CGS ORIS CXF Toolbox & ORIS CXF Designer

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In a global world, electronically communicating color data accurately is quickly becoming a requirement. Global workflows as well as in-house digital workflows from designer to press are demanding common, adequate and effective means to communicate color and appearance. CxF allows seamless, worldwide, digital communication of all commercially significant aspects of color. Furthermore, CxF is defined in a completely open way so every aspect of a color is communicated, even if the application and color communication features required are unknown.

If brand color consistency is an important part of your business then you need to be able to utilize CxF files easily. Designers can immediately design in color accurate specifications, and when the proof reaches the printer you can rest assured that all the color data they need is properly contained in the file as well.



ORIS CxF Toolbox converts measured CGATS data from any instrument to CxF data. Any PDFx file can be analyzed with CxF Toolbox to extract the CxF data for tone value increase aims, colorimetry, tolerances and more. PDFs can be updated, new CxF data embedded and output intent profiles defined. Ink formulation data can be stored and read to verify correct ink formulation ingredients and opacity are being used by the final printer, all to ensure your brand color is the same – from one press run to the next.


ORIS CxF Designer uses already created CxF files and imports them directly into the Adobe design software swatch library. Colormetric brand colors are used for file creation then CxF Designer automatically exports the full CxF metadata to the PDFx file. Designers no longer need to wait for the perfect color to be created, what is used on screen can be sent directly with the final PDF.


  • Print Brand Standard file format use
  • Design files using exact brand colors
  • Export CxF metadata to PDFx for supply chain partners
  • Ink Formulations instructions embedded for easy extraction
  • Match Colors, Tints & Overprints accurately
  • Reduces press setup time
  • Includes tools for Quality Reporting Metrics

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Download the ORIS CXF Toolbox and CXF Designer Overview