Filmgate 10

RIP Software

Filmgate 10

Filmgate is the worldwide leading RIP Software for chemical-free film production using inkjet printers for flexo-, offset- and screen printing in high-end quality. Filmgate is available for Productionserver as the Film and Plate Module (FPM). Productionserver in combination with FPM, Computer to Screen Module (CTSM), In-RIP-Trapping Module (TRAPM) and Proof Standard Digital Module (PSDM) covers CTSApplications or digital proofing in terms of the creation of color or screen binding.

Filmgate 10

Filmgate is the worldwide leading RIP Software for chemical-free film production using inkjet printers for flexo-, offset- and screen printing in high-end quality.

  • Solution for comprehensive pre-press using digital printing systems
  • Consistently reproducible results and maximum reliability in production process due to unique ColorGATE MIM (media ink metamode) technology
  • Reliable end-to-end processing of composite PDF (PDF/X-4, X-5) as well as separated PDF files
  • Predefined screening sets and linearizations for all popular inkjet printer series and screen rulings (up to 180lpi)
  • Innovative, integrated screening technology for almost any area of application: Custom Screen (Free definition of screen angles, dot forms and line resolutions), Super Rosette 2 (Sharp-edged, homogenous printed images resulting from screen angles of the highest precision), Frequency Screen (Frequency modulated screen with controllable dot size), Hybrid Screen 2 (Combines the advantages of the two screen technologies, Super Rosette 2 and Frequency Screen)
  • Full support of an unlimited amount of spot colors; individual sets and screening settings can also be defined for spot colors
  • Highly efficient ICC color management for color-accurate In-RIP separation
  • Adequate film material: CG Reprofilm HD and CG Screenfilm Waterbased are the ideal daylight media for high-end screen printing production.
  • For Productionserver, Filmgate is available as optional Film and Plate Module (FPM)

Add one or more Output Management Sets (OMS). Starting with version 10.10 Adobe PDF Print Engine (APPE) is included in Filmgate basic products and therefore separated from OMS sets. The OMS are differentiated by the different printer drivers categories (S,M,L,P).

Further included functions

Preview (full screen, split, thumbnail, softproof)

  • Document view, placement on output media, rotated view, full screen preview, preview with special colors
  • Split: before and after display for visualization of changes
  • Thumbnail: job thumbnails, display of job properties
  • Softproof: simulation of the print output on screen, merging of separated PDF files

Preview (full screen, split, thumbnail, softproof)
Various scaling options

  • Proportional/non-proportional scaling in height, width, percent
  • Automatic scaling to media size
  • Visual scaling: proportional scaling by means of a distance tool

Various scaling options
Cut marks and registration marks

  • Printing of cut and registration marks
  • Style: inner/outer marks, inner/outer frames, japanese marks; different line widths, styles and colors; can be placed on PDF TrimBox via function
  • Dimensions: symmetrical/asymmetrical adjustment of distance and length

Cut marks and registration marks
Rotate and mirror

  • Rotate in 90° steps
  • Jobs can be rotated space-optimized, even automatically

Rotate and mirror
Offset and centering

  • Horizontal/vertical offset adjustment
  • Centering on sheets and rolls

Offset and centering
Copy and layout print

  • Job repetetion, multiple output with only one RIP process, last row filling (better media utilization)
  • Device handled creation of multi-copies, in which the parameters are transferred from the RIP to the device controller (printer-dependent)

Copy and layout print
Job duplication

  • Duplicating jobs
  • Creating links to other jobs

Job duplication
Cropping
Definition of print areas
Cropping
Loading of media size (printer-dependent)

  • Available for e.g. HP-DesignJet-Z series, Roland AJ, FP, VP, XC, XJ and various Epson Stylus Pro printers
  • Automatic or manual

Loading of media size (printer-dependent)
Printing of job information

  • Free to formulate
  • Contain e.g. EXIF data, input profils or the print date
  • Freely defineable formatting settings, e.g. position, font type, size and color

