ColorLogic History

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    ColorLogic earns Idealliance G7 System Certification on ColorAnt and CoPrA

    September 2023

    ColorLogic GmbH, part of Hybrid Software Group, proudly announces that ColorAnt 9 and CoPrA 9 have achieved Idealliance’s G7 System Certificate. This prestigious certification program evaluates the ability of a software system to calibrate a printing device to meet the G7 grayscale definition using four 1-D Curves.

  • Release of CoPrA 10

    September 2023

    CoPrA 10 logo in blue.

    ColorLogic is proud to announce the release of CoPrA 10. This release marks a significant leap forward, offering users unparalleled flexibility and control over color channels while setting new standards in the world of color management.

  • CoPrA 9 wins PRINTING United Alliance 2023 Pinnacle Product Award

    August 2023

    2023 Pinnacle Product Award logo

    ColorLogic is excited to announce that CoPrA 9 has been honored with the prestigious PRINTING United Alliance 2023 Pinnacle Product Award in the Non-Output device category.

  • Release of ZePrA 11

    May 2023

    ZePrA 11 logo in blue

    ColorLogic releases the latest version of their smart color server, ZePrA 11. The latest version focuses on optimization and automation for printing data to deliver smoother multicolor workflows and high-quality spot color conversions for better sustainability. 

  • TAGA 2023

    March 2023

    Thorsten and Timon Braun attended the 2023 TAGA Annual Tech conference (March 12-15) and presented their research, A Methodology for Analyzing Color Models.

  • ColorLogic GmbH Wins 2023 Barbieri Excellence Award for Innovation and Research

    April 2023

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    ColorLogic GmbH was awarded the 2023 Barbieri Excellence Award for Innovation and Research. The awards recognize three organizations that have demonstrated excellence in color measurement, customer experience, operational business results, digital print integration, and customer advocacy.

  • Release of ColorAnt 9

    December 2022

    ColorLogic GmbH, part of Hybrid Software Group, has released ColorAnt 9, an advanced color measurement and correction tool that creates, analyzes and optimizes measurement data. ColorAnt 9 enables automatic processing and optimization of measurement data with custom features and options with the new Workflow feature.

  • Release of CoPrA 9

    September 2022

    ColorLogic is proud to announce the release of CoPrA 9. This version has a redesigned Update Profile tool, additional calculation capabilities to multicolor profile variants in the Printer Profiling module, various viewing options in the 3D gamut view, and an Ink Splitting mode which allows to automatically minimize channels by combining light and full ink channels. These are just a few of many improvements that keep CoPrA the leading ICC profiling application from ColorLogic.

  • Release of ZePrA 10

    May 2022

    ColorLogic is proud to announce the release of ZePrA 10. This is the anticipated sequel to the 2021 Pinnacle Product Award winner, ZePrA 9 Smart Color Server. Among the most important innovations are the improved and expanded automation options such as the Command Line Interface and the Job Control files. 

  • Release of ColorAnt 8

    December 2021

    ColorLogic GmbH, part of Hybrid Software Group, has released ColorAnt 8, an advanced color measurement and correction tool that creates, analyzes and optimizes measurement data. ColorAnt 8 brings overall new capabilities and enhancements to the features used every day.

  • Thorsten Braun receives the 2021 Joe Clarke Innovation Award

    November 2021

    Thorsten 2021 Joe Clarke Innovator Award

    PRINTING United Alliance awarded the 2021 recipients of the Joe Clarke Innovation Awards. Thorsten Braun won the “Business Innovation and Software Technology” category.

  • Hybrid Software Group Acquires ColorLogic GmbH

    October 2021

    Hybrid Software Group PLC (Euronext: HYSG) (the “Company”) announced that on 27 October 2021 it acquired the entire issued share capital of ColorLogic GmbH (“ColorLogic”), a company with its registered office in Rheine, Germany.

  • ColorLogic GmbH Wins the 2021 Pinnacle Product Award for ZePrA 9 Smart Color Server

    October 2021

    PRINTING United Alliance has selected 27 recipients to receive the 2021 Pinnacle Product Award. This award honors 58 exemplary technologies and products from leading companies across the printing industry. ColorLogic is proud to announce ZePrA 9 Smart Color Server has won in the Software – Color Management and Quality Control category.

