Exchange color space FOGRA55 (7C)
for extended color gamut
in multiprimary printing

FOGRA has completed the research project Professional colour communication in multiprimary printing that aims to derive important requirements for a predictable and professional workflow for industrial multicolor printing. This includes the development of a test suite, which, together with its documentation and evaluation matrix, simplifies the comparison of current applications for the preparation and processing of multicolor objects. Furthermore, a multicolor printing grid is to be developed based on the analysis of typical multicolor systems across printing processes.

Furthermore, an exchange color space for retouching and separation of multicolor print objects (CMYKOGV) will be developed and introduced as part of an ISO standard:

Read more…Exchange color space FOGRA55 (7C)
for extended color gamut
in multiprimary printing

Enfocus Switch PDF Review Modul 2.0 –
test with your own PDF

Since recently Enfocus Switch PDF Review Module 2 is available. This Switch module provides a fully automated online PDF proofing solution. Enfocus online proofing software removes manual touches from creating, sending, and receiving PDF proofs. It allows production teams to concentrate on getting jobs to press by speeding up the proofing cycle and provides a much better service to customers.

Enfocus offers users the opportunity to test drive the PDF Review Module with their own PDF (max 10 MB).

Read more…Enfocus Switch PDF Review Modul 2.0 –
test with your own PDF

Proximity check with Callas pdfToolbox

In pdfToolbox v11, callas introduced a new preflight technology called “Context aware object detection”. It’s special because it doesn’t just examine individual objects (“Is the resolution of this image high enough”, “Is this black text set to overprint”) but it checks relationships between objects.

Because of that, it can answer questions such as: “Is this object hidden by any other objects?” or, “Does this text come too close to the cut line?”. Very powerful and ideal to weed out the majority of false positives (things reported as errors while they’re actually fine) preflight engines tend to find.

However pdfToolbox 11 could not tell you whether an object came to close to another object. Why not? Because it would take too long!

In pdfToolbox 12, callas does introduce a proximity test, but there is a precaution built-in…

You can read more about this in an article by David van Driessche in the Callas blog.