Solutions Showcase: Digital Proofing Update
Solution: HP Designjet Z3100 Photo Printer is a 12-ink printer capable of attaining the gamuts outlined by SWOP, ISO, GRACoL, FOGRA and others. It features HP Vivera pigment inks, an embedded spectrophotometer, and may be purchased in a 24-inch- or 44-inch-wide configuration.
Pricing: From $3,395.
Solution: The HP Designjet Z6100 Printer features an embedded spectrophotometer, HP closed-loop calibration, and HP Vivera inks, which deliver a wide color gamut with neutral grays. It is available in 42-inch or 62-inch models.
Pricing: From $9,995.
Magazine publishing customers include: Not available
Contact: (800) 888-4431, HP.com
Integrated Color Solutions
Solution: RemoteDirector enables users to collaborate—in real-time—on digital proofs reviewed for both content and color. As the first monitor-based proofing system to be SWOP-certified, Remote Director guarantees that its proofs match the color-certification data sets used in publication production.
Pricing: Available as a hosted application—subscriptions start at $3,795/year. Also available as an enterprise-level hosted solution starting at $22,590/year, or as an enterprise-level locally installed solution starting at $37,500 per year.
Magazine publishing customers include: Hachette Filipacchi Media, Time Inc.
Contact: (212) 683-0585, ICSColor.com
Just Normlicht Inc.
Solution: AdJust Color Communicator 2 TNG Bundle comprises adJust monitor-calibration software and a Just Color Communicator2 viewing booth.
Pricing: $2,295 per unit, includes one software user license.
Solution: Just’s moduLights brings the lighting of a Just proofStation to any room, table or wall, allowing for hard and soft proofing virtually anywhere, including a cubicle.
Pricing: From $450.
Magazine publishing customers include: PrinOvis Group, Bertlesmann Group Worldwide, Time Inc., Gruner + Jahr Media
Contact: (267) 852-2200, Just-Normlicht.de
Kodak Graphic Communications Group
Solution: Kodak Approval NX and XP proofing systems create digital halftone, contract-level proofs. Users can proof spot colors on actual substrates to help predict how they’ll render on press.
Pricing: $99,000 (including laminator).
Solution: The Kodak Matchprint Inkjet 400 and 800 Proofing Solutions comprise a controller, four- or eight-up drop-on-demand inkjet printers (Epson Stylus Pro 7600/7800, 9600/9800 or HP Designjet Z2100), proofing software, optimized proofing media, workflow connectivity and more.
Pricing: $7,400 (400 model); $13,160 (800 model).
Solution: SWOP-certified Kodak Matchprint Virtual Technology is designed for accurate, consistent on-screen color using qualified LCD monitors. It enables one-button monitor calibration.
Pricing: Not a standalone product; may be added to the Kodak Smart Review System, which starts at $15,000, or to the Kodak Insite Prepress Portal, which starts at $13,500.
Magazine publishing customers include: Source Interlink Media, Condé Nast
Contact: (866) 563-2533, Graphics.Kodak.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.