"Introducing pressSIGN into our quality control process resulted in a dramatic increase in colour quality within the first week. We quickly identified weaknesses in our workflow, very easily adjusted our plate curves based on pressSIGNs recommendations, and began meeting ISO 12647 on every run. pressSIGN is an invaluable tool that has become an integral part of our workflow. It’s easy to use, intuitive interface has provided us with the single greatest tool we have to ensure our customers are "...
Sixton Kadel FNP Printing & Publishing United States
"After we installed pressSIGN we were really surprised
by the reduction in our make ready times, we print more
than 100 B2 4 colour sets per day and taking 10 minutes
off each make ready has been a huge bonus for us."
"We constantly use both proof and pressSIGN to maintain the quality standards on our proofs and presses. It's so easy to use and ensures our production always meets our standards and keeps the customer pleased."
"Good colormanagement is a must for every reproduction or printing company. Already in the design stage proper settings and supply's are necessary in order to see and predict the end result, pressSign is for us a very important application. According to the product description; "Control your press". pressSIGN brings you to the position where it's possible to really control the end result.
With this software you can monitor your press and printing quality according to, for example the ISO standard.
In combination with ProofSign you can check proofing and press together which means prediction of the output.
During one quick measurement you can see dotgain values, LAB, gray balance on every individual color.
This measurement shows also values which are not in ISO and can be related or to plates, press and supply's.
One of the key factors in pressSIGN are the predefined settings, coated, uncoated, yellowish and webcoated settings which can selected when performing measurements
Every measurement will be stored in a PDF file so that on every job the settings are being saved under which conditions the job was printed. Because the press room is being monitored it makes it possible to perform correction on several areas if continuously the same mistake is showing in measurements. In this way instead of walking behind the facts you can immediately solve problems or perform a slight changes in your process in order to maintain a stable en predictable quality.
It is possible to export compensation curves ( CTP /RIP) into applications such as Kodak Harmony or other. For the GM group, multiple users of pressSIGN ( group of printers) this application in the meantime has became very important due to the information that has been revealed from the presses.
Goed Color management is onontbeerlijk voor ieder grafisch bedrijf.
Al van bij het ontwerp zijn de juiste instellingen en materialen nodig om de gewenste kleuren ook in het eindresultaat te zien verschijnen. PressSIGN is hier ook een onderdeel van. Zoals de handleiding al aangeeft:..."Control your press", is ook wat het programma doet. Met dit programma in handen ben je met weinig inspanning overzicht houden over je pers- en drukkwaliteit.
Daarmee samen hangend wordt ook de toon toename gecontroleerd. Ook kunnen kleurproeven met deze applicatie worden gemeten. Als je plaat lineair is en de juiste volvlak densiteiten bekend zijn, kan je op een snelle wijze je punt toename controleren. Dit natuurlijk per kleur en gerefereerd aan het juiste papier soorten. ( ISO )
Ook meet PressSIGN papierwit, samendruk, primaire inkt kleuren, dit op een droog of nat drukvel. Met PressSIGN zijn alle meet gegevens inzichtelijk te maken, bijvoorbeeld via een Pdf. Hier op zijn alle gegevens duidelijk af te lezen.
Ook zijn direct de fouten af te lezen, die gerelateerd zijn aan pers, papier, plaat of inkt.
Het mooie is dat met ISO 12647-2 alle papiertypen in het systeem aanwezig zijn.
Zo maak je voor elke meting op de verschillende papier soorten een eigen rapport. Veel terugkerende dezelfde fouten betekend al snel dat er bijvoorbeeld iets mis is met de pers of plaat systeem. Op deze wijze kan je dus snel problemen traceren en verhelpen. De veelzijdigheid van dit programma is dat er ook workflow gerelateerde belichtingscurven mee gemaakt kunnen worden
Prinergy en Harmony curven kunnen vanuit dit programma geexporteerd worden.Nieuwe target curven kunnen weer in Harmony worden importeert. Een duidelijke handleiding (in Engels) is aanwezig. Dit is dus een applicatie die onmisbaar is in elke Color management workflow."
"Our success as printers is based on the quality of our print and pressSIGN and proofSIGN work together to ensure we meet our customers expectations. Since we have started using both pressSIGN and proofSIGN we now know that we can match the proof on the press. This means we can show the client and our operators a proof that they can rely on. The ability to import an ICC profile and make it our standard means we can always print what the customer wants."
"Since GPS has started using ProofSIGN and PressSIGN any doubt has been removed from proof to press colour management. We now have confidence that our proofs are an accurate ISO 12647-2 colour reproduction of artwork, for both coated and uncoated stocks, and that they can be accurately matched on press. We continuously utilise PressSIGN to monitor our press reproduction ensuring that we not only consistently conform to ISO standard but that we achieve an 'excellent' percentage pass. We find this information invaluable in problem solving and instigating continuous improvement. We are now looking at ViewSIGN as a way of giving improved visual accuracy of colour from monitor to monitor."
