Color Communication Experts

  • Techkon's SpectroEdge In-line Spectrophotometer

    Techkon has announced they will exhibit a live-running version of Techkon SpectroEdge ES5000, an in-line spectrophotometer for digital and wide format inkjet presses at Hunkeler Innovationdays (February 14-17, 2011 in Lucerne, Switzerland). This demonstration of SpectroEdge will feature in-line closed loop color calibration at measurement speeds of 300m/minute (1000ft)/minute, dramatically reducing set-up time and enabling accurate and rapid press adjustments "on-the-fly."

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  • PIA Develops Inkjet Test Form

    Graphic arts trade association Printing Industries of America (PIA), Pittsburgh, announce its new 20in × 40in Wide-Format Inkjet Test Form—a new test form designed exclusively for evaluating inkjet printing equipment. The test form is comprised of 18 test elements developed specifically to help printers gauge the performance of wide-format inkjet devices.

    Source URL: http://sdgmag.com/news/pia-develops-inkjet-test-form

  • Receive a Free Day of Training with Select Techkon Products!

    Receive a Free Day of Training!

    Purchase a Techkon SpectroDens Advanced or Techkon SpectroDrive with RPimaging’s G7 Calibration package and receive a free day of training!

    RPimaging’s G7 Calibration package is 2 days onsite assistance implementing the G7 calibration method for one press and stock.

    • Minimize time & error integrating your new Techkon spectrodensitometer
    • Learn how to cross relate color to additional presses
    • Verify prepress proofs conform to GRACoL or SWOP specifications
    • Qualify printing facility for G7 Master Printer Program

    RPimaging G7 Calibration Package

    We show you the best approach to using your new Techkon SpectroDens Advanced or Techkon SpectroDrive with G7 calibration. Over the next 2 days on your best press and with a press stock closest to GRACoL or SWOP, we’ll take you through the steps to create and verify G7 curves. You’ll learn advanced tips on your Techkon device that can be used in production immediately.

    Choose Your 3rd Training Day

    Additional Press Calibration:

    We show how to cross relate color separations for the G7 calibrated plates to other presses. You’ll learn how to attain optimum production density aim points for each press using the G7 calibrated plates. Each Additional Press Calibration is typically an extra day.

    Prepress Proofer Calibration:

    We verify your prepress proofs meet GRACoL or SWOP. If your proofing system fails verification we can calibrate it to pass and provide maintenance procedures to ensure consistent and reliable proofing. Prepress Proofer Calibration is typically an additional day.

    Offer expires 10/30/2010. Limit one special per customer. Not available to exisiting customers of RPimaging, INC. Can not be combined with any offer from RPimaging, INC. Excludes travel expenses.

  • Enfocus Pitstop Connect Tour & Free Seminar

    Join Dan Reid for a seminar on PitStop Connect, and discover how to communicate settings and specifications to your customers without problems. This unique product assures every PDF received is according to your specifications.

    You'll learn at the seminar:

    • Solving communication problems between production and designers with PitStop Connect
    • How to automate your workflow with PitStop Connect
    • The use of meta data through PitStop Connect
    • Answers to any questions you may have about PitStop Connect

    When & Where
    When: August 5, 2010 from 3:45 - 6:30 PM
    Where: ASU, Downtown Phoenix, Campus Mercado
    Address: 502 E. Monroe St., Suite C380, Phoenix, AZ 85004
    Phone: (602) 496-1500

  • myPANTONE iPhone App

    Pantone has recently updated myPANTONE – its popular iPhone application for capturing, creating and sharing PANTONE Color palettes – to include the recently released PANTONE PLUS Color Libraries. PANTONE PLUS is the next generation of the PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM and provides 224 new solid colors, 300 new metallics, 154 pastels and 56 neons for even greater selection. To download myPANTONE 1.1.1 or upgrade existing applications, click here.

    What is myPANTONE?
    myPANTONE is an on-the-go, inspirational color tool that gives graphic, digital, multimedia, fashion, interior and industrial designers access to all PANTONE Color Libraries, and allows them to take advantage of the iPhone’s built-in camera by capturing colors whenever and wherever. Users can share color palettes via email, Facebook and Twitter, and access valuable color information such as sRGB, HTML and L*a*b* values from directly within the application.
    ** The colors displayed on the screen are for directional purposes only and a PANTONE Guide should always be used in order to accurately determine color appearance.

