwan Print Standardizer (APS) allows printers to print to standards instantaneously and automatically. As a companion to press-side auto-scanning measuring instruments, it calculates and automatically applies necessary TVI corrections for offset and digital presses to match Fogra, GRACol or any other printing condition. The software tracks printing process behavior and reports possible mechanical problems on the press.  APS delivers ISO 12647 print conformance reports that can be used for internal quality assurance purposes or sent to clients as proof of conformance.