Choose the version of PressSIGN you need
for larger enterprises with print sites or suppliers in multiple locations. Centralise all measurements with pressSIGN GPM Server. Set group-wide standards, custom spot colors & more.
Monitor and compare the performance of sites, presses, operators, shifts etc. GPM includes the same clients and capabilities as pressSIGN-Pro. Upload print standards, color libraries, client Names etc and distribute automatically.
standard edition - designed for basic process control curve export and of particular benefit in digital printing.
for those who want to ensure every print job meets the target standard. pressSIGN-Pro shows the operator how to adjust each ink key across the press. It enables export of tonal curves and provides powerful analysis tools to help improve quality and productivity.
for those specifying print. Set the standard along with any Pantone® or custom spot colors. Measure the sheet using pressSIGN-PrintBuyer to confirm it meets the print target requirements.
PressSIGN provides color measurement data to help to control the printing process on all forms of production printing including offset, gravure, flexo, screen and digital devices enabling consistently accurate color throughout the job. It displays press adjustment information targetting international or custom standards. Make-ready and preparation times are greatly reduced along with an improvement in print quality. Matching all international printing standards is easy. pressSIGN’s unique Dynamic Density Adjustment (DDA) makes matching spot and process solids simple. pressSIGN supports all major RIP formats. Exporting tonal curve adjustments to your RIP or PDF workflow is fast and effective. Consistently accurate color is easier to achieve, whatever the print process, whatever the number of colors, whatever the color bar.
Whatever your role in the color print process, pressSIGN will help you improve quality and productivity. All versions of the software share the easy to use interface which shows an overall percentage score and traffic light indicator of quality.
Print buyers can create print standards which include the target, the tolerances and the acceptable quality level. Print buyers can lock the standard and export it to their print supplier so both parties know what is required from the print job.
Operators enjoy the clear, single interface showing them how to adjust density to get to the lowest possible Delta E, either for each ink key across the press or averaged for the printed sheet.
PrePress departments can export tonal adjustment curves quickly to a wide variety of the most popular workflow & RIP formats, or the PDF workflow. In most cases without having to type in the adjustments manually and so maintaining production efficiency.
Print Managers use the analysis and reporting functions to monitor where problems arise and help resolve them. Reports show Job, Make-ready and Measurement times, enabling managers to compare the performance of different sites, presses, operators and shifts.
Dynamic density adjustment For traditional offset, flexographic and gravure printers, PressSIGN’s unique Dynamic Density Adjustment (DD) guides the operators to delta E. By measuring only one solid patch DDA dynamically responds to the current printing conditions accounting for paper, ink, chemistry and environment. - dry back compensation ensures the color is correct when the product arrives with the customer. All printers know there can be a color shift as the ink dries. pressSIGN users can quickly and easily compensate for this dry back for different in and paper properties both for process and spot colors. - dot gain/tone curve export pressSIGN offers 3 options for tonal curve calculation adjustments, traditional TVI (dot gain), 4CX (4 Color Exchange) and NPDC Neutral Print Density Curve for those familiar with GRACol G7 curves. - 4CX technology is a new way of achieving accurate grey balance using the data from ICC profiles and is of particular value with digital printing devices. Just apply the tonal curve adjustment recommended by pressSIGN to the RIP or PDF workflow and see the results - perfect grey balance. - spot colour libraries PANTONE ® libraries are included with all versions of pressSIGN plus the ability to create custom spot colors & libraries which can be exported and shared with other users. pressSIGN can monitor from 1 to 16 colours, spot or process. - soft proofing is included with pressSIGN-Pro and Trends clients. Compare on screen, the measured sheet with the print target. The soft proof window lets you see the impact the paper color has on the image even before you begin printing. See the difference between the printed sheet and the print target standard. The soft proof module also allows you to
pressSIGN is the most flexible tool, working with any press, color or color bar, for matching any printing standard, on any print system. Select any international standard based on ISO 12647, GRACol G7, SWOP, Japan Color or ISO 15339. New in version 8 is the abil- ity to target ISO 12674-7 for testing proofs. Create a new standard from an imported CMYK or multi-color ICC profile. Measure the press paper color and adjust the target based on the actual paper in use. Export the new ICC profile for use in proofing systems and design applications for a roundtrip color matched system - Design-proof-PrePress-press. Scan a measured press sheet to create a new custom standard. This is ideal for print re-runs or capturing a press pass.
ApressSIGN-PrintBuyer and pressSIGN standard edition work with X-Rite’s Eye-One/i1, SpectroEye, eXact, 530, Barbieri devices and the Konica Minolta FD-7. pressSIGN-Pro & GPM versions also drive X-Rite’s EasyTrax S, Intellitrax S, X-Rite eXact, Techkon SpectroDrive & SpectroJet and work with many press manufacturers and third party closed loop systems. PC & Mac mix and match clients & servers. pressSIGN works!