Musings on color management, CHROMiX products and services and other relevant topics.

Monday, February 23, 2015

RIT's School of Media Sciences receives donation of cutting-edge print software solutions from CHROMiX and HutchColor

Monday, February 09, 2015

CHROMiX and HutchColor donate color management and press software products
Rochester Institute of Technology’s School of Media Sciences (SMS) has received donations of state-of-the-art software products from two companies considered leading providers of color measurement solutions for the printing industry.
CHROMiX Inc. and HutchColor LLC have donated licenses of two software packages to SMS, widely recognized as a leader in media arts and technology in higher education.
  • CHROMiX Inc. has donated ColorThink Pro 3 software for the Macintosh, which will provide SMS students the ability to take advantage of the latest in color management innovation, including International Color Consortium (ICC) profile inspection and the use of look-up tables for color data conversion.
  • HutchColor and CHROMiX have donated licenses of Curve3 software, which will enable students to gain insights into the G7 press calibration methodology. G7 produces shared neutral appearance across all printing processes, independent of ICC profiles.
“These generous donations from CHROMiX and HutchColor further enhance our school’s curriculum by giving students the ability to learn new technologies that standardize color-managed print production workflows through hands-on immersive learning,” said Robert Chung, the Roger G. Fawcett Distinguished Professor in SMS. “These solutions will provide RIT students even more ways to demonstrate their technical and problem-solving skills to prospective employers upon graduation.”
“CHROMiX and HutchColor are highly respected leaders in the area of color management technologies,” added Twyla Cummings, acting administrative chair of SMS and senior associate dean of RIT’s College of Imaging Arts and Sciences. “Partnerships like these further allow SMS to pursue research interests that meet the current and future needs of our evolving industry.”
Steve Upton, president of CHROMiX, said his company is looking forward to the collaboration with RIT and the university’s students.
“We are excited about the opportunity to partner with RIT’s School of Media Sciences to educate the next generation of print media professionals with the latest color innovation from CHROMiX,” Upton said.
Don Hutcheson, HutchColor’s president, has a long relationship with RIT dating back to 1983.
“I am delighted to know this donation of Curve3 software will help RIT familiarize future industry professionals with the latest calibration methods and reference print conditions,” he said.

Also posted at these sites:

RIT website

WhatTheyThink website

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Maxwell Certified Technician Program

New program strengthens field support for leading color system. Certified Maxwell Technicians are now empowered to implement Maxwell in digital press, wide format inkjet and other print markets.

SEATTLE, WA -- February 18, 2015 - CHROMiX, the industry leading cloud-based verification service for the graphic arts, in response to industry demand has created a new Technician Certification for Maxwell. Created over 7 years ago, Maxwell is regarded the first cloud-based verification service for printers. With now over 140 million measurements and growing, additional technical resources are needed for the growing customer base.

The Maxwell Certified Technician program provides ongoing training and support to field-level Maxwell technicians and installers, which is vital as Maxwell features continue to expand. With certification, professionals receive several benefits including their own Maxwell accounts (including MeasureWatch for their own instruments accuracy tracking), tier 3 Maxwell support from CHROMiX, and partnering opportunities. Maxwell Certified Technicians will also be listed on the CHROMiX website as a certified resource.

The following 10 professionals have demonstrated their competency by meeting criteria requirements as Maxwell Certified Technicians:

Dan Reid - RPImaging

Greg Irving - Prepress Consultants

Earl McGhee - McGhee Consulting

Lee Nelson - Full Gamut Consulting

Michael Neumann - Neugamut Consulting

Terry Wyse - Wyse Consulting

Thomas Holm - Pixl Aps

Eric Magnusson - Left Dakota

Dan Gillespie - CMG

Jim Memije - ColorHQ

With the Maxwell Certified Technician program, CHROMiX shows its commitment to supporting these professionals and advancing their Maxwell skills as they support the growing list of Maxwell customers.