Printing Industries of America Judges present CGS’ORIS Lynx with the InterTech™ Technology Award for 2013

The industry’s first truly cloud-based colour management system is recognized for innovative excellence.

Minneapolis, MN and Hainburg, Germany (July 27, 2013) – The Printing Industries of America has distinguished CGS’ new cloud-based colour management system — ORIS Lynx — with the prestigious 2013 InterTech Technology Award. This year’s award will be presented to CGS at PRINT 13 in Chicago, on September 8, 2013.

It is the third time that CGS has been honoured with the InterTech Technology Award, each time for its ORIS family of products. Since 1978, the Award has been given to companies for their hardware or software products that are expected to have a major impact in the graphic arts industry.

Colour Management in the Cloud

ORIS Lynx is a unique, cloud-based application, using the same colour management technology that garnered InterTech Awards in 2003 (for ORIS Color Tuner) and 2005 (for ORIS Press Matcher). The technical challenges for ORIS Lynx were formidable, however. “To apply professional-grade colour matching algorithms to a cloud-based service required significant innovation—and the development of a completely new product architecture,” says Jan de Mayer, CGS’ Chief Technical Officer.

ORIS Lynx provides true, iterative colour management, generating robust device links and/or ICC profiles that ensure consistent, high quality colour output from any and/or multiple devices (Other so-called cloud-based systems only generate ICC profiles.) It does this with a very simple web based user interface, and without the need to install an on-site system. ORIS Lynx neutralizes gray balance, whereby overall colour quality is improved. Thus Users significantly increase colour print job consistency, repeatability, and productivity.

The Judges’ Take

The judges were impressed by the SaaS approach offered by of ORIS Lynx, utilising device link profiles to meet colour targets and match specifications, says Dr. Mark Bohan, Printing Industries of America Vice President of Technology and Research. They also appreciated that the solution makes it easier for small and medium sized printers to achieve effective colour control within their processes.
The product is so versatile that even novices can take advantage of ORIS Lynx’s robust colour management. “A Press Matcher user will be familiar with the interface items in ORIS Lynx,” points one customer out, “but in addition, a novice user will be able to successfully use the product without prior experience thus enabling fast and accurate colour reproduction every time.”

Product Availability

ORIS Lynx, available now, will be shown at PRINT 13 in Chicago, September 8-12, at booth 2644 in the south hall at McCormick Center.

For more information please contact CGS or your local dealer.