With the DFE Profiler Module (DFEPM) – an extension of the well proven Profiler Module (PFM) – ColorGate now offers a new method for ICC characterisation of digital printing systems that have their own digital front end and an integrated ICC compatible RIP.
The DFEPM generates a special ICC profile which, in addition to the usual colour characterisation, also contains the process colour control and thus combines all the necessary information for the entire calibration workflow.
In this way, not only the ink lay down but also the combination of the process colours is regulated in detail and an optimum image reproduction is made possible.
This extended ICC profile can be used variably in all DFEs and RIPs that work with output ICC profiles. The created profiles can be used flexibly as input as well as output profile and also for proofing. With the DFEPM, the company thus offers the option of taking advantage of the optimised ColorGate linearisation even with alternative RIP systems and in external printing environments.
To run the DFEPM, the Linearisation Assistant is required as well as an OMS including a printer driver, which is capable to generate print data during profiling in a format that can be processed by the specific DFE.