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    Preparing hexachrome separations - best soft?

    Anybody has experience in that field?

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    hi, friend

    i use Pantone HexWares software to create my 6 color design job and separation.

    thanks you,
    ;-)

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    Hex

    Maybe this one?

    http://mac.softpedia.com/progScreenshots/Aurelon-CoCo-Screenshot-10001.html


    (or as I remember, the good old quarkXpress is also capable to generate HiFi color separations:)

    And Esko's solutions, of course

    Kaleidoscope, or Equinox

    (and one more unique: Chimigraph's HeptaChromia solutions, but its more by one, means 7 color printing from 12 base inks :))

    But the main difficulty is to make right proof from this kind of preparing, thats why they are not commonly used, as i know

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apa_Cska View Post
    (and one more unique: Chimigraph's HeptaChromia solutions, but its more by one, means 7 color printing from 12 base inks :))

    But the main difficulty is to make right proof from this kind of preparing, thats why they are not commonly used, as i know
    Client demands more colours than CMYK offers (pantone is not an option) & i alredy bought huber hexahrome inks.

    Thanks!

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    Who have some expirience with hexacrome on press ??

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    Pantone HexWares software

    hi anyone have Pantone HexWares software plz give me link

    thanks

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    if you just need to separate RGB to Hexachrome, you can download a generic Hexachrome ICC profile from Pantone's website (http://www.pantone.com/pages/pantone/pantone.aspx?ca=12&pg=20008&). Install profile, and you can use Photoshop CS5 to convert color, choose "Convert to Profile", click the Advanced button, and choose your profile from the Multichannel profiles.

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    cctiff (part of Argyll) may work for you too

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    Pantone HexWares 2.0

    I used Pantone HexWares 2.0. This is plugin for Photoshop.
    It converts RBG to Hexahrome 6 colors.
    But result is quite not good, realy not good!!!

    For better result you can use Esko Packedge/Colortone to do separations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by servitz View Post
    I used Pantone HexWares 2.0. This is plugin for Photoshop.
    It converts RBG to Hexahrome 6 colors.
    But result is quite not good, realy not good!!!

    For better result you can use Esko Packedge/Colortone to do separations.
    Could you pls. explain how to use Packedge & ColorTone to produce Hexachrome?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Horris View Post
    Could you pls. explain how to use Packedge & ColorTone to produce Hexachrome?
    Requires special license for packedge (InkWizard i guess).

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    Esko Packedge

    Yes, InkWizard is very nice utility in Packedge (Licensed).
    I downloaded Pantone HexaChrome icc profiles from the link above, registered them in Esko by the tool in "CMS Data", and they showed up in InkWizard, then simply convert whole sheet or just one object to Hexachrome.

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    Horris
    how do you colourproof that new separation?

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    You mean hard proof?
    I think the best is to make plates and test on offset machine.
    Later I will try to proof by Epson7600 and EFI ColorProof.

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    proofing hexachrome

    best way is to convert to a good printer/paper rgb (epson / fogra certified paper) and print directly through the drive (no color management...). this will save all the color gamut of your separations.
    if your hex profile was accurate, the printer will have no problems reproducing your colors.
    you don't even need a rip !

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