Overview

ColorGATE’s Productionserver Flexline offers four configuration options that will fit most applications and workflow setups in large format printing, graphic arts, color management and proofing. You can flexibly add modules to perfectly tailor Productionserver to your needs!


PS20 Select

Selected functions for an affordable start: color management, collectable form, tiling, Photo FineArt printing and much more!

This version is the right choice for smaller print service providers with a printing system who value high output quality, reliability and repeatability. With Productionserver 20 Select you can print posters, displays, banners and large photos. The Select version offers the same high-quality components and color management functions as the larger versions. The software has a modular structure, can be expanded at any time and is compatible with ColorGATE Ink Saver.

You can flexibly add an output module for your printing system.

Configure Now!

Technical Details

Basic functions

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

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

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

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

Auto tiling

Automatic segmenting for printing oversized jobs with optional overlap

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

FOTOBA and FLEXA cut marks


  • Printing of special cut marks for FOTOBA or FLEXA cutting systems (for the output of containers, the TNM is required)
  • Separate adjustment of distances and lengths

Overlap/Tiling marks


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

Eyelet marks


  • Eyelet style, offset, distance, number, color, diameter and thickness adjustable
  • Optional crosshair printing

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

Anti Aliasing (printer-dependent)

Enhanced print quality for certain printers with low resolution

Interpolation for raster files


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

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

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

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

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

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 (64-Bit):

  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 (Pro, Enterprise)
  • Microsoft Windows 10 (Pro, Enterprise)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2019
  • (Apple macOS with Parallels Desktop)
  • Minimum hardware requirements:

  • CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 / Athlon II X2 340
  • RAM: ≥4 GB
  • Free disk space: 120 GB
  • Display resolution: 1280 x 1024
  • Recommended for using one printer:

  • CPU: Intel i5-7500 or newer / AMD Ryzen 5 1600 or newer
  • RAM: ≥8 GB
  • Free disk space: 120 GB SSD
  • Display resolution: 1920 x 1080
  • Recommended for using multiple printers:

  • CPU: Intel i9-9900K or newer / AMD Ryzen 7 3800X or newer
  • RAM: ≥16 GB
  • Free disk space: 512 GB NVME
  • Display resolution: 1920 x 1080
  • Installation and operation:

    USB port for hardware dongle required; LAN adapter, TCP/IP for network access required, software-based licenses require internet access

    Interfaces:

    Ethernet, TCP/IP, USB, FireWire

    Use in virtualized environments:

    Software based licenses:

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

    Hardware based licenses ("hardware dongle"):

    If the virtualization solution supports USB, ColorGATE software can usually be operated with hardware based licenses. 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.


    PS20 Pro

    Color under control, margin in view: all features of PS20 Select, plus printing cost calculation and quality assurance.

    This version helps you as a print service provider to work profitably. With the Cost Calculation Module, you know exactly what ink and media costs you will incur even before printing, so that you can calculate accurately. And the Quality Assurance Module checks compliance with a color standard and thus avoids complaints.

    Output modules for one or more printing systems can be added flexibly.

    Configure Now!

    Technical Details

    Basic functions

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Auto tiling

    Automatic segmenting for printing oversized jobs with optional overlap

    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

    FOTOBA and FLEXA cut marks


    • Printing of special cut marks for FOTOBA or FLEXA cutting systems (for the output of containers, the TNM is required)
    • Separate adjustment of distances and lengths

    Overlap/Tiling marks


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

    Eyelet marks


    • Eyelet style, offset, distance, number, color, diameter and thickness adjustable
    • Optional crosshair printing

    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

    Anti Aliasing (printer-dependent)

    Enhanced print quality for certain printers with low resolution

    Interpolation for raster files


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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 (64-Bit):

  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 (Pro, Enterprise)
  • Microsoft Windows 10 (Pro, Enterprise)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2019
  • (Apple macOS with Parallels Desktop)
  • Minimum hardware requirements:

  • CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 / Athlon II X2 340
  • RAM: ≥4 GB
  • Free disk space: 120 GB
  • Display resolution: 1280 x 1024
  • Recommended for using one printer:

  • CPU: Intel i5-7500 or newer / AMD Ryzen 5 1600 or newer
  • RAM: ≥8 GB
  • Free disk space: 120 GB SSD
  • Display resolution: 1920 x 1080
  • Recommended for using multiple printers:

  • CPU: Intel i9-9900K or newer / AMD Ryzen 7 3800X or newer
  • RAM: ≥16 GB
  • Free disk space: 512 GB NVME
  • Display resolution: 1920 x 1080
  • Installation and operation:

    USB port for hardware dongle required; LAN adapter, TCP/IP for network access required, software-based licenses require internet access

    Interfaces:

    Ethernet, TCP/IP, USB, FireWire

    Use in virtualized environments:

    Software based licenses:

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

    Hardware based licenses ("hardware dongle"):

    If the virtualization solution supports USB, ColorGATE software can usually be operated with hardware based licenses. 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.


