pressSIGN 9.2 Update
pressSIGN 9.2 Update
Date: 22 April, 2019
Free upgrade for all pressSIGN 9 customers. See below how to upgrade to pressSIGN 9.2
Key features include
X-Rite’s PantoneLIVE digital libraries now available to pressSIGN GPM users. PantoneLIVE is a cloud based architecture that enables digital specification and communication of Pantone standards to all stakeholders in the global supply chain. PantoneLIVE helps maintain color consistency from specification to final print.
pressSIGN GPM allows users with a PantoneLIVE subscription to access the cloud-based server and utilise the required libraries. Printers who want a PantoneLIVE subscription should contact X-Rite or their local X-Rite dealership. For more information go to the PantoneLIVE web site.
Density only press targets
A customer asks you to print to certain densities. They won’t be convinced that the same density can produce different color. pressSIGN 9.2 will allow you to set a target density for CMYK and score against this target. Adjustments will be shown as usual.
DDA for spot colors
Since version 4.5 we have shown users how to adjust the density of spot colors. The latest release show the density range in target and the best density so far achived.
Trying to identify problems on press can be made a lot easier by opening the softproof module (part of pressSIGN Pro & GPM). Select the PDF and compare the actual measured print with the desired target. You can now turn off different CMYK channels in the softproof and identify where issues might be. In this example we are looking at the magenta plate.
In the softproof window turn on inkzones and then identify points across the sheet where measurements vary.
Brand owners and large print operations that have multi-sites can integrate jobs from multiple sites into one print project.
iO Table XY Scanning
Packaging printers who need to several patches that aren’t necessarily in a single linear row can use the XY scanning facility. Place the sheet on the iO Table choose the places you want the i1 to measure and pressSIGN remembers the points you have chosen so that the next sheet placed on the table will be read in the same place.
The output files from Heidelberg’s EasyControl can be read into pressSIGN Pro and GPM using AutoMode or manually. The data has provides all a user will need to assess print quality. In addition, we have continued to update the integration with Prinect 2019 so users can use AutoMode to automatically receive data from Inpress Control.
The CSS-110 is the first device that has been integrated with pressSIGN from Color Sentinel. It can be used as a hand held device measuring individual patches or it can read a strip.
To find out more about the CSS-110 go to the Color Sentinel web site.
There is a lot more
These are some of the highlights. In total there are 26 extra features for pressSIGN 9.2 compared with 9.1. For a full list download the readme text file.
How to get pressSIGN 9.2.
Users who have pressSIGN 9 or pressSIGN GPM simply go to Help and Check for Updates and you’ll be able to download and use immediately with no additional charge.
Users on older versions of pressSIGN should contact their local dealer about the cost of upgrading. A demo version of the software can be downloaded from www.presssign.com.