"Meeting the ISO 12647 standards throughout the color workflow is important for us and our customers. viewSIGN helps us to maintain these standards by identifying any color issues at the earliest part of the workflow and helps us communicate more effectively with our customers"
"We bought the Bodoni pressSIGN & proofSIGN software from you a while back and I have been working on the dot gain curves for our KBA litho press and our screen & Digital presses. I find the software extremely effective at achieving Fogra 39 standards and has been invaluable to us over the past few months."
"PressSIGN pro really is a gift and a must have for all the commercial printers. After buying the pressSIGN pro, not only our make ready time is reduced but it also gives us great confidence in all jobs. We can easily find the problematic area with its detailed report on dotgain values, LAB, gray balance on every individual color and can take necessary action to correct the problem. Plotting a new TVI curve required many hours and dedicated press runs before. With pressSIGN pro we can plot the TVI curve on the go and its really a bonus for us. Now switching the ink is a very easy task too since we can immediately check the ink hue and plot new TVI curve for that ink.
In short pressSIGN pro is truly a masterpiece and also the most economical and best way to control the press. I cannot think of running my press without pressSIGN now."
"One month before our PSO-ISO 12647 press audit our friends from Ugra informed us that they only certify presses with a scanning measurement system. This was a big problem for us since automated press control systems in the market are a bit pricey for us. Furthermore, to have a working system in our press in a month seems impossible. We contacted Bodoni and luckily we were able to find a cost-effective solution using an EyeOne Pro, pressSIGN pro, and an extended ruler to scan the color target of a 100cm wide sheet. It was a huge risk as we were unsure if this low-budget solution will work to our advantage since our PSO certification lies heavily on how well our press operators will be able to adapt to a new system, and most importantly, if the the EyeOne and pressSIGN pro will actually hit the ISO 12647-2 aim points. A week before the PSO audit we tried using our new "toy" and were completely surprised on the simplicity of this solution. A few minutes from our first scans we can see the press operators grinning in amazement. They are completely guided by the software! That same day we were already producing ISO-compliant press sheets. A month later, we were informed by Ugra that we passed the PSO certification!!! We also bought the viewSIGN and proofSIGN to control our other processes."
Larry Sison, Alyaum Printing Complex Saudi Arabia alyaum.com
"En cuanto a pressSIGN, la verdad que es un programa bastante completo para realizar un buen seguimiento de la colorimetría, de la masa de los colores de cuatricomía, sobreimpresiones, la curva de reproducción tonal o ganancia de punto y la homogeneidad de entintado a lo ancho y largo del pliego así como la estabilidad de la tirada en la maquina y así saber en que estado se encuentran las maquinas, si la ganancia de punto esta bien y a la vez controlar el estado de las planchas y de esta manera ver posibles fallos o en caso de no haberlos, hacer los ajustes necesarios, para poder imprimir siempre bajo control y tener el mismo resultado en todos los trabajos en caso de tener reimpresiones.
Utilizandólo periódicamente tendrás un impresión Optima y sin sustos, ya que haciendo las lecturas en paralelo que tienen la maquina de imprimir ( Roland, Heidelberg, Etc…), tienes un standard de impresión en el cual consigues el pliego Ok en menos tiempo.
En nuestro caso para poder conseguir la Iso 12647-2 y la 12647-7, ha sido esencial, para poder establecer aquellas especificaciones básicas que condicionan las características visuales del impreso, así como su rango de tolerancia los parámetros de trabajo en ambas secciones tanto de impresión como preimpresión, y conseguir que la prueba certificada que se le entrega al cliente, es la misma que la impresa, lo cual se consigue una gran calidad y una correcta comunicación de color entre cada una de las fases del proceso productivo.
pressSIGN is a truly total package to track colorimtery, the density of the primary colors, trapping, tonal reproduction curve or dot gain and the consistency of the ink across the sheet which includes the stability of the press. This allows us to detect any failure or make the proper adjustments to print in a controlled manner at all times and get the same results for reprints.
By using pressSIGN all the time we maintain optimal quality, there are no surprises. We use pressSIGN in conjunction with the closed loop systems from our Man roland and Heidelberg presses and we get to an accurate make ready much quicker.
For us pressSIGN has been essential an essential tool to obtain ISO 12647-2 and the addition of proofSIGN helps us to maintain ISO 12647-7 for our proofs. It allows us to establish the specifications that determine the print form as well as the tolerances in both pre-press and printing. In this way we can produce a certified proof that is the same as the print thus achieving great quality and communication between the printing processes."
