L'épreuvage en toute simplicité

Points forts

  • Logiciel d'épreuvage pour des résultats de haute qualité
  • Facilité d'utilisation grâce aux profils et MIM fournis
  • Coordination sécurisée entre les concepteurs, les clients et la production d'imprimés
  • Prise en charge de PDF/X-4, X-5, Postscript 3, EPS et données tramées
  • Recalibrage des systèmes d'impression en cas de variations de couleurs
  • Possibilité d'épreuvage à distance

Proofgate est une solution d'épreuvage numérique et de RIP qui se concentre sur l'essentiel - notamment pour les utilisateurs des agences, des services de marketing et de communication et du prépresse. Les profils ICC et les jeux MIM pour les normes d'épreuvage et les imprimantes courantes sont déjà inclus.

Les épreuves numériques sont indispensables à la coordination entre les concepteurs créatifs, les clients et la production. Proofgate offre la meilleure qualité en matière de gestion des couleurs et d'image d'impression. En même temps, les jeux MIM et les profils inclus le rendent très facile à configurer et à utiliser. Les changements dans la reproduction des couleurs de l'imprimante d'épreuves, dus par exemple à des influences environnementales ou à des modifications de la tête d'impression, des encres et du papier, peuvent être compensés par la Media Device Synchronization (MDS) de ColorGATE. Vous pouvez donc réaliser des épreuves en permanence et avec une qualité optimale, même sans connaissances spécialisées !

Détails Techniques

Fonctions de base

ICC color management with CrossXColor Technology


  • Use of rendering intents (options: Photographic; Perceptual; Absolute perceptual; Relative colorimetric; Absolute colorimetric; Saturation; Absolute compression; Blackpoint compensation; Lightener compensation; Minimal white compensation)
  • Use of embedded ICC profiles in JPEG, TIFF, PDF, PSB and PSD files for use as input color space; embedded Output Intents can be used
  • Multicolor ICC Engine: Support of multicolor ICC profiles with up to 15 color channels
  • ColorGATE GamutPlus: Enhanced CMYK input color space, based on ISOcoated_V2 for a more color intensive output

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

IPrinting and evaluation of various contral and media wedges


  • Idealliance Control Strip 2009, Fogra Media Wedge (ISO 12647-7) and Fogra Media Wedge (ISO 12647-8)
  • Wedge is also printed during proofing
  • Free positioning of the wedge on all sides of the job possible
  • Options for multiple output and mirrored output of the wedge
  • Evaluation of the wedge also possible with self-defined ICC profiles
  • Logging of proof-relevant information, printing and measuring times
  • Proof evaluation report can be output for Dymo Label Writer or other printers

Embedded Output Intents


  • Use of embedded output intents from PDF/X files in proof workflows

16-Bit Color Rendering

For a higher color accuracy and smooth gradients

Preservation of pure colors

Preservation of black, CMYK or single CMYK channels as pure colors

Various options for color correction


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

Dot gain correction


  • Correction of the dot gain up to +/- 40% for all or single separations

White point adjustment


  • Adjustment of the paper white simulation without alteration of the ICC profile

Spot Color Max


  • Output of spot colors in the maximum printer color space

DeviceProof


  • Separate setting of input and simulation profiles allows simulation of further digital printers
  • All output profiles are available for the simulation

Saturation enhancement

To increase the saturation of output colors

Gamut Viewer

Two- and three-dimensional (2D/3D) visualisation and comparison of color spaces

Special color printing (white/varnish/metallic; printer-dependent)


  • Support of white, varnish and metallic printing (on appropriate printing systems)
  • Output variants: pixel, filling, selective, flood, spot color, including preview, and others
  • Combination of process colors, silver metallic ink and white ink
  • Layering technology
  • Separate gradation curves possible
  • Spread and Choke: overlap/border filling adjustable for special colors
  • Intensity: adjustable intensity/density of the white or special color channel
  • Preview for white print

