EXPRESS YOUR COLORS!
For over 20 years, our products Productionserver, Filmgate and Proofgate have been the perfect addition to mission-critical digital printing systems. Today, there are more than 16,000 installations of Productionserver, and we support over 1,800 devices.
With Version 21, we are once again offering you a variety of new functions.
- Adobe PDF Print Engine 5.6 keeps you compatible with design applications and PDF standards
- Extended unicode support improves international use
- Improved performance
- Increased level of automation
- Enhanced user interface
- Various improved modules
- New supported devices
- … and much more!
CREATE FILMS – WITHOUT ANY CHEMICALS
- Creation of raster films with inkjet printers
- No exposure and development – no chemicals required
- Minimizes the work steps
- Best results up to 70 lines per centimeter / 180 lpi
With Filmgate and the right inkjet printer, you can create films for flexo, offset or screen printing – without any chemicals!
Did you know that with certain inkjet printers you can easily print halftone films, instead of exposing and developing them? This process saves equipment, labour and chemicals, and achieves impressive results up to 70 lines per centimetre or 180 lpi.
PROOFING MADE EASY
- Proofing software for high-quality results
- Easy to use thanks to supplied profiles and MIMs
- Secure coordination between creative designers, customers and print production
- Supports PDF/X-4, X-5, Postscript 3, EPS and raster data
- Recalibration of printing systems in case of color variations
- Remote proofing possible
Proofgate is a digital proofing and RIP solution that focuses on the essentials – especially for users in agencies, marketing and communications departments and prepress. ICC profiles and MIM sets for common proof standards and printers are already included.
Digital proofs are indispensable in the coordination between creative designers, customers and production. Proofgate offers highest quality in color management and print image. At the same time, the included MIM sets and profiles make it very easy to set up and use. Changes in the color reproduction of the proof printer, for example due to environmental influences or changes in the print head, inks and paper, can be compensated for via ColorGATE’s Media Device Synchronization (MDS). So you can proof permanently and in top quality, even without expert knowledge!
ColorGATE, a leading provider of high-performance software and hardware solutions for color-critical digital printing applications, has announced the release of three new solutions:
- Productionserver 21 is the latest version of the company’s proven RIP and color management package
- Rapid Spectro Cube LED is a hardware and software solution for ultra-fast color measurement and profiling of industrial print objects
- ColorEqualizer is a lean software for better color communication between textile designers and printers
All three products will be available from mid-April.
ColorGATE Productionserver is a leading RIP and color management solution for industrial digital printing and the graphic arts industry. The company offers special versions of the product for packaging, ceramics, décor and textile printing, where it often forms the backbone of complex printing and production processes. It has been installed more than 16,000 times and supports over 1,800 different printing systems from well-known manufacturers.
Version 21 now features the latest Adobe PDF Print Engine 5.6, which keeps Productionserver compatible with the latest creative applications and PDF standards used in the printing industry. Depending on the file type and the hardware used, the processing speed has again been increased by up to 20%. Unicode support has been completed, so that file names, spot color names and other designations can now also include international fonts and special characters. For users who do not use ColorGATE\’s Media Device Synchronization (MDS), a new \”full gamut\” function has been introduced to make even better use of the printing system\’s color gamut. There are special enhancements for décor and ceramic printers in the Retouch Module and the Color Correction Loop Module. In addition, many practical improvements have been implemented in the user interface, which make working with Productionserver more practical. Also, Version 21 includes support for many new digital printing systems; a constantly updated list can be found at www.colorgate.com. The ColorGATE products Proofgate and Filmgate have also been updated to Version 21.
All users with a Value Pack valid on the release date will receive the new version free of charge. New customers can purchase Productionserver – depending on the product version – directly from ColorGATE, through one of ColorGATE\’s OEM partners or through a global network of authorized resellers.
ColorEqualizer is a new, lean software solution that simplifies color communication between textile designers and textile printers. It comes in two versions, \”Design\” and \”Production\”. The starting point for color matching is a printout of the design, produced on the creative designer’s home or departmental printer. ColorEqualizer extracts the key colors from the design and generates a \”Color ID\”, which is passed on to the production partner or the production department together with the design. The printer uses the counterpart ColorEqualizer Production in order to capture the printed Color ID colorimetrically. Then the Color ID is printed together with the design on the production printing system. The result is also measured. If the print result differs from the original design, ColorEqualizer calculates new print data. After three iterations at the latest, often sooner, a print result is achieved that matches the color of the design. Because ColorEqualizer iteratively optimizes the print data, the solution works with existing RIP and color management workflows, regardless of their brand. Both ColorEqualizer Design and ColorEqualizer Production are available as subscription or as purchase licenses. ColorGATE also offers license bundles that allow textile printers to provide affiliated designers with ColorEqualizer versions.
Rapid Spectro Cube LED
The Rapid Spectro Cube LED is a unique ICC profiling solution from ColorGATE, consisting of hardware and software. It creates high-quality color profiles from industrial print products where normal color measuring devices fail. The Rapid Spectro Cube LED also captures particularly small, unusually shaped, structured or glossy surfaces, and it does so extremely quickly. Even complex color targets with thousands of patches can be captured in less than a minute. The high-quality internal LED illumination ensures an exceptionally high color rendering index (CRI). The RSC LED\’s unique architecture matches the color vision of the human eye.
The Rapid Spectro Cube LED is particularly suitable for the color characterization of demanding industrial print objects. Color targets can be created flexibly with the supplied software, whereby the minimum size of the individual fields can be 1×1 millimeter. In this way, even the smallest objects such as bottle caps can be color characterized and digitally printed in the best possible quality. The drawer for the measuring object can hold a maximum size of 30 x 40 x 15 cm, or 11.8 x 13.7 x 4 in. This means that a wide range of digitally printed products can be accommodated, from bricks to smartphone covers. If a flat print object is too large for this, the Rapid Spectro Cube LED can also be placed over the object without a drawer. In this way, any substrate size can be handled. The recommended target size is 18 x 18 cm or 7 x 7 in.
The Rapid Spectro Cube LED also provides extremely consistent data, both in terms of the long-term stability of the individual instrument and the agreement of different instruments with each other.
A color profiling solution is also included which supports linearization, profiling (CMYK, RGB, aNyColor) and the Media Device Synchronization (MDS) of the Productionserver. The color profiles created with the Rapid Spectro Cube LED can be used in all ICC-based color workflows, including those from other manufacturers.
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