soft proof

soft proof

[‚sȯft ′prüf]
(graphic arts)
An image shown on a calibrated monitor to evaluate graphic design.
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Saueressig's history includes the introduction of many patented rotogravure printing and finishing technologies such as exclusive 3D micro-embossing technology that offers protection from brand counterfeiting; VAT laser-etching; nanosecond 3D laser engraving on metal surfaces; and soft proof technology that depicts all finishes like coatings and embossing, SGK said.
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.
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.
After calibrating monitors and creating an accurate ICC-compliant profile, users will be able to soft proof on monitors and with ICC profiles, and produce matching prints.
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.
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.