Printers have always found it difficult to match designs that include spot colour tints. pressSIGN-Pro v 5.1 solves this problem allowing users to print consistently accurate spot colour tints.
The new version of pressSIGN-Pro features a brand new technology that utilises a mathematical assesment of the tonal curve.
The new technology, called Visual Linear Targeting, (VLT) shows the operator how to adjust the tonal curve based on a visual even tonal spread. VLT sets the tonal value target for any spot colour. Tints of spot colours print with a smooth transition throughout the tonal range. VLT prevents banding or stepping in the print process, giving a beautifully smooth rendition of the spot colour.
pressSIGN's VLT technology adjusts for the substrate and the nature of the ink colourants because it uses spectral data rather than density in calculating the tonal adjustment curve. This means effectively matching the colour despite changes in the paper colour or the use of different manufacturer's inks.
Ian Reid, Managing Director of Bodoni Systems, commented, " we are very excited about the introduction of VLT technology into the latest version of pressSIGN. Printers have been asking us for a solution that will help them produce the quality their customers demand in all aspects of spot colour printing. VLT reduces the preparation and make ready time for packaging printers in flexo, gravure as well as offset.
We are working with several printers on multi-colour printing techniques such as Hexachrome® and VLT technology makes six/seven colour wide gamut printing much more consistent and accurate."
pressSIGN 5.1 is a free upgrade for all users of pressSIGN v 5.
As well as using VLT technology to produce the correct curve adjustment pressSIGN-Pro 5.1 also allows the importing of tonal data to match previously printed jobs with spot colour tints.
Founded in 1990 Bodoni Systems has developed a number of innovative software products to meet the needs of both printers and print buyers. These include:-
pressSIGN-PrintBuyer for smaller companies who need to track the performance of their printed work.
pressSIGN Standard for monitoring and improving the performance of CMYK printing
pressSIGN-Pro for companies that need to ensure that every job on every press, from single colour to 16 colours, meets the highest possible print standard.
pressSIGN MSIS edition for monitoring and controlling multiple sites with multiple printing devices. pressSIGN MSIS is designed for large scale print operations and provides powerful reporting tools. pressSIGN MSIS used by some of the largest print buying organisations to maintain consistency and accuracy from all their suppliers.