DIGITAL PROOFING -- Bouncing a Process Check
Wizards are being added to ORIS Color Tuner 5.1 to improve the software's automatic calibration capabilities. ORIS Certified Proof 1.1 (for Mac and Windows) offers enhanced quality control on an individual proof basis at the print buyer site. Along with these software tools, CGS will be introducing several new proofing substrates.
DALiM DiALOGUE is a standalone remote proofing and collaborative viewing application that works with high-resolution production files in formats such as PDF, PDF/X, PostScript, CT/LW and TIFF. Version 3.0 provides faster rendering and delivery of images, enhances the use of profiles and adds status reporting capabilities.
Running on the Macintosh OS X operating system, this application uses data streaming technology to enable viewing of high-resolution files in real time using a standard Web browser, with no client software required. Other features include virtual notes, densitometry readings and ability to "chat" in real time while viewing files.
There have also been a few developments in the digital proofing arena of late that have nothing to do with Drupa.
For one, Enovation Graphic Systems, a Fujifilm company, signed an agreement with Integrated Color Solutions (ICS) to resell ICS's Remote Director proofing system and Press Check option in the graphic arts market. Remote Director is a SWOP-certified, monitor-based contract proofing system that runs on commercially available hardware. The new Press Check scanner option extends the system to the pressroom, enabling print buyers to review and approve color-critical press runs online.
EFI Colorproof and Remoteproof with Best technology have been upgraded to support the HP Color LaserJet 9500 series and Epson Stylus Pro 4000 desktop printers. EFI's proofing software and color management solutions feature an integrated Adobe PostScript engine (Adobe CPSI), support for PDF/X and updated color management options with a redesigned, intuitive interface and ICC support. EFI Remoteproof is a quality assurance tool that enables users to transfer files with the settings and profiles needed to output proofs at remote locations and numerically verify the accuracy of those proofs.