EX700i Print Server/Integrated Fiery
Color Server
Color Printing
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CONTENTS
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CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION
7
About this document
7
Terminology and conventions
8
Key features of ColorWise
9
Color management in Command WorkStation
COLORWISE PRINT OPTIONS
10
12
About this chapter
12
Managing color on the EX700i
13
Descriptions of ColorWise print options
14
Auto Trapping
14
Black Detection
15
Black Overprint
15
Black Text and Graphics
16
CMYK/Grayscale Processing Method
18
CMYK/Grayscale Source or Device Link
19
Combine Separations
20
Composite Overprint
21
Gray (RGB) and Gray (CMYK)
22
Optimize RGB Transparency
22
Output Profile
23
Paper Simulation
23
PDF/X Output Intent
24
RGB/Lab Rendering Intent
25
RGB Source or Device Link
26
Separate RGB/Lab to CMYK Source
27
Spot Color Matching
28
Substitute Colors
29
Use Embedded Profile If Present (RGB and CMYK)
29
CONTENTS
Specifying ColorWise print options
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30
Setting default values in Command WorkStation
32
Setting print options in the printer driver
33
COLOR PROFILES
36
Color files
36
Installing additional ICC profiles on your computer
37
Other color files
42
Profile Manager in Command WorkStation
CALIBRATION
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46
Calibration methods
46
Checking calibration status
47
Calibrating in Command WorkStation
48
Calibrating with ColorCal in Command WorkStation
49
Calibrating from the digital press touch panel
50
Managing calibration settings
52
Output profiles and calibration settings
52
Finding recommended paper and print settings
53
Custom calibration settings
54
Custom calibration settings and output profiles
54
Calibration and halftone screens
55
Understanding calibration
56
How calibration works
56
When to calibrate
57
CONTENTS
SPOT-ON
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58
Substitute Colors and Two-Color Print Mapping
58
How Spot-On works
58
Where to find Spot-On
59
Monitor settings with Spot-On
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AUTO TRAPPING CUSTOMIZATION
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Printing with Auto Trapping
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Auto Trapping customization
63
IMAGEVIEWER
Accessing ImageViewer
IMAGE ENHANCE VISUAL EDITOR
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Accessing IEVE
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IEVE and Image Enhance print option
69
CONTROL BAR
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Printing with a Control Bar
70
Custom Control Bar
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PAPER SIMULATION WHITE POINT EDITING
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Printing with Paper Simulation
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Paper Simulation White Point editing
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CONTENTS
POSTFLIGHT
About Postflight
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Postflight Test Page
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Postflight Color-Coded pages
77
Postflight reports
78
Understanding Postflight reports
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Postflight print option
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Postflight examples
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INDEX
Scenario 1: Diagnose an unexpected color
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Scenario 2: Check the calibration status
83
Scenario 3: Check the quality of the output profile
84
Scenario 4: Diagnose a color problem of a specific object
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INTRODUCTION
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INTRODUCTION
This document explains how to manage color output on the EX700i Print Server/Integrated
Fiery Color Server and provides information about calibration and color profiles.
This document is part of a set that includes documentation for users and system
administrators. For a complete description of your EX700i Print Server/Integrated Fiery
Color Server, see the other documents available at your site.
For more information about supported operating systems and system requirements, see
Welcome.
About this document
This document is organized to supply you with key information about managing the color
output of your EX700i Print Server/Integrated Fiery Color Server. To manage color in
general, you use Command WorkStation. You can also manage color for a specific job by
setting print options in the printer driver or in the job properties in Command WorkStation
and Hot Folders.
This document covers the following topics:
• Setting values for ColorWise print options.
• Managing color profiles and other color files.
• Calibrating the EX700i Print Server/Integrated Fiery Color Server to achieve consistent
color output.
• Using the Spot-On spot color editor in Command WorkStation.
• Configuring Auto Trapping in Command WorkStation. This feature is available with the
Fiery Graphic Arts Package, Premium Edition option on the EX700i Print Server and is
part of the Productivity Package option on the Integrated Fiery Color Server.
• Using ImageViewer in Command WorkStation. This feature is available with the Fiery
Graphic Arts Package, Premium Edition option on the EX700i Print Server and is part of
the Productivity Package option on the Integrated Fiery Color Server.
• Using Image Enhance Visual Editor (IEVE) in Command WorkStation. This feature is
standard on the EX700i Print Server and is part of the Productivity Package option on the
Integrated Fiery Color Server.
• Using the Control Bar feature in Command WorkStation. This feature is available with
the Fiery Graphic Arts Package, Premium Edition option on the EX700i Print Server and
is part of the Productivity Package option on the Integrated Fiery Color Server.
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• Using the Paper Simulation print option with white point editing in Command
WorkStation. This feature is available with the Fiery Graphic Arts Package, Premium
Edition option on the EX700i Print Server and is part of the Productivity Package option
on the Integrated Fiery Color Server.
• Using the Postflight print option. This feature is available with the Fiery Graphic Arts
Package, Premium Edition option on the EX700i Print Server and is part of the
Productivity Package option on the Integrated Fiery Color Server.
N OTE : For more information about the Fiery Graphic Arts Package, see Fiery Graphic Arts
Package.
N OTE : The Glossary in the Fiery Color Reference defines words in bold, for example, output
profile, that appear throughout this document. Color terms and concepts, such as “color
space,” “spot color,” “gamut,” and “source profile,” are used throughout this document. If you
are new to desktop color, or if any terms are unfamiliar, see the Fiery Color Reference.
Terminology and conventions
This document uses the following terminology and conventions.
Term or convention
Refers to
Aero
EX700i (in illustrations and examples)
Digital press
Xerox 700 Digital Color Press
EX700i
EX700i Print Server/Integrated Fiery Color Server
Titles in italics
Other documents in this set
Windows
Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista,
Windows Server 2003/2008/2008 R2, Windows 7
Topics for which additional information is available by starting
Help in the software
Tips and information
A warning concerning operations that may lead to death or injury
to persons if not performed correctly. To use the equipment safely,
always pay attention to these warnings.
A caution concerning operations that may lead to injury to persons
if not performed correctly. To use the equipment safely, always pay
attention to these cautions.
Operational requirements and restrictions. Be sure to read these
items carefully to operate the equipment correctly, and avoid
damage to the equipment or property.
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Key features of ColorWise
ColorWise is the color management system (CMS) built into the EX700i and designed to
provide both casual and expert users with the best color output for a variety of purposes. The
ColorWise default settings provide high-quality, out-of-box color from many Windows and
Mac OS applications. This allows casual users to achieve quality output without knowing
about or changing any color settings on the EX700i. ColorWise also allows expert users to
obtain the best color output.
ColorWise features allow you to modify printing results. Depending on your particular needs,
you can:
• Set the behavior of CMYK printing to emulate offset press standards.
• Match PANTONE and other spot colors for the best match when printing using
four-color press conditions or presses with extra, custom plates.
• Select a rendering intent for RGB printing. Rendering intents allow for rich, saturated
printing of presentation graphics, smooth, accurate printing of photographs, and relative
or absolute colorimetric rendering for specialized needs.
• Define the source of incoming RGB color data for better color conversion of RGB data
with no source information.
• Determine whether RGB data is converted into the full gamut of the digital press or is first
converted into the gamut of another device, such as a press standard. This feature is useful
for making one device behave like another for RGB data. It also allows you to evaluate the
appearance of an RGB file under different printing conditions without having to convert
the RGB file to CMYK first.
