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Pantone LogoHainburg, Germany (November 06, 2018) – To improve working with spot colors even more, CGS announces the integration of PantoneLIVETM spot color libraries with two ORIS applications. In ORIS Color Tuner // Web and in ORIS Flex Pack // Web, it is now possible to import any Pantone library from PantoneLIVE with just one click, therefore integrating Pantone Matching System (PMS) spot colors easily into the workflow.

The access to the cloud-based PantoneLIVE platform is particularly of interest for brand owners using Pantone-based corporate colors and their partner, who are involved in the production process, because the exact spectral data and color specifications can be communicated safely and reliably. No matter where in the world the involved parties are located – all data is always available at one central location.

Achieve accurate spot colors and brilliant images - simply using CMYK+X

Special colors are especially eye-catching, but to work with them requires effort and expense. Extra inventory, higher prices, frequent color changes, and subsequent wash-up and press downtime all add up to reduced flexibility in job processing and significantly impact the whole production workflow.EDP Award WinnerLogo

As a result, the printing press is not used to the best of its potential, and productivity drops. That costs time and money.

With X GAMUT, the fully automatic color management software for extended color printing on digital and conventional presses, spot colors can be accurately reproduced by using a standard fixed 7 or 8 color ink set (CMYK+X). Commonly, orange, green, and violet are added to CMYK.

That means you do not need to mess around with special ink mixes anymore. This considerably streamlines the production process since no press wash-ups, changeover times are necessary, greatly reducing ink inventory and waste. As a result, the software helps to reduce allover costs enormously - for printers and clients alike.

However, X GAMUT is not only ideally suited to reproduce spot and brand colors precisely. The perfect match of software features and intelligent workflow tools in X GAMUT enable printers to leverage the full gamut of the press and ink set so that images are brilliantly printed in all detail – without the need for special inks. This has made X GAMUT an important tool in the photo printing industry, too.

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More details:

Spot color reproduction and correction
With X GAMUT you can reproduce spot and brand colors easily, accurately, and reliably with a fixed set of extended process colors. Typically, orange, green, and violet are used, but many other combinations are possible.

No matter which ink configuration you use, X GAMUT makes optimal use of your printer’s entire color gamut and reproduces spot and brand colors very precisely. The colors can also be optimized and verified.

Increasing image color saturation
Another important field where the strength of X GAMUT comes into play is the reproduction of RGB data. The color management software makes optimal use of the extended color gamut and delivers stunning print results with vivid, saturated colors – perfect for photo printing applications.
Separation and optimization of spot colors and images
The key to a perfect result is the intelligent separation of the measured color into the extended fixed set of process colors used in the printing process.

Spot and brand colors are replaced and reproduced without any spot inks while maintaining visual and colorimetric integrity. The conversion process optimizes the color data by reducing the number of separations to a minimum, thus minimizing the risk of moiré and clouding.

As a positive “side effect” this also reduces the total ink coverage, leading to shorter drying times and a leaner production process.

Creation of multi-color profiles
With X GAMUT you can easily create multi-channel profiles that can also be used in other applications.
Test chart generator
The built-in test chart generator allows you to create custom test charts for your printing presses. These test charts are essential for the CMYK+X color conversion process to characterize the color space of your printing system.

X GAMUT supports all commonly used measurement devices, including the latest models from X-Rite, Konica Minolta, or Barbieri.

Management of spot color libraries
The X GAMUT software includes standard spot color libraries from Pantone and HKS. In addition to that, you can also create your own libraries and import and edit color data via CxF. There is also a direct interface to the CXF CLOUD to communicate all colors with all of their spectral properties easily and quickly all over the world.
Central control
Trust is good, control is better: With our easy-to-use software CERTIFIED users are able to quickly verify prints for color accuracy and to store and evaluate all kinds of data from different devices in a central location. This gives every authorized user a detailed overview at any time.
Long-term experience & color expertise
We provide simple-to-use software solutions for all of your needs related to color management, proofing, prototyping, certification, and quality control - the best and effective way to optimize your entire production process.

Our proofing solutions are complemented by a large portfolio of specially developed substrates for creating color-accurate proofs and packaging prototypes.

