SOURCE: GretagMacbeth

August 25, 2005 12:54 ET

GretagMacbeth Launches Innovative Online Color Matching Software

NEW WINDSOR, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 25, 2005 -- GretagMacbeth today announced new online editions to their recently introduced Color iMatch and Color iQC color formulation and quality control software. The new editions enable centralized color data management while allowing secure, shared access by remote locations via the internet.

"This is a major breakthrough for global manufacturers," says Jan-Paul van Maaren, vice president and general manager, Color & Appearance Business Unit. "They now have an easier, more effective way to practically guarantee color accuracy and consistency for their remote facilities, suppliers and customers."

Dr. van Maaren adds that centralizing color data with remote online access can cut days or potentially weeks from the color development process. Color matches can literally be obtained 24/7.

"We're excited about the potential business opportunities this capability brings to our customers," says van Maaren. He explains that manufacturers of pigments and dispersions, colorants, precolored resins and compounds, masterbatches, and dyestuffs can now offer value-added services to their customers. These services can include the convenience of accessing these manufacturers' databases of formulas to speed turnaround and ensure accuracy.

Color iMatch Online Edition is part of the GretagMacbeth Enterprise Color Management (ECM) solution -- a comprehensive program that increases speed to market through effective supply chain color management. Its components include: ECM Communicate, ECM Measure and Control, and ECM Compliance. ECM Communicate provides a suite of Web-based software applications that speed timely color communication and collaboration. ECM Measure and Control focus on software for measuring and controlling color, while ECM Comply includes auditing and managed services for supply chain color management.

For additional information in the United States and Canada, please call 845-565-7660, in Europe, please call +41 1 842 24 00 or visit our websites at

About GretagMacbeth

GretagMacbeth is a leading innovator of enterprise color management technologies for graphic arts and digital imaging, paints, plastics, apparel, textiles and automotive, among other industries. The company, part of Amazys Holding AG headquartered in Regensdorf, Switzerland, maintains offices in the Americas, Europe and Asia. For additional information, visit the GretagMacbeth Web site at

NOTE: Color i is a trademark of GretagMacbeth, LLC.

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    Mariann Durso
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