soft proof

soft proof

[‚sȯft ′prüf]
(graphic arts)
An image shown on a calibrated monitor to evaluate graphic design.
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Pre-Production Soft Proofing: The ViewMate feature allows the user to easily view and soft proof plate images after RIP processing and before committing to plate.
Former president and head of the Phalange party Amin Gemayel told Al-Jazeera TV that Hizbullah Secrtary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah had shown soft proof and not clear evidence of Israel's involvement in the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.
This is where a hard or soft proof comes ill, to ensure the 'print for pay' will be paid.
The latest version now has new features that enable users -- including those using the Pantone Hexachrome ink set -- to create, edit, and soft proof up to eight-color output profiles.
Most importantly, its built-in 3D proofer renders an interactive soft proof with a 360-degree preview as well as accurate folding and unfolding animation of packaging designs and other 3D objects.
They also can place special furniture on the soft proof, such as alignment, to ensure that page files provided by outside customers are correctly positioned before imaging.
The digital visualization tool provides a soft proof of print and packaging designs with real-time editing capabilities.
The purpose of a printer-provided profile is so the photographer-artist can soft proof the image on the computer screen to get an idea of how it will look when printed.
Multiple users can simultaneously receive real-time production status updates, control print queues, review detailed job information, soft proof RIPped pages and approve pages for platemaking across the network.