4 Proofing Solutions for a Remote Workflow
Many publishers are exploring monitor proofing to cut Postal costs and time spent shipping contract-quality proofs to the printer. Others are considering remote proofing for off-site viewing and collaboration. These solutions are cutting-edge and change quickly. The editors of PrintMedia magazine offer a sneak peak at two brand-new proofing solutions and two new versions of existing solutions on the market for 2005.
Monitor Proofing Goes LCD
Kodak Polychrome Graphics has launched the Matchprint Virtual Proofing System-LCD, its second-generation, SWOP-certified monitor proofing solution. The solution combines RealTimeProof with the color accuracy of the KPG Matchprint Virtual Proofing technology. It recently earned SWOP certification based on the use of four approved monitors: the Eizo ColorEdge 21-inch, Apple's Cinema Display 20-inch, a newer model of the Cinema Display 20-inch and Apple's Cinema Display 23-inch. It also comprises a Matchprint Virtual calibrator and the full suite of RealTimeProof Web-based proofing tools. The cost is $1,000 for the Matchprint Virtual LCD Software and Calibrator package, and a usage-based subscription to www.MatchprintVirtual.com.
View The Effects Of Specialty Varnishes In A Flash
Integrated Color Solutions has brought a new dimension to remote proofing with its new software plug-in, Flash Proof, for its Remote Director color proofing system. Flash Proof allows viewers to see the effects of different varnishes in a virtual light environment (by viewing how light reacts or reflects off the varnishes on screen, as if the image were being held in the viewer's hands).
A Remote Dialogue
Building on its soft proofing solution, Dalim Software introduced its new version 3.0 of DALiM DiALOGUE, with new job approval features for Mac OS X users. DALiM DiALOGUE provides users with an online facility for remote and collaborative viewing and soft proofing of high-resolution files via the Internet.
Lending Some Insite To Remote Proofing