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Palermo uses reliable ColorLogic tools for highly specialized work

Palermo is a 40 year old technology firm handling various print production processes including prepress and digital offset, as well read more…

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The dream of a pre-press expert: CoPrA and ColorAnt at service for Scancolor

Scancolor Reprostudio GmbH was founded 25 years ago in Leipzig, Germany and employs 10 people. The company focuses on images, read more…

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New functionalities and bug fixes in CoPrA 4.1.1

A serious error in the measurement data correction for RGB printer profiles has been corrected. (Ticket # 177647) Errors in read more…

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UBISOFT uses ColorLogic for their Prepress needs

UBISOFT is among the top 5 video game publishers in the world and is a satisfied ColorLogic user taking advantage read more…

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New Features and Bug Fixes in ColorAnt 3.2.2

The installer of ColorAnt 3.2.2 comes with the latest version of UPPCT v2.3.5 that supports X-Rite eXact instrument. The Comparison tool read more…

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New features and bug fixes in ZePrA 4.7.3

The latest Callas PDF library version 9 for flattening of transparencies has been integrated. The inversion of inline Gray images read more…

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Optimized printability for neutral image areas

ColorLogic’s  ‘PSOcoatedv3_GCR_ColorLogic.ICC’ Printer Profile This profile is an alternative to the ICC profile ‘PSOcoated_v3‘ from ECI. It is based on FOGRA51 read more…

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Bug fixes in ColorAnt 3.2.1

Manual editing of a channel by typing in a new LAB value in Edit Primaries works properly. Fixed a crash of read more…

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Graphics Eujoa, S.A., trust ColorLogic with their company’s color management needs

Today’s printing market can be challenging especially with the ever changing needs that requires flexibility and specialized solutions. We spoke read more…

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Bug fixes in ZePrA 4.7.2

Fixed unwanted conversion of separation color space Black during transparency reduction in cases where the color Black is defined with read more…

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backesDruck sees clear advantages in using ColorLogic’s CoPrA

Interview with Frank Dröge, Manager Prepress at backesDruck in Langenfeld, Germany   When did you start using ColorLogic’s CoPrA? After read more…

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Bug fixes in ZePrA 4.7.1

Fixed conversion of repeatedly used forms with different color settings in the graphic state but no color setting in the read more…

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Bug fixes in CoPrA 4.0.1

Added support for one color multi channel profiles in Image Conversion. Fixed encryption of serialized profiles. It could have happened read more…

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Link Tool Updated

The Link tool has been redesigned and one new option added. There are three options available now in the Link read more…

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Channel re-ordering in Edit Primaries

The Edit Primaries tool can be used to exchange, add and delete channels in a measurement data file. With ColorAnt read more…

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Support loading and displaying of CxF/X-4 data

The CxF3 file format has been supported since a longer time in ColorAnt already. With ColorAnt 3.2 we support to read more…

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Further enhancements in ColorAnt 3.2

The quality of the core technologies Correction, Smoothing and Rescaling has been improved. For example Smoothing with a 100% slider read more…

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New UPPCT 2.3.4 measuring tool

The new UPPCT supports a few more languages. It supports now Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian and Czech languages, too. Not all read more…

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Bug fixes in ColorAnt 3.2

The Tone Value tool has been fixed for Correction according to TVI targets. The Tone Value tool has been fixed read more…

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New features in ZePrA 4.7

Since ZePrA 4 you can share DeviceLink settings between CoPrA and ZePrA so that ZePrA can build DeviceLinks on-the-fly with read more…

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Bug fixes in ZePrA 4.7

Several issues when rasterizing PDF files in configuration with RGB Document and Target profiles have been fixed. Quality issues when read more…

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Creation of Correction DeviceLink Profiles

If an updated printer profile has been created using the tool Update Profile a corrected DeviceLink profile can be created read more…

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Integration of the Reprofiling Technology in CoPrA 4

Reprofiling is a term we have introduced in our product DocBees-Repofiler to describe an innovative profiling approach that does not read more…

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CoPrA 4′s Recalculate Module

