Isis Imaging releases Icefields 5.0
Thursday, August 05, 2010
Press release from the issuing company
Isis Imaging Corporation announces Icefields 5.0 image processing and halftone software. Icefields provides commercial printers and photographers with a new standard of reproduction control and quality.
Icefields is a desktop software application that allows the user to guide the production of images and PDFs to a selection of halftones. After all, in print production, the halftone is the image's final and most important state.
Icefields is a merger of image-processing and halftoning: Open any image format or any PDF page, prepare and halftone it, off-line and even off-site of the printing device. Send the halftone to a printer or save the halftone in TIFF or PDF.
Soft proofing: Icefields provides great visual feedback. The main window contains the working view. Icefields soft-proofs in composite and separation modes.
The preferences you need for repetitive actions: Use the preference window to save settings you use for all your images. Insert data for a 15-point tonal correction, and a quick 3-point correction. Control your halftones by inserting your printers resolution, your desired halftone resolution, and your preferred gamma value.
Easy access to tools: The main window contains your frequently used tools:
Duotone creation: View each ink color and the result of the ink mixture. Control the tonal values of each color. Make a CMYK document for proofing or a unique file with each ink color placed in separate C, M, Y, and K channels. Then select your halftone type.
Quadtone creation: Isis Imaging invented quadtones, including the algorithms and inks in 1997. Icefields provides appropriate control and soft-proofs the three shades of gray and black inks.
Spot-color creation and separation: Spot-color creation is an important tool for five-color offset, silk-screen, and carbon-dye photography. Select your ink color with the color picker, separate that color from your image, and use an FM halftone to avoid moiré.
Under-color removal: Control the removal of under-color to reduce the amount of ink buildup for print reproduction under the spot color or the black separation. Removal of the color underneath black is important for printing black text without rich color.
Image processing at system speed: Last minute color correction is provided with Apple Inc's great global color correction tool.
High-quality halftones: Icefields creates original FM and AM halftone screens. There isn't anything average about Icefields screens.
The Standard FM screen: First released in 1996, and used in newspaper reproduction the same year, it is sharpening neutral, and without the typical worms and voids of many diffusion screens.
The Hybrid FM screen: Consisting of short chains of dots in a regular phase. The Hybrid screen produces very flat colors. This screen was created to solve silk-screen problems, but is also used in high-resolution offset.
The Multi-Array AM screen: This unique halftone uses an array for the white to 50% gray range and another array for 50% gray to black. The result is more open dots in shadow areas than available in any on the halftone. The screen angles are suitable for integration with silk-screen thread patterns.
Flexible selection of color channels: Create the halftone for full color, C, M, Y, and K channels, and grayscale.
Save in the manner you need:
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