February 2023 // JUST News.
The new DLS Color Viewing Light v8 under higher voltage at the end of February. The light booth was tested for its electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). The EMC test characterises the electromagnetic compatibility of an electrical or electronic product or device and is an important quality feature of electronic products. The EMC test is required for market approval.Find out more » Go back…
November 2022 // JUST News.
Color and print matcher are looking for an equivalent LED-based alternative for their proof lighting. The reason for this is the new RoHS directive and the associated ban on fluorescent tubes. However, the changeover from fluorescent tubes to LED is not so easy for already existing matching stations, because LED replacement tubes do not work in existing luminaires.
The offset printing company Karl Grammlich GmbH from Pliezhausen near Stuttgart, Germany, changed the lights in its existing press control console with the patented JUST Normlicht solution.
"[...] We have quality with the lights from JUST, which also reflects our quality standards to our customer. I know that with the upgrade from JUST we have made the best decision for standard- compliant proofing [...]", explains Daniel Grammlich, Managing Director of Karl Grammlich GmbH (Source: World of Print, Print Edition German Language 11-2022).
Find out why LED replacement tubes do not work in existing luminaires and what solutions JUST Normlicht offers users.
October 2022 // Trade Show Report
After a long pandemic break, this year's Light + Building took place as a unique autumn edition from October 2 to 6 in Frankfurt. GL Optic exhibited its professional systems for light measurement at this leading international trade fair for light and building technology.
The highlight of this year's fair was the Design Plus exhibition, where GL Optic also received the "Design Plus Award powered by Light + Building" for the GL OPTICAM 3.0 4K TEC, the innovative luminance measurement system for street lighting. In addition to the overall concept and design quality, the highly qualified jury of experts also recognized the system integration as well as the technical and ecological quality of this compact system for luminance measurement of street lighting.
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September 2022 // Trade Show Report
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August 2022 // Trade Show Report
After a four-year break, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the International Woodworking Fair (IWF) was held from August 23rd to the 26th in Atlanta, GA, US. IWF is North America’s largest woodworking technology and design tradeshow, where thousands attend to discover the latest solutions in architectural woodwork, cabinetry, flooring, furniture manufacturing, engineered products, finishing and more.
Hundreds of exhibitors from across the globe were in attendance, including JUST Normlicht, Inc. One of the main goals of the show was educating visitors about the impact LED based lighting is having on the industry and what can be done to proactively plan for and incorporate these changes.
July 2022 // JUST News.
For objective and standard-compliant assessments of product color, quality and appearance, RENOLIT SE recently invested in Digital Light Systems solutions from JUST Normlicht at its headquarter in Worms, Germany. RENOLIT has since benefited from optimum standard light conditions for critical color and quality assessment.
"With the coming ban of fluorescent tubes by the EU and the innovative further development of LED technology, we decided last year to make the switch to LEDs,“ explains Alexander Doppler, Production Manager at RENOLIT in Worms (Source: World of Print, Print Edition German Language 07-2022).
In Worms, the company has fifteen stations in the entire operating area at which proofing and assessment is carried out.
May 2022 // JUST News.
In February 2022, the EU Commission published new RoHS directives that restrict the use of hazardous and harmful substances in electrical and electronic equipment. These restrictions also apply to fluorescent lamps which containing mercury.
This ban has implications for many industries, especially those where proofing with standardized light for the purpose of color matching and quality testing is essential.
JUST Normlicht, a pioneer in the manufacture of standardized color inspection systems and standard lighting solutions, has been offering a mercury-free alternative to its products for some time.
After all, "For the company JUST Normlicht, these guidelines and the associated change in technology are not a surprise. JUST has long offered an alternative LED-based solution, which customers increasingly prefer in various application areas." (Source: World of Print Newsletter 30.05.2022).
At the newsletter of the magazine World of Print, you can read about the consequences of the new regulation and the advantages of JUST's alternative LED-based solution, the Digital Light System.
May 2022 // JUST News.
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2022 April // Trade Show Report
On April 4-6, with a one-year delay due to the Corona pandemic automotive industry professionals met at the International Symposium on Automotive Lighting in Darmstadt. The Symposium enables the exchange of knowledge and experience between lighting engineers, road safety experts and regulatory authorities.
