IPG PREPRESS GUIDE: Proofing Systems
The Sherpa family of piezo ink-jet proofing systems combines a range of print engines with AgfaJet proofing base, dye- and pigment-based inks and a color management system.
Grand Sherpa 50 and 64 (50˝/64˝) are 8-color machines with a 1,440x1,440 dpi maximum resolution. The 7-color Sherpa 24m and 44m offer 720-dpi resolution. Sherpa 43i and 62i offer fast contract proofing at 720 dpi. SherpaMatic 43 and Grand SherpaMatic offer dual-sided proofing. Grand Sherpa M is a new 7-color proofer that uses dye-based inks.
The Grand SherpaMatic imposition ink-jet proofer has adjustable paper width up to 50˝, modes for single or double-sided printing, variable resolutions and controllable speeds.
DALiM DiALOGUE, on Mac OSX, enables remote/collaborative viewing and soft proofing of high-resolution files (PDF, PostScript, CT/LW, TIFF, etc.) via the Internet. It utilizes data-streaming technology to standard Web browsers (no client software) for real-time viewing. Users can zoom, place virtual notes, take densitometer readings and “chat” in real time.
DuPont Color Communication
Cromanet CS Color Server provides an integrated and color-managed digital workflow from design, to proofing, to digital printing. Cromanet CS provides a seamless production workflow to the new DuPont Cromalin Largo systems as well as the Cromaprint 22UV digital printing system. New workflow tools are added for sign making and point-of-purchase applications to offer the ideal color workflow, the highest quality proofing and wide format graphics.
EFI Colorproof XF is a contone and half-tone, contract-quality, client/server-based proofing system. Featuring a modular structure, Colorproof XF turns ink-jet and laser printers into powerful proofing devices. Colorproof XF delivers sophisticated color management based on ICC profiles, a simple interface, and seamless integration with other illustration, photo and layout applications.
EFI Designer Edition and EFI Photo Edition are digital proofing and photo solutions for the creative, prepress and production stage. Delivering high-quality with minimal setup time, these solutions enable printing of accurate proofs and vivid, full-color photographs. Both are available in XXL versions to drive printers up to 60˝wide.