RIP Software

Version 10 Highlights

ColorGATE expands further with 10th generation the areas flexibility, performance and Color Management. The innovative Version 10 RIP Software solutions Productionserver, Filmgate and Proofgate offer more efficiency, security and on top of that will simplify the daily production for nearly all applications in Commercial and Industrial Printing.

The latest press release concerning Version 10 can be found here.

Are you ready to increase productivity and reduce costs? All highlights of Version 10 in one video

In our comprehensive launch video, you can find all information about Version 10 (approx. running time 25 min)

10 highlights of ColorGATE Printing Software Version 10 at a glance

  1. New and extended licensing model (MHL, SHL)
  2. Latest Adobe PDF Print Engine 4.4
  3. High Performance Processing: Performance boost of RIP Software
  4. Optimized multipage handling of PDF files
  5. Extended HP Latex Media Management for the HP Latex printers
  6. Job Backup Module (JBM)
  7. New Job Send To function
  8. Channel Redirection Module (CRDM)
  9. Error Diffusion Screen
  10. Improvement of Gamut Viewer and Print and Cut Module (PCM)

New and extended licensing model Multi Host and Single Host Licenses (MHL, SHL)

Starting with Version 10, the new ColorGATE licensing models provide more flexibility for the production workflow. The new Multi Host License (MHL) is most suitable for end users, who use two or more PC workstations for print data preparation, because with MHL the RIP Software can be installed and used on multiple PCs. The new MHL model allows concurrent usage on as many host computers as licensed by the licensor, in daily operation Software access can be flexibly assigned between all available host computers in the LAN. This increases the efficiency and productivity of the entire workflow, because print preparation, print data creation and print output can be performed simultaneously. Due to these facts, MHL is already worthwhile when using two workstations. The ColorGATE Single Host License (SHL) contains all well-known benefits of a simple and secure licensing process for a single license that can be installed and used on one system.

Adobe PDF Print Engine (APPE)

ColorGATE Version 10 stands out by utilizing version 4.4 of the Adobe PDF Print Engine (APPE) - the market-leading RIP engine for a fast image processing of complex graphics without any surprises. During the integration process of APPE, ColorGATE re-moved bugs and improved the stability further. Additionally, the overall processing speed of PDF/X and PDF/VT has been further optimized and the overall handling of multi-page PDFs has been improved.

Performance boost of RIP Software

With the latest optimization Productionserver 10 further increases productivity. Contemporary industrial high-performance printing systems are capable of printing hundreds or even thousands of square meters per hour. It is vital, that the frontend solution is capable of keeping up with these speed requirements, which includes PDF or raster formats, such as TIFF. Even in Commercial Printing the performance requirements are increasing steadily, especially since often print data has to be served to multiple printers at once. Due to these requirements the processing architecture of all Version 10 products has been optimized to substitute sequential processing steps with parallel task processing.

Optimized multipage handling of PDF files

The RIP Software Version 10 utilizes the latest version of the Adobe PDF Print Engine (APPE) to process PDF and Postscript files.

Adobe PDF Print Engine renders content which matches the display in Reader and Acrobat DC. Using the same core Adobe PDF technology at every stage of the print workflow ensures predictability and eliminates unwelcome surprises.

During the integration process of APPE, ColorGATE removed bugs and improved the stability and speed of PDF and especially multipage PDF processing further.

HP Latex Media Management

ColorGATE offers with Version 10 an extended HP Latex Media Management for HP Latex printers, which improves sustainably the media management between the RIP Software and the printer. Proprietary HP OMES packages, substrate presets, can be sent directly to a HP Latex printer by a ColorGATE RIP Software product (3rd party support as well). Additionally, OMES packages can be downloaded from the printer and further processed by Productionserver. These ICC profiles can be used to generate custom MIM (Media-Ink-Metamode) combinations in Productionserver. 

Job Backup Module (JBM)

The Job Backup Module (JBM) enables archiving of single print jobs — if desired including all job specific settings (e.g. profiles and print data) — to a freely definable directory. At a later time these jobs can be reproduced on the same or on another printer using the original settings. This archiving can be triggered manually or automatically. Often recurring jobs or reprints can be easily reproduced without the effortful testing and rediscovering of the original setting. 

Job Send To

With the “Job Send To” function it is possible to copy files from one queue to another including all job settings. This simplifies the process of sharing same file to different printers without applying all job related settings as scaling or multiple copies. This works for single or multiple files as well as for complete Container with all jobs and settings included.

Channel Redirection Module (CRDM)

The Channel Redirection Module (CRDM) enables the definition which color channel should be printed on which print head. Until now this was only possible for the screen workflow to a limited extent. In Version 10 this module is available for production and proof workflow. In addition, it is now possible to redirect one color channel to multiple print heads. 

Error Diffusion Screening

New Error Diffusion Screening for Proof Standard Digital Module (PSDM), is recommended for low resolution printers (<600dpi) and supports 1-bit (fixed drop) or 2-bit (variable drop) printers.

More details in image at low resolution printers in comparison to “SpeedScreen”. New Error Diffusion Screening ripps 3-4 times faster than current error diffusion screenings (CG-Smooth, CG-Crispy).

Improvement of Gamut Viewer and Print and Cut Module (PCM)

The Gamut Viewer in Version 10 has been updated. In general the visualization of the different ICC color gamuts has been improved. The precision of Multicolor gamuts has been improved too.

The Cut Path preview for the Print and Cut Module (PCM) is now directly available with the calculation of the document preview. This preview does not require the print data to show the cut path as it was in the past. User sees all relevant document information just after the preview calculation.


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