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ICS Bundles Eye-One With Remote Director Proofing Systems

GretagMacbeth's Eye-One spectrophotometer aids color proofing (June 30, 2004)

Integrated Color Solutions (ICS)--the technology leader in providing remote color proofing solutions--announced today that it has signed an agreement with GretagMacbeth, the worldwide technological leader in color measurement and management solutions, to distribute GretagMacbeths OEM "monitor-only" version of the Eye-One spectrophotometer bundled in all five Remote Director SWOP Certified systems. ICS will begin selling the Eye-One Monitor spectrophotometer immediately through its network of Remote Director Authorized Resellers.

SWOP Certified Remote Director systems that feature the Eye-One to calibrate each monitor and verify the color of each proof include the EIZO ColorEdge CG21 LCD Monitor, Apple 20-inch Cinema LCD Display, Apple 23-inch High-Definition Cinema LCD display, and Sony Artisan 21-inch CRT monitor. Each of the Certified Remote Director configurations runs on an Apple Power Mac G4 or G5 computer, version OSX 10.2 or later.

The Eye-One "monitor-only" device is a compact handheld spectrophotometer with unmatched measurement performance in its class. It is the perfect tool for people working in the creative and graphic arts business, pre-press production, digital photography, web design, architecture and all other professions where communication of precise on-screen color information is important.

"GretagMacbeth is excited to team with ICS in providing a comprehensive contract monitor proofing system to the graphic arts marketplace," said Mark Geeves, Vice President OEM Sales, Digital Imaging, of GretagMacbeth. "The accuracy and inter-instrument agreement provided by our spectrophotometrically based family of Eye-One instruments is a key component in the implementation of remote proofing systems."

"We are pleased to expand our relationship with GretagMacbeth by distributing their Eye-One spectrophotometer," noted John Sweeney, ICS Vice President, Sales and Marketing. "The Eye-One is an essential component in all Remote Director SWOP Certified Systems, and the right to distribute enables us to provide clients with the right tool, the leading industry standard spectrophotometer, ensuring a confident transition to an all digital workflow."

More information about purchasing Remote Director configurations with the Eye-One "monitor-only" spectrophotometer is available from preferred Remote Director suppliers or ICS directly at or 212.683.0585.

About GretagMacbeth
GretagMacbeth is a worldwide technological leader of color management solutions for graphic arts, photography, digital imaging, paints, plastics, apparel, textiles and automotive, among other industries. The company, part of Amazys Holding AG headquartered in Regensdorf, Switzerland, maintains offices in the Americas, Europe and Asia. GretagMacbeth trains and supports customers worldwide and is an ISO-9001 certified company. For additional information in the United States and Canada, please call 845-565-7660, in Europe, please call +41 1 842 24 00 or visit our websites at or

About Remote Director
Remote Director is the first SWOP Certified monitor-based contract proofing system that applies advanced color management to verify the accuracy of every monitor and every proof. Running on commercially available hardware, Remote Director software allows multiple reviewers in dispersed locations to view, collaborate and comment on color as well as content, and to build a digital record of the proofing process from start to finish including legal signoff. Reviewers can collaborate in real-time or work at their own convenience, allowing photographers, agencies, clients, prepress shops and printers to communicate more effectively while accomplishing in hours what used to take days. Uniquely supporting both RGB and CMYK workflows, this flexible proofing solution can be used for proofing content, imposition, critical color and predicting press results, as well as for the final contract proof. Downloadable via the Internet, the software is easy to install, easy to use, and integrates into any proofing workflow.

About Integrated Color Solutions, Inc.
Integrated Color Solutions, Inc. is a technology leader providing color management solutions to industries where color is critical, including the graphic arts and printing, media and entertainment, and manufacturing markets. For the achievement of its Remote Director system, ICS received a prestigious 2003 InterTech Technology Award from the Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (GATF), and was recognized with a Must See em award at Graph Expo 2003. For more information about ICS, please visit the ICS website at


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