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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.


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.

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)
CrossXColor Technology
Inclusive ICC-compliant color space transformation of RGB and CMYK data
CrossXColor Technology
ICC color management

ICC color management
MIM™ Admin
For administration and processing of MIM™ combinations (Media-Ink-Metamode).
MIM™ Admin
Embedded ICC profiles
Using of embedded profiles from JPEG, TIFF and PDF files for use as input color space
Embedded ICC profiles
Borderless printing
For supported printers
Borderless printing
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 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
Spot Color Max
Use the printer color space for outputting spot colors.
Spot Color Max
Print data storage
Reproduction of already printed jobs without another RIP process.
Print data storage
White point adjustment
Adjustment of the paper white simulation without alteration of the ICC profile.
White point adjustment
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
Metallic printing
Supported printing systems: VersaCAMM VS-Serie, SOLJET Pro III XC-540MT, Mimaki CJV Series. Silver-colored metallic and white ink and the six standard process colors can be combined to create more than 500 metallic colors. Layering technology makes it possible to automate complex production processes and to create silver channels on the fly.Freely editable color replacement, along with layering and the use of special ink without dedicated spot channels, thus enabling the adaptive printing of metallic ink within color gradients while taking into account the color density of the gradient.
Metallic printing
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.
Dot gain correction
Anti Aliasing
Enhanced print quality for printers with low solution; Available for Durst Lambda, Epson HTM x700, x900 and x900WT.
Anti Aliasing
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
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
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
White Ink
Supports white ink in suitable printers. Different print output variants: everywhere, filling, selective and spot.
White Ink
ColorGATE-GamutPlus
Enhanced CMYK input profile, based on ICOcoated_V2 for a more colorful output
ColorGATE-GamutPlus
White Ink preview
Incl. special preview modes
White Ink preview
FOGRA media wedge (ISO 12647-8)
The FOGRA media wedge can be printed with the proof.
FOGRA media wedge (ISO 12647-8)
MultiColor ICC Engine
Support for multicolor ICC profiles with up to 15 color channels
MultiColor ICC Engine
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
CMYK/ Spotcolor-Overprint
Detection and automatic or manual optimization of overprints for CMYK and spot colors.
CMYK/ Spotcolor-Overprint
Raster / Screen
Selection of various rasters
Raster / Screen
Cutting function support of hybrid device (driver bound)
Supports print and cut workflows of printing system with cutting capabilities (Driver bound).
Cutting function support of hybrid device (driver bound)
Embedded Output Intents
Using of embedded output intents from PDF/X files in proof workflows
Embedded Output Intents
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
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
Spread and choke
Overlapping / padding adjustable
Spread and choke
Backpage media compensation
Compensation of output format differences for backside prints. Supported devices: HP L26500, HP L28500
Backpage media compensation
Intensity
Adjustable intensity / density for the white channel
Intensity
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.


    ColorGATE Product Configurator

     

    Configure your custom RIP software solution with our product configurator. Each of our RIP software products is characterized by its modular architecture and is fully expandable and can be configured for any application.