ColorGATE Proofgate 20

ColorGATE Proofgate 20

Proofgate is a digital proofing and RIP solution that focuses on the essentials - especially for users in agencies, marketing and communications departments and prepress. ICC profiles and MIM sets for common proof standards and printers are already included.

Digital proofs are indispensable in the coordination between creative designers, customers and production. Proofgate offers highest quality in colour management and print image. At the same time, the included MIM sets and profiles make it very easy to set up and use. Changes in the colour reproduction of the proof printer, for example due to environmental influences or changes in the print head, inks and paper, can be compensated for via ColorGATEs Device Media Synchronisation (MDS). So you can proof permanently and in top quality, even without expert knowledge!

  • Proofing software for high-quality results
  • Easy to use thanks to supplied profiles and MIMs
  • Secure coordination between creative designers, customers and print production
  • Supports PDF/X-4, X-5, Postscript 3, EPS and raster data
  • Recalibration of printing systems in case of colour variations
  • Remote proofing possible
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Basic Functions

ICC colour management with CrossXColor Technology
  • Use of rendering intents (options: Photographic; Perceptual; Absolute perceptual; Relative colorimetric; Absolute colourimetric; Saturation; Absolute compression; Blackpoint compensation; Lightener compensation; Minimal white compensation)
  • Use of embedded ICC profiles in JPEG, TIFF, PDF, PSB and PSD files for use as input color space; embedded Output Intents can be used
  • Multicolour ICC Engine: Support of multicolour ICC profiles with up to 15 colour channels
  • ColorGATE GamutPlus: Enhanced CMYK input colour space, based on ISOcoated_V2 for a more colour intensive output

Media-Ink-Metamode (MIM)
  • ColorGATE development to create production-influencing parameters such as medium (M), ink (I) and metamode (M); every MIM combination links profile, linearisation and print mode settings into a single logical unit
  • MIM administration: import, export, administration and processing of MIM combinations

