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Pre-RIP color management for soft proofing
Author(s): Ingeborg Tastl; Kok-Wei Koh
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Paper Abstract

In an ideal situation, a color managed soft proof is generated by the same Raster Image Processor (RIP) that produces the final raster data for printing. In real-world scenarios, this soft proofing capability is often absent. To overcome this limitation, we developed a workflow using the Adobe PDF library for producing color managed soft proofs before incoming jobs from the web are sent to the RIP. This paper discusses color management challenges that presented themselves and how they were addressed. It also highlights a few specific cases where the separation into subsequent color management and transparency blending processes caused unexpected results and how they were dealt with. Such a system can be implemented as a cloud-based solution to provide end-customers with a quick, inexpensive and reasonably accurate preview of print products before the job is submitted.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 January 2012
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 8292, Color Imaging XVII: Displaying, Processing, Hardcopy, and Applications, 82920S (24 January 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.906901
Show Author Affiliations
Ingeborg Tastl, Hewlett-Packard Labs. (United States)
Kok-Wei Koh, Hewlett-Packard Labs. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8292:
Color Imaging XVII: Displaying, Processing, Hardcopy, and Applications
Reiner Eschbach; Gabriel G. Marcu; Alessandro Rizzi, Editor(s)

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