The Update Profile functionality will optimize and maintain the quality of daily print production with updated printer profiles. But you read more…

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Other improvements in CoPrA 4

CoPrA 4 has an improved GamutMapping. Especially for small, mal formed and “strange” color spaces which are more common in read more…

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Bug Fixes in CoPrA 4

Manual typing of a TAC value in the number field under Blackpoint and TAC will not change the Black TAC read more…

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Introduction to the Tool ‘Update Profile’

The tool Update Profile allows you to create optimized ICC printer profiles for RGB, CMYK and Multicolor color spaces, without read more…

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Updating Printer Profiles

Printer profiles need to be updated when colors change in order to ensure a consistent color reproduction. A printer profile read more…

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Recalculation of DeviceLink Profiles

Existing DeviceLink profiles can be adapted to new source or destination profiles using the module Recalculate. This function is especially read more…

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Bug fixes in ZePrA 4.6.3

Fixed the bug introduced in version 4.6.2, that profile lists were not updated automatically. When ZePrA was started with empty read more…

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Support of correction DeviceLinks and updated profiles from CoPrA 4

The Update Profile module in CoPrA 4 and later will be able to update profiles based on a few measurements read more…

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Enfocus Switch – new ZePrA script officially released

The most recent ZePrA script (version 4) for Enfocus Switch is available from the Crossroads webpage now. Therefore there is read more…

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Recommended number of patches for test chart creation

The following table shows the number of patches for various color spaces that are required as a minimum to create read more…

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ZePrA and Reprofiler at CS Labels Ltd. in the UK

When it became the beta site for Xeikon’s latest high speed web press, CS Labels knew it needed to up read more…

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Bug fixes in ZePrA 4.6.1

Fixed undesired modifications of cut contour lines after flattening. Fixed issues with option Preserver Overprint Appearance. Fixed the bug that read more…

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Update of UPPCT v2.3.3

Fixed the bug that unplugging a measurement instrument while measuring results in a serious error. Fixed the bug that sometimes read more…

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Complete overhaul of the measurement data report generation

The dialog before creating the data reports as PDF or XML file have been changed. The dialog new with added read more…

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Reordering measurement data

ColorAnt 3.1 enhances the capability to create and reorder test charts for 3rd party tools with the Swap Rows with read more…

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Combine separate reference and measurement data

Another similar task to the reordering is that some third party tools save the measurements without the reference data. Without read more…

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Extensions to the Edit Primaries tool

The Edit Primaries tool works with spectral data and uses complex mathematical calculations. This may take a little while especially read more…

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Enhancements of the White Correction tool

The White Correction tool is predicting the impact of paper white changes to the measured values of a test chart. read more…

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Improved CxF support

The CxF3 file format is predominantly used for exchanging spot colors. ColorLogic has improved the CxF3 import filters to be read more…

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Additional improvements in ColorAnt 3.1

A new feature, Clear entries, has been added to the list File/Open Recent. ColorAnt remembers the last 20 files. With read more…

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Bug fixes in ColorAnt 3.1 and 3.1.1

Bug fixes in ColorAnt 3.1 Error message when trying to use the CIE Conversion tool have been fixed. When creating read more…

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Enhanced RIP Compatibility with ZePrA 4.6

ZePrA converts all objects, including vector shading, with the highest accuracy and 16-bit precision. Every shading created based on a read more…

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New DeviceLinks in DLS-Manager v1.2 – FOGRA51/52

The ECI (European Color Initiative) released for new printer profiles: PSO Coated V3 and PSO Uncoated FOGRA52. PSO Coated V3 read more…

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Update of the ZePrA configurator for Enfocus Switch

A new ZePrA configurator for Enfocus Switch is available: ColorLogic~ZePrA v4.enfpack. The new version 4 replaces the existing configurator (version read more…

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Additional improvements in ZePrA 4.6

The warning message Conversion setting is disabled in the tab Images has been replaced by a more understandable dialog differentiating read more…

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UPPCT version 2.3.2

An updated version of the measuring application UPPCT for measuring test charts and spot colors integrated in the installer of read more…

