Tecnargilla 2018: Intelligent Workflow & Color Management Solutions for the ceramic industry

At Tecnargilla 2018, which takes place from September 24th - 28th in Rimini, Expo Centre, Italy, ColorGATE will present its comprehensive solution portfolio for the ceramic industry at the booths of Durst and Metis Systems. At Durst's stand, Hall D1 at Stand 155, the joint dedicated solution for the ceramics industry will be demonstrated. In cooperation with Metis Systems srl, the world market leader for high-quality scanners, ColorGATE presents the 3D Surface Director, a complete solution for digital surface design, at Metis Systems stand in Hall D1, Booth 152.

ColorGATE & Durst – Dedicated ceramic solution

Manufacturers of ceramic tiles can now not only benefit from the proven quality of the Durst Gamma series, but thanks to the integration of ColorGATE's Ceramic Productionserver (CPS) also from an optimized workflow, accurate color rendering and highly efficient and color-consistent reproduction of existing wall or floor tile designs. The cooperation with Durst Phototechnik AG ensures not only the continuous further development of the CPS, but also that it meets practical requirements.

RSC - Ultrafast color measurement and profiling for all industrial digital printing applications
The Rapid Spectro Cube represents another revolution in the digital printing process. The RSC is a colorimetric scanning and measuring system using a high-resolution CCD sensor and is connected to ColorGATE´s Ceramic Productionserver (CPS). This combination acts as an extremely fast and highly accurate color capture system, providing color profiles for printer calibration and color characterization as well as separation profiles to automatically separate individual designs or design series into the required color channels of the respective production process or a particular production line configuration.

ColorGATE & Metis – 3D Surface Director

A brand new turn-key solution targeting designers and manufactures of surface products that consists of the unique SURF 3D digitization hardware and a complete software suite to acquire, transform and output complete surface description data. More information under https://www.colorgate.com/3d-surface-director/

Ceramic Productionserver (CPS) - Central print data management system

ColorGATE´s CPS functions as a central print data management system and accomplishes by that the highest process efficiency from design to the final ceramic product. The digital end-to-end workflow offers a secure import and conversion (n-Color) of designs and color data as well as the creation of separations with 3-8 channels.

Additional turnkey solution for digital ceramic decoration: Fingerprint (FPRM) and Rapid Spectro Cube (RSC)

Specific color management tools include, for example, the turnkey solutions FPRM (patented Fingerprint technology) and RSC (Rapid Spectro Cube – the only and fasted Hi-Res measuring and scanning device which can perform colorimetric scans and read targets printed on structured and flat tile surfaces). Up to now, ICC profiling has only been used for device-specific color characterization in order to achieve the best possible reproduction of any originals on profiled devices. Fingerprint technology extends this conventional approach of the graphic arts industry and uses a new method for synchronous design specification and print process characterization in industrial surface decoration.

ColorGATE contact persons present at partner stands

ColorGATE experts Andrea Panizzut and Jan Seguda, Product Manager Industrial Printing, will be present at both Durst and Metis booths throughout the trade show and will be happy to answer any questions you may have about ColorGATE solutions.

About ColorGATE

For over 20 years, ColorGATE has been supporting the printing industry with its color competence on its way from analogue to digital printing and the future of Print 4.0. Customers rely on innovative software solutions, RIP Software and printer driver technology for Commercial and Industrial Printing.

ColorGATE’s core product Productionserver, a performance-optimized, modular RIP, workflow, and color management software, is used daily around the globe by thousands of digital imaging users. Furthermore, the Industrial Productionserver solutions deliver tailor-made, modular software solutions for specific application areas of industrial production of decor, ceramic, textile, and packaging.
ColorGATE was founded in 1997 by Thomas Kirschner (CEO) and Norbert Steinhauer (CTO) and operates worldwide as an independent, private company with 40 employees in 7 expert teams. The headquarters are in Hannover (Germany) with foreign offices in UK, Italy, Singapore and Foshan / China.

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