ColorWise color management (ColorWise) offers an open color architecture, allowing
users to customize the EX700i to meet new printing needs as they arise. ColorWise supports
ICC profiles, which are industry standard color profiles that describe the color behavior of a
device. Note that ICC specification version 4 profiles (profile version 4.2.0.0) are supported
as well as version 2. Downloading ICC profiles to the EX700i enables the EX700i to simulate
a custom press (or another digital press), as well as accurately print colors from a particular
monitor or scanner. In addition, you can create customized ICC profiles for the digital press.
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Color management in Command WorkStation
Designed to give flexible control of color printing, Command WorkStation includes the
following color management and color-related tools:
• Color management
Command WorkStation allows you to set the default settings of the ColorWise print
options for the EX700i. These default settings are applied to all print jobs sent to the
EX700i, unless a user overrides them for an individual job by changing settings in the
printer driver or in Job Properties.
• Profiles
Command WorkStation allows you to manage all of the ICC profiles used in EX700i
workflows. You can also create custom profiles by editing existing CMYK source or output
profiles and saving them as new profiles. The AutoGray feature allows you to adjust the
gray balance of output profiles.
• Calibrator
For consistent color, calibrate the EX700i on a regular basis. Command WorkStation
includes an easy-to-use calibrator, which allows you to calibrate using either the scanning
unit that is part of the digital press or an optional spectrophotometer or densitometer
(see “Calibration” on page 46).
Command WorkStation also allows you to use any Status T densitometer by importing
data in a standard file format. In this case, it is important to note that the quality of the
instrument used determines the quality of the calibration.
• Spot-On (spot colors)
Spot-On is a spot color (named color) manager. You can adjust and manage lists of spot
colors and their CMYK equivalents. The matching lists of spot colors and CMYK values
are known as spot color dictionaries. Spot-On allows you to edit spot color definitions on
the EX700i and create custom spot color definitions and dictionaries.
• ImageViewer
ImageViewer allows you to soft proof and adjust colors in a job before it is printed. You
can use the preview in ImageViewer to verify job placement, orientation, and content, as
well as general color accuracy.
• Image Enhance Visual Editor (IEVE)
IEVE is an image editing application that provides users with a visual workspace to adjust
individual images in a job. With IEVE, you can see the effects of your adjustments and
fine-tune the appearance of an image.
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• Auto Trapping
The configurable Auto Trapping feature provides you with advanced settings for the Auto
Trapping print option. The EX700i is shipped with values that are optimized for the
digital press using regular paper, but if these values do not provide the results necessary for
the media that you use, you can modify the values to meet your requirements.
• Control Bar
The Control Bar feature allows you to add a static color bar and dynamic job information
to each printed page at a user-defined location. The feature can be set as a server default or
overridden on a per-job basis.
• Paper Simulation with White Point Editing
The white point editing feature allows you to allows you to perceptually adjust the hue,
brightness, and saturation of the simulated paper white defined in an ICC profile.
Installing and starting Command WorkStation on a Windows or Apple Mac OS computer is
described in Utilities. Command WorkStation can be installed from the User Software DVD
or, if you have an EX700i Print Server, from the EX700i Print Server over the network.
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COLORWISE PRINT OPTIONS
The ColorWise color management system provides print options that affect the output of
objects in various color spaces. By specifying the appropriate settings for each print option,
you can obtain the expected results for your jobs.
About this chapter
This chapter provides an overview of the ColorWise management system, which controls
color on the EX700i (see page 13), and detailed explanations of each print option. For the
location of each print option, see the following table.
ColorWise print option
See
Auto Trapping
page 14
Black Detection
page 15
Black Overprint
page 15
Black Text and Graphics
page 16
CMYK/Grayscale Processing Method
page 18
CMYK/Grayscale Source or Device Link
page 19
Combine Separations
page 20
Composite Overprint
page 21
Gray (RGB and CMYK)
page 22
Optimize RGB Transparency
page 22
Output Profile
page 23
Paper Simulation
page 23
PDF/X Output Intent
page 24
RGB/Lab Rendering Intent
page 25
RGB Source or Device Link
page 26
Separate RGB/Lab to CMYK Source
page 27
Spot Color Matching
page 28
Substitute Colors
page 29
Use Embedded Profile If Present
page 29
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This chapter also provides information about PostScript printer drivers and instructions for
setting the ColorWise print options for Windows and Mac OS computers. For information
about printer drivers, see page 33.
Managing color on the EX700i
Applications allow you to generate color data for the EX700i in many different color spaces.
The most common type of color data produced from office applications is RGB, while
prepress applications generally produce CMYK data. Desktop applications also generate spot
colors, such as PANTONE colors. To complicate matters, a single page may contain a mix of
RGB, CMYK, and spot colors. The EX700i allows you to control the printing of mixed-color
documents with features that apply specifically to RGB, CMYK, or spot color data.
The following diagram illustrates the print options in the EX700i color management process
that affect color data conversions. You can access these print options when you send a print
job to the EX700i. Most of these options and settings are described in subsequent sections of
this chapter.
RGB data
➪
RGB Source
Gray (RGB)
RGB/Lab Rendering Intent
Brightness
Black Text and Graphics
Separate RGB/Lab to CMYK Source
Output Profile
CMYK data
➪
CMYK/Grayscale Source
CMYK/Grayscale Processing Method
➪
EX700i
color
processor
➪
Color data sent
to digital press
Gray (CMYK)
Brightness
Black Text and Graphics
Combine Separations
Output Profile
Spot color data
➪
Spot Color Matching
RGB Source or Device Link is the only color option that applies strictly to RGB color data.
The other options that affect RGB color also affect the more rarely used Lab, XYZ, and other
calibrated color spaces.
N OTE : If a job contains calibrated CMYK (or CIEBasedDEFG) data, the CMYK processing
options are not used. Instead, the RGB/Lab Rendering Intent print option, which normally
affects only RGB data, is used to process the calibrated CMYK data. For more information.
see “Use Embedded Profile If Present (RGB and CMYK)” on page 29.
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Descriptions of ColorWise print options
The following sections provide detailed explanations of the ColorWise print options and how
these options affect print jobs.
N OTE : For information about the 2-Color Print Mapping print option, see Fiery Graphic Arts
Package.
Auto Trapping
Trapping is a technique where the size of objects is modified so that colors printed next to
each other overlap slightly, to prevent white spaces between two colors. These white spaces, or
“halos,” can be caused by factors such as misregistration, the physical properties of the dry
inks, and the stiffness of the media. This illustration shows the same image with and without
trapping.
Auto Trapping Off
Auto Trapping On
If you enable the Auto Trapping option, trapping is applied to all of the objects in a job.
The EX700i is shipped with trapping values that are optimized for a Fiery-driven print device
using regular paper. If these values do not provide the results necessary for the media that you
use, you can modify the values to meet your requirements, if you have the Fiery Graphic Arts
Package, Premium Edition option on the EX700i Print Server or the Productivity Package
option on the Integrated Fiery Color Server. For more information about the Fiery Graphic
Arts Package, Premium Edition option, see Fiery Graphic Arts Package. For more information
about the Productivity Package option, see Auto Trapping Customization.
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Black Detection
The Black Detection option allows you to specify whether or not to detect black-and-white
pages before printing your job. To use this option, set Color Mode to CMYK.