Printing of job information
Flexible management of job queues

  • Importing/Positioning jobs using Drag&Drop
  • Simultaneous moving of multiple jobs within the job, RIP and printer queue
  • Job sorting according to numerous criteria possible, free definition of column type/number, automatic placement of new jobs to the correct position within the queue

Flexible management of job queues
JobInfoLog (monitoring of job processing)
Monitoring/logging of job processing, display of job- and event-related information, of print time, print speed and print area, warning e.g. of missing fonts
JobInfoLog (monitoring of job processing)
Media-Ink-Metamode (MIM)

  • ColorGATE development to create production-influencing parameters such as medium (M), ink (I) and metamode (M); every MIM combination links profile, linearization and print mode settings into a single logical unit
  • MIM administration: import, export, administration and processing of MIM combinations

Media-Ink-Metamode (MIM)
Linearization adjustment
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.
Linearization adjustment
Media compensation
Compensation of length and width deviations in the output format
Media compensation
Support of virtual printers

  • For transferring print jobs out of an application
  • Including export of configuration specific PPD's (PostScript Printer Definitions) under PC/Mac/Unix

Support of virtual printers
RIP and print simultaneously/automatically

  • Printing the job while RIP process is running
  • RIP/print automatically executable

RIP and print simultaneously/automatically
Various options for job processing

  • Reproduction of already printed jobs without a new RIP process
  • Processed print jobs are optionally deleted automatically (different options possible)
  • Automatic pause after each print job / manual confirmation of the release for each print job

Various options for job processing
16-Bit Color Rendering
For a higher color accuracy and smooth gradients
16-Bit Color Rendering
Replacement of missing fonts
Detection of missing fonts and optional replacement with Courier
Replacement of missing fonts
Printer Status Monitor (printer-dependent)

  • Display of e.g. ink level, media length, warnings/error messages
  • Available for e.g. HP Z series, Roland AJ, FP, VP, XC, XJ and various Epson Stylus Pro or Canon printers

Printer Status Monitor (printer-dependent)
Dot gain correction
Up to +/- 40% for single or all separations or calculation of tonal value curves from a given ICC profile.
Dot gain correction
Auto separation
Automatic creation of CMYK separations
Auto separation
Change of spot colors to CMYK
Conversion of embedded spot colors into the CMYK separations
Change of spot colors to CMYK
Print black plate
Automatic deactivation of all separations except for black (K) for composite files.
Print black plate
Separations to jobs
Creates a separate print job from each separation of a print file.
Separations to jobs
Negative separations
Transformation of each separation to a negative output. The Info Text, Cut Marks and Registration Marks will also be printed inversely.
Negative separations
Redirect printheads
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.
Redirect printheads
Fixed stencil size
Defined output area with output of cut marks and indication of protected margins.
Fixed stencil size
Separations preview

Separations preview
Full color preview
Colored job preview in composite mode (merging of all separations)
Full color preview
Process color separations
Separations display in process colors
Process color separations
Halftone separations
Separations display in black/white
Halftone separations
Arrangement on printing area
Output preview of the separation arrangement on the print medium
Arrangement on printing area
Copy and layout print on fixed stencil size
Definition of output area with cut marks and indication of protected margins.
Copy and layout print on fixed stencil size
Filmgate Container
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.
Filmgate Container
ICC color management for separation creation
Separation creation based on selectable or embedded CMYK-ICC profiles. Selectable Rendering Intents for RGB-zo-CMYK conversions.
ICC color management for separation creation
Various options for color correction

  • Correction of brightness, contrast and gamma
  • Gradation curves
  • Separate or simultaneous channel processing possible

Various options for color correction
Display of color information (Color Picker)

  • CMYK percentage values displayed in full screen preview
  • Measured color can be replaced

Display of color information (Color Picker)
CMYK-Overprint
Remove or allow CMYK overprints. For Film and plate production.
CMYK-Overprint
Selection of various screens

  • FM - frequency modulated (Speed Screen, Frequency Screen, ColorGATE Crispy, ColorGATE Smooth, Floyd-Steinberg, Error Diffusion, Error Diffusion Smooth)
  • AM - amplitude modulated (Custom Screen, Super Rosette 2)
  • Hybrid - combination of AM and FM screening (Hybrid Screen 2)

