Private living environment or exclusive company and office décor: Framed canvas prints are all the rage. However, conventional stretchers are frequently unable to meet customer expectations in terms of service life, stability and handling; in the same vein, many digital printers would welcome more convenient software support along with less time and manpower spent on frame assembly.
This is the problem that has prompted ColorGATE to present an innovative complete solution at FESPA Digital: the You frame ColorGATE Print Solution. This solution has excellent chances of gaining a firm foothold on the dynamic digital printing market as an independent business model.
The most ingenious thing about this solution is that it bundles powerful components that complement one another ideally: ColorGATE has combined the multiple award-winning You frame Kit produced by English supplier, blanc canvas digital Ltd., with the You frame Print Software, which has been specially modified to accommodate the framing system. This makes it possible not only to achieve perfect results with minimum input but to significantly improve output expectations as well.
The print software developed specifically for You frame by ColorGATE is system spanning and compatible with all popular output systems. It boasts user friendliness and sophisticated functionalities, to conveniently crop and scale image areas, for example. Such popular color effects as grayscale and sepia tones and impressive options for the design of the type of frame border wrapping are also available. High-quality ICC profiles provide for top-class image quality; the format-specific trimming allowance are calculated automatically, just as the creation of the You frame crop marks are. The You frame module (YFM) is available starting immediately for the well-known ColorGATE ProductionServer5 and PhotoGate5 products.
The one-of-a-kind You frame Kit enables even the inexperienced to stretch and frame even large-format canvas prints with perfect results in less than five minutes. High-quality aluminum bars guarantee stability and light weight. The frame will never warp, even if room temperature and humidity fluctuate. Thanks to its timeless, modern design, the You frame concept puts in an excellent appearance in any setting.
The canvas media selected by ColorGATE from high-quality European production have been carefully adapted to the You frame Print Software, which is why they are able to guarantee outstanding results. They are available in the popular 17 to 60-inch roll formats with coatings for all the leading inkjet printing systems (water-based, eco-solvent, solvent, UV, latex).
Andrew Ainge, managing director at blanc canvas Ltd. and developer of You frame, spoke very positively about the partnership with ColorGATE. "We are very happy that we were able to welcome on board as experienced a market player as ColorGATE as an international master distributor for You frame; in combination with the You frame print software, there is also now a complete system available that offers significantly more performance as a whole than the sum of its parts," said Ainge.