Chicago, Ill – GRAPH EXPO (Booth #4024) – October 10, 2004 – Agfa announced the introduction of the :SherpaProof Converter, a file conversion and integration proofing solution for Contone, "Dot Generation" and "Dot 4 Dot" output. The integration tool for :Sherpa proofers and third party environments lets users offer dot-for-dot screened inkjet proofs from a variety of inkjet proofing systems, such as the new :Grand Sherpa 50m.
Agfa's innovative screening technology works with the high-resolution :Grand Sherpa to deliver a color-accurate halftone rosette that replicates every characteristic of the final print. Halftone proofing reveals screening artifacts such as moiré and loss of detail. By proofing the final dot pattern on a digital proof, users can detect and correct potential problems before going on plate/press. They can also show clients contract proofs that accurately represent the final printed piece.
"Customers can now have screened halftone proofs that represent the exact dot placement and dot shape as the final printing plate with the economics and productivity offered with inkjet :Sherpa proofs," said Agfa's Deborah Hutcheson, senior marketing manager for digital solutions, North America. "Regardless of the front end workflow, :SherpaProof Converter can guarantee contract quality dot-for-dot screened proof output at a fraction of the cost of traditional halftone digital proofing solutions. :Sherpa gives the customer it all – economical contract quality screened proofs with the widest color gamut to ensure accurate reproduction of pantone brand and logo colors."
imports a wide variety of 3rd-party and legacy files
provides automatic file format detection for easy and productive processing
maps the original CtP data to the proofer, ensuring the accurate color reproduction and the same dot placement on the proof as on plate for a maximum screen ruling of 175lpi
features a drag-and-drop user interface and hot folder approach for easy set-up and operation
Attendees at Graph Expo can get a look first-hand at these proofs at Agfa's booth during the show.
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