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Holly Tag & Label Install OPALTONE® Premium Color on HP Indigo

Charlotte, NC, March 08, 2014 --( Holly Tag & Label Inc., leaders in delivering high-quality pressure sensitive labels and tags to all market segments including Health & Beauty, Pharmaceutical, Gourmet Foods & Automotive, today announced the installation of OPALTONE Premium Digital Color on their HP Indigo ws4500 digital label press.

“Our customers constantly demand more color saturation & POP,” states Scott Harris – Vice President Holly Tag & Label. “When Opaltone was first brought to my attention, I was skeptical. We’ve tested several expanded gamut systems that claimed to ‘better-match’ PANTONE colors, all with limited results. However, Holly Tag is never one to stop exploring. When I recently invited Opaltone to run a 6-color process trial on our ws4500, we all couldn’t believe our eyes. I was sold!”

Opaltone is an (up-to) 6-color system. Black ink is not required. Holly Tag & Label now have the flexibility to print in 4, 5 or 6-color modes:

• CMY+Blue – enhance blue gamut. No extra click. 4-color speed.
• CMYB+R (or G) – enhance reds, oranges & blues (or greens). 1 extra click. 5-color speed.
• CMY+RGB – enhance RGB gamut. 2 extra clicks. 6-color speed. White ink remains in 7th unit.

Opaltone’s user-friendly VX conversion software digitally reproduces true PANTONE colors & their CX (Photoshop) plug-in enhances RGB saturation in the label design as well. It’s the complete package.

“Often customers complain about CMYK & of course we’d love to offer true PANTONE 485 reds, 021 oranges & Reflex blues,” continued Harris. “Running analog spot colors on a digital press is an oxymoron. Customers won’t pay for them either. With Opaltone, we can finally capture those sought-after reds, oranges & blues using just CMYB+R. 5-colors also helps minimize loss of print speed.

Moreover, with HP’s ‘one-shot’ registration, black text built in CMYB or RGB mode is in perfect register. Occasionally customers request a bright PANTONE 375 or 389 green. Because the press configuration is always 7-colors (CMYRGB + white), our operators never need wash-up again! Opaltone green is simply switched on/off as needed & VX converts the corresponding Green & Yellow process values. We’re thrilled to be a part of this ‘game-changer’ in digital color,” concluded Harris.

Opaltone will be shown at Dscoop #935 from March 6-8.

For more information on Holly Tag & Label Inc. please contact:
Mr. Scott Harris – Vice President
Holly Tag & Label Inc
[email protected]
Ph: +1 704 827 5060
For more information on Opaltone Inc. please contact:
Mr. Matthew Bernasconi – CTO
Opaltone Inc.
[email protected]
Ph: +1 704 364 5562

About Holly Tag & Label Inc.
Based in Mt. Holly NC, Holly Tag & Label are leaders in delivering high quality pressure sensitive labels and tags for all market segments. Offering both digital and flexographic print technologies. Along with UV gloss varnish and several other finishing applications.

About Opaltone Inc.
Based in Charlotte NC, Opaltone Inc. is the global leader in producing expanded gamut software solutions for all print processes including: Digital, Flexography, Gravure, Inkjet, Lithography, & Screen printing. Create & integrate with 6 & 7-color process (CMYK*+RGB) *Black optional. Goodbye spot colors; Hello process spots. Welcome to the future in digital color.

Contact Information:
Opaltone Inc.
Matthew Bernasconi
704 364 5562
Contact via Email

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