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ColorGATE Version 10 to Debut at drupa 2016

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Press release from the issuing company

ColorGATE expands further with 10th generation the areas flexibility, performance and Color Management and presents these advantages from May 31st until June 10th 2016 at drupa 2016 in Düsseldorf, Germany. The innovative Version 10 RIP Software solutions Productionserver, Filmgate and Proofgate offer more efficiency, security and on top of that will simplify the daily production for nearly all applications in Commercial and Industrial Printing.

At stand (hall 06 / C02-5) ColorGATE will present, Version 10 Highlights, the Industrial Productionserver products as well as the ultrafast color measurement device Rapid Spectro Cube (RSC). At the Epson stand (hall 05 / A01-1) ColorGATE´s Filmgate RIP Software for chemical-free film production will be shown in connection with the new Epson SureColor SC-P8000 printer. ColorGATE demonstrates Productionserver with PrintProcessLab (PPL) a modular inkjet testing and simulation system for process development with Ricoh print heads, at the Ricoh stand (hall 08a / B46-1).

ColorGATE offers as HP SmartStream Partner in cooperation with HP the new HP Smart-Stream Web Press Color Studio a high-end Color Management and proof solution for the HP PageWide Web Press T1100S. The software provides optimal color quality through comprehensive color management and proofing functions, which are perfectly adapted to all HP PageWide Web Presses. Besides, the creation of ICC and DeviceLink profiles for all substrates, the amount of ink being used can be reduced without any visible loss of quality. Furthermore, the Software offers extensive functions for spot color reproduction. At the HP stand (hall 17) HP SmartStream Color Studio will be shown in connection with HP PageWide Web Press systems.

10 highlights of ColorGATE Printing Software Version 10 at a glance

  1. New and extended licensing model (MHL, SHL)
  2. Latest Adobe PDF Print Engine
  3. Performance boost of RIP Software
  4. Optimized multipage handling of PDF files
  5. Extended HP Latex Media Management for the HP Latex 300 series
  6. Job Backup Module (JBM)
  7. New Job Send to function
  8. Channel Redirection Module (CRDM)
  9. Error Diffusion Screen
  10. Improvement of Gamut Viewer and Print and Cut Module (PCM)

New and extended licensing model Multi Host and Single Host Licenses (MHL, SHL)
Starting with Version 10, the new ColorGATE licensing models provide more flexibility for the production workflow. The new Multi Host License (MHL) is most suitable for end users, who use two or more PC workstations for print data preparation, because with MHL the RIP Software can be installed and used on multiple PCs. The new MHL model allows concurrent usage on as many host computers as licensed by the licensor, in daily operation Software access can be flexibly assigned between all available host computers in the LAN. This increases the efficiency and productivity of the entire workflow, because print preparation, print data creation and print output can be performed simultaneously. Due to these facts, MHL is already worthwhile when using two workstations. The ColorGATE Single Host License (SHL) contains all well-known benefits of a simple and secure licensing process for a single license that can be installed and used on one system. 

Adobe PDF Print Engine (APPE)
ColorGATE Version 10 stands out by utilizing the latest version of the Adobe PDF Print Engine (APPE) - the market-leading RIP engine for a fast image processing of complex graphics without any surprises. During the integration process of APPE, ColorGATE re-moved bugs and improved the stability further. Additionally, the overall processing speed of PDF/X and PDF/VT has been further optimized and the overall handling of multi-page PDFs has been improved.

Performance boost of RIP Software
With the latest optimization Productionserver 10 further increases productivity. Contemporary industrial high-performance printing systems are capable of printing hundreds or even thousands of square meters per hour. It is vital, that the frontend solution is capable of keeping up with these speed requirements, which includes PDF or raster formats, such as TIFF. Even in Commercial Printing the performance requirements are increasing steadily, especially since often print data has to be served to multiple printers at once. Due to these requirements the processing architecture of all Version 10 products has been optimized to substitute sequential processing steps with parallel task processing.

HP Latex Media Management
ColorGATE offers with Version 10 an extended HP Latex Media Management for printers of the HP Latex 300 series, which improves sustainably the media management between the RIP Software and the printer. Proprietary HP OMES packages, substrate presets, can be sent directly to a HP Latex printer by a ColorGATE RIP Software product (3rd party support as well). Additionally, OMES packages can be downloaded from the printer and further processed by Productionserver. These ICC profiles can be used to generate custom MIM (Media-Ink-Metamode) combinations in Productionserver. 

New modules: Job Backup Module (JBM) and Channel Redirection Module (CRDM)
The Job Backup Module (JBM) enables archiving of single print jobs — if desired including all job specific settings (e.g. profiles and print data) — to a freely definable directory. At a later time these jobs can be reproduced on the same or on another printer using the original settings. This archiving can be triggered manually or automatically. Often recurring jobs or reprints can be easily reproduced without the effortful testing and rediscovering of the original setting. 

The Channel Redirection Module (CRDM) enables the definition which color channel should be printed on which print head. Until now this was only possible for the screen workflow to a limited extent. In Version 10 this module is available for production and proof workflow. In addition, it is now possible to redirect one color channel to multiple print heads. 

ColorGATE stand and partner stands at drupa 2016: 

  • ColorGATE Stand Hall 06 / C02-5 - CG Software Portfolio and Rapid Spectro Cube (RSC) 
  • Barberan S.A Stand Hall 09 / D26 - Productionserver and Rapid Spectro Cube (RSC)
  • Epson Europe B.V. Stand Hall 05 / A01-1 - Filmgate in connection with Epson SureColor SC-P8000
  • Fujifilm Europe GmbH Hall 08b / A25 und Halle 01 / B19 - Productionserver in connection with Fujifilm Acuity LED 1600
  • HP Stand Hall 17 - SmartStream Packaging Color Studio in connection with HP PageWide systems
  • Ricoh Europe PLC Stand Hall 08a / B46-1 - PrintProcessLab in connection with Productionserver
  • SignTronic AG Stand Hall 03 / C96 – Productionserver in connection with Sign-Tronic systems

 

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