Filmgate Module FGM
Filmgate Module complements ColorGATE RIP software Productionserver 7 with the functional range of the worldwide leading RIP software Filmgate 7 for chemical free film production with inkjet printers for screen, litho offset, flexo and pad printing in high-end quality.
Advantages of Filmgate Module FGM:
- Highly efficient ICC color management
- ICC compliant color space transformation from RGB to CMYK data
- Extensive range of screening technologies for AM, FM and hybrid screenings up to 180 lpi
- Cost savings through optimal amount of ink for a perfect density and optimum utilization of media
- Time saving by automating recurrent processes
In combination with products of ColorGATE product family Productionserver 7, Screen Print Proof Module and Computer to Screen Module, Filmgate 7 is the ideal solutions for the comprehensive pre-press in screen printing.
Only four components are necessary for digital film production on inkjet printers to ensure high quality films.
- Appropriate inkjet printer
- First-class RIP software Filmgate 7
- Adequate film material: CG Screenfilm
- Printing profiles (MIM combinations)
Full color preview
Colored job preview in composite mode (merging of all separations)
Process color separations
Separations display in process colors
Separations display in black/white
Arrangement on printing area
Output preview of the separation arrangement on the print medium
Fixed stencil size
Defined output area with output of cut marks and indication of protected margins.
Copy and layout print on fixed stencil size
Definition of output area with cut marks and indication of protected margins.
Applying the container function (nesting), it is possible to pool several print jobs in the container into one collective job. Afterwards they can be arranged either optimized for cutting or optimized for material savings. ColorGATE container function clearly exceeds classical nesting functions by offering scores of additional functions that increase effectiveness and handling in daily production.
ICC color management for separation creation
Separation creation based on selectable or embedded CMYK-ICC profiles. Selectable Rendering Intents for RGB-zo-CMYK conversions.
Dot gain correction
Up to +/- 40% for single or all separations or calculation of tonal value curves from a given ICC profile.
Automatic creation of CMYK separations
Change of spot colors to CMYK
Conversion of embedded spot colors into the CMYK separations
Print black plate
Automatic deactivation of all separations except for black (K) for composite files.
Separations to jobs
Creates a separate print job from each separation of a print file.
Transformation of each separation to a negative output. The Info Text, Cut Marks and Registration Marks will also be printed inversely.
Print data redirection of a color to any available print head. The active print head can be selected for special film printers which are charged with multiple K cartridges.
Ink level adjustment, if necessary adding ink for density adaption of screen printing films. Ink reduction curves for variable adjustment of the ink values to tonal values. Adjustment of the linearization of screen separations via densitometric (% dot) measurements. Linearization per channel, includes the dot gain limitation. Multiple output and measure steps for a linearization optimization; Each with recalculation of the linearization curve.
Remove or allow CMYK overprints. For Film and plate production.
Super Rosette 2
Acurate AM supercell screening with predefined silk screening angles.
Hybrid Screen 2
Hybrid screen uses AM supercell screening with predefined silk screening angles for three color separations and one FM screening for the fourth color separation.
State-of-the-art stochastic screen for silk screening.
Freely definable AM screening settings: Angles, frequencies and dot shapes.