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      ColorLogic ZePrA 8

      What's new in Zepra 8?

      ZePrA 8 is a major new version of our color server. It addresses several new features our clients have requested. These new features make ZePrA 8 a must have version for existing clients, as well as new clients.

      Speed Improvements

      ZePrA 8 is a 64-Bit application which allows use of more RAM for processing multiple filesat the same time. The processing of PDF files in ZePrA will be faster due to the use ofadditional threads in jobs processing.

      Spot Color Report

      The new Spot Color Reportfeature is helpful to check thespot color conversion beforeprinting.

      New Graphical User Interface

      The biggest changes of the GUI will show up when openingthe Configurations dialog. You will find that fewer tabs areused. The Document / Target tab is the new center of eachconfiguration as it contains the settings for Document ColorSpace, all Target color management settings and theSmartLink Method.

      New Spot Color Processing Options

      More featureshave been added and the dialog looks cleaner compared to previous versions of ZePrA. Ifyou wish to enable the advanced Spot Color Conversion simply select the radio button.

      PDF 2.0 Support

      The new PDF 2.0 standard (ISO 32000-2) supports the following new functionalities which are integrated in ZePrA 8:

                  • page-level output intents
                  • object-level black point compensation
                  • spectral data for spot colors (CxF/X-4)
        Overview Dialog

        Sorting for Queue Names, Configurations and Status is now enabled by clicking on thetable headers. Previously, sorting of Queues was not possible. In addition, a queue ID hasbeen added which allows for "natural" sorting, e.g. with the newest queue either on thebottom or the top of the list.

        SaveInk Auto Setup Wizard Improvements

        In the Auto Setup Wizard for Save Inks a newstep has been added that allows the user toenable or disable the ink saving calculations.

        Cloud Features of Zepra

        By defining a shared folder inthe Cloud, (e.g. Dropbox, GoogleDrive, internal Cloud or network) it is possible to shareconfigurations, spot colors and ICC profiles easily.

        Warning Folder

        In case you wish to identify files that have errors easier you can manuallydefine a separate Output Folder in case of Warnings in the Queues dialog in whichsuch files will be placed after processing

        New Flattening Option

        In the Flattening dialog a new option has been added that allows to Use the documentcolors space as transparency color space on page level.

        Minimal Compression Rendering Intent

        Zepra added the Minimal Compression rendering as an additional perceptualrendering option for the SmartLink conversion.

        Improved Soft Proof

        Nowuses a rasterized version of the file for displaying on screen so that the transparency andoverprint are correctly simulated

        Online Help

        Similar to CoPrA and ColorAnt each major dialog in ZePrA has a newquestion mark sign that leads directly to the help pages.

        New Repeat Job Feature

        This option will reprocess a job and in the same queue without youhaving to retrieve the file and copy it manually in the Input folder of the queue.

        Additional Options for converting Desired Pages

        This is a very useful function on theConfiguration/PDF tab in section Advanced Options when a multi page PDF is used fora variety of printing tasks or display outputs.

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        Features of ColorLogic ZePrA

        Features Zepra Entry Zepra Basic Zepra Large Zepra XLarge Zepra XXLarge
        Hot folder Processing
        Image Conversion
        Automatic Setup Wizard
        Simplified Navigation
        PDF Conversion
        PDF Flattening
        CLI
        Basic Spot Color Conversion
        Copra SP
        Multi-threading Support
        Gradation
        SmartLink
        SaveInk
        Multicolor Support
        Advanced Spot Color Conversion
        SmartLink Multicolor
        Spot Color Reporting
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        ColorLogic ZePrA Toolbox

        Start

        auto setup

        Auto Setup - Create workflows using one of six standard auto setup configurations based on the most common color management tasks in print production. Files that can be processed include: TIFF, JPEG, PSD or PSB image files, as well as PDF files

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        Main Setup and Overview

        overview

        Overview - Access ZePrA's Overview Screen. View queues, pending jobs, processed jobs. Configurations can be assigned to Queues at any time and the order in which queues are processed can be controlled, allowing control over specific queues raising or lowering priority for file processing.

        configurations

        Configurations - creates and manages all the settings related to the handling of color and PDF specific parameters. The settings in Define Configuration include color conversion using ICC device profiles or ICC DeviceLink profiles

        queues

        Queues - All the basic functions of queue folder management are available for modification; input, output, originals, error, temporary folder and the Define Queues dialog. The Queue customization options include: appending the file name with a custom job id, assigning a new configuration for the Queue, post processing and generating reports to a specific folder

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        Tools

        spot colors

        Spot Color Report - is helpful to check the spot color conversion before printing. You can either check a specific PDF file with spot colors that needs to be converted or how a spot color library with multiple Pantone or other spot colors would be processed through ZePrA.

        spot colors

        SaveInk Report - Generate a SaveInk report by either right-clicking on jobs under Processed or by clicking on the icon via the Navigation Panel. The report generates a detailed overview of all the SaveInk queues set up and processed jobs.

        spot colors

        Extract ICC Profile - extracts the embedded profile from images and the output intent from PDF/X files. The extracted ICC profile can then be stored in a predefined location.

