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November 12 -14 2009
Thursday November 12
10:00 am - 5 pm
Friday November 13
10:00 - 5 pm
Saturday November 14
10:00 - 400 pm
Closing theColour Loop
New solutions at Print 09 introduce
added intelligence to colour
By DOUG pICkLyk
rint 09 in Chicago was awash in new colour management
tools introduced by vendors, all taking on the challenge
of creating easy-to-use software that allows printers to
output consistent colour across their shops regardless of how
jobs are printed—using conventional printing ink, toner or dig-
ital inkjet devices.
New sheetfed offset presses and digital colour presses featur-
ing inline spectrophotometers with automated feedback sys-
tems are now being introduced to the market and are removing
some colour variability from press runs. But getting to the right
colour and being consistent from job to job in all departments
of a shop requires specialized colour tools upstream and post-
The built-in expertise of new colour management software
allows novice users to follow simple step-by-step onscreen wiz-
ards to calibrate output devices and ultimately achieve con-
sistency and pressroom standardization. Colour tools are also
being integrated into automated workflows to perform all of the
work “under the hood,” while also generating feedback loops and
reports to confirm that established pressroom standards are being GMG is bundling its ColorServer 4.6 colour management solu-
maintained. Pro includes a central colour management server extending out tion with BARBIERI’s Spectro LFP RT spectrophotometer, spe-
to devices across multiple locations. It’s an example of very robust cifically for the digital wide format printing market.
German-based CGS tools that are made simple for operators.
revealed its ORIS Press CGS also revealed its ORIS Color Tuner/Web version 1.1, now INk OpTIMIzING SOLUTIONS
Matcher/Web solution incorporating Adobe PDF Print Engine resulting in faster process- An important feature for shops using a high volume of printing
at PRINT 09, a simple ing. Other new features include automatic certification of remote ink, but also effective for reducing expensive colour toner and
browser interface built printers supporting inkjet printers with built-in spectrophotom- wide-format inkjet consumption as well, are the variety of ink
on top of the company’s eters (a colour bar is created, printed and measured without any optimization solutons being offered by most every company in the
successful ORIS Press user intervention, compared against target values and a label is colour managment field. These automated processes reduce the
Matcher (winner of printed on the proof). CMY components in files and replaces them with an optimized
the 2009 PIA InterTech For GMG Color, Print 09 marked the launch of GMG print standards, while RapidCheck notifies the user whether or black, leading to savings in total ink consumption.
Technology award). PrintControl 2.0 and RapidCheck 2.0, user-friendly software not his press is operating within defined tolerances. CGS has the ORIS Ink Saver while GMG calls theirs the
ORIS Press Matcher Pro that walks printers through the process of standardizing their The company also introduced GMG ColorServer Plus, a InkOptimizer 4.6.
Illustration: Mike Byers
uses the colour manage- printing presses in order to achieve predictable printing results, colour management software specific to HP Indigo 5000, 5500 Within automated workflow solutions, Agfa has :Apogee
ment technology of ORIS Color Tuner to produce high-reso- and then following up to ensure the operation is consistent. The or 7000 presses, ensuring compliance to GRACoL printing InkSave, an integrated option in the Apogee Suite, and Kodak
lution files for calibrated output devices (CtP systems, digital user is led through the processes that are necessary to establish specifications. offers an Ink Optimizing Solution option within Colorflow, its
presses, wide-format printers) for environments where it’s nec- optimal and repeatable printing conditions. GMG PrintControl And GMG announced an agreement with BARBIERI (an Italian shop-wide automated colour relationship management suite that
essary to match colour spaces to each other. ORIS Press Matcher can be a G7 support tool for achieving GRACoL, SWOP or other manufacturer of densitometers and spectrophotometers) whereby resides within Prinergy.