GL Optic, a JUST Normlicht brand, was an exhibitor at the show and presented their systems dedicated to the automotive industry, including GLG A 50 – 1800, a goniometric system for fast and automated approval of car lamps and GL Opticam systems for reliable luminance and optical performance testing of displays and illuminated elements.
January 2022 // JUST News.
GL Optic, a brand of JUST Normlicht, was awarded with its system GL Opticam 3.0 4K TEC with the main prize in the competition "The best product at the fair" during the 29th International Fair of Lighting Equipment „Light” in Warsaw.
GL Opticam 3.0 4K TEC is a comprehensive system for image luminance measurement with particular emphasis on the measurement of road lighting in accordance with the requirements of the EN 13201 standard.
The aim of the competition is to promote the best solutions in terms of technology, design, utility and innovation.
Not only the GL Opticam system gained recognition at the Fair but also GL Optic COO, Mikołaj Przybyła, was awarded the title of Personality of the Year 2021 in the business environment category.
We are very proud of both the awards. We are glad that we have managed to create a team that works together to create innovative solutions, unique on a global scale.
December 2021 // JUST News.
Mikołaj Przybyła’s (COO of GL Optic) presentation on the principles of UV LED measurement was awarded as the most recognized presentation during the LpS DIGITAL conference, the first virtual conference on lighting organized by the publisher of LED Professional magazine.
The presentation gained over 1500 views, the most of all conference presentations. The presentation on the principles of UV light measurement was a response to the rapid increase in the demand for UV disinfecting lamps. UV LED lamp performance tests are crucial for a proper virus disinfection process.
LpS Digital presents up-to-date content on lighting design, technology and applications, and introduces to the latest developments and trends.
July 2021 // JUST News.
For some time now, the topic of soft proofing, i.e. color matching and approval of prints by means of a digital proof on a monitor, has been in trend. In general, collaboration, and the associated remote color matching, is also becoming more and more important, not least due to the Covid 19 pandemic.
To simplify workflows and processes even further in the future, Stora Enso has now moved its softproof service to the cloud and developed a softproof box. Integrated in this softproof solution are JUST LED luminaires, which provide the ideal framework conditions for softproofing. Only if the exact same proofing conditions are provided at all ends of the process, such a digital workflow can work smoothly and successfully.
The JUST LED moduLight 1-800 used here is calibrated in the JUST light laboratory and therefore offers 100% identical and constant proofing conditions with the light types CIE D50 and CIE D65, each with and without UV content.
June 2021 // JUST News.
Fogra is an independent research institute for media technologies, whose purpose is the progressive development of printing and media technology in all areas. The majority of the members of the non-profit association come from the printing industry and range from print stores to prepress and postpress.
Among other things, Fogra is committed to standardization in the industry and is therefore also part of numerous working groups and committees.
JUST Normlicht has been a member of Fogra for 20 years now, making a valuable contribution to progress in the print and media industry.
We look forward to continued successful and innovative cooperation in the future!
November 2020 // New product
The new CHALLENGE D65/D50 combines the popular, minimalist design of the Challenge 5000 with the outstanding quality of JUST LED technology.
With the light modes D65 and D50, which can be switched individually, this color inspection station complies with the ISO 3664 and ISO 3668 standards. In addition, the UV component can be switched on and off.
With the CHALLENGE D65/D50 a new LED upgrade system is added to our product range. We can now offer all owners of a Challenge 5000 ( built in 2010 or later) an upgrade of the existing station, where only the lamp is replaced, but the station itself can remain in place.
October 2018 // JUST News.
Prinovis, a leading, European printing group, has upgraded its color control stations from fluorescent tubes to JUST LED technology. The stations now provide standardized lighting conditions precisely conforming to the ISO 3664:2009 standard with the D50 (5000 K) illuminant.
As a leader in the printing industry, Prinovis had previously switched from hard-copy to soft proofing, dramatically improving workflow efficiencies. However, they found fluorescent tubes impact color matching accuracy, particularly when dimmed for soft proofing, so they sought a better solution.Find out more » Go back…
2018 October // JUST News.
The three LpS Awards are given for cutting edge technologies with the strongest impact on lighting, applications and sustainability. GL MODERN LIGHTING AUDIT has been victorious in one of the three categories: The Best Application Technology.Find out more » Go back…
Read more about "Modern Lighting Audit" in the paper of Mikolaj Przybyla, COO of GL Optic.