• Off: Select Off if your job consists of black-and-white text pages combined with a
significant number of color pages.
• On: Select On if you are printing a predominantly black-and-white job. Black-and-white
only pages print with the proper billing information.
Black Overprint
The Black Overprint option allows you to specify whether or not black text or black text and
graphics, defined as RGB=0, 0, 0, or as CMYK=0%, 0%, 0%, 100%, overprints colored
backgrounds.
• Text: Black text overprints colored backgrounds, eliminating white gaps and reducing the
halo effect or misregistration of colors. You can choose this setting only if the Black Text
and Graphics option is set to Pure Black On.
• Text & Graphics: Black text and graphics overprint colored backgrounds, eliminating
white gaps and reducing halo effects or misregistration of colors. You can choose this
setting only if the Black Text and Graphics option is set to Pure Black On.
• Off: Black text or text/graphics knocks out colored backgrounds.
N OTE : Before sending the print job to the digital press, PostScript applications may perform
their own black overprint conversions.
One example of how you might use this setting is a page that contains black text on a light
blue background. The background blue is CMYK=40%, 30%, 0%, 0%. The black text is
CMYK=0%, 0%, 0%, 100%.
• With Black Overprint set to Text or Text & Graphics, the final text or text/graphic
portions of the page are overprinted, or combined with the underlying color. Black colors
generated by applications (for example, RGB=0, 0, 0 or CMYK=0%, 0%, 0%, 100%) are
printed using the black dry ink. This means that black text and line art does not exhibit
halftone artifacts (as long as the digital press is calibrated correctly). No transition in cyan
and magenta dry inks occurs. The quality of the output is improved, because it does not
show artifacts near the edges of the black text.
• With Black Overprint Off, the border of the text or text/graphics is on an edge that has
cyan and magenta dry inks on one side (outside the text) and black dry ink on the other
side (inside the text). This transition may cause visible artifacts due to the practical
limitations of the digital press.
N OTE : The reproduction of CMYK components is affected by the CMYK/Grayscale Source
setting and calibration curve when CMYK is not 0%, 0%, 0%, 100%.
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Black Text and Graphics
The Black Text and Graphics option affects black text and vector graphics. Under most
circumstances, set this option to Pure Black On. When Black Text and Graphics is set to Pure
Black On, black colors generated by applications (for example, RGB=0, 0, 0 or CMYK=0%,
0%, 0%, 100%) are printed using black dry ink only. The black text and line art do not
exhibit halftone artifacts (as long as the digital press is calibrated correctly) and are not
misregistered, since one dry ink is used. In addition, this setting eliminates blasting. This
option must be set to Pure Black On if you want to set the Black Overprint option to Text or
Text/Graphics.
For some jobs, it is preferable to set this option to Normal, for example, if the page includes
gradient fills that use black. The following table describes the behavior of the Black Text and
Graphics option with black data defined in different color spaces.
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N OTE : Use the Black Text and Graphics option only when printing composites, not when
printing separations.
Color
Black Text and Graphics = Normal
Black Text and Graphics = Pure Black On or
Rich Black On
RGB=0,0,0
RGB=0,0,0 is printed according to the definition
for RGB=0,0,0 in the output profile. This may
be a rich black using all dry inks if the output
profile specifies a rich black, or may be K-only
if the output profile specifies K-only for
RGB=0,0,0. The output is affected by the
calibration curve.
RGB=0,0,0 is printed as K-only, using the black
dry ink (Pure Black On) or 100% K plus 50%
Cyan (Rich Black On) using black and cyan dry
inks. All other RGB values are unaffected by the
Black Text and Graphics setting.
CMYK=0%,0%,0%,100% may be printed as
K-only or as a rich black using all dry inks,
depending on the CMYK/Grayscale Source
setting.
CMYK=0%,0%,0%,100% is printed as K-only,
using the black dry ink (Pure Black On) or
100% K plus 50% Cyan (Rich Black On) using
black and cyan dry inks, regardless of the
CMYK/Grayscale Source and CMYK/Grayscale
Processing Method settings. All other CMYK
values are unaffected by the Black Text and
Graphics setting.
(All other RGB values are
unaffected by the Black Text
and Graphics setting.)
CMYK=0%,0%,0%,100%
(All other CMYK values are
unaffected by the Black Text
and Graphics setting.)
If CMYK/Grayscale Processing Method is Pure
Primaries or if CMYK/Grayscale Source is
Bypass Conversion, CMYK=0%,0%,0%,100%
prints as 100% K and the amount of black dry
ink is limited by the CMYK/Grayscale Source
profile and the calibration curve.
If CMYK/Grayscale Processing Method is Full
(Output GCR), CMYK=0%,0%,0%,100% is
printed as a rich black using all dry inks
according to the output profile. The output is
affected by the calibration curve.
Setting CMYK/Grayscale Source to ColorWise
Off disables the CMYK source profile and the
calibration curve. In this case, the black dry ink
is not limited by the calibration curve.
If CMYK/Grayscale Processing Method is Full
(Source GCR), CMYK=0%,0%,0%,100% is
printed as a rich black using all dry inks
according to the CMYK/Grayscale Source
profile. The output is affected by the calibration
curve.
Setting CMYK/Grayscale Source to ColorWise
Off disables the CMYK Source profile and the
calibration curve. In this case, the black dry ink
is not limited by the calibration curve.
Spot Colors
Standard spot color processing
Standard spot color processing
(Spot Colors are unaffected
by the Black Text and
Graphics setting.)
N OTE : PostScript applications, such as QuarkXPress, may convert elements defined as
RGB=0, 0, 0 to four-color CMYK black before sending the job to the EX700i. These
elements are not affected by the Black Text and Graphics option. For more information, see
Fiery Color Reference.
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CMYK/Grayscale Processing Method
The CMYK/Grayscale Processing Method allows you to define your preferred
CMYK-to-CMYK conversion technique.
• Pure Primaries prints primary colors in a job (C only, M only, or Y only) as primary colors,
using only a single colorant. Secondary colors (M+Y, C+Y, and C+M) are printed as
secondary colors, using only two colorants. The result is pure looking primary and
secondary colors, with minimal banding in gradients.
Pure Primaries compromises overall color accuracy. Do not use Pure Primaries if color
accuracy is important, such as when printing press proofs.
• Full (Source GCR) provides a complete and accurate simulation based on colorimetric
transformations. Hues are preserved, even for primary colors. The Gray Component
Replacement level specified in the original (source) document is preserved. Process black
expressed in CMY is reproduced using CMY dry ink. Full (Source GCR) is recommended
for the highest quality press proofing applications.
• Full (Output GCR) is a complete and accurate simulation method based on colorimetric
transformations. Hues are preserved, even for primary colors. With this method, the Gray
Component Replacement (GCR) level that was specified in the original document is not
preserved. Instead, all CMYK data is reseparated using the GCR level specified by the
output profile. This simulation technique is similar to traditional ICC color matching
methods and is more appropriate than Full (Source GCR) for full color printing designed
for the press, but reproduced on your digital press.
N OTE : When you specify Pure Black On for Black Text and Graphics and Full (Output GCR)
or Full (Source GCR) for CMYK/Grayscale Processing Method, the black text and graphics in
your document are printed with 100% black-only dry ink.
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CMYK/Grayscale Source or Device Link
The CMYK/Grayscale Source or Device Link print option allows you to print press proofs or
simulations. This setting specifies the offset press standard or other color printing device that
you want to simulate. This option affects CMYK data only.