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        Global Settings

        spot colors

        Spot Color Libraries - Allows optimized conversion of spot colors in PDF files into CMYK. If the ZePrA XL package or Multicolor has been licensed, (which includes the Spot Color module), it has the ability to monitor Multicolor spaces and to convert spot colors to Multicolor.

        create gradations

        Gradations - The application of gradation curves completes the process of preparing data for printing. Shortly before going to press, almost every printing process calls for a tone value correction(TVI) that is stored in the RIP of the platesetter.

        profile assignments

        Profile Assignments - Profile Assignments is an option in conjunction with SmartLink that enables the use of existing, already tested or special DeviceLink profiles that are based on the ICC standard for converting your data.

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        ColorLogic ZePrA Features

        zepra automatic setup

        Auto Setup Wizard

        • ZePrA converts all Images, including vector shading, with the highest accuracy and 16-bit precision.
        • Color convert PDF and Pixel files with ICC or DeviceLink profiles automatically.
        • PDF flattening flatten or rasterize PDF files on-the-fly within ZePrA
        • CLI module is required for Switch integration as it includes CLI capabilities.
        • ZePrA includes single navigation panel to easily access all the functions to set-up and control ZePrA
        • Multicolor supports color management for all color spaces including Multicolor
        • Advanced Spot Color Conversion include improvements in spot color conversion performance and spot color conversion quality
        • ZePrA automatically configures all the necessary Hot Folders and is instantly ready to process PDF, TIFF, JPEG or PSD files for the CMYK, RGB, Grayscale, Multicolor color spaces and spot colors.
        • Creating a queue for a PDF/X-compliant workflow will setup the descriptive parameters for the output conditions automatically.
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        zepra smart link

        SmartLink-DeviceLink generation on-the-fly

        • The ColorLogic SmartLink function permits dynamic generation of DeviceLink profiles, taking various factors into consideration, such as preservation of the separation characteristics, use of the TAC of the target profile, preservation of pure colors with simultaneous dynamic gamut mapping.
        • SmartLink now integrates CoPrA SP(serialized profile) with ZePrA
        • Many options are available allowing users to define how SmartLink shall create the DeviceLinks, optimized for traditional printing like Offset, Gravure or Newspaper or targeted for Digital Printing or Large Format Printing.
        • Users can also have their own preferences regarding color conversion by adjusting SmartLink with their own DeviceLink presets, since CoPrA SP is part of the SmartLink package.
        • SmartLink enables users to compensate deviations from either their home standard or to the desired printing standard.
        • XL package offers SaveInk profiles for user's house standards. Select either one of the three preset saving options (SaveNeutral, Strong Save or SaveMax), or use CoPA SP to make presets and apply them directly in ZePrA.
        • Reprofiler SP(serialized profile), is a part of the SmartLink package and it’s generated profiles can be easily integrated in ZePrA.The comprehensive XL package will automatically create SaveInk profiles for your own house standards. Select either one of the three preset saving options (SaveNeutral, Strong Save or SaveMax), or use CoPA SP to make your own presets and apply them directly in ZePrA.
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        Colorlogic

        Spot Color conversion

        • Spot color solution is aimed for packaging printers which have to deal with numerous spot colors and need to optimize their printing process by converting spot colors into CMYK or Multicolor process colors.
        • The ColorLogic solution offers printers the secure knowledge of getting the best possible conversion of spot colors into process colors, both in terms of colorimetry and regarding best printability
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        • ZePrA uses spectral data and spot color libraries and can optimize colors based on custom conversions.
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        Spot Color Report

        The new Spot Color Reportfeature is helpful to check thespot color conversion beforeprinting. You can either checka specific PDF file with spotcolors that needs to beconverted or how a spot colorlibrary with multiple Pantoneor other spot colors would beprocessed through ZePrA.

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          zepra gradation curve

          Gradation corrections

          • Gradation curve corrections ensure compliance with printing standards and is helpful to compensate variables in the printing process.
          • The printing characteristics can be directly included in the data. You may apply curves on process and spot colors.
          • Gradations allows last minute changes to data, too.
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          Integration with Enfocus Switch

          • Integration with Enfocus Switch is made to realize a complete workflow - from data receipt, to data checking and color conversion, all the way to data distribution.
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