INSTRUMENT FLIGHT® as the world’s first G7® Press Control Solution, certified by IDEAlliance (USA)
okBalance® 2.0 and okBalance®+G7® developed for manroland Sheetfed GmbH
INSTRUMENT FLIGHT® Suite 4.0: manufacturer-independent closed loop color control including inking zone preset, especially for retrofits
Development of PSO-Match for KBA Sheetfed, QualiTronic and ErgoTronic
INSTRUMENT FLIGHT® 3.0 with various Color Balance Control Priorities™
Start of the cooperation with KBA Sheetfed: development of INSTRUMENT FLIGHT® with inline measuring systems QualiTronic /ErgoTronic
INSTRUMENT FLIGHT® inline technology for spectral data with QuadTech SpectralCam
PROOF-CHECKER: world’s first image-based digital proof evaluation
okBalance® for man roland sheetfed presses: color control with priority on color balance after a defined ok sheet
ICC profiles Eurostandard System Brunner
PRINT EXPERT® 2000: a new software generation, networkable modules,
INSTRUMENT FLIGHT® online 2.0 and worldwide remote support access
PRINT EXPERT® 2000, based on INSTRUMENT FLIGHT® technology
Inline inking unit control INSTRUMENT FLIGHT® for heatset web presses
Start of the cooperation with QuadTech Inc., development of INSTRUMENT FLIGHT® color control for inline measuring
Development of methods and instruments for controlling digital workflow), EUROSTANDARD CHECKER Proof/CtF/CtP "Plate"/Print
Standards for gravure and newspaper printing
Quality categories™, dividing quality requirements into five different categories
Development of certificates for proofing and printing
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
INSTRUMENT FLIGHT® online inking unit control
The first digitized control strips and test forms
Development of the INSTRUMENT FLIGHT® technology, version 1.0
PRINT EXPERT® developed for DUPONT
Commencement of the cooperation with MAN Roland
Patented regulation strategy based on gray balance, later to be known as INSTRUMENT FLIGHT®.
Portrayal of the print-related color gamut in the Hexagon
Development of the Picture Contrast Theory (PCT).
EUROSTANDARD CROMALIN* brochure produced together with DuPont
Start of the cooperation with DU PONT Cromalin* Proofing
First EUROSTANDARD OFFSET test form, color charts.
Seminars in different countries
ISOCONTOURS® diagram to visualize, analyze and evaluate analog/digital transfer processes in printing and prepress
First reference values for dot gain, solid ink densities, gray balance.
Development of EUROSTANDARD OFFSET
Brunner trapping formula.
Quality control for phototypesetting.
A presence in France, contact to Jean Didier.
2nd generation color charts
Micro elements and patented micro measurement technique – platemaking. 2nd generation print control strips
Gray stabilization theory (today known as GCR) and the advantages of color stability in printing. System Brunner in Holland and Germany
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
The first coarse/fine screen patches in control strips; importance of dot gain control
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