When you specify a setting other than Bypass Conversion or ColorWise Off for the CMYK/
Grayscale Source, the EX700i overrides source color space definitions or profiles that other
color management systems may have specified. In cases where you do not want this setting to
override another specified source color space, choose Bypass Conversion.
If your document contains an embedded CMYK profile that you want to use, select the Use
Embedded Profile If Present (CMYK) option (see “Use Embedded Profile If Present (RGB
and CMYK)” on page 29. In this case, the CMYK/Grayscale Source setting is ignored and the
embedded profile is used instead.
In the printer driver, you can view an unlimited number of custom Full simulations created
using Command WorkStation. The number of custom simulations is limited by the available
disk space on the EX700i.
The CMYK/Grayscale Source setting you specify depends on the press standard for which the
CMYK data was separated.
• For images that were separated using a custom separation (such as a separation produced
with an ICC profile), choose the corresponding profile on the EX700i with the CMYK/
Grayscale Source setting.
• For images that were separated for SWOP, choose SWOP as the CMYK/Grayscale Source
setting.
To properly simulate a printed image that was separated using an ICC profile, the same profile
must be present on the EX700i. For more information about importing ICC profiles to the
EX700i, see Command WorkStation Help.
Two settings are available if you want no CMYK simulation:
• The Bypass Conversion setting sends your original CMYK data to the digital press with
calibration applied, but without conversions to simulate another printer.
The Bypass Conversion setting is recommended if you use another color management
system instead of ColorWise (for example, ColorSync or Adobe Photoshop). In this case,
the EX700i is expecting to receive CMYK data already in the device color space of the
EX700i. The EX700i will not convert the data, but it will apply calibration.
• The ColorWise Off setting sends your original CMYK data to the digital press without
calibration applied and without conversions to simulate another printer. The CMYK data
is still subject to maximum density constraints, however.
The ColorWise Off setting is not available as a setting in Command WorkStation Color
Setup or in Server Setup and cannot be the default CMYK/Grayscale Source setting. You
choose this setting for a specific job.
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N OTE : When you print with the ColorWise Off setting, make sure the options you choose in
your application do not cause the application to modify CMYK data. If you enable PostScript
Color Management or include an embedded profile, the color data sent by the application is
similar to Lab color. When you print with settings like Let Printer Determine Colors or Let
Photoshop Determine Colors, the application either converts the CMYK data or tags it for
color management. You must specify No Color Management in the application when you
print with the ColorWise Off setting.
Combine Separations
The Combine Separations setting specifies how to print separated CMYK data. It supports:
Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black. On the EX700i Print Server, you can also combine one or
more spot colors.
• Off prints each separation individually.
• On combines separations as a single, composite-color document, and automatically makes
the settings for the following print options: Color Mode (CMYK) and Black Overprint
(Off ).
The results of combining the multiple plates are predictable and accurate, regardless of the
original application used. This feature also fully supports DCS 2.0 file formats when included
in a PostScript print job from a page layout application.
The following applications have been tested with Mac OS and Windows for compatibility
with the Combine Separations option:
• Adobe Illustrator
• Adobe InDesign
• Adobe PageMaker
• Adobe FreeHand
• QuarkXPress
For information about using the Combine Separations option with applications such as
Photoshop, see Fiery Color Reference.
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Composite Overprint
When overlapping objects are printed, the foreground object can either overprint or knock
out the background object. With overprinting, the color of the background object shows
through the foreground object where they overlap, and the resulting color is a combination of
the colors of the two objects. With a knock-out, the foreground object hides the background
object where they overlap.
The Composite Overprint print option allows you to print overprinted objects as specified in
the source file. By default, the Composite Overprint print option is off and overlapping
objects print as knockouts.
N OTE : The Composite Overprint option does not overprint the foreground object if it is an
RGB object.
The Composite Overprint print option is supported for PostScript and PDF jobs produced
by the following applications:
• Adobe Acrobat
• Adobe Illustrator
• Adobe InDesign
• Adobe FreeHand
• QuarkXPress
• CorelDRAW
The 2-Color Print Mapping option is ignored when Composite Overprint is enabled.
The 2-Color Print Mapping option is a feature of the Fiery Graphic Arts Package, Premium
Edition, which is an option to the EX700i Print Server.
If Composite Overprint is enabled for a job that contains spot colors, Spot-On must be
enabled on the EX700i.
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Gray (RGB) and Gray (CMYK)
When Gray (RGB) is enabled, any RGB color where R=G=B is printed using only black dry
ink instead of processed black. Similarly, when Gray (CMYK) is enabled, any CMYK color
where C=M=Y=0 and K=any value is printed using only black dry ink instead of processed
black.
You can choose to apply the Gray (RGB) or Gray (CMYK) option to either Text and Graphics
or to Text, Graphics, and Images.
The following limitations apply:
• The Gray (RGB) or Gray (CMYK) option has no effect on a job that is pre-separated.
• If CMYK/Grayscale Processing Method is set to Pure Primaries, the Gray (CMYK) setting
does not affect the output.
• If Separate RGB/Lab to CMYK Source is enabled, the Gray (RGB) option is set to Off.
Likewise, if the Gray (RGB) option is not set to Off, you cannot enable Separate RGB/Lab
to CMYK Source.
• If Black Text and Graphics is set to Pure Black On or Rich Black On, it takes precedence
over Gray (RGB) or Gray (CMYK) for 100% black text and graphics.
• If a gray is specified as a spot color, the Gray (RGB) or Gray (CMYK) option does not
affect that gray.
Optimize RGB Transparency
The Optimize RGB Transparency option affects jobs with the following characteristics:
• The job is in PDF format (submitted to the EX700i as a PDF file, not submitted from an
application through a printer driver).
• The job contains transparent RGB or Lab objects. They might be objects that you have
specified as transparent using an application that supports this capability, or they might be
objects with a special effect, such as a drop shadow, that uses transparency to achieve the
effect.
• The transparent objects overlap, creating an area of mixed color.
• The Adobe PDF Print Engine Preferred option is not enabled, which means that the
EX700i converts the PDF job to PostScript when processing the job.
If you enable Optimize RGB Transparency, the EX700i will use the correct RGB source
profile and rendering intent when converting the overlapping RGB colors to CMYK during
the PDF-to-PostScript conversion. If you disable Optimize RGB Transparency, the area of
overlapping colors might print with incorrect color or undesirable artifacts.
Optimize RGB Transparency can result in a longer processing time, especially for VDP jobs
that contain multiple individual PDF pages. We recommend that you enable Optimize RGB
Transparency only when necessary to achieve correct color output.
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You can specify Optimize RGB Transparency for a job in Job Properties in Command
WorkStation, Hot Folders, or a virtual printer, but not when you print from the printer
driver. The Optimize RGB Transparency option does not appear in the printer driver because
jobs printed from the printer driver are always submitted to the EX700i as PostScript jobs,
which are not affected by Optimize RGB Transparency.
Output Profile
Because the output profile is applied to all data in the print job, make sure that the profile you
select is the right one for your job. The default output profile consists of a profile for your
digital press that describes its color characteristics and a calibration target that describes the
expected behavior of the digital press.
Use Command WorkStation to import your own output profile to the EX700i. Imported
output profiles that do not already include a calibration target are at first associated with the
calibration target that is tied to the default output profile. You can edit calibration target
D-Max values separately.
