Color Communication Experts

    • PIA Color16 Conference in Phoenix -- How To Evaluate Your Measurement Data

      Topic: How To Evaluate Your Measurement Data

      DATE: Monday, December 5th, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

      PRESENTER: Dan Reid, Color Management Expert, RPimaging, INC

      VENUE: Color Management Conference, Color '16, Phoenix AZ


      How good are your ICC profiles? That depends heavily on your data! In this session, Dan takes you on a deep dive into standard and custom color profiling along with emerging new reference charts. Learn what happens when you use more or less samples and change profile settings, like table size. Reverse engineer a data set from mystery ICC profile when no data set is available. See the good, the bad, and the funky in color data and how to work with what you’ve got.


       

    • tFlow SGIA 2016

      Connect all your systems from Web-to-print and RIPs to cutters with Tuccana tFLOW

      It’s common for many systems to not communicate in print production.

      You need a solution that unifies and is built on standards to grow and interface with future systems. You need a system that connects your front-end with the backend.

      You need Tucanna tFLOW

       

      • Connect your web-to-print solutions to tFLOW for automated creation of orders in tFLOW
      • Communicate with Caldera Nexio, Onyx Thrive and ProductionHouse, and Ergosoft RIPs for automated selection of printers, medias, and settings.
      • Send cut file information to Zund cutters directly.
      • Automates the production cycle, from creation to finish.

      Visit booth 2577 at SGIA Expo to learn more.

      Schedule a Personal Demo

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    • Webinar: New Reference Print Conditions for the 21st Century

      WEBINAR: New Reference Print Conditions for the 21st Century

      DATE: June 2 @ 2:00PM EST

      PRESENTER: Dan Reid, Color Management Expert, RPimaging, INC

      SPONSORED BY: Idealliance® and Techkon USA


       

      Printing experts have been working together to define a new set of reference printing conditions. This webinar will bring you up to speed. Dan Reid of RPimaging, INC will speak about:

      • Availability of new GRACoL 2013 (CRPC6) and new reference print conditions (CRPC1 -CRPC7)
      • What makes the new reference print conditions different, why an update was needed, how to use and where to get them
      • Why SWOP, GRACoL, SNAP are no longer adequate

      There will be time for Q&A.


      About Dan Reid

      Dan Reid, president of RPimaging, INC a print consultancy for color matching and efficient print workflows. Dan has G7 qualified some of the leading Flexo, Web, Sheet, and grand format companies over the last 10 years. Increasingly companies turn to RPimaging for guidance in multi-color printing or expanded gamut printing color characterization and workflows to convert conventional 4/C + spot jobs in automated workflows.

    • Part 2: G7 for Grand Format Printers

      Register Now Part 2: G7 for Grand Format Printers

      Pre-register for Part 3:
      Communicating Color for Grand Format Printers May 13, 2014

      If you missed Part 1, view the recording here:
      Checking Printer Calibrations

    • Part 1: Checking Printer Calibrations


      Register Now Part 1: Checking Printer Calibrations

    • Webinar: Color Management Techniques for Grand Format Printers Part 3: Communicating Color for Grand Format Printers


      X-Rite Pantone Presents a 3-Part Webinar Series:

      Color Management Techniques for Grand Format Printers

      Part 3: Communicating Color for Grand Format Printers

      Attend this FREE 30 minute webinar and learn the following:

      • What is best way to handle RGB to CMYK and CMYK to CMYK color conversions?
      • How you do match named or brand colors spec in job efficiently?
      • When a customer proof or printed sample is provided can you match against this unknown?
      • How do you know your color match is good? What is your definition of close enough?

      About the speaker: Dan Reid, RPimaging

      For more than 15 years Dan has provided color management consulting services to many leading brands and print service providers. As a G7 Certified Expert since 2006, Dan has helped numerous businesses achieve the merits of G7 print calibration method.

      Wednesday, Sept 25, 2013

      1:00 pm EST | Noon Central | 11:00 am Mountain | 10:00 am Pacific


       

    • Webinar: Color Management Techniques for Grand Format Printers Part 2: G7 for Grand Format Printers


      X-Rite Pantone Presents a 3-Part Webinar Series:

      Color Management Techniques for Grand Format Printers

      Part 2: G7 for Grand Format Printers

      Attend this FREE 30 minute webinar and learn the following:

      • What G7 does for non-litho applications?
      • Why consider implementing G7?
      • RIPs that support the G7 calibration method.
      • Tools available for implementing G7.

      About the speaker: Dan Reid, RPimaging

      For more than 15 years Dan has provided color management consulting services to many leading brands and print service providers. As a G7 Certified Expert since 2006, Dan has helped numerous businesses achieve the merits of G7 print calibration method.

