ColorGATE Digital Output Solutions GmbH

Productionserver V7.10

With a spot landing right in time for drupa trade show 2012, ColorGATE is releasing the new version of their successful RIP software solutions. Version 7.10 is not just improving existing functions but rather provides many new functions as there are the 1-Bit-TIFF-Input-Module (1BITM), the In-Rip-Trapping-Module (TRAPM), a versatile GamutViewer, and not to forget the Adobe PDF Print Engine 2.6 (APPE) for screen workflows.

Release 7.10 – prospect and upgrade promotions

Introducing the new software release 7.10, ColorGATE provides four attractive promotion packages for prospects and customers, both can profit of when placing an promotion-order during drupa time 2012 (03rd May until 16th May 2012). Promotions comprise Productionserver products, the specialists Filmgate, Photogate and Plategate as well as the CG Inkjet Printbox. To get more information, just visit our staff at drupa 2012 or have a look at our promotion flyer.

1-Bit-TIFF-Input-Module (1BITM)

Software release version 7.10 now features the new optional 1-Bit-TIFF-Input Module. The module provides a simple and reliable method for processing incoming 1-bit TIFF-files to create halftone proofs and to de-screen input data for form proofs (impositioning proofs). In this way, documents can be tested completely prior to printing to avoid incorrect artwork and that may lead to high costs and time losses. De-screening 1-bit TIFF data, users will receive very accurate color proofs, enabling them to detect color shifts right in time. The 1-Bit-TIFF-Input-Module is an ideal solution for customers in packaging industry, but also for pre-press workflows in other areas.

In-Rip-Trapping-Module (TRAPM)

The new ColorGATE In-RIP-Trapping Module ensures that there are no flashes due to registration errors at the boundary lines of image elements, which should not be visible, when printing image elements of different colors sequentially on a printed sheet in multi-color printing. Usually this happens because of mechanical inaccuracies of the printing system. In order to counter these misalignments, trapping enables overprinting or under filling of adjacent image elements. Next to offset printing, especially for screen and packaging printing trapping is an important feature which is now available as optional module.

ColorGATE GamutViewer available

The new ColorGATE GamutViewer is now available for all Productionserver 7.10 products, Photogate 7.10, and Proofgate 7.10. The GamutViewer enables impressive two- and three-dimensional (2D/3D) comparisons of different color spaces and can be launched in two ways: out of the Profiler Module (PFM)/ Profiler Suite (PFS) or via the menu “Options” in the software.

Via the menu “Options” user can compare up to five ICC profiles in 2D with a reference or standard color space. This enables definition of the largest gamut for a Campaign Printing workflow, when using several different printers. Via the Profiler Module/ Profiler Suite users are able to see directly the calculated profile and can compare it with the profiles embedded is the MIM combination or with a reference profile. GamutViewer allows comparing up to 2 ICC profiles in 3D. It is possible to rotate the view to see details and so to recognize any problems immediately.

GamutViewer also provides many more convenient functions of which one highlight is absolutely the function for illustrating motives as a 3D point cloud that shows the parts of the motive lying inside and outside of the color space.

Adobe PDF Print Engine 2.6 (APPE) for Screen Workflows

With the release 7.10, ColorGATE RIP software for Screen Workflows — Filmgate and CG Inkjet Printbox — now is available with optional Adobe PDF Print Engine 2.6. By this means also customers in prepress business will profit with immediate effect from a smooth end-to-end, highly automated PDF workflow for exact reproduction of even the most complex designs.

New printer driver

ColorGATE RIP software Productionserver 7.10 already provides printer driver support for the following new printers:

  • EPSON SureColor SC-30600
  • Océ Arizona 318 GL
  • Roland VersaStudio BN-20

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