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Alwan Color Expertise launched version 3 of CMYK Optimizer, a solution for color preflighting, standardization, and optimization for color separations and data. The solution offers full support of the latest ICC color-management system, Adobe PDF v8 library, and Alwan Dynamic DeviceLink Profiles. Users can select either the TVI (tonal value increase) calibration method, NPDC (neutral print-density curve) calibration method, or ICC-based method to calibrate presses according to ISO 12647-2/3 and GRACoL specifications. The solution features Alwan Image Enhancement Technology, which includes algorithms designed to improve the visual appearance of all images using Alwan’s image-dependent approach. Functions include dynamic contrast, sharpness, and color saturation. Version 3 also features Pantone PMS colors, support of the latest Ghent PDF Workgroup specifications and guidelines for PDF color management and handling, support of the latest ICC v4 specifications and requirements, and a new HTML-based interface. Alwan Color Expertise, 5, Allee Alban Vistel, F-69110 Ste Foy les Lyon, France, 33-4-72-16-08-82, fax: 33-4-72-16-95-87, Web:

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