Why do prints with a custom ICC profile sometimes get washed out if a profile is used in an integrated Fiery RIP? And why does the same profile produce accurate colours if the image is converted to the profile in Photoshop and printed without any colour management?
Confident Color, Xerox says, takes the uncertainty out of colour management, so repeatable, consistent colour can be achieved quickly and easily. Very important is that Xerox realizes this can’t be done with technology alone, and therefore added to the program consulting, business development, partner services and custom solutions.
Through the licensing agreement with X-Rite, HP’s support and engineering teams will be equipped with i1Profiler software and i1Pro spectrophotometers to create standard ICC profiles to embed into all HP Scitex printers and to additionally provide their customers with custom ICC profiles needed for their specific wide-format color-critical production environments.
X-Rite released its i1Publish range of colour management products as an upgrade to all of its previous software solutions, such as MonacoProfiler and ProfileMaker. The new system is a break with the past, though, and after having tested the software I cannot but conclude it’s not always a successful break at that.
Barbieri Electronics announces the Spectropad, a unique portable spectrophotometer for the printing market
The Spectropad is the world’s first portable spectrophotometer for professional digital printing. This measurement device is built to measure a variety of different media used in printing, including large and wide format printing. It can work independently from a computer, which makes it a truly unique device.
Soft proofing is about simulating how an image will appear on another device than your monitor — such as a printer — by using only a computer monitor. This can be a helpful tool for making more predictable prints and is perhaps one of the most useful applications of colour management.
Printing plates have a bad reputation: people easily get caught in an environmentally inspired discussion of which most is history. Dangerous substance handling, delicate processing and other horror stories are mostly a thing of the past. As much anything else, plates have become “digital”. We got the chance to visit the Agfa headquarters. Agfa is one of the world’s biggest plate manufacturers and a market leader of Computer to Plate (CtP) solutions and supplies.
ICC DeviceLink profiles contain a colour transformation from an initial device colour space directly into a second device colour space, e.g. from a scanner to a printer. basICColor dragLINK and LINKflow make using DeviceLinks easy and allow users to save time in the process.
basICColor is the German firm that quietly develops some of the best colour management tools and applications. Print 3 and basICCoolTool Profile's Secret are the latest applications that I tested. Print 3 is a professional and customisable tool for creating printer profiles in RGB, CMYK and grayscale. basICCoolTool Profile's Secret gives you a good idea [...]