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Bug fixes in ZePrA 4.6

PDF files with objects with invalid references in the Color Space resources have led to a general PDF error message read more…

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Tutorial: Creating a DeviceLink Profile

The following tutorial explains the creation of the DeviceLink profile ‘ISOcoated_v2_to_PSOcoated_v3_DeviceLink.icc‘ for the conversion of ‘ISO Coated v2′ to ‘PSO read more…

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Bug fixes in ZePrA 4.1.6

PDF files with objects with invalid references in the Color Space resources have led to a general PDF error message read more…

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Introduction to ZePrA 4.5

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ZePrA 4.5 is major release which includes several improvements, bug fixes and three major improvements: Major improvements to converting PDF files that read more…

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Resolving overprint challenges with ZePrA 4.5

The spot color module in ZePrA 4 offers excellent quality for color conversion of spot colors to process colors. Nevertheless, read more…

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New calculation methods for spot colors

The Calculation method defines how ZePrA converts spot colors, combinations of spot colors and process colors, or several spot colors to the read more…

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Other new features in ZePrA 4.5

Beside the major improvements of ZePrA 4.5 listed in the introduction there are several other enhancements. New features are documented read more…

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Bug fixes in ZePrA 4.5

A non-informative error message when loading expired or false licenses in the Register dialog has been fixed. Pixel files with read more…

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Bug fixes in ZePrA 4.1.5

Preprocessing has been added to improve Transparency flattening. Undefined images now use the ICC profile defined in the Image tab. read more…

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The Tab Black Generation: Black Point and TAC

The Total Area Coverage (TAC) and the TAC for the black point (Black-TAC) can be defined under Black Point and read more…

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New Profile Report features and profile quality improvements

The PDF Profile reporting for multicolor printer and DeviceLink profiles has been improved. CoPrA 3.3 adds more accurate visual color read more…

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Bug fixes in CoPrA 3.3

Crashes of CoPrA in combinations of imported profile settings and clicking the Home button have been fixed. Several issues importing read more…

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Bug fixes in ColorAnt 3.0.1

Chart width in the two Presets we deliver in the Export Chart tool. This allows for better reading with the read more…

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One license file for Multi-User system

ColorLogic CoPrA 3.3 and ColorAnt 3.01 include a feature to streamline administrating and loading license files for multiple users on read more…

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Bug fixes in ZePrA 4.1.3

Bug fix: Job fails with an error during transparency reduction when the document color space was neither CMYK or RGB. read more…

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Bug fixes in CoPrA 3.2.3

The Highlights option First Printed Tone available in the Printer Profiling module has been improved to work for multi color read more…

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Bug fixes in ZePrA 4.1.2

Transparency reduction (flattening) has been improved. In addition, a warning message now appears when the transparency blending space on page read more…

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Edit Primaries

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The Edit Primaries tool allows the user to add, remove and exchange primaries or the paper/substrate into an existing measured read more…

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Export Chart

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The Export Chart tool allows to create test charts based on device color values, which can be stored as TIFF read more…

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Custom Chart

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To define a custom test chart for profiling a reference file containing the device data for the color space is read more…

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CIE Conversion

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The CIE Conversion tool allows changes to the Observer from a standard 2 Degrees to a 10 Degrees observer and read more…

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New version of UPPCT v2.3

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The latest installers of the ColorLogic products contain a new version of the measurement software UPPCT version 2.3. The Windows read more…

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Creating DeviceLink Profiles: Introduction

DeviceLink profiles offer some advantages in comparison to usual device profiles: DeviceLink profiles contain the conversion tables of the two read more…

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From prototyping to final prints – Impresiones y Prototipos, s.l. trust ColorLogic for all their color management needs

To satisfy the ever changing requirements of the printing industry you need flexible and yet still specialized solutions to address read more…

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Creating testcharts and measurement data for X-Rite i1iO and iSis

In case you wish to use our reference files to generate testcharts for X-Rite i1iO and iSis please use the read more…

