RIT’s School of Media Sciences receives donation of cutting-edge print software solutions

Feb 09, 2015

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by Rich Kiley 

Rochester Institute of Technology’s School of Media Sciences (SMS) has received donations of state-of-the-art software products from two companies considered leading providers of color measurement solutions for the printing industry.

CHROMiX Inc. and HutchColor LLC have donated licenses of two software packages to SMS, widely recognized as a leader in media arts and technology in higher education.

  • CHROMiX Inc. has donated ColorThink Pro 3 software for the Macintosh, which will provide SMS students the ability to take advantage of the latest in color management innovation, including International Color Consortium (ICC) profile inspection and the use of look-up tables for color data conversion.

  • HutchColor and CHROMiX have donated licenses of Curve3 software, which will enable students to gain insights into the G7 press calibration methodology. G7 produces shared neutral appearance across all printing processes, independent of ICC profiles.

“These generous donations from CHROMiX and HutchColor further enhance our school’s curriculum by giving students the ability to learn new technologies that standardize color-managed print production workflows through hands-on immersive learning,” said Robert Chung, the Roger G. Fawcett Distinguished Professor in SMS. “These solutions will provide RIT students even more ways to demonstrate their technical and problem-solving skills to prospective employers upon graduation.”

“CHROMiX and HutchColor are highly respected leaders in the area of color management technologies,” added Twyla Cummings, acting administrative chair of SMS and senior associate dean of RIT’s College of Imaging Arts and Sciences. “Partnerships like these further allow SMS to pursue research interests that meet the current and future needs of our evolving industry.”

Steve Upton, president of CHROMiX, said his company is looking forward to the collaboration with RIT and the university’s students.

“We are excited about the opportunity to partner with RIT’s School of Media Sciences to educate the next generation of print media professionals with the latest color innovation from CHROMiX,” Upton said.

Don Hutcheson, HutchColor’s president, has a long relationship with RIT dating back to 1983.

“I am delighted to know this donation of Curve3 software will help RIT familiarize future industry professionals with the latest calibration methods and reference print conditions,” he said.