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New Proofing Options
Kodak Polychrome Graphics announced its new 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.
Rampage Systems Inc. showed the latest version (v1.4) of its Rampage Remote, an Internet-based system for proofing and collaboration. Integrated with the Rampage workflow, Rampage Remote is free to those using the company's printing services, and has no varying usage fees based on the number of transactions, concurrent users or file size. It's an ICC-enabled soft proofing method based on calibrated monitors, which converts printer's spreads into reader's spreads and presents reviewers with a virtual book.
Integrated Color Solutions unveiled a software plug-in, Flash Proof, for its Remote Director color proofing system that allows viewers to see the effects of different varnishes in a virtual light environment (by viewing the interaction between substrate, coatings and lighting on screen). Using the Flash Proof plug-in, viewers can see how light reacts or reflects off specialty varnishes on screen, as if the image were being held in the viewer's hands.
Building on its soft proofing solution, Dalim Software demonstrated its new version 3.0 of DALiM DiALOGUE, featuring 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.