       

      Wednesday, Aug 14, 2013

      1:00 pm EST | Noon Central | 11:00 am Mountain | 10:00 am Pacific


      Pre-register for Final Grand Format Printers Webinar:

      Part 3: Communicating Color for Grand Format Printers (Sept. 25)

      If you missed Part 1:

    • Curve3 and Caldera v9.1

      In the beginning of May we notified customers of the long anticipated release of Chromix Curve3 was indeed now available.
      Shortly after some of the customers who upgraded to Curve3 reported issues importing the CGAT file exported from Curve3. Specifically we noticed these calls from Caldera VisualRIP+ and Caldera GrandRIP+ v9 customers.

      We looked into the issue and noticed a small change in one field. Editing this singular data field allows the CGAT file to again be imported into Caldera v9 RIP.

      QUICK FIX:

      1. Open the exported Curve3 data file in spreadsheet editor, using tab separated eliminator. You can also use a text editor as long as the formatting is retained and not changed to .rtf
      2. Find the data field "SAMPLE_NAME" and update to "SAMPLENAME"
      3. Save data file again using tab delimited export from the spreadsheet editor
      4. You can now import in Caldera v9.1.x Build 130424 or earlier

      PERMANENT RESOLUTION:

      This week Caldera released an update to address this small incompatibility. There has been numerousCaldera v9.1 RIP updates this year. Be proactive and backup your system before updating and applying Caldera patches.


      • If you are using Caldera v9.1x with Curve2 -- compatible, no update required, still supported in build 130607 or later
      • If you are using Caldera v9.1x with Curve3 -- should upgrade to build 130607 or later which supports updated Curve3 formatting. Download update from Caldera User area from http://usernet.caldera.com/
    • i1Profiler Receives Update

      X-Rite has made their next generation professional color management software even better with the new release of i1Profiler. i1Profiler is the profiling software that ships with all i1 models. Now, with the version 1.4 update that X-Rite has released, the i1Profiler software supports scanner profiling as well. This new version also features full support for all of the latest operating systems, including Mac OSX 10.8 and Windows 8. This update will be a free update for all i1Profiler users, and any future i1Pro customers will have free access to this software. The release of the new i1Profiler software will greatly expand the feature set of the previous version of this software. In the same ilk as the previous release of this software, the newest version features both basic and advanced modes of operation to help quickly and easily calibrate your monitor, projector, scanner, and printer, so you can be assured that no matter what media your work is on, your color will be right the first time, every time.

      Key Features of 1.4

      Scanner Profiling

      By simply scanning a standard color checking target, users can generate a high quality, custom ICC profile for their scanner. The software is capable of automatically detecting, cropping, and resizing the target to meet its needs.

      Supported Targets:
      • ColorChecker Classic
      • ColorChecker Digital SG
      • Reflective IT 8.7/2
      • Transmissive 4x5 and 35mm IT 8.7/1

      OS Support Update

      This software has been expanded to support all of the latest popular operating systems. This support list includes the following:

      • Mac OSX 10.6.x, 10.7.x, and 10.8.x (with latest updates installed)
      • Microsoft Windows XP 32 bit, Vista 32 or 64 bit, Windows 7 32 or 64 bit, and Windows 8 32 or 64 bit (with latest service pack installed)

      In addition to the above improvements, i1Profiler 1.4 also includes additional CGATS and other minor workflow improvements, plus several maintenance fixes.

      Thanks to the release of this new version of i1Profiler, color calibration on any media has never been easier. If you're interested in taking the new version of i1Profiler for a spin, it comes with every i1 Pro device. You can purchase an i1 product from our store from here.

    • X-Rite Discontinues Old Spectrodensitometers

      X-Rite, one of the leaders in color matching hardware, has decided to make the move to drop a large selection of spectrodensitometers from their product portfolio. This move has been made in order to help promote their new product, the X-Rite eXact. The X-Rite eXact is X-Rite's newest revolutionary spectrodensitometer designed with productivity in mind. The eXact introduces a wealth of new features into X-Rite's spectrodensitometer lineup. Included in the list of discontinued spectrodensitometers are the following:

      If you're the proud owner of one of these devices, or you were planning on buying one, fret not, as X-Rite has already announced that they will be continuing support and service for all of the aforementioned models until 2020 (7 years after the discontinuation date). If you've been debating purchasing one of these devices, however, you may want to look into the X-Rite eXact equivalent. The eXact is the latest hardware from X-Rite, and it boasts quite a few new features including:

      eXact Features

      • Industry first color touch screen display that simplifies device operation
      • Range of product configurations that scale to meet business needs
      • Color pass/fail reporting against industry standards
      • Un-tethered calibration, specification, and data capturing
      • Embedded Pantone libraries for access to industry-leading color reference standards.
      • Expanded on device storage allows for job presets and color libraries to be saved
      • BestMatch offers a fast way to accurately measure ink colors throughout the press run

      The eXact comes in three different flavors: the densitometer, the standard, and the advanced. If you want to figure out which model is the best fit for you, visit our product listing to see the features of each. With the discontinuation of these spectrodensitometers, there's no better time than now to upgrade to the latest, greatest technology from X-Rite.

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