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CGS extends product portfolio with Oris X Gamut


October 13, 2018
By PrintAction Staff

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The latest product from colour management developer CGS is Oris X Gamut, a fully automated software product for expanded gamut printing on conventional and digital presses.

Released during Labelexpo Americas 2018 and Print 18, Oris X Gamut aims to extend the full colour space and multicolour ink set of the press. CGS explains a specific spot colour can be reproduced without the need for a special ink formulation, an appealing feature to brand owners and the packaging and label industries. In addition, Oris X Gamut is designed to increase the colour saturation of images, which is especially important in the production of pictures for photobooks and complex packaging designs, for example.

Oris X Gamut, the company explains, extracts the DNA of the spot and CMYK/RGB colours in the print job and translates them into the expanded fixed colour palette (CMYK+n) of the press. Usually this expanded gamut is achieved at press by adding orange, green and violet to the standard process inks (CMYK+OGV). The process makes use of the included special colour reference tables, i.e. the Pantone colour library or a table created automatically from imported CxF data. CGS explains the software leads the user through the whole process, from reading in the test chart to output of the final, optimized, print job – all done automatically.

Additionally, Oris X Gamut aims to reduce press set-up and makeready times as well as eliminate regular ink changes and the subsequent clean-up time, CGS says. Press up-time is “greatly increased,” it says, as the fixed ink set means that different print jobs can be combined into a single press run. As well, expensive special inks are no longer required, are not wasted and inventory costs and paper waste are reduced, CGS adds.