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The ultimate packaging proofing solution is here. CGS ORIS launches Real Substrate Proof.

Print on any packaging substrates with 100% Gamut and 100% Confidence.

CGS ORIS, Hainburg, 22 June 2023 CGS ORIS today announced the launch of Real Substrate Proof, a breakthrough that is set to transform the way prepress houses and packaging converters communicate color with their brand customers. Developed in partnership with Mutoh, Real Substrate Proof enables production of proofs and mock-ups on the final target production substrate. Unlike other solutions, Real Substrate Proof retains the look and feel and all other physical properties of the substrate.

“We are very excited to bring this unique and exclusive solution to market,” said Heiner Müller, Sales Director Packaging, at CGS ORIS. “One of the key challenges in proofing of packaging designs in the past was the need to use special coated substrates not quite resembling the final stock or to use UV inks which add a distinctive ink layer to the substrate. Worse, UV inks quite often have an offensive odor.

Also, a basic prerequisite for packaging proofing is the ability to match brand and spot colors. Our brand-new ink set, specifically designed for use with FLEX PACK software, include CMYK as well as orange, green, blue, and white, matching that requirement and covering nearly 100% of the Pantone Library.

The inks are non-toxic, odorless, highly stretchable, and print on a variety of substrates such as extremely thin flexibles, shrink and IML film, solid carton, or corrugated board. They are heat resistant and can be over-varnished, making it suitable even for applications like printing on metal. This makes proofs not only more realistic, but also easier, faster, and cheaper to produce, important in a highly competitive marketplace where quality and time to market are critical to the success of prepress houses and packaging converters, as well as their brand customers.”

The Solution

Real Substrate Proof, developed jointly with Mutoh, is part of the FLEX PACK solution. It consists of the Mutoh VJ-628MP printer, or the new larger hybrid version, the VJ-1629MH, together with newly developed inks and designed specifically for use with FLEX PACK software (CMYKOrGrBlWh). These special water-based resin inks are characterized by their excellent adhesion and their unique stretching and shrinking properties, enabling printing directly on all kinds of packaging media, including shrink films.

“Real Substrate Proof is a brand-new approach to proofing and prototyping in packaging,” Müller added. “The combination of the Mutoh printers, CGS FLEX PACK software and the inks enables this new approach available exclusively from CGS ORIS. It delivers best-in-class print quality in a compact footprint that fits in even the most space-constrained operations. FLEX PACK software was specially designed to meet the most demanding requirements of the packaging industry. It is based on CGS ORIS´ patented iterative 4D color management technology tailored to the needs of the packaging industry. Cloud-based color databases such as the CxF CLOUD or PantoneLIVE, as well as brand owner proprietary color databases, can also be integrated into the FLEX PACK solution. FLEX PACK includes integrated preflighting, soft proofing and proof certification and supports spectral color data such as CxF/X-4.

For more information about Real Substrate Proof, visit CGS Real substrate proof. For information about other products and services from CGS ORIS, visit www.cgs-oris.com.

| About CGS ORIS |
CGS ORIS in Hainburg was founded in 1985 and is a global leader for color management and proofing solutions for the packaging, décor, and commercial print market. In addition to its headquarters near Frankfurt, CGS has its own subsidiaries in the USA, Japan, Hong Kong, and many other countries, as well as a global network of sales and support partners. For more information about CGS ORIS and its products, please visit www.cgs-oris.com and our social media accounts.

| About Mutoh Europe |
Mutoh Europe nv are a fully owned subsidiary of Mutoh Industries Co. Ltd, Tokyo, Japan (TYO: 7999 “MUTOH”). Founded in 1991, the company’s activities encompass sales, sales support, warehousing and logistics, marketing, product and application support, service training and after-sales service of Mutoh hardware (professional sign cutting plotters and small size desktop & large-format full-color piezo printers for commercial inkjet printing, sign & display, specialty/industrial, digital transfer & direct textile applications).

Cooperation CGS ORIS with METIS Systems

With immediate effect, CGS ORIS is the exclusive sales partner of METIS Systems in Germany. Hainburg, Germany (18.04.2023) - Whether for flooring, tiles, furniture, or wallpaper - with their patented technology, METIS scanners are perfectly geared to the specific needs of the decor market.

In this way, a wide variety of materials and surfaces with all their color-specific, gloss and haptic properties are captured within a very short time and can be conveniently processed further in the design process. The Italian manufacturer's scanners have always been successfully used in the "Cultural Heritage" sector for years by many of the most important archives, libraries and museums in the world. Today several world-wide leading company in different industries such as ceramic, furniture, design, decor and lately fashion, have invested in METIS Technology to assist their production workflow.

From now on, METIS scanners can be purchased in Germany through the color management and proofing specialist CGS ORIS. "We are very pleased about our new partnership with METIS," says Managing Director Christoph Thommessen and continues: "We have been involved with the decor market for some time and will now intensify and expand this together with METIS.

This is also in connection with the development of specific software for this sector. Further information will follow in the second half of the year.

Massimo Colombo, Sales Manager of METIS Systems, shares the enthusiasm: "We see the collaboration with CGS ORIS as a promising opportunity, especially since we have a lot in common: It is a first-class company with a large and innovative technological background. Like us, CGS ORIS Technologies has it in its DNA to always look for solutions for the future."

You can find out more about the entire media portfolio and Flex Pack on the CGS ORIS website.         


Designer and manufacturer of high quality scanners for the decor industry, cultural institutions, creative professionals and high-end digitization service providers.

For more than 20 years, METIS has been designing, developing and producing high quality scanners for cultural institutions, the decoration industry and creative designers. METIS has always focused on technological innovation, combining the experience of three generations of industrial designers.

A history that began in the era of digital imaging for satellites and which, thanks to the desire for innovation, has seen METIS in a continuous development of new scanning technologies. Today, METIS is considered a world leader in this field and its scanners are used by many leading companies in various decorative industries.

METIS has also added a full PBR (Physically Base Rendering) workflow to its scanners, aimed at virtual 3D applications and especially at the marketing of decorative products.


METIS Systems S.r.l.
Via del Fontanile Arenato, 295
 00163 Rome, Italy

CGS ORIS in Hainburg was founded in 1985 and is a global leader in color management, production and proof printing, and the production of high-quality packaging and decorative samples. In addition to its headquarters near Frankfurt, CGS has its own subsidiaries in the USA, Japan, Hong Kong and many other countries, as well as a global network of sales and support partners. For more information about CGS ORIS and its products, please visit www.cgs-oris.com and our social media accounts.


CGS Publishing Technologies International GmbH
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63512 Hainburg


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Stefan Hoefs strengthens Business Development

Hainburg, Deutschland (February 27, 2023) – At the beginning of this year, Stefan Hoefs joined color management and proofing specialist CGS ORIS as Business Development Manager. Initially, a major focus of his work will be on the expansion and further development of solutions for the industrial surface printing sector.

New software version of CERTIFIED available

Hainburg, Germany (December 19, 2022) – The new graphical user interface of CGS ORIS´ quality control and certification software immediately gets your attention.

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