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Bug fixes in ZePrA 4.1.1

Fixed stability problems in situations with many hot folders and high traffic. Fixed stability problems with Enfocus Switch workflows where read more…

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Preferences

Use the ColorAnt Preferences to define the general behavior of the application. Display Density defines the method for calculating and read more…

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Protected Mode with password option

With the Protected mode in the Preferences you prevent intentional or unintentional changes in both configurations, queues, licensing and other read more…

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Optimization of the transparency reduction

Conversions have been optimized for both a flattened or a rasterized file with ZePrA’s Transparency reduction feature to achieve the most read more…

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Performance optimizations

The calculation of spot color conversions is associated with high mathematical effort which led to a noticeable loss of time read more…

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Support of multi-spectral data in ZePrA

In the spot color module of ZePrA 4.1, CXF3 files with multiple spectral data are supported during import of spot read more…

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Use of ColorLogic rendering intents instead of using perceptual rendering intent

Customers using SmartLink who have already created configurations with the previous version, will see after updating to version 4.1 some read more…

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Improvements of the Workflow Validator feature

The Workflow validation introduced with ZePrA 4.0 will help you to keep your configurations in perfect condition and will warn you read more…

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Optimizations of downsampling and sharpening

The highly used function to downsample and optionally sharpen high-resolution images in Configuration/Options has been improved. The new scaling method read more…

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Converting of spot colors without spot color library

In the Configuration tab Convert spot colors, it is now possible to convert a spot color with desired target values read more…

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Bug fixes in ZePrA 4.1

On the Mac it confused some users that an additional ZePrA program icon occurs if ZePrA was activated through the read more…

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Bug fixes in the Spot Color Module

The error that duplicates of spot colors are accidentally created when importing configurations with spot colors on an already existing read more…

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Background information on multiple spectral data

Since the introduction of ISO 13655:2009 more and more spectrophotometers with the defined measurement conditions M0, M1, M2 and M3 read more…

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Background information on using extended ZePrA rendering intents in combination with SmartLink

The extended rendering intents of ZePrA avoid incompatible color conversions which may result if the tables for the source and target read more…

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Features in DocBees Reprofiler 1.8

Key features in DocBees Reprofiler 1.8: The profiling engine has been updated with the same profiling technology as CoPrA 3.0 read more…

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Improved Image Conversion feature for multicolor target color spaces

  The Image Conversion feature in CoPrA supports the JPEG, TIFF and PSD file formats. Not all file formats support read more…

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Bug fixes in CoPrA 3.2.2

The Highlights option in the Printer Profiling to simulate the first printed tone contained an unsupported additional option (Printed Tone read more…

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Creating Printer Profiles: The Option ‘Highlights’ for Simulating the First Printed Tone

In flexo printing the first printed tone is often subject to a rather high tone value increase. Additionally, in some read more…

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Simplified black point calculation

A new feature has been implemented in the Printer Profiling module. The Black Point is automatically calculated and displayed for read more…

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Dependency between the Exceptions Gray and White in Soft Proofs

The rendering intent Absolute Colorimetric is often used for soft proofs in order to determine how printed colors will be read more…

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Bug fixes in CoPrA 3.2.1

The error that the calculated Black Point was not displayed in the user interface for CMYK and Multicolor printer profiles read more…

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Measuring software UPPCT version 2.2

Besides some minor bug fixes and stability improvements, a new feature to validate the measurements has been implemented in UPPCT read more…

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News and bug fixes in ColorAnt 2.2.1

Support for new dongles Fixed bug when importing CxF files containing more than one color value of the same type read more…

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The new ZePrA 4 is “running” at the German alprinta GmbH

The latest version 4 of the high-performance color server ZePrA, developed by the German ColorLogic GmbH, has successfully passed its read more…

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New exception 400% Black to Black

For DeviceLink Profiling Exceptions play an important role for the purity of colors and to obtain special effects. The Exceptions read more…

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Improved sorting and displaying of ICC profiles

ICC profiles shown in the choosers of CoPrA and in ProfileManger are shown in sections according to their color space, read more…

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