Gimle Announces Ink Jet Proofing Breakthrough Absolute-Proof EXTRACHROME® System Capable of Accurately Simulating Over 90% of PANTONE® Colors

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Finally a ink jet system is available that can simulate 90% of Pantone colors. The Printing Industry and Design Professionals have never had more color and control available, they can now reproduce PANTONE colors at ease.

The Printing industry can now finally rely on accurate PANTONE Color representations on affordable ink jet printers. AbsoluteProof’s unique Multicolor engine with the Extrachrome® ink set now expands the color gamut and capability of standard Epson Stylus PRO 4000, 7600 or 9600 printers to achieve accurate simulations of over 90% of the PANTONE color library.

For the second time AbsoluteProof sets the worldwide industry benchmark. The company developed the world’s first practical Hexachrome ink jet proofing solution in 2002.Now they offer the first and only solution to achieve an accurate color representation of over 90% of the PANTONE color library in a proofing workflow.

“The issue of PANTONE color matching in digital proofing workflows has been a significant hurdle for the printing industry from Day One” said Hugo Kristinsson, CEO of Gimle. “It is evident from the IPA Proofing Roundup earlier this year where 26 proofing systems attempted to match ONLY 11 PANTONE colors, results varied from DeltaE 2.9 to 20.59, returning an disappointing average DeltaE of 9.57. We are pleased to be able to offer our clients a solution that can accurately reproduce the WHOLE 1114 PANTONE colors with average DeltaE as low as 1.87. The Printing Industry and Design Professionals have never had more color and control available at their fingertips, they can now reproduce PANTONE colors with ease.”

Field-testing of the AbsoluteProof Extrachrome system has demonstrated accurate PANTONE color simulations for over 93% of the PANTONE colors under a DeltaE 3, the system has proofed it self to be robust and reliable and capable of processing over 100 special colors in the same job. Even with standard inks this system can simulate over 85% of the PANTONE colors below DeltaE 3.

AbsoluteProof is a high quality, low cost, digital proofing application with licensed PANTONE® color libraries that delivers Rip integrity and color integrity, It can take input files directly from the Plate or Imagesetter Rips as well as design applications. AbsoluteProof then recombines and color manages the information before sending the output file to the printer. In an imagesetter workflow AbsoluteProof gives an extremely precise simulation of how the job will reproduce on the press, showing PANTONE colors, halftones, all traps, overprints, fonts, etc. In fact every file attribute that is matchable on a press.

AbsoluteProof’s advanced features include; 6-channel linearization feature allowing individual inks to be ‘tuned’ for optimizing proofer output, Halftone proofing with full control of Dot Gain, Remote proofing and consistency checking via support provided for GretagMacbeth's ProfileMaker MeasureTool.

AbsoluteProof is available world wide through Gimle’s distribution network.


Gimle’s team includes pre-press professionals with over 20 years experience in the pre-press industry and a doctor in human vision. The AbsoluteProof product range covers all sectors of the Printing Industry with solutions for the Flexo, Packaging, Commercial and Newsprint sectors. Their products and software is compatible with all the main wide format printer models from Epson, HP, Canon and Roland.

ABSOLUTEPROOF® and EXTRACHROME trademarks are the property of Gimle Ltd.

PANTONE® and other Pantone, Inc. trademarks are the property of Pantone, Inc.


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