Expanding your Printer’s Reach: The Rise of Expanded Gamut Technology

Kyle Hargrove, CGS-ORIS

The concept of Expanded Gamut Printing is not new – in fact, it’s decades old. So, this poses the question: why has it taken decades to become relevant?

As brand recognition and packaging innovation continue to grow in importance, so does the use of brand spot colors and the subsequent need for a method to color manage and produce consistent colors at an affordable cost.

Traditionally, spot colors can present several obstacles including cost barriers, but with Expanded Gamut Printing, printers are leveraging additional ink sets to increase productivity while decreasing overall costs.

Join Kyle Hargrove, Product Manager of Digital Technologies at CGS-ORIS, as explores some of the reasons behind the recent surge in growth of Expanded Gamut Printing and the technology advancements that have allowed for this growth.

Kyle Hargrove is the U.S. Product Manager for Digital Technologies at CGS-ORIS, a leading provider of color management solutions. In that role, he promotes sales and provides support for specific products, as well as acting as the voice of the US market to the CGS development team. His product portfolio consists of ORIS Press Matcher, ORIS Certified Web, ORIS Evaluate and the latest addition to CGS-ORIS color management portfolio, ORIS X Gamut. Kyle has over 30 years’ experience in digital imaging, including the last 11 years in technical support for CGS, which has afforded him the opportunity to apply color management technologies worldwide in a vast array of production environments. Other experience throughout his career has included owning and operating prepress service bureaus and serving as sales manager for a graphic equipment and supply company. His industry acumen ranges from prepress systems, workflows and RIPs to the latest in digital printing technologies for print, packaging, textiles and decor.