The latest version 7.10 of ColorGATE's RIP software solutions, Productionserver, Filmgate, Proofgate and Photogate, are available now in version 7.10. The new version provides new features and modules such as the 1-Bit-TIFF-Input Module (1BITM), In-RIP-Trapping Module (TRAPM), and the versatile GamutViewer. Supporting a wide range of new printers and measuring devices the area of application of Productionserver RIP software has been extended again. In addition, the Adobe PDF Print Engine 2.6 (APPE) now is also available for screen workflows.
The optional 1-Bit-TIFF-Input 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.
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 Gamut Viewer available
The ColorGATE Gamut Viewer enables two- and three-dimensional (2D/3D) comparisons of different color spaces. The function 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. ColorGATE GamutViewer is now available for all Productionserver 7.10 products, Photogate 7.10, and Proofgate 7.10.
Interpolation of screen data format: Now several methods of interpolations are available for halftone files (e.g. TIFF, JPEG). Especially options "Bilinear" and "Bicubic" provide much smoother edges when upscaling low resolution pictures.Confidence strips can now be placed in multiple ways. In addition, its size and the distance to the job can be configured.
Adobe PDF Print Engine 2.6 (APPE) for Screen Workflows
ColorGATE RIP software products Filmgate and Productionserver 7 Printbox Edition for screen workflows are now 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 supports the measuring devices: Barbieri Spectropad, Mutoh SpectroVue VM-10 as well as X-Rite i1Pro2 and provides driver support for the following printers: