soft proofing

soft proofing

Providing customers with a preview of printed output on screen rather than on paper. Soft proofing provides instant feedback and is useful when many color and content decisions need to be finalized before a hard-copy proof is created. If color match is important, a physical proof, whether traditional, digital inkjet or digital halftone is still necessary to run a job on press. See prepress proof.
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Approval Manager 2011 is unlike traditional soft proofing tools in that it focuses on automating the workflow of your team and how it interacts with reviewers to gather approvals, feedback, or variation selection.
The project includes replacement of main press controls, circumferential and sidelay motorization of four units, installation of six new operator consoles with automatic online soft proofing and supply of a comprehensive suite of management-system modules, including direct ink presetting, auto-impositioning and color advisory systems.
The companies say the new multicolor profiles can now be used with EFI technology to consistently optimize all aspects of packaging production, including display-based soft proofing, contract quality inkjet proofing and high resolution output.
Workgroups 2010 R2 includes over 150 new and enhanced features including major new additions to its workflow, file management, and soft proofing capabilities.
Key features of RipExpress II include an Adobe CPSI RIP, post-RIP hard and soft proofing, and fully automated post-RIP page pairing and imposition.
The purpose of soft proofing is to allow all levels of end-users to more easily use their color monitor to interpret color matches between originals and hard copy proofs.
Pdf proofing, also known as soft proofing, is a method in which the customer receives a pdf proof over the computer, instead of a hard copy.
Joseph, Mich., recently bought NewsXtreme for plate imposition, scheduling and soft proofing. The Herald-Palladium will use NewsXtreme's Plan Import feature to take in data automatically from its Managing Editor ALS to create product schedules.
Along with imposition and product planning, Light and Champion will gain efficiencies by soft proofing pages and plates as they move to CTP.
The three systems, which include RipExpress, Web soft proofing, PDF Mereger and PrintExpress Tracker modules, will offer a fast, flexible system capable of monitoring and reporting on key points in the production cycle, from page reception to output.
Multiple levels of in-line halftone dot soft proofing are included (also available with Internet soft proofing).