||Other separation software
Prepress Technologies, of Carlsbad, Calif., produces a software product
for color separation called SpectreSeps Pro. Designed to provide the same
quality color separations possible with conventional drum scanners, SpectreSeps
allows the operator to control every nuance of color in the conversion.
This color separation product is designed to convert RGB to CMYK. The source
of the RGB may be a Photo CD disc, a scanner, a CD-ROM, or a document from
another program such as Adobe Photoshop. The product performs automatic
enter-white and enter-black on any image, and can make a color separation
correctly for any printing process.
SpectrePrint Pro offers batch processing capabilities, making light work
of multiple image separations for improved productivity.
The firm also sells a limited edition of the product called Colegro .
Color Access is from Pixel Craft, a division of Xerox Corp. Based on the
color separation requirements of professional color scanners, the product
delivers bright, clean color separations from RGB files. The source can
be any application that creates RGB files. The program provides control
over dot gain, paper combinations, and process ink contamination.
Electronics For Imaging Cachet
Cachet software is another color separation tool designed for critical color
results in print. Based on the Electronics for Imaging (EFI) patents for
color management, Cachet software produces excellent color separations with
concern for the printing process planned.
Cachet software allows the user to view variations on color, clipping areas,
and tonal compression. Included with the program are output profiles for
a variety of printing processes including SWOP, SNAP, and a range of European
and Asian standards. In addition, a series of profiles is provided for proofing
devices like the family of Kodak XLS Digital Printers.
Color Separation Tables for Adobe Photoshop from EFI
For those who like the quality of color separations from EFI's Cachet software
but prefer to work in Photoshop, Cachet's mathematical tables can be purchased
as Color Separation Tables for Adobe Photoshop. These tables can be loaded
into Photoshop's Color Separation Tables window, adding EFI color functions
to Adobe Photoshop software.
FSI Software from Columbia, Georgia, has produced The Kolorist, which claims
to be the only 100-percent mathematical solution to color separation It
features many of the controls found on drum scanners such as ink contamination
control, undercolor removal, gray-component replacement, and dot gain compensation.
The Kolorist is available for both Macintosh and Windows computer platforms,
and performs admirably on either.
Photone Prepress software
Photone Prepress software provides a comprehensive approach to color separation,
with applications and test documents for the calibration of imagesetters
and printing presses and various paper and ink combinations.
Photone software has batch processing capability, and includes a series
of built-in color separation press tests which can be used to obtain closed-loop
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