March 13
Imation Matchprint Coming as to Canon BJC-8500 Printer
Enhanced proofing tool due in June

by David Nagel
Senior producer

Imation Corp., Oakdale, Minn., will offer its Matchprint inkjet system as an upgrade to the Canon BJC-8500 in June. The system helps improve output on inkjet printers for proofing in graphics and prepress environments. The Imation Matchprint Inkjet System includes Imation Matchprint Color RIP Software and Imation Matchprint Inkjet Commercial or Design Base media. Pricing will also be announced in the second quarter. The system is currently available for the Hewlett-Packard DesignJet ColorPro GA printer. Features include:

  • Ability to define user custom colors;
  • Ability to automatically proof files with up to 16 different color separations (CMYK plus twelve additional colors) ;
  • Compatible with standard ICC profiles;
  • Ability to fine-tune output to Imation pre-defined and optimized print and proof simulation targets;
  • Configurable autoprint folders, autorotation, and cropping;
  • Spools, RIPs and prints files simultaneously;
  • Spools three jobs simultaneously;
  • Shows traps and overprints;
  • Supports all paper trays and paper sizes, up to A3+ size or 13" x 19", for the Canon BJC-8500 printer.

Imation Matchprint Color RIP Software processes all major file types, including PostScript 2 and 3, PDF and CMYK and RGB TIFF. The RIP runs only on Windows NT systems, but the BCJ-8500 is compatible with Macintosh.

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