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

File formats
Automatic recognition of processable file formats
File formats
Raster / Screening formats
BMP, TIFF, JPG, PSD and further common raster formats
Raster / Screening formats
Postscript formats
Postscript 3, PDF 1.7, PDF/X-1a, EPS, DCS 2.0
Postscript formats
PDF/X-4 and X5
Output of PDF/X-4 and PDF/X-5 files (APPE option recommended; embedded output intents useable with Proofgate Module PGM)
PDF/X-4 and X5
Preview
Placement on the output media, rotated view; further options:
Preview
Split preview
Before-after job display for visualization of changes / corrections
Split preview
Softproof preview
Simulation of the print output on the screen; merging of separated PDF files
Softproof preview
Thumbnail preview
Thumbnail preview;display of job properties
Thumbnail preview
Scaling
Proportional or non-proportional scaling in height, width, percent; automatic scaling to the media size.
Scaling
Scaling to reference value
Proportional scaling by means of a distance tool.
Scaling to reference value
Cut marks and registration marks

Cut marks and registration marks
Cut mark style
Inner and outer marks, inner and outer frames and japanese marks. Optionally marks/lines on tiling elements; Line width, line style and color are adjustable. Per function placeable on PDF trimbox.
Cut mark style
Cut mark dimensions
Symmetrical or asymmetrical adjustment of distance and length; according visualization in the dialog preview.
Cut mark dimensions
Mirror / Rotate
Rotate jobs in 90 degree steps; space-optimized file rotation; mirror.
Mirror / Rotate
Kit cut marks
For further processing with ColorGATE You frame Kits.
Kit cut marks
Auto Rotate
Space-optimized file rotation.
Auto Rotate
Offset and centering
Horizontal/vertical setting of the offset; centering of a job on sheets or rolls.
Offset and centering
Copy and layout print
Repeating of jobs; only one RIP process for outputting job copies.
Copy and layout print
Fill rows
last row will be filled up.
Fill rows
Job duplication
Duplication of jobs, creation of links to existing jobs, delinking duplicates from the master.
Job duplication
Cropping
Definition of print areas.
Cropping
Load media size
Automatic/manual; availability subject to the selected printer: HP Z-Series; Roland AJ, FP, XC, XJ, VP and various Epson Stylus Pro printers.
Load media size
Job information
Individual text information for inclusion in the printing
Job information
Exif data
Exporting of EXIF data for inclusion in the printing.
Exif data
Drag and Drop
Job import and positioning; drag and drop of multiple jobs within the job, RIP and printer queue at the same time.
Drag and Drop
Kit cropping
Automatic print area scaling to the selected frame size.
Kit cropping
Job settings
Can be saved / loaded
Job settings
Job sorting
By status, alphabet, file/output size, screen type, MIMs, color modes, print resolution, print time, copies
Job sorting
Advanced sorting
Free definition of column type and number for the job sorting. Automatic range in of new jobs to the correct position.
Advanced sorting
Job Log
Process monitoring and logging of print jobs. Display of job- and event-related information. Gathering of print time, print speed and print area. Warning, if fonts are missing.
Job Log
Separated PDF files
Separated PDF data
Separated PDF files
Media-Ink-Metamode (MIM)

ColorGATE development to create sets of 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.

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
MIM™ Admin
For administration and processing of MIM™ combinations (Media-Ink-Metamode).
MIM™ Admin
Borderless printing
For supported printers
Borderless printing
Media compensation
Compensation of output format differences.
Media compensation
Virtual printer
For transferring print jobs out of an application.
Virtual printer
Dynamic PPD generation
Incl. export of configuration-specific PPDs (PostScript Printer Definition) under PC/Mac/Unix.
Dynamic PPD generation
RIP while print
Prints the job while RIP process is still running.
RIP while print
Print data storage
Reproduction of already printed jobs without another RIP process.
Print data storage
Delete jobs after printing
Processed print jobs will be automatically deleted on demand. Options: when a predefined number of jobs has been obtained / After a specific number of days.
Delete jobs after printing
Auto pause
Pauses the print queue after every printed job automatically / confirm release for every print job manually.
Auto pause
16 Bit Color Rendering
Higher color accuracy, smooth gradients.
16 Bit Color Rendering
Noise
Softer color transitions / gradients in the file formats PDF, EPS and PS.
Noise
Smooth Shades
PostScript level 2 gradients replacement with PostScript level 3 gradients (smooth shades).
Smooth Shades
Replace fonts
Detection of missing fonts and optional replacement with Helvetica.
Replace fonts
Printer Status Monitor
Ink levels, media length, warnings/error messages etc. Supported printers: HP Z-Series; Roland AJ, FP, XC, XJ, VP, Epson Stylus Pro, Canon.
Printer Status Monitor
System requirements

System requirements
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
Color correction
Gradient curves; Separate processing of the CMYK channels or all channels simultaneously. Correction of brightness, contrast and gamma.
Color correction
Speed Screen
High performance FM raster
Speed Screen
Densitometer
Display of the CMYK percentile values in the full screen preview
Densitometer
CMYK-Overprint
Remove or allow CMYK overprints. For Film and plate production.
CMYK-Overprint
Minimum White Compression
Mix of Relative and Absolute Colorimetric: Accurate color reproductions according to Absolute Colorimetric but without white point simulation (Relativ Colorimetric). Minimum white compression is designed for the requirerements of a Campaign Printing Workflow.
Minimum White Compression
Job information settings
Format settings: Font size, style and color, job info position, rotation with job, Place inside job (incl. offset settings), mirroring and knock out.
Job information settings
Raster / Screen
Selection of various rasters
Raster / Screen
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
Special colors
Separate handling of special colors such as white, varnish and metallic (Corresponding print mode needs to be supported in the printer driver).
Special colors
Custom Screen
Free definition of screen angles, dot forms and line resolutions.
Custom Screen
Im- and export feature
Gradation correction curves can be im- and exported.
Im- and export feature
PDF/X-3
Output of PDF/X-3 files
PDF/X-3
Multipage PDF/ PS files
Selection of page and document region possible
Multipage PDF/ PS files
Backpage media compensation
Compensation of output format differences for backside prints. Supported devices: HP L26500, HP L28500
Backpage media compensation
Gamut Viewer

The Gamut Viewer enables impressive two- and three-dimensional (2D/3D) comparisons of different color spaces.


Gamut Viewer

File formats

BMP, TIFF, JPG, PSD and further common raster formats; Postscript 3, PDF 1.7, PDF/X-1a, EPS, DCS 2.0 Output of PDF/X-4 and PDF/X-5 files (APPE option recommended; embedded output intents useable with Proofgate Module PGM); Separated PDF data; Output of PDF/X-3 files; Selection of page and document region 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, TWAIN
    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.

    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

    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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