    PANTONE PLUS
    The PANTONE PLUS SERIES provides designers and printers with a host of 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. Also, all guides in the PLUS SERIES include a ColorChecker Lighting Indicator to instantly show whether current lighting conditions are suitable for color evaluation. For more information on the PANTONE PLUS SERIES, click here.

  • Enfocus Announces Instant PDF 09

    Enfocus has launched Instant PDF 09, the latest version of its tool for producing press-ready Certified PDFs. By preflighting and automatically correcting PDF files after creation, Instant PDF 09 brings unprecedented simplicity and standard compliance to the desktops of designers. The latest release comes with support for Adobe CS 5 and QuarkXPress 8 applications, as well as the latest industry standards.

    Click here to read the full article from QuickPrinting.com

  • New version of X-Rite's EasyTrax now available

    A Special Announcement from X-Rite

    We are now shipping a new enhanced version of EasyTrax, the industry's most affordable, semi-automated press-side color scanning solution. This new version now features support for Windows 7, additional functionality for customers with perfecting presses to handle up to 8 colors, support of Japan Color libraries, an enhanced Wizard-style editor interface, and a series of easy-to-follow animated tutorials.

    With these new enhancements, users will be able to get up and running even faster, with everything they need at their fingertips. The unique editor interface will walk the user through every step of set-up.

    For customers with more advanced needs, EasyTrax now enables perfecting presses to support up to 8 ink units with the advanced ISO/G7 module, whether using a CMYK, Multi-Color or N-Color workflow.

    The ISO standards and G7 Process Control Module is ideal for customers who want to maximize their process control efficiency by printing to international standards. These features help process color printers work to ISO targets using specific ISO inks and paper stocks. With easy to understand measurement results graphs and reporting, the press operator can quickly see what adjustments need to be made on press to be within the targets.

    You can find out more about the new EasyTrax on X-Rite's website, or click here view our X-Rite products.

  • Secure, color managed PDF files are easily created with new GMG/Enfocus workflow

    GMG, developer and supplier of high-end color management and proofing solutions, is pleased to announce the availability of a new solution to create standard-compliant, perfectly color managed PDF files in combination with Enfocus Switch. A GMG FlowConnect configurator (or plug-in) is available to automate GMG ColorServer and InkOptimizer color management solutions within Enfocus Switch.

    The new GMG configurator offers a workflow integration that enables fully centralized and automated color management with the GMG color management solutions. It sends PDF, TIFF and JPEG files from within Enfocus Switch to GMG ColorServer/InkOptimizer, allows the set-up of parameters and receives status information (success, warning, error) to track all jobs in the entire workflow. This configurator can also be used in combination with other configurators in a Switch flow which can result in combining PitStop Server 'preflight and fixing' technology with color management in order to create certified, color managed PDF files that comply with PDF standards like PDF/X1-a and the Ghent PDF Workgroup specifications.

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  • GMG ColorServer and GMG SmartProfiler updates give users even more ease of use

    GMG, developer and supplier of high-end color management and proofing solutions, is pleased to announce the availability of a new solution to create standard-compliant, perfectly color managed PDF files in combination with Enfocus Switch. A GMG FlowConnect configurator (or plug-in) is available to automate GMG ColorServer and InkOptimizer color management solutions within Enfocus Switch.

    The new GMG configurator offers a workflow integration that enables fully centralized and automated color management with the GMG color management solutions. It sends PDF, TIFF and JPEG files from within Enfocus Switch to GMG ColorServer/InkOptimizer, allows the set-up of parameters and receives status information (success, warning, error) to track all jobs in the entire workflow. This configurator can also be used in combination with other configurators in a Switch flow which can result in combining PitStop Server 'preflight and fixing' technology with color management in order to create certified, color managed PDF files that comply with PDF standards like PDF/X1-a and the Ghent PDF Workgroup specifications.

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  • X-Rite and GMG Partner to Develop Automated Print Quality Control and Standardization Solutions for the Graphic Arts Industry

    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.

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