The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-01-29T12:43:39Z Free colour health checks are back for PacPrint 2019-01-29T12:43:39Z free-colour-health-checks-are-back-for-pacprint Colour Graphic Services has brought back free detailed offset, digital and wide-format colour health checks for PacPrint 2017 in May. These proved very popular at PrintEx, Sydney 2015 when they were introduced. Colour Graphic Services, is a colour management and ISO colour certification specialist, exhibiting on stand B62 at PacPrint, co-located with Visual Impact, Melbourne from May 23-26.  David Crowther – 'The Colour Doctor' - will measure and analyse a special test forme, pre-printed on a device of the visitor's choice. A report is then produced using the Mellow Colour software suite, with suggested remedies, identifying where any colour issues are by using ISO 12647 as the benchmark.  To take advantage of this, printers must request the specially constructed test forme (pictured) ahead of PacPrint, and print it out to the best of their ability on the device of choice. The printed sheet is then carried along to PacPrint between 23-26 May at Melbourne Exhibition Centre, to stand B62 where Crowther will measure it using the latest ISO 13655 compatible Techkon spectrophotometers. The data is then sent into PrintSpec software. Within seconds, the software will produce a full report on any colour management issues present and possible remedies.  "The PDF test forme file we send in advance is big, around 200 Mb," says Crowther, "so either high bandwidth or a file sending service such as DropBox or SendStuffNow can be used. It's a PDF so can easily be put into the workflow and printed out." A normal visit to a printer to produce the test forme, measure, report and provide one ICC profile costs between $595 and $995 in metro areas, so the free PacPrint service is a really good saving, and arms a printer with some very useful knowledge about their printing output devices, whether digital or analogue.   To get hold of the free PDF file for the test forme, email: info@colourgraphicservices.com And make sure to bring the print-out along to PacPrint!  Websites: www.colourgraphicservices.com David Crowther working on profiling with CIO Mark McInnes at Easy Signs, Sydney Colour Doctor Brings Back Free Colour Health Checks 2019-01-29T12:42:01Z colour-doctor-brings-back-free-colour-health-checks The Colour Doctor -  David Crowther of Colour Graphic Services – has brought back the free Colour Health Check service – valued at $495 - for all printers, until October 31st. First offered at Printex 2015, it proved very popular, especially with wide format, digital and offset printers experiencing colour variations. "We did many of these at, and in the weeks following, Printex and I was looking for something to offer the market so thought 'why not bring them back for free?' It's easy for an offset, digital, flexo label or wide format printer to initiate. We send a special test forme, or control strip, which is printed on the selected device and sent back to us. Using ISO 12647 as the benchmark, we thoroughly analyse the printed result using Mellow Colour Printspec and Techkon instruments and produce a detailed report on the results and where colour issues might be found in the production workflow." "The PDF test forme file, for digital and wide format, we send in advance is big, up to 180 Mb," says Crowther, "so either high bandwidth or a file sending service such as DropBox or SendStuffNow can be used. It’s a PDF so can easily be put into the workflow and printed out. We can provide a test forme or control strip for offset, digital, narrow web and wide format so it is important to know what device prints it out." For Colour Graphic Services to visit a printer,  produce the test forme, measure, report costs $495 in the Sydney metro area, so the free service is a really good saving, arming a printer with some very useful knowledge about their printing output devices. Colour Graphic Services will also be exhibiting at next year’s Pacprint show in Melbourne from May 23-26; with more free colour health checks! To secure your free colour health check, see: https://www.colourgraphicservices.com/specials.html or email: info@colourgraphicservices.com ENDS Websites: www.colourgraphicservices.com Photo captions:  1) David Crowther  2) The special Colour Graphics Services Testforme.