IPrinting and evaluation of various contral and media wedges
  • Idealliance Control Strip 2009, Fogra Media Wedge (ISO 12647-7) and Fogra Media Wedge (ISO 12647-8)
  • Wedge is also printed during proofing
  • Free positioning of the wedge on all sides of the job possible
  • Options for multiple output and mirrored output of the wedge
  • Evaluation of the wedge also possible with self-defined ICC profiles
  • Logging of proof-relevant information, printing and measuring times
  • Proof evaluation report can be output for Dymo Label Writer or other printers
Embedded Output Intents
  • Use of embedded output intents from PDF/X files in proof workflows
16-Bit Colour Rendering
  • For a higher colour accuracy and smooth gradients
Preservation of pure colours
  • Preservation of black, CMYK or single CMYK channels as pure colours
Various options for colour correction
  • Correction of brightness, contrast and gamma
  • Gradation curves
  • Separate or simultaneous channel processing possible
Dot gain correction
  • Correction of the dot gain up to +/- 40% for all or single separations
White point adjustment
  • Adjustment of the paper white simulation without alteration of the ICC profile
Spot Colour Max
  • Output of spot colours in the maximum printer colour space
  • Separate setting of input and simulation profiles allows simulation of further digital printers
  • All output profiles are available for the simulation
Saturation enhancement
  • To increase the saturation of output colours
Gamut Viewer
  • Two- and three-dimensional (2D/3D) visualisation and comparison of colour spaces
Special colour printing (white/varnish/metallic; printer-dependent)
  • Support of white, varnish and metallic printing (on appropriate printing systems)
  • Output variants: pixel, filling, selective, flood, spot colour, including preview, and others
  • Combination of process colours, silver metallic ink and white ink
  • Layering technology
  • Separate gradation curves possible
  • Spread and Choke: overlap/border filling adjustable for special colours
  • Intensity: adjustable intensity/density of the white or special colour channel
  • Preview for white print
Preview (full screen, split, thumbnail, softproof)
  • Document view, placement on output media, rotated view, full screen preview, preview with special colours
  • Split: before and after display for visualisation of changes
  • Thumbnail: job thumbnails, display of job properties
  • Softproof: simulation of the print output on screen, merging of separated PDF files
Loading of media size (printer-dependent)
  • Available for e.g. HP-DesignJet-Z series, Roland AJ, FP, VP, XC, XJ and various Epson Stylus Pro printers
  • Automatic or manual
Confidence strip
  • Printing of a confidence strip with the colour channels used to ensure a consistent printout
  • Different positions and sizes possible
Various scaling options
  • Proportional/non-proportional scaling in height, width, percent
  • Automatic scaling to media size
  • Visual scaling: proportional scaling by means of a distance tool
Copy and layout print
  • Job repetetion, multiple output with only one RIP process, last row filling (better media utilization)
  • Device handled creation of multi-copies, in which the parameters are transferred from the RIP to the device controller (printer-dependent)
  • Definition of print areas
Rotate and mirror
  • Rotate in 90° steps
  • Jobs can be rotated space-optimised, even automatically
Offset and centering
  • Horizontal/vertical offset adjustment
  • Centering on sheets and rolls
Cut marks and registration marks
  • Printing of cut and registration marks
  • Style: inner/outer marks, inner/outer frames, japanese marks; different line widths, styles and colours; can be placed on PDF TrimBox via function
  • Dimensions: symmetrical/asymmetrical adjustment of distance and length
Overlap/Tiling marks
  • Horizontal/vertical distance and width/height adjustable
  • Optional marks or solid lines
Printing of job information
  • Free to formulate
  • Contain e.g. EXIF data, input profils or the print date
  • Freely defineable formatting settings, e.g. position, font type, size and colour
Interpolation for raster files
  • Various setting options for interpolating raster files such as TIFF, JPEG, etc.
  • Options: Nearest neighbour, Bilinear, Bicubic, Bicubic sharp
Anti Aliasing (printer-dependent)
  • Enhanced print quality for certain printers with low resolution
Replacement of missing fonts
  • Detection of missing fonts and optional replacement with Courier
Media compensation
  • Compensation of length and width deviations in the output format
Selection of various screens
  • FM - frequency modulated (Speed Screen, Frequency Screen, ColorGATE Crispy, ColorGATE Smooth, Floyd-Steinberg, Error Diffusion, Error Diffusion Smooth)
  • AM - amplitude modulated (Custom Screen, Super Rosette 2)
  • Hybrid - combination of AM and FM screening (Hybrid Screen 2)
JobInfoLog (monitoring of job processing)
  • Monitoring/logging of job processing, display of job- and event-related information, of print time, print speed and print area, warning e.g. of missing fonts
RIP and print simultaneously/automatically
  • Printing the job while RIP process is running
  • RIP/print automatically executable
Various options for job processing
  • Reproduction of already printed jobs without a new RIP process
  • Processed print jobs are optionally deleted automatically (different options possible)
  • Automatic pause after each print job / manual confirmation of the release for each print job
Flexible management of job queues
  • Importing/Positioning jobs using Drag&Drop
  • Simultaneous moving of multiple jobs within the job, RIP and printer queue
  • Job sorting according to numerous criteria possible, free definition of column type/number, automatic placement of new jobs to the correct position within the queue
Quick assignment of hotfolder settings
  • Transfer of hotfolder settings to individual jobs via mouse click
  • Possible for individual tabs as well as for all settings
Job duplication
  • Duplicating jobs
  • Creating links to other jobs
Sending jobs to other open printers
  • Transfer of an existing job including appropriate settings to another printer definition
Printer Status Monitor (printer-dependent)
  • Display of e.g. ink level, media length, warnings/error messages
  • Available for e.g. HP Z series, Roland AJ, FP, VP, XC, XJ and various Epson Stylus Pro or Canon printers
Support of virtual printers
  • For transferring print jobs out of an application
  • Including export of configuration specific PPD's (PostScript Printer Definitions) under PC/Mac/Unix
Backup/Restore of RIP configuration
  • Backup and restore of the current RIP configuration including program settings, printer definitions, jobs, profiles, etc.
Cutting function support for hybrid devices (only with PCM, printer-dependent)
  • Support of print and cut workflows for printing systems with an integrated cutting function
Display of colour information (Colour Picker)
  • CMYK percentage values displayed in full screen preview
  • Measured colour can be replaced

System languages
  • Chinese (simplified), English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish
  • For following languages a basic localisation is available: Chinese (traditional), Finnish, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese