The Color Management is a crucial resource for graphic companies that allows you to optimize the procedure of internal work, reducing the time, cost and allowing you to get the best result that the peripheral or the press that we have offer.
Color management within the business workflow involves the creation of color profiles for the devices in the company, starting from the monitors, printers to the printing presses.
The ColorManagement is then applied to all devices and business workflows , optimizing production , in this regard it is necessary to develop a training strategy for technicians who need to manage your documents.
Implementation of FM capability
While preparing a product with the stocastic capability you need to implement it in the production flow, in particular checking the plate, the press, the characterization and the printing machine. The color flow will end when all the processes will be synchronized with FM Capability and files will be generated considering all the variables.
CTP system check
It is essential within the workflow of a printing company to be sure that what is produced in the plate is always correct and consistent. For this reason it is necessary to normalize the output of the CTP, as required by international standards and according to those which are the characteristics and needs of the press.
The linearization of the CTP, through the instrumental measurement using control bar, allow you to reach this goal.
Monitor calibration & check
Monitor calibration & check is the starting point for the color management of your company. We can obtain a screen representation that looks like the printed one using the most modern & efficient solutions referring to ISO 12646. During the process we will check also the ambient light (ISO 3664)
FOGRA has defined a procedure for the certification of color proofing. ColorConsulting is a Fogra member and follow the material testing process, device and system calibration/profiling, to ensure the certification according to the ISO 12647-7 standard. The certification of proofing is an element that shows the quality of your products .
Printing machine check up
Using our tests we check the condition of the printing machine. We examine all the components of the machine to standardize the process. The control of the machine is recorded in detailed reports. The results obtained facilitate control and comparison to check the maintenance of the results. The control procedure can be performed using the procedures studied by ColorConsulting or the one defined by manufacturers.
Implementation of PDF-X flow
PDF – X is the ISO standard for the management of PDF files for graphics companies . The generation of a standard PDF file needs settings and working preferences on your applications . A standard file is defined by the rules and it is necessary to decrease problems related to improper management of documents. PDF X -1a ; PDF X – 3 ; PDF X – 4 ; PDF X – 5 , the choice between these different versions is linked to your workflows.
Digital printer linearization & profiling
The digital printing process requires periodic controls and the creation of specific ICC profiles for the device in use. Digital printers, both inkjet and lasers, are often equipped with generic ICC profiles, which doesn’t gives quality results. The consulting activity involves the creation of ICC color profiles for different supports and the control of color management working procedures.