  • Release of CoPrA 8

    September 2021

    ColorLogic is proud to announce the release of CoPrA 8. This version brings increased automation and efficiency to everyday tasks. The redesigned DeviceLink Editing module now guides you through the entire process of creating and modifying custom DeviceLink profiles based on individually edited test charts.

  • Release of ZePrA 9

    May 2021

    ColorLogic is proud to announce the release of ZePrA 9. This version has improved and added new features such as the Spot Color Iteration and DeviceLink Iteration Wizards.

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    Janis Katomeris joins ColorLogic GmbH

    April 2021


  • ColorLogic wins PRINTING United Alliance's 2021 Sustainable Business Recognition Award

    April 2021

    PRINTING United Alliance today announced ColorLogic GmbH as a recipient of the 2021 Sustainable Business Recognition Award. This award honors business operations that focus primarily on daily decisions that reduce a company’s environmental footprint, improve employee safety and well-being, all the while optimizing the bottom line.

  • Release of ColorAnt 7

    December 2020

    ColorLogic is proud to announce the release of ColorAnt 7. This version brings overall new capabilities and enhancements. This update brings more powerful tools to the end user for day-to-day color management challenges.

  • Release of CoPrA 7

    September 2020

    ColorLogic GmbH has released its latest profiling solution CoPrA 7, the control center for ICC color profiling tasks.

  • Release of ZePrA 8

    April 2020

    Despite the coronavirus pandemic, ColorLogic pursued its goals and released ZePrA 8, the latest version of its advanced smart color – now with Proofing. The proofing module’s outstanding results were confirmed with a 7 color proof at the recent FOGRA Multicolor Forum 2019. The outputs from the DeviceLink and Multicolor profiles combined with the sophisticated spot color rendering can now be used for color proofs. This is especially useful as many RIPs do not entirely support CxF/X-4 or SCTV calibration, nor do they have a spectral color prediction model for spot color rendering.

  • Release of ColorAnt 6

    January 2020

    ColorLogic is proud to announce the release of ColorAnt 6. The latest version of the color correction and optimization tool includes new features and updates to existing functionalities. This update brings more powerful tools to the end user for day to day color management challenges.

  • ColorLogic Relocates its Headquarters

    December 2019

    In December 2019 ColorLogic moved into its new and larger office in Rheine.

  • Release of CoPrA 6

    September 2019

    ColorLogic GmbH has released its latest profiling solution CoPrA 6, the control center for ICC color profiling tasks.

  • Release of ZePrA 7

    February 2019

    ColorLogic is proud to announce the release of ZePrA 7. The latest version of the smart color server has a host of new features, and includes features that are important specifically to the packaging sector.

  • Color Conference 2019

    January 2019

    During the #Color2019 in San Diego, the presentation by ColorLogics CTO Thorsten Braun with the title “Nailing Spot Color Reproduction” was a complete success, there was only standing room left.

  • Color Information Day 2018 with ColorLogic and IMPRESSED

    November 2018

    Many thanks to everyone who took part in the ColorLogic Day 2018 at FOGRA in Munich with Impressed! There were many interesting discussions among the three color experts and the participants.

  • Release of ColorAnt 5

    August 2018

    ColorLogic is proud to announce the release of ColorAnt 5. The latest version of the color correction and optimization tool includes new features and updates to existing functionalities. This update brings more powerful tools to the end user for day to day color management challenges.

  • Release of CoPrA 5

    April 2018

    ColorLogic is proud to announce the release of CoPrA 5! The latest version of the profiling solution includes new features and updates to existing functionalities. The application is now even faster and more interactive than ever before.

  • TAGA Annual Technical Conference 2018

    March 2018

    Thorsten Braun, CTO of ColorLogic, discusses the creation, analysis and optimization of measurement data for ICC profiles at the TAGA Annual Technical Conference in Baltimore, MD.

  • FOGRA Symposium 2018

    February 2018

    ColorLogic’ss Product Manager, Dietmar Fuchs, explains the implementation of special colors in printing to more than 230 participants at the FOGRA Symposium.

  • Color Conference 2018

    January 2018

    ColorLogic’s participation at # Color2018 in San Diego was a great success. In addition to numerous interesting discussions and product demonstrations in the exhibitor area of the conference, ColorLogic’s CTO, Thorsten Braun, showed how the implementation of special colors can be made predictable, efficient and reliable with the help of the ZePrA color server.

