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Heidelberg presents new version of Newcolor 7000

Saturday, March 31, 2001

Press release from the issuing company

CeBIT 2001 - Scanning software sets new standards in terms of quality and functionality Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg), the leading solution supplier for the entire print industry, will be presenting the second version of the Newcolor 7000 scanning and repro solution at this year’s CeBIT. Its extended range of functions, improved operation and enhanced Color Management features mean that the new version of the software first introduced last May meets the every need of in-house prepress departments, conventional repro shops and the multimedia industry. In addition to new CMYK and LAB correction functions, users now have access to RGB corrections through various assistants. A new masking function is also supported. Used in conjunction with the new Primescan D8400 drum scanner, Newcolor 7000 sets new standards in professional scanning by supporting the full range of color spaces. Newcolor 7000 has a user-friendly interface design developed in conjunction with industrial designers. This new interface is easy to use and delivers fast, high-quality results. Professional assistants, interactive help functions and tool tips help newcomers find their way around more easily. Newcolor 7000 augments the Linocolor scanning software for the Mac and means that Heidelberg’s color and scanning technology is now also available under Windows PC/NT4 and Windows 2000. Three in one go Werner Barth, Product Manager for Scanning Software at Heidelberg, explains the highlights of the new version of Newcolor 7000: "We have paid particular attention to the new RGB correction functions. Customers can now work truly independently in each of the three color spaces. What is more, the end-to-end 16-bit processing, integrated Color Management and new functions such as "mask-controlled sharpening" gives users a performance spectrum which is unique worldwide." In addition to defining the neutral curve, it is also possible to define heights and depths in the global gradation curve. Selective fine-range and sector corrections in RGB round off the extensive range of functions. Users can work independently in all three color spaces. RGB, CMYK and LAB support ICC-based and software-integrated Color Management — a fact which sets Newcolor apart from other applications. Mask-oriented working Another new feature is mask-oriented working. Users can define specific sections of an image and restrict corrections and changes to these areas. This is particularly useful when working with difficult motifs or poor originals if only specific areas need to be corrected. The possibility to sharpen individual areas of images is one that has frequently been requested in the past. It is now also possible to work with several mask layers. These functions are also available to DC3000 scanner series users. Newcolor 7000 supports transparent 16-bit processing from the time the image data is scanned to the point it is output. It also offers optimized sharpness, rotation and scaling functions in a quality that has so far been reserved for hardware. Prescan and fine-scan data can be edited without any loss of quality and open up new applications in the fields of image databases, generation of second originals, multimedia and the Internet. Multitasking / multiprocessing features mean that all functions can now be performed essentially in parallel. Integrated Coloropen tools make Newcolor 7000 the center of a Color Management based workflow. Newcolor 7000 is the ideal tool for applications with tightly-fitted interfaces to the print sector. Newcolor 7000 Version 2 is no longer restricted to the Primescan D7100, D8200, D8400, the Tango and the Nexscan family of scanners, but also supports the TOPAZ 2. The new version of Newcolor 7000 has been augmented to include extensive RGB and mask functions. This scanning and repro solution is ideal for newcomers and professionals alike.




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