Selection of various screens
Super Rosette 2
Sharped-edged, homogenous printed images resulting from screen angles of the highest precision.
Super Rosette 2
Hybrid Screen 2
Combines the advantages of the two screen technologies, Super Rosette 2 and Frequency Screen.
Hybrid Screen 2
Frequency Screen
Frequency modulated screen with controllable dot size.
Frequency Screen
Custom Screen
Free definition of screen angles, dot forms and line resolutions.
Custom Screen
Gamut Viewer
Two- and three-dimensional (2D/3D) visualisation and comparison of color spaces
Gamut Viewer
Backup/Restore of RIP configuration
Backup and restore of the current RIP configuration including program settings, printer definitions, jobs, profiles, etc.
Backup/Restore of RIP configuration
Sending jobs to other open printers
Transfer of an existing job including appropriate settings to another printer definition
Sending jobs to other open printers
Quick assignment of hotfolder settings

  • Transfer of hotfolder settings to individual jobs via mouse click
  • Possible for individual tabs as well as for all settings

Quick assignment of hotfolder settings
Confidence strip

  • Printing of a confidence strip with the color channels used to ensure a consistent printout
  • Different positions and sizes possible

Confidence strip
Interpolation for raster files

  • Various setting options for interpolating raster files such as TIFF, JPEG, etc.
  • Options: Nearest neighbour, Bilinear, Bicubic, Bicubic sharp

Interpolation for raster files
System languages

  • Chinese (simplified), English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Russian, Spanish
  • For following languages a basic localization is available: Chinese (traditional), Finnish, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese

System languages

File formats

Support of raster file formats:
  • BMP, JPEG, TIFF, PNG, PSB, PSD
Support of PDF, PS, EPS:
  • Adobe PDF 1.7, PDF/X-1a, PDF/X-3, PDF/X-4, PDF/X-5 and PDF/VT
  • Postscript 3, EPS, DCS 2.0
  • Single-page/multi-page and separated possible

System requirements

Operating systems (32-Bit/64-Bit):
  • Microsoft Windows 7 (Professional, Enterprise, Ultimate)
  • Microsoft Windows 8 (Pro, Enterprise)
  • Microsoft Windows 10 (Pro, Enterprise)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016
  • (Apple Mac OS X 10.5.2 or later with Parallels Desktop 4.0 or later for Mac)
  • Minimum hardware requirements:
  • CPU: Intel Pentium 4 / AMD Athlon 64 3 GHz
  • RAM: ≥4 GB
  • Free disk space: 10 GB
  • Display resolution: 1280 x 1024
  • Recommended for using one printer:
  • CPU: Intel i5 / AMD Dual-Core 2 GHz+
  • RAM: ≥8 GB
  • Free disk space: 40 GB
  • Display resolution: 1280 x 1024
  • Recommended for using multiple printers:
  • CPU: Intel i7 / AMD Ryzen 5/7 3 GHz+
  • RAM: ≥16 GB
  • Free disk space: 80 GB SSD
  • Display resolution: 1280 x 1024
  • Installation and operation:
    USB port for dongle required; LAN adapter, TCP/IP for network access required
    Interfaces:
    Parallel, Ethernet, TCP/IP, USB, Serial, FireWire
    Use in virtualized environments:

    Software based licensing:

    Operation of the ColorGATE software on virtual machines is not permitted with software based licensing.

    Hardware based licensing ("hardware dongle"):

    If the virtualization solution supports USB, ColorGATE software can usually be operated with hardware based licensing. Please note, however, that ColorGATE cannot provide support for problems that occur in the context of the virtualization solution. There may be restrictions when printers, measuring devices or cutting plotters are connected via USB. In addition, the hardware requirements must be exclusively available as resources for the virtual machine to ensure a high-performance operation of the software. For these reasons, we recommend using virtualized environments for testing purposes only.

    All information and *: All the price information provided here reflects the manufacturer's recommended prices and not a special offer individually customized to meet your specific needs. All prices indicated are net prices for commercial/business customers only. Please add all applicable statutory sales tax (VAT) to these prices.


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