In my opinion.
Regarding to Contone proofs: Esko FlexProof+Kaleidoscope results are best.
Regarding to screened proofs: GMG is best.
I am using an old verison of EFI Colorproof for several years now - I am very satisfied with the results on my HP Printer. I think the quality of the rip also depends on which output the result is generated, i.e. which printer is used.
It depends on your needs... Efi is good, but GMG is complete solution for color managment and color conversions between the difrent color profiles and color representations ond difrent printing tehnologies
We use Serendipity Blackmagic as our RIP. Its able to do softproofing, but also output to our Epson printers. And reading the 1 bit tiff data from our Harlequin rip it can make real dot proofs, awesome stuff!
What do you think about Star proof?
anyone tried it yet?
what do you think about press simulation?
Never heard of it - but i'll take a close look ;-)
I use separated eskoLen-file+EfiColorProoof(screend proofs) for flexo.
BUT for a screened GMG it is better.
Last edited by zadina; 12-07-2010 at 03:26 AM.
GMC uses CUSTOM profiles... So i prefeere standard ICC software for better integration.
X-rite Monaco Profiler. Good gray balance and smooth color tones especially near gamut edges.
Agree for Efi - but in the same time is the buggiest software that I ever seen...
i work with Starproof, is a good soft but like said ethansum i'm pretty satisfied with EFI more than starproof
EFI XF 4 can not handle overprints of spot colours properly. I.e., Black + Yellow looks lighter than Black itself, and in some condition may looks lighter than the whitepoint of the reference ICC-profile.