With version 7.20 of ColorGATE’s RIP software, customers now benefit from the new optional TVI Calibration Module (TVICM) which allows tonal value corrections, similar to offset printing. TVICM is easy to use because of the integrated process calibration wizard. Also, the simulation of spot color gradients have been improved and the preview feature for cut paths has been integrated. Furthermore, the internal control wedge evaluation for large format printing in Proofgate 7 and Proofgate 7 Module (PGM) has been adjusted to the PSD defaults. In addition, the new release provides support for a large number of printers and enhancements in e.g. Adobe PDF Print Engine (APPE) and G7 Calibration Module (G7CM).
TVI Calibration Module (TVICM)
The TVI Calibration complements the existing color management tool sets with the tonal value correction (TVI) well known from ISO 12647-2 which is used in offset printing. Analog to offset printing standard compliant print results can be achieved by using dot gain correction, standard ink and matching a paper specific TVI target. TVICM offers the possibility to calibrate conventional printing presses in heterogeneous production environments via tonal value correction.
Improved simulation of spot color gradations
This function improves the color accuracy of spot colors that contain gradations or gradi-ents. A requirement in the field of packaging printing is to present brand information across different types of media maintaining optimal color reproduction results. Conven-tional printing systems (like offset or flexo) can meet this requirement by using spot colors with individual tonal value characteristics. The simulation of the individual tonal value characteristics of spot colors in digital printing has been improved for a better control of the gradients. As a result, optimal color reproduction results can be achieved for packaging printing, short production runs and personalized printing products. This is achieved by defining exact Lab replacements for certain tonal values in addition to the full color. These values can be obtained via a connected spectro or with the visual sampling mode of the Color Atlas module.
ProcessStandard Digital (PSD) in Productionserver 7, Proofgate 7 and Photogate 7
The ProcessStandard Digital (PSD) was developed by Fogra Forschungsgesellschaft Druck e.V. to improve the process control, to increase the quality and to maintain similar color reproduction results even on completely different print engines and media. For print service providers in large/wide format printing (LFP) PSD stipulates for the first time an officially recognized set of rules similar to ProcessStandard Offset (PSO). By gaining a PSD certification a printing business can stand out from the crowd of competitors and reach new customers. At the same time the PSD compliant production approach increases productivity and output consistency.
Productionserver 7 Campaign Printing RIP software is the turnkey solution for the realiza-tion of PSD. The media control wedge evaluation of Proofgate Module (PGM) and Proofgate 7 has been modified as follow
- PSD – Media relative evaluation and PSD – side-by-side as reports
- Backing as part of the Control Wedge Evaluation
- Lab values of measurements can now be exported
Besides the already integrated PSD features ColorGATE also offers guidance for the PSD certification process and prepares for the Fogra audit.
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Preview Feature for Cut Paths
A new preview was added that shows the cutline colored. It can also be opened in a full window that can additionally illustrate perforations and cut directions. Furthermore, a Bézier curve will automatically be transformed into arcs and lines to improve the cutting accuracy and speed. The results of the transformation will be automatically displayed in color. Prior to obtaining this cut path preview each job has to be ripped.
Additonal improvements and Module-News
Loading large numbers of small jobs has been accelerated.The media preview has been optimized to display jobs with a large copy quantity much faster than before.Additional values are now shown on the evaluation page to meet the guidelines of the G7 certification.The Adobe PDF Print Engine (APPE) can now process PS/EPS files. Also, a new dialog with more options was added to the Rip tab.
New printer drivers
Release 7.20 proposes a wide range of new printer drivers for several printers as there are: HP Indigo PDF (Cat 3), Roland XF-640 (Cat 1) Roland XR-640 (Cat 1), SIIT IP-7700 (ColorPainter H2P-74S) (Cat 1), SIIT IP-7900 (ColorPainter H2P-104S) (Cat 2). Neue Schneideplotter und Schneidetische: GCC Puma III/Jaguar IV (Cat 0) und DYSS (Cat 1).