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Ryerson University Graphic Communications Management Receives Training Technology From ICS Remote Director

The Faculty of Communication & Design at Ryerson University announced today a donation of training software technology, Remote Director, from Integrated Color Solutions (ICS) that will be applied within the School of Graphic Communications Management (GCM).

Offering the latest advancements in color accurate monitor proofing in the industry, Integrated Colour Solutions (ICS) is providing education and training software to the School of Graphic Communications Management that will enable its students and researchers to test and investigate colour management principles as they apply to screen based imagery. The technology represents a trend in the commercial printing industry where printers in North America are turning to online (screen) approval of printed content before it goes to press for magazine, book and publications printing. 

“The School of Graphic Communications Management is very excited about this donation” explained Dr. Abhay Sharma who uses Remote Director in his classroom. “Students are now able to see the benefits of remote soft proofing. The instructor is able to view the proof via email in a realistic printer-client scenario - with the need to send clients an inkjet hardcopy proof being completely eliminated.” 

Ian Baitz, Chair of the School of Graphic Communications Management, emphasized that “Using the latest technologies in the classroom is so important, especially when the technology is one that can provide a real cost savings to the commercial printer”.

Remote Director is the leader in monitor proofing systems, providing unparalleled functionality and performance aimed at keeping production workflows at pace with a demanding and ever-growing marketplace.  Through this latest technology, Remote Director also makes it possible for multiple users in various locations to simultaneously access and view contents of a colour accurate proof, discuss and comment on the proofs, and give instructions for corrections.

About Integrated Color Solutions

Integrated Color Solutions (ICS) pioneered accurate monitor proofing technology in 2000. Today, ICS is the only provider to offer the full range of proofing capabilities - from the simplest to the highest end color-accurate applications - in real time, on any mix of computing platforms and workflows, at any location in the world. Digital imaging and color science excellence are the hallmarks of ICS's research and development team - responsible for several existing and pending ICS patents.   ICS is a privately held company with offices in New York City and Carlsbad, CA. In addition to selling directly via a worldwide distribution network, several OEM and integration partners have incorporated the same core ICS monitor proofing technology found in Remote Director into their own various workflow components and systems.   ICS is an environmentally responsible company.   For more information about ICS, visit: www.icscolor.com.

About Ryerson University and the School of Graphic Communications Management

Ryerson University is Canada’s leader in innovative, career-oriented education. With a mission to serve societal need, and a long-standing commitment to engaging its community, Ryerson offers close to 100 undergraduate and graduate programs. Distinctly urban, culturally diverse and inclusive, the university is home to 28,000 students, including 2,000 master’s and PhD students, nearly 2,700 tenured and tenure-track faculty and staff, and more than 130,000 alumni worldwide.  As part of the Faculty of Communication & Design, the School of Graphic Communications Management offers the only four year graphic arts degree in Canada.  The School has an enrolment of 400 students who enjoy outstanding placement rates for summer internships and upon graduation.  The School’s 30,000 sq.ft state-of-the-art prepress, press, and postpress facility was completed in 2002.  For more information about the School, please visit www.ryerson.ca/gcm.

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Ryerson University Contact
Ian Baitz
Chair, School of Graphic Communications Management
Ryerson University
Email: ibaitz@ryerson.ca
Phone:416-979-5000 x 6199

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