Press Release

HELIOS Software earns additional Fogra soft proof certifications

HELIOS WebShare UB2 remote proofs displayed on Eizo ColorEdge monitors earn Fogra soft proofing system certifications. Remote web browser based soft proof collaboration accelerates approval processes and saves money.

Hannover, Germany, February 23, 2012 – HELIOS WebShare UB2 in combination with the Eizo ColorEdge CG245W and CG275W color proofing monitors, has been certified by the Fogra Graphic Technology Research Association for producing soft proofs in compliance with FOGRA39 conditions. The new FograCert 25486 confirms that the HELIOS UB2 web solution fulfills the requirements of the FograCert Softproofing System with three Eizo ColorEdge monitor configurations, “achieving a high-quality visual match between a display and a reference.”

“Customer demand led us to get additional color proof monitors certified with our WebShare UB2 remote proofing solution,” explains Helmut Tschemernjak, CEO of HELIOS Software GmbH. “Pre-media service providers, printers and multiuser in-house proofing sites realize that web browser based customer collaboration with remote soft proofing provides an essential advantage for their business. It brings communication into the modern age.”

The FograCert Softproofing System ( measures and certifies that the soft proof results are within the rigorous tolerances for measured and visual accuracy. This assures designers, print specifiers, and print providers that they can rely upon these soft proof set-ups for accurate, consistent results, even at different locations. In addition, the HELIOS WebShare built-in multi-user threaded annotation system makes markups and collaboration easier and more productive than ever.

The newly certified systems comprise HELIOS WebShare in use with HELIOS PrintPreview UB2. The combination generates soft proofs simulating the FOGRA39 printing condition, displayed on three Eizo ColorEdge monitors: a CG245W using its built-in Calibration Sensor, a CG245W using an X-Rite i1 spectrophotometer, and a CG275W using its built-in Calibration Sensor. These monitor proofs are measured against a reference print in a JUST colorCommunicator 2 viewing booth.

Tom Gadbois, Eizo's North American Color Graphics Specialist, adds, "Our association with HELIOS creates a globally available and certified solution for a united, accurate workflow. Now, it is truly possible to do what we imagined only a few years ago. Teaming with HELIOS has given Eizo the opportunity to provide a trusted solution that is exciting and valuable to us as a technology provider."

The three new Fogra Certifications add to the list of official certificates earned by HELIOS proofing solutions. In 2009, the IPA (International Prepress Association) Proofing RoundUP confirmed that HELIOS WebShare proofing produced excellent results on a remote non-PostScript Epson R2880 inkjet printer. In 2010, HELIOS WebShare UB+ earned its first FograCert certifications for soft proofs in compliance with FOGRA39.

Benefits of the HELIOS WebShare UB2 remote proof solution include:

  • Fogra certified remote soft proofs accelerate approval workflows, replacing print proofs
  • Eizo ColorEdge CG245W and CG275W proof monitors include build-in ICC calibration (no need for additional measurement devices/solutions)
  • Web browser based solution is very easy to use – no need to install software
  • Multi-user threaded annotation system allows markups with discussions
  • No hidden proofing costs or "click charges" as remote proofing is an integral part of HELIOS WebShare and the PrintPreview add-on.

Technical details of the FograCert certification of the HELIOS WebShare remote proofing solution, as well as descriptions of additional proofing features of the HELIOS Server Solution Suite can be found on the HELIOS web site


HELIOS UB2 Unbreakable Server Solutions deliver mission critical server solutions to enterprise, government, university, and prepress sites. WebShare, EtherShare, and PCShare provide integrated cross-platform networking for Mac, Windows and Web clients, with advanced file and print server features, and easy remote server administration. HELIOS ImageServer, PDF HandShake and PrintPreview bring high efficiency and advanced capabilities to design, prepress and printing operations.

HELIOS products run on powerful and scalable servers including Apple Mac OS X, IBM AIX, Linux, Oracle Solaris, and Windows systems. HELIOS products provide reliable cross-platform support for Mac, Windows, Web and UNIX-based clients.

About EIZO

Eizo Nanao Technologies Inc. is the North American subsidiary of Eizo Nanao Corporation, a leading Japanese manufacturer of high-end visual display products with a wide range of LCD computer monitors. The image quality, long-term reliability, and innovative features of EIZO monitors make them the product of choice in many financial trading rooms, hospitals, back offices, and design studios throughout the world. EIZO is based in Japan and represented in over thirty countries by a network of exclusive distributors.

EIZO has released an own press article on their web site.

Editorial contacts:


HELIOS (Germany)
Helmut Tschemernjak
HELIOS Software GmbH
Steinriede 3
30827 Garbsen

Phone: +49-5131-709320
Fax: +49-5131-709325
E-Mail: mktg (at)

Thomas Hallinan
HELIOS Software GmbH
Phone: 209-827-2760
E-Mail: mktg (at)

Bill Gram-Reefer
Phone: 925-323-3169
E-Mail: reefer (at)

Joey Sanchez
Eizo Nanao Technologies Inc.
Phone: 562-431-5011 x. 140
E-Mail: joey.sanchez (at)