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pressSIGN® 11 - press measurement & verification software

pressSIGN® 11 - press measurement & verification software
pressSIGN® 11 - press measurement & verification software
pressSIGN® 11 - press measurement & verification software
pressSIGN® 11 - press measurement & verification software
pressSIGN® 11 - press measurement & verification software
pressSIGN® 11 - press measurement & verification software
pressSIGN® 11 - press measurement & verification software
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pressSIGN® 11 - press measurement & verification software
pressSIGN® 11 - press measurement & verification software
pressSIGN® 11 - press measurement & verification software
pressSIGN® 11 - press measurement & verification software
pressSIGN® 11 - press measurement & verification software
pressSIGN® 11 - press measurement & verification software
pressSIGN® 11 - press measurement & verification software
pressSIGN® 11 - press measurement & verification software
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  • Model: 40503
  • Weight: 0.50kg

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Description

pressSIGN 11 standard edition - measures and controls the printing process.

pressSIGN makes it easy to print to all the international printing standards - ISO 12647, GRACoL® G7®, SWOP, Japan Colour. pressSIGN is a GRACoL G7 Certified System.

Create your own print standards based on any ICC profile, CMYK and Multi-Colour, or by measuring a previously printed sheet.

Main features of pressSIGN 11 include:-

  • DDA - Dynamic Density Adjustment predicts the correct density adjustment
  • DDA Compensates for dry back
  • All international print targets supported - customise print targets
  • Auto Substrate Adjustment
  • Export Tonal Curves to RIP or PDF workflow
  • Choice of 3 tonal curve adjustments, TVI (dot gain), Neutral Print Density or 4CX grey balance technology
  • Includes PANTONE™ Libraries for spot colour printing add custom libraries
  • Support for range of spectrophotometers from X-Rite, Techkon, Barbieri and Konica Minolta
  • Manual or auto adjust print target according to paper colour
  • Colour bar generator - create any colour bar for CMYK + 12 spot colours
  • Generate measurement reports
  • Easy to read traffic light scoring system with default settings - fully user configurable

pressSIGN Print Targets

Users have many options when setting up print targets. All the following international standards are supported:

  • 12647-2
  • 12647-3
  • 12647-4
  • 12647-6
  • 12647-7
  • GRACoL G7
  • ISO 15339
  • ISO 15311
  • Japan Colour

In addition, a previously measured printed job can become a future target in pressSIGN. This makes it easy to match previously printed work.

Any CMYK or Multi-Colour ICC profile can be a print target.

Auto Substrate adjustment

Printers who are asked to print to international printing standards like ISO 12647-2 or GRACoL will often be asked to produce work on paper stocks that deviate from the standard. pressSIGN v 11 gives print buyers and printers the option of allowing pressSIGN to automatically amend the print target based on the substrate's white point.

Changing the white point target in response to paper colour gives a better visual representation of the original than sticking to a target whatever the paper colour is being used.

Traffic Light Scoring and Tolerances

The pressSIGN print targets incorporate all the required tolerances for identifying quality print. By default tolerances are based on ISO 12647 but these can be all customised.

pressSIGN's scoring system allows users to set an acceptable print score. Scores are colour coded making it easy to judge the quality of print.

Dynamic Density Adjustment

pressSIGN's unique Dynamic Density Adjustment (DDA) predicts the correct density adjustment showing operators how to achieve the lowest possible Delta E against the selected target.

All international printing standards set target L*a*b* colour values for the primaries (CMYK). pressSIGN converts these target colours into density settings that the press operator can use. See the pressSIGN main window above where pressSIGN DDA tells the operator that for the best results the magenta density needs to be increased by 5% , the yellow density needs 2% more but the cyan and black are as close to the standard as that ink, paper and press combination will allow.

pressSIGN DDA predicts the best density setting for spot colours as well. Add 5th or 6th spot colour to the job by selecting any colour from the built-in PANTONE™ Libraries or create your own libraries by measuring a colour patch or typing in a Lab value. pressSIGN will show you how to adjust the spot colour density to get the best possible match to the target colour.

Once pressSIGN has generated ideal target densities for this press sheet, these densities need to be applied across the width of the press sheet by the operator.

For a more sophisticated report see pressSIGN-Pro which tells the operator how to adjust the density of every ink key across the press to meet the L*a*b* value targets.

Compensate for Dry Back

pressSIGN's DDA compensates for the shift in colour as the ink dries. Dry back occurs in all printing processes to some extent. All international printing standards are based on how the customer receives the printed job not on how it comes off the printing device.

Export Tonal Curves

pressSIGN provides two options for exporting tonal curves; traditional TVI (dot gain) and 4CX (4 Colour Xchange) grey balance. All major RIPs are supported by pressSIGN so that there is no need to type in the tonal curve adjustments in the RIP. The amendments can be quickly imported into the RIP workflow.

For more details on 4CX please go to our dedicated page.

Spot Colour Printing

pressSIGN standard edition supports up to 16 colour printing - the CMYK process colours plus up to 12 spots.

The PANTONE™ libraries, including the latest 2019 colours, are included in pressSIGN. Make sure that the spot colour target is the spectral data provided by PANTONE™ rather than a faded book.

Users can create their own spot colour libraries by measuring a swatch, importing CGATs or CxF files or by typing in Lab values. These custom libraries can be imported and exported for sharing with other users.

Colour Bar Generator

pressSIGN users can generate any colour bar based on four process colours and two spot colours. Colour bars can be the full width of the press sheet (but pressSIGN standard will not show the individual ink zone adjustments). Colour bars can be multi-line allowing users to create bars such as FOGRA/UGRA media wedge or the GRACoL P2P. The target can be based on ISO 12647-7.

Supported Spectrophotometers

  • X-Rite, Eye-One Pro and i1 Pro 2
  • X-Rite 530, SpectroEye and eXact
  • X-Rite i1iO2 table and iSis 2 chart reader
  • Techkon SpectroDens and SpectroJet
  • Barbeiri SpectroLFP S3 and qb
  • Barbieri SpectroSwing and SpectroPad
  • ColorSentinel CS-110
  • Konica Minolta FD-7 and Myiro-1

Get More with pressSIGN Global Print Management Subscription Licenses!

In addition to all the features available with perpetual licenses, as described above, our GPM subscribers get the following extra, all while staying on the latest version;

  • Multi-Site capable SQL database
  • Job Synchronisation to a central GPM server
  • Shared Settings Synchronised from a central GPM server
  • PantoneLIVE support
  • Scheduled Email Reports
  • LIVE Dashboard web portal
  • 3rd party database access API
  • Upload to a brand’s Schawk! ColorDrive server
  • Upload to a brand’s X-Rite ColorCert ScoreCard server

Watch this short 2 minute video which gives an overview of pressSIGN GPM.


Download a demo version of pressSIGN


Download the PDF brochure Here.