Select the Use Media Defined Profile setting to automatically apply the output profile
associated with the media type used in a print job, rather than setting a specific output profile.
For more information, see Command WorkStation Help.
Paper Simulation
The Paper Simulation option gives you the benefit of the absolute colorimetric rendering that
renders the white point of the source color space as a visible color in the output profile color
space.
With the Fiery Graphic Arts Package, Premium Edition option on the EX700i Print Server or
the Productivity Package option on the Integrated Fiery Color Server, you can customize the
paper simulation by editing the white point values with Command WorkStation. For more
information about the Fiery Graphic Arts Package, Premium Edition option on the EX700i
Print Server, see Fiery Graphic Arts Package. For more information about the Productivity
Package option, see Paper Simulation White Point Editing.
You can print a job with the Paper Simulation feature set to On from the printer driver
without customizing paper simulation. Many jobs may print satisfactorily with the fixed
default Paper Simulation setting.
The Paper Simulation option has two settings:
• Enabled performs Absolute Colorimetric rendering.
• Disabled (Default) performs Relative Colorimetric rendering.
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PDF/X Output Intent
The PDF/X Output Intent option is available on the EX700i Print Server, but not on the
Integrated Fiery Color Server.
PDF/X is a subset of the PDF specification. PDF files can contain a variety of elements
(text, graphics, even animations) and it is not always obvious how these elements should be
displayed or printed. PDF/X was designed with a focus on high-quality printing. It excludes
the use of PDF features that are not appropriate for graphic arts and adds features that prevent
ambiguities related to printing. A PDF/X compliant document contains embedded
information about the intended printing conditions for the document.
The PDF/X Output Intent option, when enabled for a PDF/X job, specifies that the EX700i
use the PDF/X output intent embedded in the PDF/X document. Typically, whether you use
this option depends on whether you are using the EX700i for proofing or production (final)
printing.
Prints for proofing are expected to look exactly like the output of the final production device,
regardless of the capabilities of the EX700i or digital press. For instance, when proofing
Newsprint, you want the color gamut of the digital press to be very limited compared to its
capabilities. In production, you usually want to maximize the use of the digital press gamut by
applying specific color features of the EX700i or digital press. Even in production, however,
you might choose to limit the color gamut in order to achieve consistency in the color
produced by different devices.
The PDF/X Output Intent option only affects PDF/X files (conforming to the PDF/X3 or
PDF/X-1a standard). It has no effect on non-PDF files or PDF files that are not PDF/X
compliant. Profiles specified by PDF/X files must be embedded in the files, not referenced
from an external locations.
N OTE : With the Fiery Graphic Arts Package, Premium Edition option on the EX700i Print
Server or the Productivity Package option on the Integrated Fiery Color Server, you can use a
Hot Folders filter to determine if a PDF file is PDF/X compliant. For information about this
Hot Folders filter, see Hot Folders Help.
When PDF/X Output Intent is enabled and no other setting conflicts, the EX700i processes a
PDF/X compliant file in a way that produces results defined by the intents and source color
spaces embedded in the file. The EX700i ignores the CMYK/Grayscale Processing Method
and CMYK/Grayscale Source options. The rendering intents in the PDF/X file are used and
the printed output is limited to the color gamut specified by the output profile embedded in
the file.
When PDF/X Output Intent is disabled, the EX700i ignores the PDF/X output intent.
You can specify the PDF/X Output Intent print option for a job in Job Properties in
Command WorkStation, but not when you print from the printer driver. PDF/X files can be
imported directly to the EX700i using Command WorkStation or Hot Folders, but printer
drivers always convert PDF before sending a job to the EX700i. The PDF/X Output Intent
option does not appear in the printer driver.
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When you enable PDF/X Output Intent, you must set select the Use Embedded Profile
When Present (RGB) option so that the rendering intent embedded in the PDF/X file is used.
The PDF/X Output Intent and Use Embedded Profile When Present (RGB) options are
accessible from Expert Settings in the Color window of Job Properties.
RGB/Lab Rendering Intent
The RGB/Lab Rendering Intent option specifies a rendering intent for color conversions. To
control the appearance of images, such as prints from office applications or RGB photographs
from Photoshop, select the appropriate rendering intent. The EX700i allows you to choose
from the four rendering intents currently found in industry standard ICC profiles.
EX700i rendering intent
Best used for
Equivalent ICC
rendering intent
Photographic: Typically results
Photographs, including scans and
images from stock photography
CDs and digital camera images.
Image, Contrast,
and Perceptual
Presentation: Creates saturated
colors but does not match printed
colors precisely to displayed colors.
In-gamut colors, such as flesh
tones, are rendered well. This style is
similar to the Photographic
rendering intent.
Artwork and graphs in
presentations. In many cases, this
style can be used for mixed pages
that contain presentation graphics
and photographs.
Saturation,
Graphics
Relative Colorimetric: Provides
white-point transformation between
the source and destination white
points. For example, the bluish
white color (gray) of a monitor is
replaced by paper white. This style
avoids visible borders between
blank spaces and white objects.
Advanced use when color matching
is important, but you prefer white
colors in the document to print
as paper white. This style may
also be used with PostScript color
management to affect CMYK
data for simulation purposes.
Relative
Colorimetric
Absolute Colorimetric: Provides
Situations when exact colors are
needed and visible borders are not
distracting. This style may also be
used with PostScript color
management to affect CMYK
data for simulation purposes.
Absolute
Colorimetric
in less saturated output than
presentation rendering when
printing out-of-gamut colors. This
style preserves tonal relationships in
images.
no white point transformation
between the source and destination
white points. For example, the bluish
white color (gray) is not replaced
by paper white.
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RGB Source or Device Link
The RGB Source or Device Link setting allows you to define the characteristics of the RGB
data in your document so that the appropriate color conversion occurs on the EX700i.
Commonly used monitor color spaces are available from the printer driver and the EX700i.
For others, use Command WorkStation to download custom monitor or scanner profiles.
When you specify a setting for the RGB Source, the EX700i overrides source color space
definitions or profiles that other color management systems may have specified. Because the
color space definitions are overridden, the output from the EX700i is consistent across
platforms.
If your document contains an embedded RGB profile that you want to use, select the Use
Embedded Profile If Present (RGB) option (see “Use Embedded Profile If Present (RGB and
CMYK)” on page 29). In this case, the RGB Source setting is ignored and the embedded
profile is used instead.
The EX700i RGB Source options are as follows:
• EFIRGB specifies an EFI-defined color space recommended for users who have no detailed
information about their RGB data.
• sRGB (PC) specifies the definition of a Windows computer monitor profile used as the
default.
• Apple Standard specifies the definition of a Mac OS computer monitor profile used as the
default.
• Adobe RGB (1998) is an Adobe-defined color space, used in prepress as the default
working space in Photoshop 5.
• eciRGB is the European Color Initiative (ECI) recommended space for use as an RGB
working color space and color data exchange format for ad agencies, publishers,
reproduction and printing houses.
• Fiery RGB is an EFI-defined color space recommended for users of office applications. This
color space is similar to EFIRGB but is larger and can provide a more desirable blue
output.
With the Use Embedded Profile When Present (RGB) option enabled, PostScript RGB
data that contains a source color space definition is converted using the RGB/Lab
Rendering Intent option (see “RGB/Lab Rendering Intent” on page 25). Non-PostScript
RGB data and PostScript RGB data that does not contain a source color space definition
are converted using the EFIRGB source profile and Presentation rendering intent.
