X-Rite, Incorporated, the world leader in color management, measurement and communication technologies, and GMG, a developer and supplier of high-end color management and proofing solutions today announced that they are jointly developing a new line of X-Rite branded automated print quality control and standardization solutions for the graphic arts industry. The four new, wizard-driven solutions will allow print buyers and pressroom operators to follow a job from contract to delivery and ensure quality consistency and standards compliance. These solutions will support all of X-Rite’s prepress and printing instruments, and will be offered exclusively through X-Rite’s worldwide network of sales partners.
Color Communication Experts
In the first phase of its plan to develop and offer process audits and certification services to North American printers, Rochester Institute of Technology has launched a Web-based survey to determine the extent printers conform to well-defined printing standards. Industry leaders have urged RIT to become a certification body in North America because of the void in the area of standards and process conformance. Participants will take an online survey, download test forms, conduct a press run and submit printed sheets to RIT for a free “check-up.” The online survey and free press sheet check-up are available until June 30. To take the survey, download the test form for the free conformance “check-up” and learn more about the printing standards audit, use the link below.
To learn more about all of our public seminars please visit our web site at printlab.rit.edu
GMG, developer and supplier of high-end color management and proofing solutions, is pleased to announce today the release of version 5.1.1 of its award-winning proofing software GMG ColorProof. The latest version incorporates innovative platform technology which enables future implementation of new printers, optimized remote proofing and nesting functions, as well as new calibrations and profiles. This ensures that users achieve the highest contract proofing quality at all times. The same applies to GMG DotProof and GMG FlexoProof halftone proofing software, which are particularly suitable for packaging proof applications.
Version 5.1.1 offers full integration of the newly supported proofing devices Epson Stylus Pro WT7900, Canon imagePROGRAF iPF8300/iPF6350/iPF6300 inkjet printers, which will shortly be joined by the Roland VersaUV LEC-330. Users can create high quality mockups and packaging proofs on original substrates.
For nearly 50 years, the PANTONE® MATCHING SYSTEM® has been the worldwide color communication standard. As technology and working styles advance, Pantone continues to evolve its color tools and technology to reflect today's design and production workflows. Pantone LLC, an X-Rite company (NASDAQ: XRIT) and the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, today announces PANTONE PLUS, the next generation of the PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM.
PANTONE PLUS SERIES
A modern evolution of the PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM, the PANTONE PLUS SERIES provides designers and printers with new features and capabilities to fulfill their creative desires. Enhancements include the chromatic arrangement of colors for more intuitive selection, an expanded palette of spot colors, the addition of new premium metallics and a broader range of neons.
BARBIERI electronic launch the 3rd generation of their well-known Spectro LFP.
The Spectro LFP RT, the leading spectrophotometer for color measurements in digital large format, flatbed and industrial printing again got several improvements and is now available as a Series 3 edition.
Accurate measurements of transparent and reflective media, thick and heavy media, big measuring aperture and fully automatic measurements: these are the special characteristics which until now kept the Spectro LFP unique worldwide. All these features also the Series 3 device does combine.
Versatility, user friendliness and new application fields where the keywords for implementing the improvements of the Spectro LFP Series 3. The main improvements are:
- Switchable measuring aperture of 8, 6 and 2mm
- Polarization filter for 8, 6 and 2mm aperture
- Electrostatic sample holder
Read more about the new BARBIERI Spectro LFP on Barbieri's website.
RPimaging is proud to offer the new BARBIERI Spectro LFP, available now! Click here to see our Barbieri Spectro LFP III.
My friend David Saffir has posted a great article on ARTtrust. ARTtrust generates unique identification tags that can be verified via a secure Internet connection. Basically a label is generated with "air bubbles" that form a unique pattern. This pattern is registered on their website providing a means of unique print identity and traceability.
Jack Bingham, Owner Jack Bingham Digital Studio & Partner, Integrated Color Corp. joins host Scott Sheppard to share tips and techniques on profiling your camera. Jack, a studio photographer who is also a renowned color consultant explains the details of how and why to use a tool like Integrated Color’s ColorEyes Camera 20/20. Many experts recommend profiling your monitor and your printer, as profiling your camera can seem a bit tedious, take some time to setup, and are not inherently supported or promoted by major image editing applications.
Additionally, our own Dan Reid, Photographer & Color Consultant, RP Imaging & Color Geek 2 joins Inside Digital Photo to talk about how choosing the right color space for your image can make a big difference in capturing and editing your images. Dan explains the differences between Adobe RGB vs. sRGB and others and how to select a color space with a gamut large enough to support your printer’s capabilities.
Join Dan Reid for an insightful workshop on creating DNG (RAW) profiles using the new X-Rite ColorChecker Passport system. We will also be featuring the X-Rite ColorMunki spectrophotometer for monitor and printer profiling and the Eizo CG301W self-calibrating LCD monitor.
You'll learn at the workshop:
- Demonstrate X-Rite ColorChecker Passport in Adobe Photoshop CS workflow
- Why photographers should shoot in RAW instead of JPG?
- See why Eizo monitors are the popular choice for discerning photographers
- Discuss the merits and challenges of ProPhotoRGB, Adobe RGB, and sRGB color spaces for editing images
- Demonstrate converting files for submittal to print providers (Photolabs, Commercial Printing) and the internet
RPimaging, INC in partnership with Digital2you.cc will be hosting our fall tech expo in three locations in Arizona.
- 10/12 - 10/13/09: Flagstaff, Flagstaff Ranch Golf Club Community Center
- 10/14 - 10/15/09: Scottsdale, Hampton Inn & Suites
- 10/15 - 10/16/09: Tucson, Sheraton Four Points University
RPimaging, INC has completed certification training for the french RIP company Caldera. Caldera RIP is an industrial RIP targeted for the grand format and wide format printing market. Caldera RIP is a UNIX based RIP application that runs on either Mac (with X11) or PC by installing Linux. A complete Linux operating system is included with the purchase of the RIP.
Some key features of the Caldera RIP are extreme processing by leveraging UNIX backbone, simple graphical interface, simplified color calibration of media, scaleable for large shops with multiple printing devices and cutters.
RPimaging, INC provides onsite setup and color calibration of all imaging devices. We also uniquely offer G7 calibration instruction for the Caldera RIP not available elsewhere.
Contact us for further information on Caldera RIP training