Imaging Technologies today announced development of RealProof 8500, a color proofing system for design firms, advertising agencies and prepress service bureaus. The new product will be on display at the Seybold San Francisco 2000 this week.
RealProof 8500 consists of three primary components integrated into one system: A color inkjet printer that can print full-bleed tabloid size images plus printing marks on almost any printing stock, a Raster Image Processing (RIP) station and a ColorBlind color management system.
RealProof 8500 includes a 6-color, 1,200 x 1,200 DPI inkjet printer based on MicroFine Droplet Technology from Canon. It will print on almost any stock and handles virtually any size, according to ITEC. The system includes ColorBlind MatchBox color management software for ICC profiling. The software allows profiling of users' input devices, monitors and the specific media being printed.
The image processing station includes an Adobe PostScript 3 interpreter that allows scaling, rotation and other transformations, as well as user-specified media.
ITEC will also be displaying its latest versions of ColorBlind, which have been released for Mac OS users. These offer improved speed, enhanced device profiling and support for a range of new measuring devices.
ColorBlind MatchBox 4.0 features improvements for Macintosh G4 running OS 9 and enhancements to the interface. In addition, a new "Profiler Plus" version is being introduced that allows existing MatchBox users to update the application so they can use other measuring instruments. An upgrade with a dongle will also be available for the user wishing to use the serial port where the ColorMouse is installed. MatchBox offers the following features:
For more information on other ColorBlind packages, see our Aug. 17 story here.
Pricing information on the RealProof 8500 was not available at press time. For more information, visit http://www.itec.net. The company will be at booth 1139 during the Seybold show.
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