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Feb 1, 2010 12:00 AM

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FineEye Color Solutions is a result of a September 2009 merger between Chromaticity (Grand Rapids, MI) and FineEye Color Solutions (Mountain View, CA). The new company combines software development, color management expertise and a state-of-the-art inkjet media converting factory. FineEye runs on the Macintosh platform and uses FineEye's ICE technology. ICE is based on Media Maps, which take into account the specific paper and ink combinations.

ICEserver is now available in two versions. ICEserver “Standard” separations are aimed at visually and colorometrically matching SWOP, SNAP and GRACoL print conditions while still taking advantage of the production benefits of ICE technology. ICEserver “Expanded” separations are aimed at visually increasing the color gamut, dynamic range and contrast while providing increased efficiencies in print production. The ICEserver “Expanded” option allows print providers to offer their customers choices of G7 Compliance — G7 (Color Space) or G7 Extreme, as an example.

The patent-pending approach to creating CMYK color for output provides separations said to improve the entire print process, optimizing quality and reducing manufacturing costs. FineEye says its nontradtional GCR approach enables an expanded the gamut with greater ink savings vs. conventional systems. FineEye users include Berlin Industries, DPC, Foremost Graphics and Segerdahl Graphics.