Proofgate 10

RIP Software

Proofgate 10

Proofgate is the outstanding RIP-Software for digital contract proofing based on ISO standard 12647-7 and FOGRA reference values 39, 51 and 52 for a maximum color accuracy.

Proofgate 10

ColorGATE proof solutions target in-house and corporate users in design and advertising agencies, marketing and communication departments, pre-press companies and departments.

Proofgate guarantees production reliability with digital proofing. The software includes MIM-Sets with optimized devicelink profiles for all popular proofing standards and digital proof printers.

The unique ColorGATE technique Media Device Synchronization (MDS) enables fast recalibration of all connected printing systems for optimal proofing results with maximum color accuracy.

Proofgate offers:

  • Proof software with all the latest features with direct support of PDF/X-4, X-5, PostScript 3, EPS and most common bitmap file formats
  • Absolutely easy set-up, operation, proof output, evaluation and proof certification
  • All functions for digital proofing are already included in the package
  • Automizable and pre-definable job and workflow settings
  • Media Device Synchronization MDS for accurate printer-to-printer calibration also for de-centralized production sites (remote proofing)
  • DeviceLink profiles are included for many current, international printing standards
  • Easy adjustment of individual proofing system without the need of individual profle creation


For RIP software solution Proofgate, customers can choose between Output Management Sets (OMS) with Adobe PDF Print Engine(APPE) and different printer drivers for printers of the categories Small, Medium or Large, according to the printers they use for production.

To ensure optimal digital proofing in conjunction with Proofgate RIP Software ColorGATE provides the FOGRA-certified high-end poof papers of the CG Isoproof range for proofing printers from Canon, Epson and HP.

The high-end proofing papers of the CG Isoproof range ensure best quality in the market at an outstanding price/ performance ratio. CG Isoproof of color management specialist ColorGATE persuades with an excellent color gamut and finest shades.

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)
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

ICC color management with CrossXColor Technology
Rendering Intents
Options: Photographic; Absolute photographic; Relative colorimetric; Relative colorimetric with black point compensation, Absolute colorimetric; Absolute colorimetric with correction of optical brighteners; Saturation.
Rendering Intents
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
Spot Color Max
Use the printer color space for outputting spot colors.
Spot Color Max
RIP and print simultaneously/automatically

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

RIP and print simultaneously/automatically
White point adjustment
Adjustment of the paper white simulation without alteration of the ICC profile.
White point adjustment
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)
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

Special color printing (white/varnish/metallic; printer-dependent)
Dot gain correction
Up to +/- 40% for single or all separations.
Dot gain correction
Control wedge evaluation
Separate ICC profiles can be defined as control reference for evaluation of the media wedge. All proof-relevant information, printing time and measuring time are logged. This evaluation can also be output as a label for Dymo Label Writer.
Control wedge evaluation
IDEAlliance Control Strip 2009
The IDEAlliance Control Strip can be printed with the proof.
IDEAlliance Control Strip 2009
Flexible placability of media wedges
Free control wedge arrangement around the job, multiple output and mirrored output.
Flexible placability of media wedges
Anti Aliasing (printer-dependent)
Enhanced print quality for certain printers with low resolution
Anti Aliasing (printer-dependent)
FOGRA media wedge (ISO 12647-7)
The FOGRA media wedge can be printed with the proof.
FOGRA media wedge (ISO 12647-7)
DeviceProof
Setting of input and simulation profiles. When the profiles are unlocked all output profiles appear as a simulation condition. Two color space conversions from input profile to simulation profile and from simulation profile to output profile. Makes the simulation of other digital printers possible.
DeviceProof
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
Cutting function support for hybrid devices (only with PCM, printer-dependent)
FOGRA media wedge (ISO 12647-8)
The FOGRA media wedge can be printed with the proof.
FOGRA media wedge (ISO 12647-8)
Embedded Output Intents
Using of embedded output intents from PDF/X files in proof workflows
Embedded Output Intents
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)
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
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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