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Separate RGB/Lab to CMYK Source
The Separate RGB/Lab to CMYK Source option determines how RGB colors (as well as Lab
and XYZ colors) are converted to CMYK. The name of this option is meant to be descriptive,
because the option defines the color spaces that are used by the EX700i to “separate” the RGB
data into CMYK values.
The two choices available for this option determine whether RGB data is converted into the
full gamut of the digital press (Separate RGB/Lab to CMYK Source disabled) or is first
converted into the gamut of another digital printer or press standard (Separate RGB/Lab to
CMYK Source enabled). This feature helps make one device behave like another for RGB
data. For example, if a high-quality ICC profile is available for another print device, the
digital press can simulate the behavior of that device.
Separate RGB/Lab to CMYK Source is also useful for prepress applications. For example, it
allows you to experiment with the appearance of an RGB scan under different press printing
conditions, without having to convert the RGB data to CMYK data for each condition.
When the desired printing condition is found, convert the file to CMYK, using the same
CMYK/Grayscale Source that you used during the experimentation.
N OTE : Use the Separate RGB/Lab to CMYK Source print option in conjunction with the
Output Profile or CMYK/Grayscale Source print options.
• Enabled converts all RGB colors into the CMYK color space for a specified simulation
(select the desired simulation with the CMYK/Grayscale Source print option).
• Disabled converts all RGB colors into the CMYK color space of your digital press.
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Spot Color Matching
The Spot Color Matching option provides automatic matching of spot colors with their best
CMYK equivalents.
• On: The EX700i uses a built-in table to generate the closest CMYK matches of spot colors
your digital press can produce. (New tables are generated when you add new output
profiles.)
With Spot-On, the EX700i uses the CMYK matches determined through Spot-On (see
page 58).
N OTE : Spot-On is available as part of the Productivity Package on the Integrated Fiery Color
Server and is a standard feature of the EX700i Print Server.
• Off: The EX700i processes the spot color as CMYK data and uses CMYK equivalents
defined by the spot color manufacturer, such as PANTONE. These are the same CMYK
equivalents used by applications that include spot color libraries.
N OTE : Spot colors that are not included in the built-in table are treated as CMYK.
For jobs that include spot colors, set Spot Color Matching to On unless you are printing press
simulations. In that case, set Spot Color Matching to Off and choose the appropriate CMYK/
Grayscale Source (see page 19).
For a PDF job that includes spot colors that are not included in the built-in table, setting Spot
Color Matching to On retains the original spot colors. The EX700i references the built-in
table to generate the closest CMYK matches of the original spot color.
N OTE : Use Spot Color Matching only when printing composites, not when printing
separations.
Spot Color Matching and the PANTONE Coated Color Reference
The PANTONE Coated Color Reference prints differently depending on the Spot Color
Matching setting (see Fiery Color Reference).
• On: The EX700i uses a built-in table or, with Spot-On, the Spot-On color dictionaries to
generate the best matches for the PANTONE colors that your digital press can produce.
The PANTONE number is displayed below each swatch.
For more information about Spot-On, see page 58.
• Off: The EX700i prints swatches using the CMYK values recommended by Pantone, Inc.
(and used by applications that provide PANTONE color libraries). The CMYK values
used to generate the color, as well as the PANTONE number of the color, are printed
below each swatch. These CMYK values are printed through the selected CMYK/
Grayscale Source and Output Profile settings.
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Substitute Colors
Spot-On allows you to create a list of substitute colors. These are colors that, when called for
in a document by their RGB or CMYK values, are substituted with a different color having
the CMYK values from the Spot-On color dictionary. This permits exact color control and
overrides individual RGB and CMYK colors.
N OTE : Spot-On is available as part of the Productivity Package on the Integrated Fiery Color
Server and is a standard feature of the EX700i Print Server.
To enable substitute colors for a job, select the Substitute Colors option.
For more information about creating and using substitute colors, see Command WorkStation
Help.
Use Embedded Profile If Present (RGB and CMYK)
If the Use Embedded Profile If Present (RGB) option is enabled, the EX700i ignores the RGB
Source option and uses the RGB profile embedded in the print job as the RGB source profile.
If the Use Embedded Profile If Present (RGB) option is disabled, the EX700i uses the profile
specified in the RGB Source option.
Similarly, if the Use Embedded Profile If Present (CMYK) option is enabled, the EX700i
ignores the CMYK/Grayscale Source option and uses the CMYK profile embedded in the
print job as the CMYK source profile. If the Use Embedded Profile If Present (CMYK) option
is disabled, the EX700i uses the profile specified in the CMYK/Grayscale Source option.
When a CMYK profile is embedded in a job and the Use Embedded Profiles When Present
(CMYK) option is enabled for the job, or when a job is sent with PostScript Color
Management, the job contains calibrated CMYK (or CIEBasedDEFG) data. For jobs
containing calibrated CMYK, the CMYK processing options are not used. Instead, the RGB/
Lab Rendering Intent print option (see “RGB/Lab Rendering Intent” on page 25), which
normally affects only RGB data, is used to process the calibrated CMYK data. The RGB
Source or Device Link setting does not affect calibrated CMYK data.
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Specifying ColorWise print options
To modify EX700i printing behavior, do any of the following:
• Specify default values for ColorWise options in Color Setup in Command WorkStation.
You can also set default values from EX700i Setup, as described in Configuration and
Setup. The defaults apply to all subsequent print jobs unless you override them.
A job uses the EX700i default settings (unless otherwise specified) at the time it is
processed for printing, and not at the time it is sent to the EX700i Hold queue.
• Specify ColorWise options for an individual print job using the menus that appear in the
printer driver.
• Specify ColorWise options for a job printed through Hot Folders using the Job Properties
settings in Hot Folders.
• Specify ColorWise options for a job already submitted and held at the EX700i using the
Job Properties settings in Command WorkStation.
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For the location of each print option, see the following table.
ColorWise print option
Color window
of printer driver
or Job Properties
Auto Trapping
✔
Black Detection
✔
Basic Settings
of printer driver,
Job Properties,
or Color Setup
Expert Settings
of printer driver,
Job Properties,
or Color Setup
Black Overprint
✔
Black Text and Graphics
✔
CMYK/Grayscale
Processing Method
✔
✔
CMYK/Grayscale Source
or Device Link
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
Combine Separations
✔
Composite Overprint
✔
Gray (RGB and CMYK)
Optimize RGB Transparency
✔
(Job Properties only)
Output Profile
✔
Paper Simulation
✔
(Job Properties only)
PDF/X Output Intent
RGB/Lab Rendering Intent
✔
✔
RGB Source or
Device Link
✔
✔
✔
Separate RGB/Lab to
CMYK Source
✔
Spot Color Matching
Substitute Colors
Use Embedded Profile
If Present
✔
✔
✔
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Setting default values in Command WorkStation
Command WorkStation allows you to set the default values for the ColorWise print options
and print settings for the EX700i.
These settings are applied to all print jobs sent to the EX700i, unless a user overrides them for
an individual job by changing settings in the printer driver. These default settings can also be
overridden using Command WorkStation Job Properties. In addition, the defaults set in
Command WorkStation are automatically reflected in the printer driver and in EX700i Setup
(for those options that can be set in Setup).
