National proofing sales manager of Kodak GCG, Jarrod White, says certification of the Matchprint Inkjet Proofing System with 3DAP, reflects Kodak’s commitment to offering colour proofing systems that perform to the highest industry standards.
“The certification assures advertisers, prepress suppliers, magazine publishers and printers of the system’s ability to deliver a ‘match’ to current heatset web offset print conditions in the Australian market,” he says.
In addition to the 3DAP recognition, Matchprint inkjet proofers also offer a unique option in the new Certified Process for Colour Confirmation. This checks that the proof was generated according to in-house or industry colour standards, helping press operators and print buyers communicate and confirm colour expectations before going to press.
It also confirms that the correct profile was used in the proofing process and that the proofer was correctly calibrated, providing assurance well beyond checking the colour bar alone. If all checks are met, a proof-specific certification label with the Certified Process stamp is printed and applied to the proof, for visible confirmation of correct colour.
The Matchprint Inkjet Proofing system integrates the latest inkjet printers with Kodak workflow connectivity and colour control. Using the powerful Kodak-developed proofing software, including innovative screening and calibration technologies, customers benefit from colour accuracy, enhanced image smoothness, quick calibration tools and direct connectivity to Prinergy and Brisque workflow software.
Offering an easy-to-use interface like the popular Veris proofer the Matchprint Injet Proofing system is compatible with both Integris and Matchprint media. It includes a full line of Matchprint inkjet proofing media for high quality colour, content, imposition and two-sided proofing.
According to White, the Matchprint inject proofer gives the graphic arts community and publishers greater versatility in the production process of colour images and allows the fast and accurate production of proofs with consistent colour.
“Graphic designers will find the Matchprint inkjet desktop proofer optimal for achieving more predictable colour earlier in the production process, while creative agencies will enjoy the Kodak colour performance as much as its small footprint,” says White.
“Brand owners, agencies, publishers and commercial printers seeking inkjet proofing solutions that provide ease of use, integrate with their existing creative applications, and deliver consistent and accurate colour matching, are sure to be impressed with the fast and accurate printer calibration that ensures consistency from proof to proof and proofer to proofer,” he says.
Kodak is the world’s foremost imaging innovator, providing leading products and services to the photographic, graphic communications and healthcare markets. With sales of $14.3 billion in 2005, the company is committed to a digitally oriented growth strategy focused on helping people better use meaningful images and information in their life and work.