EIZO Announces New Fogra Soft Proofing Certified Collaboration with HELIOS Software

Cypress, CA March 1st, 2012 - Eizo Nanao Technologies Inc. (EIZO) today announced a joint collaboration with HELIOS Software GmbH, with HELIOS WebShare UB2 remote proofs earning Fogra soft proofing system certification using EIZO ColorEdge monitors.


HELIOS WebShare UB2, in combination with the EIZO ColorEdge CG245W and CG275W color proofing monitors, has been certified by the Fogra Graphic Technology Research Association for producing soft proofs in compliance with FOGRA39 conditions. The new FograCert 25486 confirms that the HELIOS UB2 web solution fulfills the requirements of the FograCert Softproofing System with the EIZO ColorEdge monitor configurations, "achieving a high quality visual match between a display and a reference."


Tom Gadbois, EIZO's North American Color Graphics Specialist adds, "Our association with HELIOS creates a globally available and certified solution for a united, accurate workflow. Now, it is truly possible to do what we imagined only a few years ago. Teaming with HELIOS has given EIZO the opportunity to provide a trusted solution that is exciting and valuable to us as a technology provider."


The FograCert Softproofing System measures and certifies that the soft proof results are within the rigorous tolerances for measured and visual accuracy. This assures designers, print specifiers, and print providers that they can rely upon these soft proof set-ups for accurate, consistent results, even at different locations. In addition, the HELIOS WebShare built-in multi-user threaded annotation system makes markups and collaboration easier and more productive than ever.


"Customer demand led us to get additional color proof monitors certified with our WebShare UB2 remote proofing solution," explains Helmut Tschemernjak, CEO of HELIOS Software GmbH. "Ad agencies and printers realize that web browser based customer collaboration and remote soft proofing provide an essential advantage for their business success."


The newly certified systems comprise HELIOS WebShare in use with HELIOS PrintPreview UB2. The combination generates soft proofs simulating the FOGRA39 printing condition, displayed on three EIZO ColorEdge monitors: a CG245W using its built-in calibration sensor, a CG245W using an X-Rite i1 spectrophotometer, and a CG275W using its built-in calibration sensor. These monitor proofs are measured against a reference print in a JustNormlicht colorCommunicator 2 viewing booth.


The ColorEdge CG275W and CG245W feature a built-in calibration sensor for self-calibration. Self-calibration eliminates the need for a third-party external calibration device and improves work efficiency since the monitor can be scheduled to self-calibrate outside of work hours when the computer is turned off. The computer itself is not necessary, so a self-calibrated ColorEdge CG275W can be used with any operating system.


Several useful features of the ColorEdge CG245W and CG275W include:

  • A gamma curve that is calibrated on the factory line.
  • Wide color gamut reproduces 97% of the Adobe RGB color space.
  • 3D LUT improves the panel's additive color mixture (combination of red, green, and blue) for more accurate color and grayscale tones.
  • Digital Uniformity Equalizer (DUE) compensates for fluctuations in brightness and chroma uniformity that are characteristic of LCD panels.
  • EIZO-patented technology stabilizes the brightness after start up or coming out of sleep mode.



The ColorEdge CG275W and CG245W are readily available and the Fogra Certification with HELIOS has been announced worldwide.


About EIZO

Eizo Nanao Technologies Inc. is the North American subsidiary of Eizo Nanao Corporation, a leading global manufacturer of high-end visual display products. The image quality, long-term reliability, and innovative features of EIZO monitors make them the products of choice in many financial trading rooms, back offices, hospitals, air traffic control centers, and design studios throughout the world. EIZO is listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE: 6737) and represented in over sixty countries by a network of subsidiaries and exclusive distributors.


For more information, please contact:

Joey Sanchez - Marketing & PR Specialist
Eizo Nanao Technologies Inc.
5710 Warland Dr., Cypress, CA 90630
Phone: (800) 800-5202 x.140
Fax: (562) 431-4811


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