www.canadianprinter.com SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER, 2009 SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER, 2009 www.canadianprinter.com
“We took all the best of vari- side measuring devices, the solution uses Alwan’s Dynamic Press
ety of colour tools in the Kodak Calibration (DPC), an automated dot-gain compensation tech-
family and placed them into nology. The software controls and corrects production without
Colorflow,” says Jon Bracken, any human intervention. Press sheets are read by an X-Rite device
managing director of Kodak and the DPC tracks dot gain for every press/paper combination,
Canada. Colorflow syncs with and then it automatically compensates for any drift on press by
everything in the workflow, sending revised dot-gain correction curves either to output files
where making corrections in one or exported directly to the shop’s plate setter. The tool is valuable
place automatically alters com- for shops aiming to conform to an established standard.
plementary elements. The Alwan Print
At PRINT 09 Fujifilm was Standardizer is used to
demonstrating various CGS continually assess the
colour matching solutions on its press calibration state
booth, but the company was also and issues warnings if
featuring its Taskero Universe ColorPath Verified, a solution that something is wrong in
allows customers to not only ensure their shop is keeping colour the process. Colour
consistent, but they can verify it on any device, to ensure each job expert Dave Hunter
is staying within a specified standard. The system tracks hardware of Pilot Marketing,
(including platesetters, presses, monitors and digital printing a spokesperson for
devices) and output, and it allows for controlling and maintain- Alwan Color in North
ing consistent quality throughout the colour production process, America, calls the
locally and in remote locations. system a pro-active as
opposed to a re-active
BEyOND INk OpTIMIzATION approach to pressroom
The Chicago show was the coming out party for the new Fine standardization.
Eye Color Solutions (a new venture formed by the merger of
Michigan-based Chromaticity and FineEye Color Solutions out
of California). The company’s core product is its ICEserver soft-
ware application, built upon ICE (Intelligent Color Engine)
technology. NEw ECONOMICAL pRESS-SIDE SCANNING
“The ICE server is a technology that enhances quality, keeps Complementary to the Alwan colour monitoring solution, X-Rite
to standards and saves money,” says Ian McKenzie, vice pres- has unveiled an all-new semi-automated press-side colour control
ident marketing with the company. [He also happens to be (scanning) system called EasyTrax, designed for 2-, 4- or 6-colour
Canadian]. operations. The product is targeting smaller shops with presses
According to McKenzie, the inventor of ICE is Ernest Miller from 20 inches up to 40 inches.
(the company’s CTO) and he wrote an all-new algorithm for The EasyTrax allows pressrooms to regularly monitor print
separating CMYK based on years of experience, and he devel- runs to ensure they are matching their customers’ quality require-
oped a solution for optimizing the print output specific to the ments and maintaining industry specifications.
ink/paper relationship. “With EasyTrax, X-Rite now offers a colour control solution
Unlike other ink optimization solutions, McKenzie says the for every type of sheetfed printing workflow, regardless of the
ICE server is more about print quality optimization, with ink size of customer, their budget, or their level of colour process
savings as a side benefit. control expertise,” notes Laura Pursley, senior product manager
The company says printers can expect up to 25 percent aver- for pressroom solutions at X-Rite.
age reduction in ink use, yet the colour gamut increases in satu- EasyTrax is partially automated and is designed for older presses
rated colours. and shops currently using handheld devices. The system offers
The company CEO, Steve McDonald (employee number three easy set up, easy alignment and requires very little training.
at Adobe, and one time Adobe COO, and also Canadian) is excited It can be installed on existing press consoles. Available in spec-
about the technology. The hot-folder-based solution integrates tral or density models, the new system software evaluates read-
into existing workflows, just before the RIP, and he says it takes ings against set tolerances so users know if they need to make
only one-day to set up, and it can be done remotely. adjustments to ink density.