The ColorWise print option settings are in the Color Management area, under the Color
Setup tab in Device Center. For more information, see Command WorkStation Help.
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Setting print options in the printer driver
The printer driver writes a PostScript file containing the instructions generated by your
application and the settings for the ColorWise print options you selected. The printer driver
then sends the PostScript file to the EX700i. The EX700i performs PostScript processing and
color conversions and sends raster color data to the digital press.
Setting print options for Windows
This section explains how to set color management print options with the Adobe and
Microsoft PostScript printer drivers for Windows, PostScript 3 printer drivers that take full
advantage of the color features of the EX700i.
Before you proceed, do the following:
• Install the printer driver and the EX700i PPD (see Printing).
• Set up the EX700i for printing (see Printing).
N OTE : The following illustrations and instructions do not apply to all applications. Many
applications, such as Adobe PageMaker, Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, QuarkXPress, and
CorelDRAW, have other color management options in addition to those presented in the
printer driver. For information about specific applications, see Fiery Color Reference.
For information about how to set print options with the Adobe and Microsoft PostScript
printer drivers for Windows, see Printing.
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Setting print options in Mac OS
This section explains how to set color management print options with the printer drivers for
Mac OS.
Before you proceed, do the following:
• Install the EX700i PPD (see Printing).
• Set up the EX700i for printing (see Printing).
TO SET PRINT OPTIONS FOR MAC OS X COMPUTERS
1 Choose Print in your application.
The Print dialog box appears.
2 Mac OS X v10.5 and v10.6: Expand the dialog box, if necessary, by clicking the arrow next to
the Printer name.
3 Mac OS X v10.3.9 and 10.4.x: Click Copies & Pages, choose ColorSync from the drop-down list,
and then choose In Printer from the Color Conversion list.
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Mac OS X v10.5 and v10.6: Click Preview, choose Color Matching from the drop-down list, and
then click In Printer.
4 Choose Fiery Features from the drop-down list.
5 Set the print options related to color, as well as any other print options needed, and then
click Print to send your job.
For information about how to set print options with the printer drivers for Mac OS, see
Printing.
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COLOR PROFILES
The EX700i includes by default a number of RGB and CMYK profiles that you can use for
printing through the RGB Source, CMYK/Grayscale Source, and Output Profile settings for a
job. For more information about these options, see ColorWise Print Options.
You can manage the profiles on the EX700i using Command WorkStation. You can import or
delete other profiles, as well.
Color files
The User Software DVD includes a number of files, including color profiles, that are useful
for color management. To add color profiles to the EX700i:
• Install them on your computer.
• Use Command WorkStation to import them to the EX700i.
For information about importing profiles to the EX700i using Command WorkStation, see
Command WorkStation Help.
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Installing additional ICC profiles on your computer
You can install (copy) additional ICC profiles from the User Software DVD or the EX700i
Print Server to your computer. Use the ICC profiles with applications that support
ICC standards, such as Photoshop.
Location on User
Software DVD
Profiles
Adobe ICC
Profiles folder
(inside the Windows
Color Files\ICC
Profiles folder or
Mac Color Files: ICC
Profiles folder)
These profiles were created by Adobe Systems, Inc. For more
information, see the documents included in the folder.
CMYK Profiles:
• EuropeISOCoatedFOGRA27.icc
• EuroscaleUncoated.icc
• JapanColor2001Coated.icc
• JapanColor2001Uncoated.icc
• JapanColor2002Newspaper.icc
• JapanWebCoated.icc
• USSheetfedCoated.icc
• USSheetfedUncoated.icc
• USWebCoatedSWOP.icc
• USWebUncoated.icc
RGB Profiles:
• AdobeRGB1998.icc
• AppleRGB.icc
• ColorMatchRGB.icc
• sRGB Color Space Profile.icm
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Location on User
Software DVD
Profiles
ECI folder
(inside the Windows
Color Files\ICC
Profiles folder or
Mac Color Files: ICC
Profiles folder)
These profiles were created by the European Color Initiative
(ECI). For more information, see the documents included in the
CMYK Profiles and RGB Profiles folders, as well as the ECI web
site at www.eci.org.
CMYK Profiles:
• ISOcoated_v2_300_eci.icc
• ISOcoated_v2_eci.icc
• ISOuncoated.icc
• ISOuncoatedyellowish.icc
• ISOwebcoated.icc
• SC_paper_eci.icc
RGB Profiles:
• ECI-RGB.V1.0.icc
• eciRGB_v2.icc
• eciRGB_v2_ICCv4.icc
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Location on User
Software DVD
Profiles
EFI Support folder
(inside the Windows
Color Files\ICC
Profiles folder or
Mac Color Files: ICC
Profiles folder)
These profiles were created by EFI. For more information, see
the General Requirements for Applications in Commercial
Offset Lithography (GRACoL) web site at www.gracol.org, the
Fogra web site at www.fogra.org, and the Specifications Web
Offset Publications (SWOP) web site at www.swop.org.
CMYK Profiles:
• EFIEURO.icc
• EFISWOP.icc
• Enterprise CMYK.icc
• GRACoL2006_Coated1_EFI.icc:
• ISOCoated.icc
• ISOCoated_FOGRA39L_EFI.icc
• ISOUncoated_FOGRA29L_EFI.icc
• SWOP2006_Coated3_EFI.icc
• SWOP2006_Coated5_EFI.icc
Japan Profiles:
• EFIDIC.ICC
• EFIJMPA2.icc
• JC2001_type1_EFI.icc
• JC2001_type2_EFI.icc
• JC2001_type3_EFI.icc
• JC2001_type4_EFI.icc
• TOYO Offset Coated 2.0.icc
RGB Profiles:
• EFISRGB.ICC
• Fiery RGB v2.icc
• Fiery RGB v4.icc
• Fiery RGB v5.icc
• RGB D65 (Splash).icc
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For most ICC-aware applications, you must install the files in a folder named Color
(Windows) or a folder named Profiles in the Library: ColorSync folder (Mac OS). For use
with the EX700i, you can copy the files to a folder of your choice.
TO INSTALL ICC PROFILES ON A WINDOWS COMPUTER FROM THE USER SOFTWARE DVD
1 Insert the User Software DVD into the DVD drive.
2 Open the folder containing the profile.
3 Right-click the profile that you want, and then click Install Profile.
The profiles are installed automatically to the Windows\System32\spool\drivers\color folder
on your computer.
TO INSTALL ICC PROFILES ON A MAC OS COMPUTER FROM THE USER SOFTWARE DVD
1 Insert the User Software DVD into the DVD drive.
2 Open the folder containing the profile.
3 Copy the profiles into Library: ColorSync: Profiles.
N OTE : You must log on with Administrator privileges.
TO INSTALL ICC PROFILES ON A WINDOWS COMPUTER FROM THE EX700I PRINT SERVER
OVER THE NETWORK
1 Browse for the EX700i Print Server over the network, using the IP address or DNS server
name.
2 Type the user name and password, if required.
Ask your administrator if this information is required.
3 Double-click the PC_User_SW directory.
4 Open the ICC folder.
5 Right-click the profile that you want, and then click Install Profile.
The profiles are installed automatically to the Windows\System32\spool\drivers\color folder
on your computer.
COLOR PROFILES
TO INSTALL COLORSYNC PROFILES ON A MAC OS COMPUTER FROM THE EX700I PRINT SERVER
OVER THE NETWORK
1 Choose Connect to Server from the Go menu.
2 Type smb:// followed by the IP address of the EX700i Print Server and click Connect.
If you cannot locate your EX700i Print Server, contact your administrator.
