Category Archives: CoPrA4

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

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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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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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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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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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Loading Measurement Data or Measuring Test Charts

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Every printer profiling requires a test chart containing various color patches of the corresponding color space as a basis. There 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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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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Printer Profiling: Perceptual Rendering

For printer profiling, CoPrA offers various methods in relation to the perception-oriented rendering intent under Customize/General/Perceptual Rendering: Standard Compression: ColorLogic’s read more…

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Creating DeviceLink profiles – Rendering

All DeviceLink profiles contains one rendering intent. In addition to the standard rendering intents – Perceptual, Relative Colorimetric, Saturation and 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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Using Preview Profiles for Soft Proofs

Preview profiles allow soft proofing of image files in DeviceLink profiling and Multicolor printer profiling, without the need to actually read more…

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Using Preview Profiles for DeviceLinks in Adobe Photoshop

Open the original image data to be converted using a DeviceLink profile in Adobe Photoshop. You can either assign the read more…

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Using Multicolor Preview Profiles in Photoshop

Open the original image data to be converted using a Multicolor printer profile in Adobe Photoshop (for example an RGB read more…

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Creating Printer and DeviceLink Profiles: Format, Size and Further Processing

In the last step in profiling you can assign a Name for the profile and choose the Format and Size 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 most important control elements to configure and use CoPrA can be found in the Sidebar of the main window. read more…

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Distribution Package

What’s included with CoPrA: CoPrA software Additional software: Profile Manager (integrated into CoPrA) and ColorAnt (CoPrA M to XXL) or 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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Profile Manager allows to directly view, organize, analyze, compare or even adapt profiles after creation without leaving the CoPrA environment. read more…

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The Profile Manager: Using Profile Filters

On the left of the window you will find various filters for searching profiles and a profile list showing all read more…

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The Profile Manager: Filters for Searching Profiles

Using the four drop-down menus and the text input box allows you to narrow down the search to find profiles read more…

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The Profile Manager: Profile List

The list of available profiles is updated automatically every time the program is accessed (at program start or whenever it read more…

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The Profile Manager: Buttons below the Profile List

There are four buttons below the profile list which differ for macOS and Windows (see screenshots). macOS   Windows   read more…

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The Profile Manager: The Tab General

Description: Here you can enter information about the profile which can be saved when another profile is selected. By default read more…

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The Profile Manager: The Tab Curves

The tab Curves shows the curves for the selected profile. For each Device Class only the appropriate options are available read more…

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The Profile Manager: The Tab Gamut

The tab Gamut displays either a 2D or a 3D representation of the color space for the selected profile (see read more…

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The Profile Manager: The Tab Colorants

The tab Colorants shows the Colorant Table of the profile (if available, for example, for Multicolor profiles and Multicolor DeviceLinks). read more…

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The Profile Manager: The Tab Workflow

The tab Workflow automatically sets the Source and Target Profile of a DeviceLink and automatically enters the PDF/X Information into 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

macOS: 10.7 or later – (Intel only) Windows: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 Installers for the respective platform read more…

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Requesting a Demo License

ColorLogic offers 14-day demo licenses for the applications CoPrA, ZePrA and ColorAnt allowing you to get a personal impression of read more…

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License Details

A computer-based license is always tied to the computer on which the software (CoPrA, ZePrA or ColorAnt) is installed. This read more…

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Menu Bar

Navigation: Here you can change the Preferences and select CoPrA’s various modules (the modules can also be accessed via the read more…

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SaveInk: Exceptions in SaveInk Profiling

By defining Exceptions when creating SaveInk profiles you can specify colors that will be excluded from ink saving. Preserve 0% read more…

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Profile Reports

Profile reports can be created together with printer or DeviceLink profiles. To do so, activate the checkbox Create Profile Report 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?

CoPrA will produce high quality profiles with just a few clicks and simple, easy to use tools. CoPrA can create read more…

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SaveInk: Creating SaveInk Profiles

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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: Methods for the Creation of SaveInk Profiles

Four different methods are available to specify the basic settings for Ink Saving spanning from weak to very strong. Standard: read more…

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SaveInk: The Feature ‘Total Amount of Color’

The feature Total Amount of Color allows you to set the tonal value limit for your SaveInk profile. Print data 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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Creating DeviceLink Profiles: The Exception ‘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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