Colour management plays a critical role in the printing industry due to the development of inkjet technology and the diverse production of inks. Brand owners require their colours to be printed consistently accurate by any service provider. Professional colour management provides the tools to ensure that colour representations remain accurate throughout the imaging chain, from pixel to paper, regardless of the print provider, machinery and printing processes used to produce images.
Since 1997 there has been a constant emergence of newer machines, smarter software and competing ink products as well as an increased number of devices in the imaging chain. Not only is the printing process more complex but the measurement of colour is now more critical. The introduction of spectral measurement (a process that uses a standardised light source to measure colour through refraction) has resulted in the implementation of International Organisation for Standardization (ISO) standards for colour management.
Today, Digital Distributors is proud to provide real solutions that work across all devices, with all variations of paper and ink. We are the only FOGRA (Fogra Graphic Technology Research Association) Partner in South Africa that can facilitate Process Standard Offset (PSO – 12647), PSD (Process Standard Digital) and DPE (Digital Print Expert) certifications to the print industry. These certifications include extensive training and annual audits, which mean our clients have the expertise and they can prove it!
New technologies aimed at brand owners who require colour quality assurance via Cloud-based solutions and want to print with extended colour gamuts, are already successfully implemented at a number of our clients. In addition to colour management services, Digital Distributors provides press optimisation, workflow and automation solutions that reduce wastage, resulting in ink savings and better time management. This makes our clients more competitive and increases the bottom line.