Just as sheetfed printers across North America are beginning to
pROACTIvE DOT GAIN COMpENSATION embrace Gracol print standards and the G7 calibrating methodol-
Alwan Color Expertise attracted attention at the show with its ogy, Print 09 presented a number of automated colour software
Print Standardizer solution. Matched up with X-Rite’s press- tools to help keep pressrooms hitting their targets. CP
www.canadianprinter.com OCTOBER/NOVEMBER, 2008
Know Your Water Meter Calculate Your Water Use
Your household water meter measures in cubic Calculate how much water is used by household
metres, and displays your total consumption to appliances and activities. Record the odometer
the nearest tenth of a cubic metre, similar to the reading before and after the activity, the difference
odometer in your car measuring the distance you is your consumption. Ensure all other water use
have travelled. Every 0.1 cubic metre (100 litres) of in your home has stopped while your completing
water consumed causes the sweep hand to make the test.
one complete revolution and the total to increase
by 0.1 cubic metres. Low Flow Indicator
Indicates low flow leaks to 1/8 of a gallon per minute
Monitoring Water Use
Water meters are a regular reminder of our water use Odometer
and can be used to change our water use habits. Measures water that is consumed
Monitor your water consumption over a period of time
by taking the odometer reading at the beginning and Sweep hand
end of the period. The difference in the readings is One complete turn equals
your consumption for that period. 0.1m or 22 gallons
According to Environment Canada’s
Quickfacts, Water consumption Public Works
usually drops 18 - 25%
after a water meter is installed.
Helpful Hints For D
Water Consumption Water Leaks In Your Home
Don’t let your money The standard residential Definitions from the The municipality is By using the low flow Next, go around the If the low flow indicator is Note: You may also wish
to consider contracting a
drain away. water meter is very diagram: responsible for the indicator on your water house to ensure that you not rotating, you do not qualified tradesperson to
Repair small leaks in your simplistic in its design. The property owner portion of pipe located meter and following are not using water. have a leak. assist in determining and
repairing any fixtures that are
plumbing system. It generally doesn’t is responsible for on the street right-of-way these steps you can help not functioning properly.
malfunction and cause maintaining the portion of between your property to identify any leaks in Turn off all taps, don’t use If the low flow indicator
Knowing how to read high consumption water pipe between the line and the watermain. your house. any water and check to is rotating, you may have
your water meter will readings. building and the property ensure any outside hoses a leak.
allow you to monitor your line and all Locate the low flow are turned off.
own water consumption If you experience high house plumbing. indicator or sweep hand
and at the same time water consumption on the water meter face. Go back to the water
detect any water leaks in
your household plumbing.
readings, you can follow
the helpful hints in this Turn a tap on and run the
meter and observe the
low flow indicator - it
brochure to help locate a water slowly. Look at the should not be rotating.
potential problem. low flow indicator and
observe it rotating.
Turn the tap off.
Wise Water Us
Begins In The Home
You can check your If the tank water level is too high, First, we need to become Based on the three rules What steps can
than they need for cooking and
toilet for leaks: you need to adjust the ball valve drinking. aware of our water of water conservation – you take to reduce
• Put a small amount of food which controls the amount of water habits. We take water reduce, repair and retrofit your family’s water
colouring in the toilet tank. Wait in your toilet tank. for granted when it is – a typical household consumption?
Other Environment Canada
about 10 minutes, and then see one of our most valuable can reduce water
if there is any of the colour in the Quickfacts:
According to Environment
• A 5 minute shower with a resources. consumption by 40% Pick up a copy of A
toilet bowl. If there is, your toilet Canada’s Quickfacts, toilets
flapper could be leaking. This is (while consuming nearly one standard shower head uses or more, with little or no Guide to Wise Water
a relatively simple and inexpensive quarter of our municipal water 100 litres of water. The average Canadian effect on lifestyle. Use at your local
part to replace. supply) use over 40% more • A 5 minute shower with a low- uses about 340 litres Municipal Service
• While the toilet top is removed, Water than needed. flow shower head uses only of water per day. Centre, public library The City of Hamilton
look to see if the water level is 35 litres of water. Canadians use a higher or on-line at and Green Venture
close to the overflow pipe (a Check all water taps, inside and ratio of water in their www.hamilton.ca/water. designed this booklet to
• Residential indoor water use in
plastic pipe, with an open end just outside. A dripping tap could mean
Canada: toilet - 30%; bathing homes per person than help you and your family
below the top of the tank). If the you need to replace the washer.
and showering - 35%; laundry - most other countries in discover how much water
water level is close, or overflowing
into the pipe, this could be where According to Environment 20%; kitchen and drinking the world. you use, and provide
water is leaking. Canada’s Quickfacts, many homes - 10%; and cleaning - 5%. ways to help you reduce
lose more water to leaky taps your water usage.
