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Apr 30, 2013 12:00 AM
With version 7.20 of ColorGATE’s RIP software, customers now benefit from the new optional TVI Calibration Module (TVICM) which allows tonal value corrections, similar to offset printing. TVICM is easy to use because of the integrated process calibration wizard. Also, the simulation of spot color gradients have been improved and the preview feature for cut paths has been integrated. Furthermore, the internal control wedge evaluation for large format printing in Proofgate 7 and Proofgate 7 Module (PGM) has been adjusted to the PSD defaults. In addition, the new release provides support for a large number of printers and enhancements in e.g. Adobe PDF Print Engine (APPE) and G7 Calibration Module (G7CM).
TVI Calibration Module (TVICM)
The TVI Calibration complements the existing color management tool sets with the tonal value correction (TVI) well known from ISO 12647-2 which is used in offset printing. Analog to offset printing standard compliant print results can be achieved by using dot gain correction, standard ink and matching a paper specific TVI target. TVICM offers the possibility to calibrate conventional printing presses in heterogeneous production environments via tonal value correction.
ColorGATE is guiding print service providers through PSD certification process
Starting with the release of Version 7.20 ColorGATE enhances the Proofgate Module (PGM) with new PSD functions. The ProcessStandard Digital (PSD) was originally developed by Fogra Forschungsgesellschaft Druck e.V. to establish international mandatory standards for the digital print business. During the last couple of years ColorGATE has demonstrated its claim in the development and implementation of relevant international standards for the graphic art industry. The integration of PSD functions into the Proofgate Module for the RIP software Productionserver 7 (PS7) ColorGATE reinforces this claim.
Besides from the new PDS features for the Proofgate Module for PS7 ColorGATE offers a comprehensive guidance for the PSD certification process for print service providers. The DPE partner certification (Digital Print Expert) from Fogra testifies that ColorGATE employees have acquired comprehensive knowledge and practical qualifications. Therefore ColorGATE is now authorized to conduct PSD audits with customers. Through intensive consulting, trainings and introductions to the PSD compliant production process, ColorGATE prepares customers in an optimal way for the PSD-certification to be ideally conditioned for the PSD audit afterwards.