DIGITAL PROOFING -- Bouncing a Process Check
Riteapprove is one of several new modules designed to integrate with Screen (USA)'s Trueflow system in the Trueflownet production environment. It enables browser-based proofing with annotation, approval and e-mail notification features. Proof approval status is tracked automatically and a running log is kept of comments and annotations.
Fuji Photo Film is unveiling its strategy for "a new generation of color management and image intelligence technologies." What's behind this development effort is the increasing use of high-quality digital cameras and resulting RGB images, the company says. Its goal is to create a solution that works across the spectrum of photographic and graphic arts imaging by supporting digital cameras, digital printers, conventional presses, print-on-demand systems and minilabs.
Fuji says it is addressing the lack of a clear colorimetrical definition for digital RGB data on color hard copy and the need for rules in RGB-based color communication between design agencies and service providers. Its new range of products reportedly will be an amalgamation of existing solutions and new technologies to create a true multi-purpose, RGB-based digital master.
GMG ColorProof 04 software features enhanced automation and integration with various workflow systems. The need for standardization in high-end color management has been addressed by incorporating a color bar (Medienkeil from Fogra), the company claims. It is introducing a complete proofing package, consisting of the application software, a Gretag spectrophotometer and a small label printer.
The ColorProof system is compatible with standard ICC profiles, which can be combined with custom GMG profiles. The DotProof option adds support for 1-bit TIFF data.
CGS Publishing Technologies International reports it is introducing ORIS Global Proofing, a new approach to color contract proofing that supports multiple print buyer and print producer locations. It also provides ease-of-use enhancements to the existing ORIS proofing line.
In addition, CGS is rolling out collaborative tools with its new ORIS Color Markup package and will unveil a new soft proofing technology based on its ORIS Works and PDF Tuner technologies.