Key features
Accurate spot color reproduction with an extended standard ink set (CMYK+X)
Photo printing with vivid, high saturated colors
Automatic separation of PDF files with spot colors as well as RGB data into multi-channel data
Generation of multi-channel profiles and custom test charts
Interface to standard spot color libraries (e.g. Pantone)
Create and edit your own color libraries
Easy and quick creation, processing, and exchange of CxF data and spectral measurement data
Simple handling and perfect results thanks to wizard-based user interface
Fully automated processes thanks to intelligent workflow tools
Immediate process and quality control with CERTIFIED
Intelligent automation: Route jobs automatically to the best press for the most accurate color reproduction

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Expanded gamut printing and brilliant images – with software instead of expensive ink

CGS Logo XGAMUT kl Hainburg, Germany (September 18, 2018) – The latest product from leading color management developer CGS is ORIS X GAMUT, a fully automated software product for expanded gamut printing on conventional and digital presses.

ORIS X GAMUT expands the full color space and multi-color ink set of the press.  A specific spot color can be reproduced without the need for a special ink formulation, a feature of definite interest to brand owners and the packaging and label industries.  In addition, ORIS X GAMUT increases the color saturation of images, especially important in the production of brilliant pictures for photobooks and complex packaging designs, for example.

Advanced OBA proofing paper offers outstanding benefits


Hainburg, Germany (July 27, 2018) – CGS Publishing Technologies International has updated its ORIS Professional Media portfolio with ORIS PearlPROOF Universal NEW. The advanced OBA proofing paper exhibits strong and outstanding benefits.   

The great advantage of ORIS PearlPROOF Universal NEW is that it meets the requirements of Fogra 51 (PSOcoated v3) and, with a paper simulation, also those of FOGRA 39 (ISOcoated v2). It is therefore possible to reproduce ISO standards within very tight tolerances. The new paper is also compatible with the GRACol standard. As a result, fewer paper roll changes are necessary, which leads to an increase in productivity.

Check your license

EVALUATE is license-protected. Please contact CGS ORIS or your local reseller for more information.

Software Version Release Date
1.14.1 01-Feb-2021
End of Lifetime since December 31, 2023
The LYNX service will no longer be available after December 31, 2023.
For an alternative solution for creating ICC output or device link profiles please contact your local reseller or CGS ORIS Germany for more details.



Lukas Lindwehr joins as Application Engineer/Product Manager

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Hainburg, Germany (July 03, 2018) – CGS Publishing Technologies International GmbH has expanded its Application Technology and Product Management team with Lukas Lindwehr as Application Engineer/Product Manager.

Lindwehr joined the company on 2nd July and will be responsible for the product support of all CGS products as well product trainings for customers and quality management. He will be reporting to Bernd Rückert, Product Marketing Manager.

„We are delighted to welcome Lukas into the CGS team and are glad that we have won a young and high motivated new member for our technical team”, emphasises Rückert.
In his previous positions Lindwehr worked as machine operator in gravure and flexographic printing. He passed two apprenticeships as printer with specification in letterpress and digital media designer with specification in design and technic. Finally, Lindwehr completed a further education as State-certified Technical Engineer.

Teckwin and CGS start alliance in colour management

Hainburg, Germany (May 15, 2018) – In May the Shanghai Teckwin Technology Development Co., Ltd. – an international operating designer, manufacturer and distributor of digital inkjet ceramic printers, grand format solvent UV flatbed and roll-to-roll inkjet printing systems for the most demanding graphics applications – and CGS Publishing Technologies International GmbH, which is a global leader of colour management solutions, digital proofing systems and specially formulated media, have built an auspicious alliance in colour management.

Dr. Isabel Bracker (31) joins as new Manager Communications and Social Media

Hainburg, Germany (April 17, 2018) – CGS Publishing Technologies International GmbH has expanded its marketing team with Dr. Isabel Bracker in the capacity of Manager Communications and Social Media.

Gilbert Van Cauwenberg (50) is new area sales manager Northern and Eastern Europe at CGS.

