History

2016
INSTRUMENT FLIGHT® as the world’s first G7® Press Control Solution, certified by IDEAlliance (USA)

2015
okBalance® 2.0 and okBalance®+G7® developed for manroland Sheetfed GmbH

2014
INSTRUMENT FLIGHT® Suite 4.0: manufacturer-independent closed loop color control including inking zone preset, especially for retrofits

2013
Development of PSO-Match for KBA Sheetfed, QualiTronic and ErgoTronic

2012
INSTRUMENT FLIGHT® 3.0 with various Color Balance Control Priorities™

2010
Start of the cooperation with KBA Sheetfed: development of INSTRUMENT FLIGHT® with inline measuring systems QualiTronic /ErgoTronic

2008
INSTRUMENT FLIGHT® inline technology for spectral data with QuadTech SpectralCam

2006
PROOF-CHECKER: world’s first image-based digital proof evaluation

2004
okBalance® for man roland sheetfed presses: color control with priority on color balance after a defined ok sheet

2004
ICC profiles Eurostandard System Brunner

2003
PRINT EXPERT® 2000: a new software generation, networkable modules,
location-independent application

2003
INSTRUMENT FLIGHT® online 2.0 and worldwide remote support access

2001
PRINT EXPERT® 2000, based on INSTRUMENT FLIGHT® technology

2000
Inline inking unit control INSTRUMENT FLIGHT® for heatset web presses

One of the first test forms System Brunner (1976). The large Gray Screen obligates the press operator to control the color consequently on a neutral gray balance

1999
Start of the cooperation with QuadTech Inc., development of INSTRUMENT FLIGHT® color control for inline measuring

1994
Development of methods and instruments for controlling digital workflow), EUROSTANDARD CHECKER Proof/CtF/CtP "Plate"/Print
Standards for gravure and newspaper printing

1993
Quality categories™, dividing quality requirements into five different categories

1992
Development of certificates for proofing and printing

1991
Blind landing with INSTRUMENT FLIGHT® at Sandy Alexander in Clifton USA and IRL in Lausanne Switzerland.
5-Star rating method for printing and proofing systems

1991
INSTRUMENT FLIGHT® online inking unit control

1990
The first digitized control strips and test forms

The microline technology for visual monitoring and standardization of analogue platemaking is used successfully all over the world

1989
Development of the INSTRUMENT FLIGHT® technology, version 1.0

1987
PRINT EXPERT® developed for DUPONT

1986
Commencement of the cooperation with MAN Roland

1985
Patented regulation strategy based on gray balance, later to be known as INSTRUMENT FLIGHT®.
Portrayal of the print-related color gamut in the Hexagon

1984
Development of the Picture Contrast Theory (PCT).

Already in the seventies, the Eurostandard reference values were regarded as the benchmark for tonal value increase, simplifying color matching between proofs and printing results

1979
EUROSTANDARD CROMALIN* brochure produced together with DuPont

1978

Start of the cooperation with DU PONT Cromalin* Proofing

1976/80
First EUROSTANDARD OFFSET test form, color charts.
Seminars in different countries

1977
ISOCONTOURS® diagram to visualize, analyze and evaluate analog/digital transfer processes in printing and prepress

1975
First reference values for dot gain, solid ink densities, gray balance.
Development of EUROSTANDARD OFFSET

1974
Brunner trapping formula.
Quality control for phototypesetting.
A presence in France, contact to Jean Didier.
2nd generation color charts

1973
Micro elements and patented micro measurement technique – platemaking. 2nd generation print control strips

The Super-Micro-Measuring target is the basis for analyzing analogue platemaking, films and prints
The 2nd generation (1973) System Brunner print control strip for checking tonal value increase, color balance, solid ink density, trapping, highlights

1971
Gray stabilization theory (today known as GCR) and the advantages of color stability in printing. System Brunner in Holland and Germany

1970
Portrayal of color tolerance frames. System Brunner gains acceptance in Switzerland.
System Brunner STANDARD OFFSET based on measurement of the density differences between coarse and fine screen patches; first standard for printing and proofs; 1/10-rule for coated papers, 1/7-rule for uncoated papers

1969
The first coarse/fine screen patches in control strips; importance of dot gain control

1968
Felix Brunner develops the first print control strip (1st generation) used at dw AG Winterthur, Switzerland. Development of the first color charts to portray color variations in offset printing

Corippo: the origin of System Brunner