2017 November // JUST News.
With the relocation of Fogra into the new institute building in Munich, Fogra has also upgraded its viewing station. In terms of the long-standing cooperation between Fogra and JUST, the old fluorescent lamp based Virtual proofStation has been replaced by the allnew LED Virtual proofStation, which is perfect suitable for soft proofing workflow. The new colour matching station comes with new dimmable LED based colour proofing light with the calibrated light sources D50 and D65 (CIE).
Of course, the station was also included in Fogras recent Colour Management Café “Colour matching with LED and soft proof” on 8th of November 2017.
2017 July // JUST News.
JUST Normlicht proudly announces receiving the 2017 Printing Industries of America InterTech™ Technology Award for its JUST LED moduLight – Dual Illuminant D50/D65 family of ISO 3664 compliant viewing products. The award, begun in 1978, honors innovative and commercially proven technologies predicted to have a major impact on the graphic arts and related industries.Find out more » Go back…
2017 June // JUST News.
Since 10 years, the European Digital Press Association (EDP) honors outstanding product developments and technologies for the printing industry. The jury of 20 experts representing Europe’s 20 leading trade magazines get together to judge the latest technological developments in different categories like Printing Systems & Solutions, Finishing and Consumables.Find out more » Go back…
2017 June // Trade Show Report
After four days, a very interesting interzum show draw to a close. The products on display ranged from fittings, surfaces and decors to textiles, glass and lighting all the way through to innovative materials. We were one of the 1,732 international exhibitors and presented colour matching solutions for just this kind of coloured substrates and surfaces.Find out more » Go back…
Photo: Koelnmesse GmbH, Harald Fleissner
2017 May // Trade Show Report
EXPOGRAFICA 2017 marked JUST’s introduction of the lastest LED viewing products into the Latin America markets. With over 256 exhibitors, 231,000 square feet of exhibit space and estimated 20,000 attendees, the show is the largest in Latin America, held in Guadalajara this year.
JUST products were presented at both Delta E Cero and ECI Color Consulting who demonstrated both the new LED Tabletop 3B viewer and the LED moduLight 2-1200 colour critical viewing solutions, both which exceed the requirements of the strict ISO 3664 and ISO 3668 specifications. The response was particularly strong from flexographic, offset and digital printers focus on packaging and consumer goods.
2016 November // Trade Show Report
Since the last event three years ago, the plastics and rubber industries welcomed a wide range of innovations from JUST in the field of visual colour viewing. Over 230,000 show visitors assessed the lastest in products and technologies for the assessment of coloured plastics and surfaces, including both conventional fluorescent lamp and new LED-based systems (Pat. No. US 8,592,748 B2).Find out more » Go back…
Photo: Messe Düsseldorf, Constanze Tillmann
2016 October // JUST news.
Since 2001, JUST Normlicht has been working side-by-side with the Fogra Forschungsgesellschaft Druck e.V. in the development of colour communication standards. Fogra now honors JUST Normlicht for 15 years of partnership.
"The certificate can mean only a small gesture that honors your commitment to the collective research," says Dr. Eduard Neufeld, Fogra Managing Director and head of the institute. JUST is proud to contribute our expertise in colour and appearance for standardised print workflows, and we look forward to continuing the successful collaboration. Colour viewing devices from JUST are Fogra certified to meet the ISO 3664:2009.
2016 September // Trade Show Report
Representing a full range of label applications using wide and narrow web flexo and a plethora of digital technologies, attendees from US, Canada, Latin America, and as far as India and Japan were eager to learn how JUST could help improve their colour critical viewing conditions and exceed requirements for ISO compliance.Find out more » Go back...
2016 July // JUST news.
For sure you already noticed: a lot of things have changed on our web site! Both the design and the content have been completely revised, making it easier than ever for you to find a suitable standardised-light solution.Find out more » Go back...
2016 June // Trade Show Report
Over 260,000 visitors from 188 countries converged in Düsseldorf Germany to see and learn about new products and developments in the printing industry. For JUST customers and visitors, visual colour control and assessments to ISO 12647-2:2013 with LED lighting (Pat. No. US 8,592,748 B2) were paramount.
2016 May // Color Matching Solutions
Following adoption of the new standard ISO 12647-2:2013 for a standardised offset printing process, the prerequisites for its practical implementation have now been fulfilled.Find out more » Go back...