"Para nosotros, pressSIGN ha sido la llave que nos ha abierto el camino al estándar ISO 12647-2. He podido pasar, de una forma sencilla, de una forma de imprimir artesanal a otra industrial, fiable y con resultados predecibles. Con pressSIGN hemos podido ajustar, con seguridad, cada paso del proceso, lo que nos ha permitido, al final, obtener el certificado de Fogra en la ISO 12647-2. Nuestros clientes han valorado el cambio, y las perspectivas de la empresa han mejorado. For us pressSIGN has been the tool that has cleared the path to ISO 12647-2. We have been able to evolve from a traditional printing process to modern practices in a simple way with reliable and predictable results. With pressSIGN we have made all the necessary adjustments in each step of the process allowing us to achieve our Fogra certification under ISO 12647-2.
Our clients have appreciated the change and it has had a positive impact on sales."
"Creo que pressSIGN es una herramienta imprescindible en una imprenta porque te permite saber datos que la maquina de impresion no te da. Yo con esta herramienta puedo saber que la densidad para esa tinta es la correcta, que ganancia de estampacion me está dando la maquina (por lo que puedo tocar cauchos o planchas) si el equilibrio de grises es correcto, si el papel esta dentro de la ISO, el traping, etc, vamos que es una herramienta (sabiendola utilizar) imprescindible para cualquier taller de impresión.
P.D. Con esta herramienta lo que se consigue es atacar el problema directamente sin dar rodeos o empezar a pensar que es una cosa o la otra. Nosotros con este sistema hemos ganado mucho tiempo y dinero. Y lo más importante poder imprimir según la ISO 12647/2.
pressSIGN is an essential tool in our business because it allows us to retrieve information that we can't get from the press. With this tool I know if the density is correct, what is the tonal value increase (so that the rubbers or plates can be adjusted), if the grey balance is right, if the paper is according to ISO standards, the trapping etc. As I said before it is an essential tool in a printing shop.
PS pressSIGN allows you to go to the root cause of a printing problem and tackle it. It has saved us a lot of time and money. And most important, we can print according to the ISO 12647-2 standards."
"I found the update to version 3 of pressSIGN to be a real improvement and I’m really appreciative of the new features.
Working for a large book publisher the database functionality makes perfect sense. With many controllers placing print orders at lots of different printers this means that we will easily have a way to call up, filter and compare sampled print jobs for a variety of sources.
After a short demo and a few guidelines on how to set up new jobs and run reports, Controllers here will now be able to easily measure sheets themselves and so be more involved and have more understanding of the quality control process.
Being able to add comments to jobs is also a benefit, I used them to note which sheet was tested."
"Introducing pressSIGN into our quality control process resulted in a dramatic increase in colour quality within the first week. We quickly identified weaknesses in our workflow, very easily adjusted our plate curves based on pressSIGNs recommendations, and began meeting ISO 12647 on every run. pressSIGN is an invaluable tool that has become an integral part of our workflow. It’s easy to use, intuitive interface has provided us with the single greatest tool we have to ensure our customers are receiving the quality they expect."
"I am so excited to announce our new fully process controlled approach to printing with pressSIGN! Let me tell you a little about what we have done to achieve this goal and how it is going to affect our business going forward! Today Western Trade Printing is printing more accurately and more consistently than we ever have. We are utilizing full spectral scanning and pressSIGN software to close the loop between Prepress and Press and we are on the cutting edge of pressroom and prepress process controls. Too good to be true? That is what I thought. Implementing process control with pressSIGN Pro is the BEST INVESTMENT WE HAVE EVER MADE is what I know today! Our print quality today will rival that of any printer and in most cases at a much lower cost. I will put our print quality up against any printer out there and against any press out there â€“ even brand new presses, and our makeready waste has been reduced by 20%, making our operation greener than ever before! No one. And I mean NO ONE can provide color more accurate to proof, more consistent from job to job, or more consistent throughout the run than Western Trade Printing! If you are not working with process controlled printers, you should be. And you should also be sure that they are maintaining standards with an ongoing process control program and not just being qualified and going back their old habits. We use pressSIGN to monitor accuracy to standards at all times and it works! And it is cost effective! â€¦. For those of you who like to get a little techyâ€¦â€¦â€¦ Every job is scanned and recorded throughout print run and scored for accuracy with pressSIGN Pro. We know in real time when there are issues arising that need to be addressed and can proactively control our processes where in the past we have only had the tools to be reactive and could only effectively monitor solid densities (one small part of the process of printing). Now, using pressSIGN Pro we are monitoring Gray Balance, Ink Trapping, Dot Gain (Tonal value), Solid Densities and even paper consistency. You can count on Western to provide the best printing at the best value around! This is a sample of the instant pressSIGN report of a press sheet. This tells us that everything is acceptable and you may notice that there are a couple areas that are showing red and that our Dot Gains are within tolerance but just beginning to drift to the outside edges of tolerance. With pressSIGN we can now address these areas BEFORE they become a problem.