Hainburg, Germany (December 13, 2017) – CGS Publishing Technologies International GmbH, the global leader of color management solutions, digital proofing systems and specially formulated media, has enlarged its European sales team owing to the continued expansion of its market position.

A class of its own!

No inkjet proofing system is complete – nor can it provide contract-proof quality – without the right media. Based on detailed feedback from major publishers, printers and industry-standard organizations, CGS has created the ORIS Professional Media family of contract proofing media specially formulated for the stringent needs of digital proofing.

The ORIS Professional Media family is made to CGS specifications under the strictest manufacturing tolerances ensuring consistent batch-to-batch quality. With their exclusive ultra-fine-grain nanoporous coating, ORIS Professional Media provide twice the surface area of common microporous papers, thus allowing for higher ink densities, uniform ink absorption, better shadow detail, larger color gamut and faster drying.

White Point
(see below)
ORIS PearlPROOF™ Family
ORIS PearlPROOF™ OBA Semimatte 250 250   >90 95,0/1,5/-5,3 Yes #2, 3, 4, 6
ORIS PearlPROOF™ OBA Matte 140 140   >90 94,5/3,1/-12,5 Yes #1
ORIS PearlPROOF™ Super 240 225 >90 96,0/0,4/-0,4   #5, 6, 7, 9, 10
ORIS PearlPROOF™ Super Glossy 240 225 >90 96,0/0,4/-0,4 #6
ORIS PearlPROOF™ Select 210 160 >90 96,5/1,0/-3,1 Yes #6, 10
ORIS PearlPROOF™ Commercial 240 225 >90 92,4/0,0/0,4 #11
ORIS PearlPROOF™ Publication 240 235 >90 90,0/0,4/2,6 #11
ORIS PearlPROOF™ Matte 120 120 150 >90 95,6/2,5/-5,8
ORIS PROOF™ Universal 170 170 180 93 94,4/2,6/-11,0 Yes #9
ORIS PROOF™ Universal 230 230 220 >90 96,8/1,2/-3,5 Yes #8
ORIS PROOF™ Satin 200 220 >90 96,9/1,2/-3,0 Yes #7, 9
ORIS PROOF™ Select 190 200 94 94,5/0,0/-4,0 Yes #9
ORIS PROOF™ Newspaper 55 80 92 88,5/-0,5/4,8
Attachments CGS-Paper-Specs.pdf (42kb)

# Standard Printer Ink
1 FOGRA52 Epson Stylus Pro 7900 UltraChrome HDR
2 FOGRA51 Epson SureColor SC-P7000 UltraChrome HDX
3 FOGRA51 Epson Stylus Pro 7900 UltraChrome HDR
4 FOGRA51 Canon imagePROGRAF iPF6450 LUCIA EX
5 FOGRA39 Epson SureColor SC-P7000 UltraChrome HDX
6 FOGRA39 Epson Stylus Pro 7900 UltraChrome HDR
7 FOGRA39 Epson Stylus Pro 4880, 7880, 9880, 11880  
8 FOGRA39 Epson Stylus Pro 4800  
9 FOGRA27 Epson Stylus Pro 4800  
10 GRACoL    
11 SWOP    

You can order samples of all media listed below. Send a message to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and ask for our ORIS PROFESSIONAL MEDIA SAMPLES.




ORIS Solvent Media
ORIS Media Solvent Glossy Paper 235 PE 235 45 24 and 54
ORIS Media Solvent Semimatte Paper 235 PE 235 45 24 and 54
ORIS Media Clear Film 0075 75 50 24
ORIS Media Transfer Film IV/90 30 30 24 and 48
ORIS Media Embossing Foil Matte   10 20
ORIS Media Embossing Foil Semimatte   10 20
ORIS Media Adhesive White Vinyl 010 100 40 30
ORIS Media Silver Film 012 120 30 24
ORIS Media Aluminium Foil 018 180 30 24
ORIS Media Adhesive Clear Polyester 0075 75 50 24
ORIS Media Clear Polyester Shrink Foil FS0080 80 30 24 and 48
ORIS Pre-Coated Cardboard GD 2   61 86
ORIS Pre-Coated Cardboard Semimatte   61 86
ORIS Pre-Coated Cardboard Glossy   61 86
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