  • Color Information Day 2017 with ColorLogic and IMPRESSED

    October 2017

    At the fully booked event, users, consultants and color management experts listened to the presentations by the experts from ColorLogic and the German sales partner, Impressed. The focus was on “Multicolor”, whereby different tasks were highlighted and solutions based on ColorAnt, CoPrA and ZePrA were shown.

  • Release of ZePrA 6 with PantoneLIVE Support

    September 2017

    ColorLogic GmbH announces the latest version of its ZePrA 6 color server, which now also enables a direct connection to PantoneLIVE ™, a cloud-based solution for the digital communication of colors within a complete packaging production. The integration of PantoneLIVE makes ZePrA even more versatile and ensures that users can access the latest color tables, regardless of where they are.

  • ColorAnt 4 Receives 2017 Intertech Technology Award

    August 2017

    Printing Industries of America recognized 14 technologies that received a 2017 InterTech Technology Award. This award is given annually to unique and innovative technologies that improve the performance of the graphics industry. ColorLogic is proud to announce that ColorAnt 4 has been awarded one of the coveted InterTech Technology Awards.

  • Release of ColorAnt 4

    April 2017

    This version contains the Measure Tool, which now supports the X-Rite i1iO and the Konica Minolta FD-9. Now it is also possible to change the print sequence of primary colors, to extract spot colors from PDF  files and and to export CxF/X4 files. There is a new tool for white and black point modifications and many existing functions have been extended and optimized.

  • ColorLogic's 15th Company Anniversary

    March 2017

    Thanks to our long-term technology and sales partners, the steadily growing number of customers and our team that has also grown in Germany and the USA, we were able to celebrate our 15th anniversary.

    In the future we will continue to focus on what we can do best – developing innovative technologies and products that make everyday work easier for our customers around the world.

  • ColorLogic is a Key Sponsor at the Color Conference 2016

    December 2016

    The annual Color Conference, organized by the Printing Industry of America (PIA), took place in Phoenix, Arizona in 2016 and ColorLogic participated as a key sponsor for the first time, also to meet the growing demand in the USA.

  • Release of ZePrA 5

    June 2016


    A large number of our customers, especially the numerous online print shops, process masses of data daily using ZePrA and they were pleased with the new MultiThreading feature for increased productivity. Moreover, the cloud based automatic import of color tables and configurations increases productivity and above all production reliability. The expansion of the spot color module by introducing a new report function, which allows to simulate and test spot colors before printing was a key feature to this release.

  • ColorLogic Day During DRUPA 2016

    June 2016

    As part of DRUPA 2016, the company organized a ColorLogic day for its partners. The aim was to present the latest innovations in the areas of “Technology and ColorLogic Products” in an undisturbed atmosphere and to intensify the network among our partners.

    This was very well received and there were many discussions with and among our partners apart from the presentations. After an intensive 12-hour exchange, everyone agreed: The event was a complete success and will definitely be repeated!

  • Release of CoPrA 4 - The Complete Profiling Solution

    April 2016

    The integration of the reprofiling technology for output and DeviceLink profiles made CoPrA 4 the most comprehensive profiling solution. It was complemented by a number of improvements in the areas gamut mapping, accuracy and softness of profiles, the new rendering intent “Minimal White Compression” and additional modes and options for multicolor profiles.

  • Release of ColorAnt 3

    March 2015

    In addition to the new user interface ColorAnt 3 offered a variety of new, innovative features, above all the possibility to create custom test charts. The new tool, CIE Conversion, allows the adaptation of measurement data to various lighting conditions. The most important innovation was the introduction of the tool, Edit Primaries, which allows the user to alter primary colors and to recalculate measurement data. This was rounded off by supporting the CxF/X4 format.

  • Release of ZePrA 4 - Brings the product range closer together

    August 2014

    The close cooperation between the various ColorLogic products was also reflected in ZePrA 4, where the SmartLink module is supplemented by CoPrA SP (Serialized Profiles). This CoPrA version allowed creation of profiles and to define settings which could then easily be used in ZePrA.

    ZePrA’s user interface was also newly designed and plainly structured, similar to that of CoPrA. The new transparency reduction allowed to properly convert even difficult PDF files containing transparencies that were previously problematic, whereby existing PDF elements remain preferably unchanged. The-easy-to use auto wizard and the available presets allow all users to create workflows quickly and reliably.