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

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

Confidence strip


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

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

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)

Cropping

Definition of print areas

Rotate and mirror


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

Offset and centering


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

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

Overlap/Tiling marks


  • Horizontal/vertical distance and width/height adjustable
  • Optional marks or solid lines

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

Interpolation for raster files


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

Anti Aliasing (printer-dependent)

Enhanced print quality for certain printers with low resolution

Replacement of missing fonts

Detection of missing fonts and optional replacement with Courier

Media compensation

Compensation of length and width deviations in the output format

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)

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

RIP and print simultaneously/automatically


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

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

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

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

Job duplication


  • Duplicating jobs
  • Creating links to other jobs

Sending jobs to other open printers

Transfer of an existing job including appropriate settings to another printer definition

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

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

Backup/Restore of RIP configuration

Backup and restore of the current RIP configuration including program settings, printer definitions, jobs, profiles, etc.

Cutting function support for hybrid devices (only with PCM, printer-dependent)

Support of print and cut workflows for printing systems with an integrated cutting function

Display of color information (Color Picker)


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

System languages


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

Formats de fichiers

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

Configuration requise

Configuration système requise

Systèmes d’exploitation (64 bits) :

  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 (Pro, Enterprise)
  • Microsoft Windows 10 (Pro, Enterprise)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2019
  • (Pour une performance optimale, nous recommandons Microsoft Windows 10)
  • Apple macOS avec Parallels Desktop
  • (Pris en charge uniquement avec une Single Host License / Hardware (SHL/HW))

    Configuration matérielle minimale requise :

  • Processeur : Intel Core i3-2100 / Athlon II X2 340
  • RAM : ≥ 4 Go
  • Espace disque disponible : 120 Go
  • Résolution d'affichage : 1280 x 1024
  • Recommandation pour l’utilisation d’une seule imprimante :

  • Processeur : Intel i5-7500 / AMD Ryzen 5 1600 ou modèle plus récent
  • RAM : ≥ 8 Go
  • Espace disque disponible : 120 Go SSD
  • Résolution d'affichage : 1920 x 1080
  • Recommandation pour l’utilisation d’imprimantes multiples :

  • Processeur : Intel i9-9900K / AMD Ryzen 7 3800X ou modèle plus récent
  • RAM : ≥ 16 Go
  • Espace disque disponible : 512 Go NVME
  • Résolution d'affichage : 1920 x 1080
  • Installation et fonctionnement :

    Adaptateur LAN et connexion TCP/IP requis pour l'accès réseau. Les licences logicielles nécessitent une connexion Internet (le logiciel doit se connecter au serveur de licences environ une fois par jour). Pour les licences matérielles, un port USB est requis.

    Installation et fonctionnement :

    Ethernet, TCP/IP, USB, FireWire

    Utilisation dans des environnements virtualisés :

    Licences logicielles :

    Les licences logicielles n'autorisent pas le fonctionnement de ColorGATE sur des machines virtuelles.

    Licences matérielles (« clé électronique ») :

    Si la solution de virtualisation prend en charge la connectivité USB, le logiciel ColorGATE devrait fonctionner avec des licences matérielles. Veuillez toutefois noter que ColorGATE ne peut proposer
    d'assistance en cas de problèmes survenant dans le contexte de la solution de virtualisation. Des restrictions peuvent s'appliquer si des imprimantes, appareils de mesure ou traceurs de découpe sont connectés via USB. En outre, les exigences de configuration matérielle doivent exclusivement être dédiées à la machine virtuelle pour garantir des performances de fonctionnement optimales du logiciel. Pour ces raisons, nous recommandons d'utiliser des environnements virtualisés uniquement à des fins de test.

    Matériel Assorti

    Proofpaper CG Isoproof
    • Papier d'épreuve haut de gamme certifié Fogra
    • Pour les systèmes d'épreuvage de Canon, Epson et HP