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ColorBurst Ships X-Proof 3.0

RIP for Epson printers adds AutoSpot for Pantone colors, Rendezvous support By Dave Nagel
ColorBurst Systems (AKA Compatible Systems Engineering, or CSE) has released X-Proof 3.0, an application for printing to medium- and large-format Epson printers. The new version gains enhanced color and ink set support and speed improvements. It's available now for Mac OS X.

X-Proof is a tool designed specifically for printing to Epson large-format printers. It offers full ink control with Bezier curves for fine-tuning, neutral grayscale prints, a hot folder for printing across networks and direct printing from within major page layout and design applications. The new 3.0 version adds AutoSpot for optimized Pantone colors, quadtone ink set support, Rendezvous support with IP-based print spooling (replacing AppleTalk), IP connection testing, the ability to override sleep and hard disk spindown, 16-bit TIFF support, the ability to create files larger than 2 GB, printer testing and speed improvements. It also fixes a number of crash-related issues and other problems found in previous versions.

X-Proof 3.0 is available now for Mac OS X for $595 to $1,595, depending on the output device. For more information, visit

Contact the author: Dave Nagel is the editor and producer of Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; host of several World Wide User Groups, including Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop, Apple DVD Studio Pro, Mac OS, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Corel Painter, Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; and executive producer of the Digital Media Net family of publications. You can reach him at

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