Category Archives: CoPrA4

Optimized Printability for neutral Image Areas

ColorLogic’s Printer Profile ‘PSOcoatedv3_GCR_ColorLogic.ICC’ explained This profile is an alternative to the ICC profile ‘PSOcoated_v3‘ from ECI. It is based 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Provided Test Images (EditCharts)

Compilation of Suitable Test Images The motifs of a test image play a central role for the creation, control and read more…

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Visual Tools for the Editing of DeviceLink Profiles

Existing DeviceLink profiles can be edited in CoPrA to quickly achieve good results in applications with special requirements. To create read more…

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Creating New Printer Profiles: The Tool ‘New Printer Profile’ from the Sidebar

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Loading Measurement Data or Measuring Test Charts Every printer profiling requires a test chart containing various color patches of the read more…

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Automatic update check

The automatic update check ensures that your copy of CoPrA will always be up-to-date. Therefore, it frequently checks for new read more…

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Preferences: Adjust CoPrA to your requirements

Basic options, such as view, report settings or the location of profiles can be set under Preferences. View: Here you read more…

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Modify color appearance by using an additional profile

When creating a DeviceLink profile this option allows you to incorporate a correction by using an additional profile (for example read more…

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Creating DeviceLink profiles: Selecting Source and Target Profiles

A DeviceLink profile converts a predefined color transformation directly from source to target in a single profile. Every color value read more…

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Creation of Multicolor-to-Multicolor DeviceLink profiles

CoPrA makes it possible to create Multicolor-to-Multicolor DeviceLink profiles in the DeviceLink Profiling module. You can use all the options read more…

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Creating DeviceLink profiles: Selecting Presets

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Under Setting you can select a suitable predefined setting for the creation of the DeviceLink profile from the drop-down menu. read more…

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The Tab ‘Exceptions’ in DeviceLink Profiling

Exceptions are used to specifically influence color conversions of special colors. If source and target colors in a color conversion read more…

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Editing of DeviceLink Profiles: Customize Source and Target Colors in Test Images (EditCharts)

To incorporate any desired color transformation into a DeviceLink profile, like general corrections or selective color corrections, this color transformation read more…

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Printer Profiling: Creating Customized Printer Profiles by using Edited Test Images (EditCharts)

Customized printer profiles can be created without measurement data by using edited test images (EditCharts) for profiling. For example, in read more…

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Using Multicolor Test Charts

To create multicolor profiles various test charts (multichannel Photoshop PSD files) with associated reference files are available for measuring in read more…

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Loading measurement data

CoPrA can work with all types of test charts and layouts. However, special test charts are required for creating multicolor read more…

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Share CoPrA’s DeviceLink Settings with ZePrA

The SmartLink method in ZePrA allows to calculate the necessary DeviceLink and/or SaveInk profiles for the conversion of PDF files read more…

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Import, Export or Cleanup of Profile Settings

Profile settings for printer, DeviceLink and SaveInk profiling can be selected in the drop-down menu Setting. CoPrA Basic allows you read more…

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Creating Printer Profiles: Measurement Processing

When creating or updating printer profiles it may be necessary to optimize the measurement data. The Measurement Processing in CoPrA read more…

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Perceptual Rendering

Depending on the purpose of the profiling task, it can make sense to use different versions of gamut mapping. For read more…

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Rendering

Every DeviceLink profile contains one rendering intent. In addition to the choice of the standard rendering intents – Perceptual, Relative read more…

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The Multicolor Mode

Multicolor Mode determines how colors will be built up in individual separations. The Multicolor Mode is available in printer profiling read more…

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Black Generation Mode & GCR options

The Mode chooser allows to globally set the separation method used. The following options are available: Auto selects a medium read more…

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The Tab Black Generation: Settings for Black Calculation

Under Black Point and TAC you can define the overall Total Area Coverage (TAC) and the TAC for the black read more…

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The Tab Black Generation: Black Generation and Black Control Range

Black Generation Various modes for black generation are available for both the creation of printer profiles as well as the read more…

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Preview profile for DeviceLink and multicolor profiles

One of the most powerful and useful features introduced with CoPrA 2 with respect to DeviceLink creation is the ability read more…

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Settings to apply preview profiles in Photoshop

How to apply Preview Profiles for DeviceLink conversions in Adobe Photoshop: Open the original image data that you want to read more…

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Using Multicolor Preview Profiles in Photoshop

