David Crowther, the Colour Doctor of Colour Graphic Services has recently returned from Perth with the news that leading WA printer Scott Print has achieved an Australian/NZ-industry first by attaining Mellow Colour Proficient Printer certified for ISO 12647-2:2013 (including ISO 12647-8:2012) for all of its colour production, offset and digital.
"The original certification was one year ago," says Crowther, "but of course, any standard is only as good as the upkeep of it via auditing and I am delighted to say that Scott Print has passed its second audit with flying colours, no pun intended! It is a significant achievement since both digital and offset/CtP output devices need to be maintained to ISO 12647 colour standard day-in, day-out. Not only this but Scott Print uses both digital liquid toner (HP Indigo) and dry toner (Xerox), and these lay down images in different ways. Add to that the CtP/Offset variance and controlling colour across eight devices is a challenge for the world's best – and Scott Print certainly falls into this category."
Scott Print's production comprises:
1 x HP Indigo 5000 SRA3 digital colour press
1 x Fuji Xerox Iridesse SRA3 digital colour press
2 x Fuji Xerox Colour 1000i A3 digital printers
1 x Komori HUV GL840 B1 offset press
1 x Komori LS 629 B2+ offset press
1 x Screen PlateRite 8900S CtP
Prinergy workflow and 2 x seats of Mellow Colour PrintSpec
Techkon SpectroDens Premium and SpectroPlate for measurement, Just Normlicht viewing
This combination now delivers ISO 12647-2:2013 latest colour standard matched to all colour output, digital or offset.
"I'd like to congratulate the colour management team headed by Doug Henderson, Adriano Piccaluga in Offset and Danilo Bernini in Digital, for their diligence and professionalism in learning and maintaining the ISO standard across all devices and, of course, the management of John and Tim Scott for their faith and perseverance in world-best practice of print colour management," says Crowther.
- (LtoR) John Scott, Doug Henderson, Tim Scott and David Crowther with the ISO certifications.
- Scott Print's digital manager Danilo Bernini
- Scott Print's Prepress/Offset manager Adriano Piccaluga
- Another shipment of ISO-standard print leaves Scott Print's Perth plant