    PS20 Ultimate

    Profile yourself and benefit from numerous additional functions!

    Gain full control over color - under all circumstances. The Ultimate version provides you with the tools you need. It also supports cutting plotters from leading manufacturers for efficient and precise production when cutting films and contours or creating packaging prototypes. Archive your print jobs directly from the Productionserver. And with the user administration you can activate program functions individually for your employees.

    You can flexibly add output modules for one or more printing systems.

    Configure Now!

    Technical Details

    Basic functions

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Auto tiling

    Automatic segmenting for printing oversized jobs with optional overlap

    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

    FOTOBA and FLEXA cut marks


    • Printing of special cut marks for FOTOBA or FLEXA cutting systems (for the output of containers, the TNM is required)
    • Separate adjustment of distances and lengths

    Overlap/Tiling marks


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

    Eyelet marks


    • Eyelet style, offset, distance, number, color, diameter and thickness adjustable
    • Optional crosshair printing

    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

    Anti Aliasing (printer-dependent)

    Enhanced print quality for certain printers with low resolution

    Interpolation for raster files


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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    System requirements


    Operating systems (64-Bit):

  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 (Pro, Enterprise)
  • Microsoft Windows 10 (Pro, Enterprise)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2019
  • (Apple macOS with Parallels Desktop)
  • Minimum hardware requirements:

  • CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 / Athlon II X2 340
  • RAM: ≥4 GB
  • Free disk space: 120 GB
  • Display resolution: 1280 x 1024
  • Recommended for using one printer:

  • CPU: Intel i5-7500 or newer / AMD Ryzen 5 1600 or newer
  • RAM: ≥8 GB
  • Free disk space: 120 GB SSD
  • Display resolution: 1920 x 1080
  • Recommended for using multiple printers:

  • CPU: Intel i9-9900K or newer / AMD Ryzen 7 3800X or newer
  • RAM: ≥16 GB
  • Free disk space: 512 GB NVME
  • Display resolution: 1920 x 1080
  • Installation and operation:

    USB port for hardware dongle required; LAN adapter, TCP/IP for network access required, software-based licenses require internet access

    Interfaces:

    Ethernet, TCP/IP, USB, FireWire

    Use in virtualized environments:

    Software based licenses:

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

    Hardware based licenses ("hardware dongle"):

    If the virtualization solution supports USB, ColorGATE software can usually be operated with hardware based licenses. 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.


    PS20 Campaign Printing

    The top class for color consistent production of different products with different technologies!

    Our most powerful PS20 version enables you to work even more flexible and color consistent across different technologies and print products. With the Proof Standard Module and the Multicolor Profiler Module you establish a standard (for example ISO, PSD or G7) and achieve it reliably. This enables you to print identical brand colors from flyers and advertising posters to T-shirts and coffee mugs, regardless of whether your printing systems work with four, five, six or seven colors.

    Configure Now!

    Technical Details

    Basic functions

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Auto tiling

    Automatic segmenting for printing oversized jobs with optional overlap

    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

    FOTOBA and FLEXA cut marks


    • Printing of special cut marks for FOTOBA or FLEXA cutting systems (for the output of containers, the TNM is required)
    • Separate adjustment of distances and lengths

    Overlap/Tiling marks


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

    Eyelet marks


    • Eyelet style, offset, distance, number, color, diameter and thickness adjustable
    • Optional crosshair printing

    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

    Anti Aliasing (printer-dependent)

    Enhanced print quality for certain printers with low resolution

    Interpolation for raster files


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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    System requirements


    Operating systems (64-Bit):

  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 (Pro, Enterprise)
  • Microsoft Windows 10 (Pro, Enterprise)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2019
  • (Apple macOS with Parallels Desktop)
  • Minimum hardware requirements:

  • CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 / Athlon II X2 340
  • RAM: ≥4 GB
  • Free disk space: 120 GB
  • Display resolution: 1280 x 1024
  • Recommended for using one printer:

  • CPU: Intel i5-7500 or newer / AMD Ryzen 5 1600 or newer
  • RAM: ≥8 GB
  • Free disk space: 120 GB SSD
  • Display resolution: 1920 x 1080
  • Recommended for using multiple printers:

  • CPU: Intel i9-9900K or newer / AMD Ryzen 7 3800X or newer
  • RAM: ≥16 GB
  • Free disk space: 512 GB NVME
  • Display resolution: 1920 x 1080
  • Installation and operation:

    USB port for hardware dongle required; LAN adapter, TCP/IP for network access required, software-based licenses require internet access

    Interfaces:

    Ethernet, TCP/IP, USB, FireWire

    Use in virtualized environments:

    Software based licenses:

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

    Hardware based licenses ("hardware dongle"):

    If the virtualization solution supports USB, ColorGATE software can usually be operated with hardware based licenses. 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.