Testing your Wat
First, complete the WaterWorks By-law R84- If the testing proves the If the testing proves the For more information about other Drinking Water Report We can answer your questions,
helpful hints 026 Section 9, “Testing water meter is functioning water meter is functioning programs and services offered assist you with a concern,
Lead Pipe Service
to evaluate your plumbing of Water Meters”, states accurately within the inaccurately; it is the by the Water and Wastewater Replacement Program or help you find the right person!
fixtures for leaks. a customer can apply in manufacturers accepted City’s responsibility to Division, please call 905-546-CITY (2489)
Poor Water Pressure Program
writing to have the water limit of variation; it is the pay for the test and a 905-546-CITY (2489), on-line at www.hamilton.ca/water
Then, if you believe the meter tested to ensure customer’s responsibility discount adjustment www.hamilton.ca/water or visit your Watering Your Lawn Efficiently
water meter is the cause it is reading accurately. to pay for the test based will be applied to the local Municipal Service Centre for Low-Flow Aerators
of your high consumption When applying, include on the current rate as set customer’s water bill. one of our brochures.
readings, you can your name, address and out in the WaterWorks Maintenance of Sewer Laterals
request the water meter telephone number to: By-law R84-026 Section Please contact the Meter Sewer Lateral Tree Root Policy
be tested for accuracy. City of Hamilton 18, “Table of Fees for Operations Section at No-Fat Sewers
330 Wentworth St., N. Various Services”. 905-546-CITY (2489)
Meter Operations for more information
Hamilton, Ontario regarding the water
L8L 5W2 meter testing procedures
and the current rate
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afford to stay alive.
proven to be a highly effective method of providing
life-transforming credit to the entrepreneurial poor. Why not join them?
Opportunity International, one of the world’s largest
Trust Groups also foster personal and spiritual growth A donation of $84 allows Opportunity International to
and fastest growing microfinance organizations, is
as group members meet weekly to discuss topics from issue another loan somewhere in the world. This invest-
committed to solving global poverty and the needless
small business leadership to HIV/AIDS prevention. ment transforms a person’s life, offering new dignity and
suffering it causes.
hope. Moreover, we know that our entrepreneurs support,
Savings on average, 5 family members. The income their small
businesses generate goes directly to food, health care,
Working in 28 developing countries in Africa, Asia,
Setting up accounts in traditional banks is simply not an Eastern Europe and Latin America, Opportunity
housing and education for the most vulnerable among us.
option for the poor. Therefore, Opportunity International International addresses the root causes of poverty
Whole communities and future generations benefit from
has built a network of banks that offer savings accounts by providing banking services to the poor. Our
each new loan and the job it creates.
with interest and low minimum balance requirements. microfinance loan, savings and insurance programs
Even small savings can help families manage through transform lives by enabling the entrepreneurial poor
unexpected misfortunes. As a Rwandan official recently to start or expand a business, develop a steady income,
told us, “Do you know how many children die in our The Value of a Monthly Commitment
provide for their families and create jobs for
country every year because their mothers cannot afford the You have the ability to change the world, one entrepreneur
$2-$10 for medicines to treat fever, malaria and other at a time. Your commitment of $84 a month will help
common illnesses? Do you appreciate how much misery impoverished families to achieve new levels of freedom
Motivated by the call of Jesus to serve the poor,
and despair we could eliminate from our country if every and self-reliance.
Opportunity International helps people work their way
family had $50 in a savings account?” Money invested in the poor throughOpportunity out of chronic poverty by giving them a hand up, not a
International delivers positive returns over and over handout.
