Included in the PRESS MATCHER and X GAMUT applications are new features for colour-corrected file output with multi-channel data support for printing processes with an extended colour gamut, optimisation of printing on digital presses as well as a direct connection to the COLOR CLOUD.
With the direct connection to COLOR CLOUD, all spot colours can be stored quickly and easily in a central location which is accessible from anywhere in the world. The colours can be organised in libraries and easily exchanged between departments or companies. Access rights for users ensure data security and protection.
X GAMUT includes a new profiling engine that creates high-quality ICC output profiles from CMYK and multi-channel data combined with a superior rendering of spot colours and a perfect conversion of RGB images. The reproduction of spot colours with an extended fixed ink palette (CMYK+X) is even more precise and RGB images are printed brilliantly in all detail.
The spot colour correction dialogue has been redesigned and optimised, too. Therefore, the usability was simplified and spot colours can be directly imported from the COLOR CLOUD server to exchange and communicate colours easily. In addition to the very detailed colour reports, now the ‘Gamut Viewer’ tool is available here, allowing users to visually check if colours are in or outside the printer’s colour gamut.
Colour matching for file output queues can now also be controlled with device link profiles – in addition to ICC profiles or a CGS ORIS colour table. This allows using generally available standard profiles for converting from one colour space to another. Besides that, both colour management applications support Photoshop (PSD, PSB) and BigTIFF formats and new features for spectral data and ink saving are integrated.