Working with Preview Profiles for Multicolor Printer profiles in Adobe Photoshop: Open the original imagefile, which you want to convert read more…

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Options for Profile Calculations

The Profile Creation page for DeviceLink, Editing, SaveInk and Printer Profiling basically operate the same. Sometimes depending on the modules read more…

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Batch Overview

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Batch processing in CoPrA allows profiles to be calculated while more profiles are being prepared in parallel. Advantages of Batch read more…

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Sidebar

The Sidebar consists of the following points: Printer Profiling – Create printer profiles with a variety of options Create DeviceLink read more…

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What’s Included

What’s included with CoPrA: CoPrA software Additional software: Profile Manager (integrated into CoPrA), ColorAnt and UPPCT (for measuring Testcharts) USB read more…

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Creating customized DeviceLink Profiles by using edited Test Images (EditCharts)

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One of the most powerful features of CoPrA is the ability to create customized DeviceLink profiles based on individually adapted read more…

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Using Profile Manager

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The Profile Manager tool has been integrated in the CoPrA package. It allows to directly view, organize, analyze, compare or read more…

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Filters

Filter the profiles from the Profile List with the help of various parameters. You can filter the “Device Class” to read more…

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Profile List

The list is updated automatically (not just at startup, but each time the program is brought to the foreground). The read more…

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Action buttons below the Profile List

Delete: The selected profile is deleted. Duplicate: This creates a copy of the selected profile. Set as reference: The selected read more…

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General

The General tab is divided into three sections: Description (here, a new internal name for the profile can be defined, read more…

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Curves

The Curves tab displays according to the selection from the drop-down menu matching the appropriate Device Link… or device link… read more…

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Gamut

The Gamut Tab shows either a 2D… …or 3D… …representation of the selected profile.   The representation varies according to read more…

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Colorants

The Colorants tab shows (if available for multicolor profiles and MC DeviceLinks) the color tables (Colorants) of the profile. Both read more…

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Workflow

As a user of ColorLogics ColorServer ZePrA you surely appreciate the Workflow tab in ProfileManager. The Workflow tab automatically sets read more…

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Using the Tool ‘Image Conversion’

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CoPrA is able to convert PSD, TIFF and JPEG files using created ICC device profiles or DeviceLink profiles. This function read more…

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CoPrA’s Interface

All of CoPrA’s tools can be accessed from one location. CoPrA’s interface is operated through a navigation panel to quickly read more…

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Installation

Mac OSX - 10.7 or later – (Intel only) Windows - Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 Installers for read more…

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Demo license request

ColorLogic products (CoPrA, ZePrA, ColorAnt) allow users to request a demo license for 14 days for software evaluation. Note: The read more…

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License details

A computer-based license refers to a the specific computer on which the software (CoPrA, ZePrA, ColorAnt) was installed and can be read more…

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Menubar

Under Navigation you will find Shortcuts to the different Modules of CoPrA In Tools you can import, export or cleanup read more…

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Custom Exceptions

Exceptions ensure that special properties of the SaveInk profile are preserved. Preserve 0% black: ensures that areas consisting of CMY without read more…

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Profile Reports

Profile Reports can easily be created automatically when calculating a profile. Activate the checkbox Create Profile Report (as shown below) and read more…

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System Requirements

Windows® Microsoft® Windows® 10, Pro or Home Microsoft® Windows® 8, Pro or Home Microsoft® Windows® 7, Home Premium, Business or read more…

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What is CoPrA?

ColorLogic philosophy toward color management tools is a simple set of tools with highly powerful options. CoPrA will produce high read more…

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SaveInk profiling

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Create high-quality CMYK SaveInk DeviceLink profiles to save printing ink and stabilize the printing process. read more…

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SaveInk calculation methods

There are four different methods specifying the basic settings and the algorithms for SaveInk DeviceLink profiles. Depending on the method, read more…

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Total amount of color

The Total Amount of Color sets the tone value limit for the SaveInk profile. Print data to be converted using your SaveInk read more…

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Exceptions

Exceptions are used to allow targeted color conversion of special colors. Exceptions ensure that special properties of colors are preserved. read more…

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Adapt TVI to source profile

A further setting option, Adapt TVI to source profile, has been added under the Primaries Exception for CMYK-to-CMYK DeviceLink profiles. read more…

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Black Generation

Black Generation defines the method to generate black for the target color space. Target Profile uses the separation from the read more…

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Black Control Range

The Black Control Range defines a limit for the calculation of the intersection to black. read more…

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