Insurance again. When a loan is repaid, the funds are lent to
another impoverished entrepreneur and the cycle of
With two children and an income below the poverty line,
Opportunity International serves men and women of
From low life expectancy, high mortality rates and Carmen Torres was eager to enhance her struggling business
transformation begins again. We estimate that an to make ends meet. all faiths and no faith.
natural disasters like floods, the world’s poor face
$84 monthly gift will enable 60 people to start moving
continual risks that can put their lives one hardship away Four years ago, through an Opportunity International
out of poverty in the first year alone.
from destitution. To provide protection against these microloan, she was able to purchase food in bulk and expand
life-changing catastrophes, Opportunity International Let your generosity become a her clientele. Today, her income has increased seven-fold,
has pioneered the Micro Insurance Agency, the world’s renewable resource for the working poor! enabling her to provide for her family’s health and
first and largest insurance broker exclusively serving educational needs.
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The Multiplier Effect
Every donation grows by 63%
“ As an investor in Opportunity International and during the first year alone
after being in Ghana to visit their work, I would
unequivocally say that Opportunity is an Supporting Partners
Leverage these funds to augment
Benefit from these resources & contribute to
recycling of the loan funds through:
Mobilize resources capital & deploy resources
effective, profession operation and that they n Interest
n Loan repayment
The multiplier effect made an
are truly helping poor people work their way additional $51 million available n New savings
n Investment in their communities
out of poverty.”
--Graham Dare, Co-chair, Dare Foods Limited How dollars are multiplied
Opportunity Supporting Partners provide funds to
Current Opportunity Implementing Partner loan pools through grants and
“ Our Global Development Program works with International programs program equity investments.
Opportunity International on a relatively simple Implementing Partners, established as microfinance
HIGHLIGHTS IN 2006 Supporting Partners— engaged
technology that is helping women in Malawi banks, are able to leverage the funds by attracting
in marketing and fund raising savings deposits and commercial borrowings, enabling
save their children from destitution. LOANS (5 countries) them to make more loans.
Current active loan clients worldwide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,000,000+
Opportunity International helps by developing
Representing a 26 percent compound annual growth over the last five years Sustainable Implementing Partners are able to reinvest
‘smart cards’…Smart cards have become so Repayment rate for all loans. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98% an operating surplus into further loans and gain an
enhanced capacity to borrow commercial funds. Thus far,
popular in Malawi that they’re now regularly Loans made to women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85%
Implementing Partners revenues exceeded expenses by
given as gifts at wedding showers.” Transforming the lives of those most impacted by poverty six percent, providing operational sustainability.
Dollars loaned . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $466 million
--Bill & Melinda Gates, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Equaling more than five times the value loaned in 2001
With a 98 percent repayment rate, loan funds are
Average first loan size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $104
used again and again, creating a recycling effect that
Reaching the poorest of the entrepreneurial poor multiplies the potential benefit of a single gift for years
Average loan size (excluding Eastern Europe). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $172 to come.
SAVINGS The final multiplier effect of donor contributions comes
Number of savings accounts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209, 687 when a client has used a loan from Opportunity to
generate new income that is reinvested. The purpose
Providing a secure place to save money and a way to plan for the future
of the reinvestment could range from diversifying
or expanding their business, hiring new employees
INSURANCE or paying for the health and educational needs of
Number of people covered by insurance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,129,642 their family.
Pioneering services the provide protection for the future
This creates a cycle of economic growth for every
WORLDWIDE contribution, with immediate and lasting quantifiable
Number of staff employed worldwide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7,317 impact on the quality of life of our clients, their families,
98 percent of our staff are nationals who work directly with our clients in 28 countries employees and communities.
A series of small loans from Opportunity International have
enabled Nelizer Darko of Ghana to expand her bakery
Operational sustainability. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106%
business and hire 18 employees. Profits now cover school
Using surpluses to expand services after existing operations become self-sufficient Last year, our revenue was $80 million, yet we were able to
tuition and other necessities for her two children and six
make available $131 in incremental services–yielding 63%
other orphans. Global fund raising and G&A expenses were only 22% in 2005 and only 15% of total revenue for 2006. in programs for every dollar donated.
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