|Visual Proof-Features & Benefits|
Features & Benefits
Visual Proof integrates with some of the industries most powerful RIPs and workflows to produce a virtual dot for dot proof of the actual data meaning what you see is what you get.
Visual Proof offers a versatile solution that will integrate with both TIFF and Harlequin workflows while being available on both MAC and PC Platforms. Visual Proof allows users to remotely view and approve output from multiple RIPs prior to imaging.
Enhance System Throughput
Visual Proof can dramatically enhance total system throughput by allowing you to preview RIPed files without halting the RIP from processing other files and outputting.
Check Files On The Fly
Visual Proof simply open 1-bit TIFF imposition separations and Harlequin PageBuffer files on the fly. Once you are happy that the image is fine, you can send files for final output to ink-jet proofs, digital press, and film or plates saving valuable time and materials.
Remote Client Stations
Operators can view RIPed files from their own desktop ensuring every job is correct prior to imaging. Client stations can easily roam ripped data, zoom in and out to check type, traps, measure screen angles, density, and more from anywhere on the network while their RIP continues to process other files.
Merge Separations & Print Soft Proofs
Spectral Manager for Press Profiling
Amongst the additional features is the ability to merge separations (such as P Blue CV & P Blue CVC) and most significantly the ability to also print what has been soft-proofed. This allows to produce a content proof which can be signed of and included in the job bag of pressman to be used when the job is printed on press.
Sophisticated User Friendly Tool Set
Visual Proof provides sophisticated (yet easy to use) tools for proofing jobs, which greatly increases the ability to check output prior to imaging. In doing so, users of Visual Proof Professional in the pre-press department can detect many more problems before exposing film, burning plates or worse still printing pages, thus saving valuable time and money.
Innovative Color Management Solution
The Color Management solution in Visual Proof is a completely new innovative method for generating color accurate soft proofs. It is easy to understand, easy to use and fast, which simply involves profiling the monitor, spectrally profiling the press, and profile adjustment.
Simple Press Profiling
Compare with traditional press profiling (ICC Profile), the process of spectrally profiling is very simple. It only taking a previously printed job and measuring only a small number of colors from the color bar around the outside of the job. No special test chart is required, it saves time and money as the press can continue printing real jobs. In addition, since only a small number of colors need to be measured, this can be done by hand in less than one minute with an inexpensive spectro-photometer.
Powerful Gamut Check Tool
Simply select the Gamut Check Tool from the main tools bar and Visual Proof will display any colors that are out of gamut in red
It may not be possible to accurately display all the colors in a job because some of them might be out of gamut for the monitor you are using. Knowing this is vital when signing off on a proof. With hard-copy proofing there is no way of knowing if any of the colors you are seeing are out of the gamut of the printer. Visual Proof however has a powerful Gamut Check Tool which allows you to instantly see which colors are out of the gamut of the monitor.