Solutions Showcase: Digital Proofing Update
Epson America Inc.
Solution: The Epson Stylus Pro 7600 and 7800 are 24-inch-wide devices. The 7600 offers 2,880 x 1,440 dpi resolution and BorderFree printing. It may be equipped with seven-color Epson UltraChrome Ink or six-color Epson Photographic Dye Inks. The 7800 features eight-color Epson UltraChrome K3 Inks and can print on roll-fed or cut-sheet media.
Pricing: Approximately $2,995.
Magazine publishing customers include: Not available
Contact: (800) 463-7766, Epson.com
Fujifilm Graphics Systems USA Inc.
Solution: The GRACoL 7- and SWOP-certified FinalProofGxT provides halftone-dot screening and contract proofs. FinalProof GxT expands the color gamut by imaging dot percentages of CMYK and spot-color donor for accurate spot-color matching.
Pricing: From $100,000.
Magazine publishing customers include: Time Inc.
Contact: (630) 259-7200, FujiFilmGS.com
Fusion Systems International
Solution: Publication Proofing System version 2.0 is a Web-based solution and core component of the Fusion Systems Workflow ESP automated prepress workflow, designed to work with any Harlequin-based RIP. Rasterized PDF files are created directly from plate separations to provide a press-accurate DotLocked preview, and post-RIP proofing via a Web browser.
Pricing: From $3,500.
Magazine publishing customers include: Shaw Newspapers, Cox Newspapers, Frederick News Post
Contact: (503) 261-7395, FusionSystems.com
Solution: GMG ColorProof is designed to manage digital inkjet proofing engines to produce digital contract color proofs matched to the actual printing press, supporting industry standards, such as ISO, GRACoL, SWOP and ICC profiles, all standard spot-color systems, and a range of file formats.
Pricing: From $2,200.
Magazine publishing customers include: Hearst Magazines, Elite Traveler
Contact: (781) 740-4077, GMGColor.com
GTI Graphic Technology Inc.
Solution: GTI offers a line of Soft-View Premier Desktop Viewers complete with digital dimming controls.
Pricing: From $1,615.
Solution: GTI’s Professional Desktop Viewers offer desktop color viewing in a variety of formats.
Pricing: From $380.
Magazine publishing customers include: Time Inc., Hearst Publications, Condé Nast Publications, Meredith Corp., Rodale Inc.
Contact: (845) 562-7066, GTILite.com
- Agfa Graphics
- Canon U.S.A. Inc.
- CGS Publishing Technologies International
- Dalim Software
- Epson America Inc.
- Fusion Systems
- Fusion Systems International
- GMG Americas
- GTI Graphic Technology Inc.
- Hachette Filipacchi Media
- Hearst Corp.
- Integrated Color Solutions
- Just Normlicht
- Meredith Corp.
- People Magazine
- Rolling Stone
- Time Inc.