  • Release of CoPrA 3 - In a new "outfit"

    May 2014

    The most obvious change in CoPrA 3 was the new design. Plainly structured with various application areas and new features, including the built-in Profile Manager, these features were the basis for this production-oriented profiling solution. This also reflected increased profile quality and the particular features for special printing methods, such as considering the first printed tone in flexo printing. It also indicated the approach to functionally combine ColorLogic products to a comprehensive solution, for example by enabling CoPrA to share DeviceLink settings with ZePrA.

  • Release of ColorAnt 2

    April 2013

    The tools in ColorAnt 2 generate, analyze and process spectral data. This version also considered the special requirements for flexographic printing including the exceptional gradation in the highlights.

  • CrossXColor, Inc. opens its office in Cape Coral, FL

    July 2012

    In order to build a successful and competent team in the USA, Barbara Braun-Metz and Thorsten Braun decided to guide it themselves on site. In July 2012 they launched the CrossXColor, Inc. branch office in sunny Cape Coral, Florida.

  • ColorLogic Celebrates its 10th Anniversary

    June 20212


    Ten years of developing world-class color management technologies and products.

    Ten years of successful and long-term partnership with our OEM partners and introduction of our ColorAnt, CoPrA and ZePrA product range.

    And above all – ten years to build a great team that not only works great together, but is also friendly and has made all of these successes possible for us. That had to be celebrated!

  • ColorLogic at Drupa 2012

    May 2012

    Together with our sales partner IMPRESSED, we presented our products at DRUPA 2012. The request for product demonstrations and specialist advice was so great that we asked for additional staff from the ColorLogic “Two and a half Men” team over the weekend. In this way, even the most complex questions about color management could be competently answered on site.

  • Release of ZePrA 3

    May 2012

    This version is characterized by the extended SmartLink module, the new DLS Manager, a new function for influencing the image quality and the sharpening of pixel images or images in PDF files. In version 3.5, this was supplemented by the new module for high-quality conversion of spot colors into the target color space.

  • Founding of CrossXColor, Inc.

    January 2012

    In order to be able to competently and effectively serve the increasing inquiries for ColorLogic products in the USA, Canada and South America, a strategic decision was necessary about which route would be best. Just establishing local sales partners did not seem sufficient to us to address this important market growth. That is why we decided to found an independent company in the USA that will take care of both the support of our OEM partners in the USA and the development of a sales network for North and South America.

  • Release of CoPrA 2.0

    September 2011

    A large number of new functions have been integrated in CoPrA 2.0: measurement data corrections to enable the best profile quality even with non-optimal measurement data, new options for black point calculation, batch profiling for greater efficiency, creation of PDF profile reports and preview profiles that are suitable for the soft proof of multicolor profiles.

  • 1st Release of ColorAnt

    June 2011

    Our experience in analyzing profiles has shown us that it is often not the creation of the profile itself, but the underlying measurement data that are the actual cause of many problems and the continually poor quality. In order to be able to analyze measurement data better and more efficiently, a large number of small and large tools were created in our development department.

    The benefits of these tools were so great that it made sense to combine them in one product and make them available to everyone who has to do with measurement data. Our product idea for ColorAnt was born. In June 2012 the time had come when we were able to present ColorAnt 1.0 to the market.

  • Release of ZePrA 2.0

    December 2010

    Version 2 of ZePrA was characterized above all by the new SmartLink technology, which enabled DeviceLink profiles to be calculated dynamically for the conversion. The new gradation module and the ability to integrate ZePrA into complex workflow frameworks through the command line interface made ZePrA 2 one of the most effective color servers.

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    Dietmar Fuchs joins ColorLogic as Product Manager

    September 2008

    Product Manager, Dietmar Fuchs

    In order to do justice to the growing role of ColorLogic products, it was necessary to take someone on board to help us drive products forward, analyze customer needs and turn innovative applications into a solution. Our former colleague, Dietmar Fuchs, started with us in September 2008. His many years of experience in product management, print, prepress and his cooperation with development departments made him the perfect addition to our team of specialists.

