Innovative Solutions for Industrial Printing

ColorGATE at Cevisama 2016 in Valencia


At Cevisama 2016, February 1st – 5th, in Valencia ColorGATE is showing its new Industrial Productionserver series for digital industrial printing. In addition to the Industrial Productionserver Lab Edition, which specifically targets developers and manufacturers of industrial digital printing systems, ColorGATE presents such dedicated solutions as Ceramic, Décor, Packaging and Textile Productionserver. Counterpart at Cevisama 2016 will be Mr. Juan Martorell Climent founder of ColorInLab, who will be on hand to answer all questions on the topic of Industrial Printing during the entire show at booth N2-P3 – D24.

Other new ColorGATE products include Colorrizer, a new coloration software, and Rapid Spectro Cube (RSC), an extremely fast color measurement system, which together with the Industrial Productionserver solutions, focus on the entire digital production workflow from the creation of the design, to proofing and right on up to final printing. 

The new application-specific Industrial Productionserver solutions are based on ColorGATE know-how in Color Management and the intelligent control of printing systems and have been designed to provide all the func-tions required in the industrial area of application concerned. A software-integrated quality-control function and the innovative recalibration technol-ogy guarantee the color-consistent future production of the same print runs at any time. The Adobe PDF Print Engine (APPE), the world’s currently fast-est, highest quality rendering platform for demanding graphics products, comes included. Thus, the combination of Productionserver and APPE sup-plies printing systems with a constant stream of graphics data in highest quality and speed. ColorGATE’s unique Ink Saver technology for lower ink costs is also optionally available for the new Industrial Productionserver solutions.

Ceramic Productionserver
Complete workflow and Color Management solution specially developed for digital ceramic printing. The Ceramic Productionserver functions as a central printing data management system to provide highest process efficiency from design right on up to the finished ceramic product. It is able to process all the conventional file formats, including multi-channel files, and creates separations/printing data for all the ceramic printers of different manufacturers. The individual functions are integrated specific to the application in order to close gaps in the digital workflow.

It is equipped with all the calibration and profiling tools required for printers and proofers and also allows a color correct display of multichannel files. Ceramic Productionserver can be used across different manufacturers’ products because ColorGATE works together with many different manufacturers of printing systems and printing system components. Thanks to an expansion of Color Management technologies, it is possible to convert ICC-based Color Management from any input color space to any output color space. As a result, multichannel data can be reproduced correctly, regardless of the color configuration of the source data with respect to the target color system: from RGB, CMYK, CMYKplus or nColor to RGB, CMYK, CMYKplus or nColor.

Industrial Productionserver Lab Edition
This software offers excellent Color Management for consistent color repr- duction, proof functions and the generic industrial inkjet driver suitable for all industrial printing systems and applications. The generic printer driver can be configured to generate printable raster data (1-bit or multi-level) for virtually all possible ink configurations and resolutions in the common file formats. Productionserver can also be used to create color correct printing data from all conventional graphics documents. In addition, the Industrial Productionserver Lab Edition delivers all the functions required to check industrial printing systems early on in the development process in rigorous testing with respect to printing quality and color accuracy, particularly taking into account different ink configurations. Using the Industrial Productionserver Lab Edition can effectively eliminate a flawed print prepress or print data preparation as the cause of quality problems at an early point in time, which, in turn, reduces the need for troubleshooting, which is frequently time-consuming and costly.

ColorGATE now presents Colorrizer: a new process-optimized coloration software program for industrial digital printing. With Colorrizer, the design and collection development is already done in the working color space of the digital production system so that the process-dependent printer gamuts are taken into account and fully exploited directly in the design process. This procedure optimizes the process from the design to the digital industrial printing production and leads to significant production time and cost savings.

Rapid Spectro Cube (RSC)
The RSC is an extremely fast color measurement and profiling system for virtually all applications in digital printing. „What you see is what you get” – “Measure like your own eyes”. Typical spectrophotometers for graphical applications are specialized to read the single patches of printed media in a standard compliant way according to their fixed illumination and sensor geometry. They apply low-resolution sensors which make the process very time-consuming and it may lead to incorrect measurements of structured or translucent or reflective surfaces, with the consequence that obtained measurement data is useless for accurate color management.

If you want to know more about the strategic partnership between ColorGATE and ColorInLab here is a link to the respective press release.

About ColorGATE

ColorGATE has been successfully developing software solutions, RIP software and printer driver technology for Commercial Printing (digital, conventional printing, prepress) and Industrial Printing since 1997.

Our core product, Productionserver, a modular RIP and color-management software program, is used daily around the world by thousands of digital-imaging users. We have been successfully active on the up-and-coming market of Industrial Printing since its beginnings ten years ago. One of the products we supply today is SmartControl, a tried-and-tested Industrial Printing Operating System (IP OS).

As experts for excellent Color Management and the intelligent control of printing systems, we invest our know-how for our users and partners on a daily basis to offer customized, flexible solutions for a wide variety of differ-ent requirements and areas of application.

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