ColorLogic History

  • 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 Corona pandemic, ColorLogic pursued its goals and released ZePrA 8, the latest version of its advanced smart color server that optimizes and automates printing data – now with Proofing. 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. The proofing module’s outstanding results were confirmed with a 7 color proof at the recent FOGRA Multicolor Forum 2019.

  • 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 IMPESSED

    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. The interesting art project “Artgate”, in which manual art and digitization merge into one another, was also presented. All presentations were followed with great interest and stimulated discussions and exchanges. After more than six hours, visitors and organizers said goodbye to each other enthusiastically and look forward to the next time.

  • ColorLogic Announces Version 6 of their ZePrA Color Server 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. PantoneLIVE support is integrated in the ZePrA 6 spot color module and enables the user direct access to the spectral color values that can be used for color conversion in ZePrA. The integration of PantoneLIVE makes ZePrA even more versatile and ensures that users can access the latest color tables, regardless of where they are. This ensures consistent color implementation throughout the entire production process and reduces errors.

  • 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.

    In four days we had the opportunity for countless presentations, especially on the subject of “Extended Gamut”. The focus here was on the “multicolor” area of our product range, which enabled us to attract a large number of interested parties.

  • 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 an key feature to this release.

  • ColorLogic Day During DRUPA 2016

    June 2016

    As part of DRUPA 2016, we organized a ColorLogic day for our 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 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.

    Perhaps 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.

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    Founding of CrossXColor, Inc.

    January 2012

    CrossXColor, Inc. was founded to strengthen ColorLogic’s market position in 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.

    In addition, ColorAnt became an integral part of the profiling module from CoPrA 2 onwards. Of course, this version has also been released for both MacOS and Windows.

  • 1st Release of ColorAnt

    June 2011

  • Release of ZePrA 2.0

    December 2010

    Version 2 of ZePrA was characterized above all by the new SmartLink technology, which enables 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

  • 1st Release of ZePrA

    July 2008

  • 1st Release of CoPrA

    August 2007

  • ColorLogic moves into into its new office

    June 2006

  • 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 that enabled users users to apply devicelink profiles directly in Photoshop.

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    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.

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    Dr. Bjorn Seegers joins ColorLogic

    January 2005

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    Start of 1st OEM project

    August 2002

    OEM project, Quatographic, was a monitor calibration and profiling software.

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    Thorsten Braun joins as Head of Technology

    July 2002

  • Barbara Braun-Metz founds ColorLogic

    March 2002

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ColorLogic GmbH
Landersumer Weg 40
D-48431 Rheine

Phone: +49 (0)5971 401016-0
Fax: +49 (0)5971 401016-6

HRB 4846, AG Steinfurt
USt.-IdNr. DE 813 427 221

Business Administration:
Barbara Braun-Metz
Thorsten Braun
Dr. Björn Seegers

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