Using the new ChannelExtender functionality, you can use devicelink GMG OpenColor profiles to separate the whole design from RGB to your custom GMG OpenColor project directly in Adobe Photoshop. GMG OpenColor calculates the required separation profiles in advance and provides them to the plugin on request via a direct connection. (Requires a GMG OpenColor license and version 2.1.4 or higher.)
The example shows an ISO Coated target color space extended by Orange, Green, and Blue inks.
ChannelExtender example data.
On the left, you can see the original RGB image. On the right, the color boosted 7c image.
Expanded Color Gamut (ECG) printing, also referred to as Fixed Color Palette printing, uses a standardized ink set enhancing the color space to reproduce any color used in the design. In the plugin, up to three additional inks can be used. The inks need to be between the CMYK process colors, i. e. Red or Orange, Green, and/or Blue or Violet.
This method allows for a virtually unlimited number of colors in the design and also for nesting print jobs with different color channels, without changing the ink configuration of the printing machine.
Using ECG, design can be more eye-catching, resulting in highly saturated colors. The print result is closer to the original RGB design. As the ink setup is standardized, printers are saving on make-ready and ink costs.
Soft proofing: The new Work Preview functionality allows editing of the original document in RGB while providing a color accurate simulation of the print result. The Work Preview automatically uses the correct GMG OpenColor profile for the Adobe Photoshop Proof Colors functionality.
Please follow the link for more information: ChannelExtender: Separate RGB to Expanded Color Gamut (ECG)
- Spot color support, i. e. MinDot Adjust and MinDot Preview do now support CMYK + spot colors (any number).
- MinDot Preview does not add an entry to the Adobe Photoshop History anymore, as the preview does not alter the document.
- Set with Curve: Transfers all color values below the defined threshold to the printable tone value range while keeping details in the gradients. To avoid a visible edge and to keep details, a curve is applied to the clipped values and to the color values slightly above the threshold.
Please follow the link for more information: MinDot Adjust and Preview: Setting the Minimum Dot
FOGRA53 and FOGRA54 characterizations are now available for use with the ColorConversion feature.
FOGRA53 is a CMYK based and media neutral color exchange space that primarily serves color communication throughout the print production, including copy preparation, job assembly, proofing, and process color printing.
FOGRA54 characterizes a web offset heatset printing process using PS6 (super calendered uncoated SC-B) medium.