  • 1st Release of ZePrA

    July 2008

    In summer 2008 the time had come – the first version of our ZePrA color server was ready. In the beginning a number of critical voices doubted whether there was even a market for such a product, but it soon became clear that we were spot on with our ambitious intentions to develop a color server with our own PDF technology. Even if version 1 still had its limitations, we were able to quickly recognize the potential of such a product: An ICC-based color server that can be easily integrated into different work processes.

  • 1st Release of CoPrA

    August 2007

    CoLiPri was better received by the market than we dared hope. But there were always inquiries as to whether we could offer a profiling solution outside of the Adobe Photoshop environment. The answer was a Color Profiling Application – CoPrA. By detaching from the Photoshop environment, there were also additional options that we could not implement with CoLiPri, such as switching between different color spaces. Another interesting aspect is that we always use our own SDK (Software Development Kit) as the basis for our ColorLogic products.

  • ColorLogic moves into its new office

    June 2006

    What already became apparent after three years was an urgent necessity after four years – we needed larger company premises, also because we wanted to expand our team.

    Since we still preferred the concept of “family and company under one roof”, the move to the new premises was due after a year of construction. With over 130 square meters of office space tailored precisely to our needs, we had created the prerequisites for the company to continue to grow in terms of personnel.

  • 1st ColorLogic-branded products CoLiPri and ColorLogic DLS

    September 2005

    The first ColorLogic-branded products CoLiPri and ColorLogic DLS (DeviceLink Sets) were introduced through Impressed GmbH. CoLiPri was created as an Adobe Photoshop plug-in, which enabled users to apply devicelink profiles directly in Photoshop.

  • Impressed GmbH becomes the first sales partner for ColorLogic products

    August 2005

    When a first prototype had emerged from the product idea, we looked for suitable sales partners. Here, too, a partnership was important to us, in which we could work together towards one goal – to position CoLiPri and our DeviceLink sets, or DLS for short, sensibly in the printing industry.

    With IMPRESSED GmbH, based in Hamburg, we were lucky enough to find a sales and consulting company that “works” just as much as we do. And so, in August 2005, a long-term, trusting and friendly cooperation began, which connects us to this day and which forms the basis for the successful marketing of our products in German-speaking countries.

  • A product idea is born

    April 2005

    This idea arose during a drive after an appointment with a partner: What would be … if we, as ColorLogic … would simply develop and offer a small product? More than a technology demo that shows which requirements can be covered with DeviceLinks. Preferably in an environment that most users are familiar with, something like Adobe Photoshop.

    When we got home, we had the concept for a Photoshop plug-in that can calculate DeviceLinks and apply them directly in Photoshop. We called it: Color-Link-Print – CoLiPri was “born”.

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    Dr. Bjorn Seegers joins ColorLogic

    January 2005

    One of our founding ideas was to develop a color server that automatically converts color to PDF and pixel data. We now had a PDF expert on board when Dr. Björn Seegers decided to support our team with his knowledge and experience. His addition to our team made it possible for us to put our idea into practice.

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    Start of 1st OEM project

    August 2002

    Our first OEM project was the development of a monitor profiling for the Braunschweig-based Quatographic Technology GmbH.

    In the initial phase, the focus was still on CRT monitors, but already during the development of the first software version, our priorities shifted towards CRT monitors and hardware-calibratable monitors. An industry in transition – and we were able to establish ourselves as a young, flexible company in this area.

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    Thorsten Braun joins as Head of Technology

    July 2002

    As soon as the first projects became concrete and the development of ColorLogic technologies was due, Thorsten Braun started as the technological head at ColorLogic.

    His experience, especially in the development of color technologies, enabled him to develop conceptual solutions that were designed for continuous further development and multiple use. We, our partners and our customers still benefit from this today.

  • Barbara Braun-Metz founds ColorLogic

    March 2002

    Many years of experience in the areas of software development, color management, printing and prepress paired with many ideas on how to optimize color reproduction was the ideal basis for founding ColorLogic GmbH.

    Since it was important to us – and still is – to take care of the company and family at the same time, an expanded basement room in our house became the first company headquarters of ColorLogic GmbH.

Contact a ColorLogic Dealer in your region.

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We are an award-winning, global company committed to providing our customers and partners the most advanced color management software and technology.

ColorLogic GmbH
Landersumer Weg 40
D-48431 Rheine
Phone: +49 (0)5971 401016-0
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HRB 4846, AG Steinfurt
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