Designed to help print companies to calibrate equipment and maintain compliance to printing standards, the system can work across multiple print processes, including offset, digital and screen, thus enabling users to maintain colour consistency across these processes.
Differences in colour can have a huge effect on a finished product, so a good colour management system is essential, if print companies are to comply with standards such as ISO 12647-2. As well as improving the consistent look of print across multiple processes, such a system can also help print companies to retain customers and grow their businesses by up-selling to corporate brand owners, who regard colour consistency as critical.
XMF Colorpath comprises two main components, the first of which is XMF ColorPath Organizer, a set of colour management configuration tools that are included, as standard, in a new module within Fujifilm's XMF Workflow version 5. This module manages the application of colour profiles within the print production process.
The second component is XMF ColorPath Sync, a cloud-based colour management system for managing colour to the ISO 12647-2 standard across many different print devices. The solution is managed via a web browser, which even encompasses spectrophotometers, meaning that there is no further oftware to install. In addition to creating device link profiles to match ISO 12647-2, XMF ColorPath Sync will also check compliance to the standard and, when conditions such as variations in humidity or media stock cause devices to drift out of compliance, XMF ColorPath Sync will create on the fly colour corrections to accurately re-align the colour output.
When colour charts are measured by XMF ColorPath, delivery of colour measurements to the cloud is automatic, so too is the delivery of ISO TVI (Tonal Value Increase) curves directly into the RIPs that are used to drive the various printing devices. Most colour errors are thus effectively eliminated, reducing ink usage and XMF ColorPath also improves the automation and efficiency with which colour is managed across in-house print devices, or across multiple print locations.Fujifilm will be exhibiting on Stand No. 154For further information visit: www.fujifilm.co.uk/gs