3 Type the user name and password, if required.
Ask your administrator if this information is required.
4 Double-click the Mac_User_SW directory.
5 Open the ColorSync folder.
6 Copy the profiles into Library: ColorSync: Profiles.
N OTE : You must log on with Administrator privileges.
On Mac OS, see the ColorSync documentation for setting ColorSync profiles, such as
EFIRGB.
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Other color files
You can copy additional color files from the User Software DVD or the EX700i Print Server.
These files are useful for color matching and calibration.
Windows Color
Files folder
or
Mac Color
Files folder
CMYK Color Reference.ps: An 11-page, Letter-size PostScript file
used for reference when defining CMYK colors in applications.
PANTONE Book.ps: A 20-page, Letter-size PostScript file that
indicates the closest equivalent of PANTONE coated colors that
the EX700i and your digital press model can produce. The
method used to print the PANTONE Book.ps file differs,
depending on the Spot Color Matching setting. For more
information, see “Spot Color Matching” on page 28.
RGB page 01.doc: A Microsoft Word file that you can print to
view available RGB colors.
RGB page 02.ppt: A Microsoft PowerPoint file you can print to
view available RGB colors.
Color Bars folder
(inside the Windows
Color Files folder
or
Mac Color Files
folder)
FieryColorBar.eps: Used for the Control Bar feature. For more
information about Control Bar on the EX700i Print Server, see
Fiery Graphic Arts Package. For more information about Control
Bar on the Integrated Fiery Color Server, see Control Bar.
Ugra Fogra-MediaWedge V2.2x_EFIv1.eps, Ugra FograMediaWedge V3.0a_EFIv1.eps: Used for the Ugra/Fogra Media
Wedge feature. For more information about this feature, see Fiery
Graphic Arts Package.
PS Files folder
(inside the Windows
Color
Files\Calibration
Files folder
or
Mac Color Files:
Calibration Files
folder)
Custom21.ps, Custom34.ps, Standard21.ps, and Standard34.ps:
PostScript files of color patches for obtaining measurements.
The numbers in the file names refer to the number of patches on
the page. The Custom files allow you to download measurement
patches that incorporate the current calibration of the digital
press. The Standard files allow you to download standard
measurement patches that bypass the current calibration of the
digital press.
N OTE : These files are provided for expert users and should not be
used for day-to-day calibration.
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Halftone Calibration
Files folder
(inside the Windows
Color
Files\Calibration
Files folder
or
Mac Color Files:
Calibration Files
folder)
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Images of measurement pages for various calibration instruments
and page sizes, used for calibrating the EX700i for different
halftone screens. Files are provided for Photoshop and other
applications. For more information about halftone calibration on
the EX700i Print Server, see “Calibration and halftone screens”
on page 55.
N OTE : For the X-Rite DTP32 Series II densitometer, use the
calibration file for the X-Rite DTP32 densitometer.
N OTE : Files for the ED-100 densitometer are provided. However,
the ED-100 is not a supported measurement device.
Photoshop folder
(inside the Windows
Color Files\
Calibration Files
\Halftone
Calibration Files
folder
or
Mac Color Files:
Calibration Files:
Halftone Calibration
Files folder)
The following halftone calibration files are provided for
Photoshop:
DTP32_A3.psd
DTP32_A4.psd
DTP32_Letters.psd
DTP32_Tabloid.psd
DTP41_A3.psd
DTP41_A4.psd
DTP41_Letters.psd
DTP41_Tabloid.psd
ED100_A3.psd
ED100_A4.psd
ED100_Letters.psd
ED100_Tabloid.psd
ES1000_A3.psd
ES1000_A4.psd
ES1000_Letters.psd
ES1000_Tabloid.psd
N OTE : For the X-Rite DTP32 Series II densitometer, use the
calibration file for the X-Rite DTP32 densitometer.
N OTE : Files for the ED-100 densitometer are provided. However,
the ED-100 is not a supported measurement device.
COLOR PROFILES
Other Applications
folder (inside the
Windows Color
Files\Calibration
Files\Halftone
Calibration Files
folder
or
Mac Color Files:
Calibration Files:
Halftone Calibration
Files folder)
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The following halftone calibration files are provided for other
applications (besides Photoshop):
DTP32_A3.eps
DTP32_A4.eps
DTP32_Letters.eps
DTP32_Tabloid.eps
DTP41_A3.eps
DTP41_A4.eps
DTP41_Letters.eps
DTP41_Tabloid.eps
ED100_A3.eps
ED100_A4.eps
ED100_Letters.eps
ED100_Tabloid.eps
ES1000_A3.eps
ES1000_A4.eps
ES1000_Letters.eps
ES1000_Tabloid.eps
N OTE : For the X-Rite DTP32 Series II densitometer, use the
calibration file for the X-Rite DTP32 densitometer.
N OTE : Files for the ED-100 densitometer are provided. However,
the ED-100 is not a supported measurement device.
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Profile Manager in Command WorkStation
Command WorkStation allows you to import ICC profiles to the EX700i, export profiles,
delete profiles (except for default profiles), and set the properties of profiles. You can also
create custom CMYK source or output profiles by editing an existing profile and then saving
it as a new profile. These features are in the Profiles area under the Resources tab in Device
Center. For more information, see Command WorkStation Help.
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CALIBRATION
Calibrating the EX700i ensures consistent and reliable color output. Calibrate the EX700i
using the Calibrate feature in Command WorkStation with the digital press’s built-in scanner,
a densitometer, or a spectrophotometer.
You can determine if the EX700i is calibrated in Command WorkStation. For more
information, see “Checking calibration status” on page 47.
If you defined a custom halftone screen on the EX700i Print Server, you must calibrate the
EX700i for that halftone screen before you print a job with it. For more information, see
“Calibration and halftone screens” on page 55.
Changing calibration has the potential to affect all jobs for all users, so consider limiting the
number of people authorized to perform calibration. Set an Administrator password to
control access to calibration (see Configuration and Setup).
Calibration methods
You can calibrate the EX700i using the following methods:
Term
Refers to
ColorCal (in Command
WorkStation)
Calibration method that uses the digital press’s built-in scanner to
measure dry ink density values
ColorCal from the digital
press touch panel
Calibration method that uses the digital press’s built-in scanner to
measure dry ink density values
ES-1000
Spectrophotometer ES-1000 hand-held spectrophotometer
All of these calibration methods, except for ColorCal from the digital press touch panel, are
performed through Command WorkStation. For more information about each of these
methods, see Calibrator Help.
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Checking calibration status
You can verify whether the EX700i is calibrated in Command WorkStation.
TO CHECK THE CALIBRATION STATUS FOR A JOB
• In Command WorkStation, in Job Center, select the job.
The time of the most recent calibration is displayed in the lower-right corner.
TO CHECK THE STATUS OF A CALIBRATION SETTING
1 In Command WorkStation, in Device Center, go to General > Tools and click Manage under
Calibrate.
The list of calibration settings on the EX700i appears in Calibrator.
2 Check the “Last calibrated” column for the particular calibration setting.
This column shows last time the EX700i was calibrated for the calibration setting. “Default
measurements” indicates the factory settings.
1
Last calibrated
1
You can set Calibrator preferences to optionally display a warning or suspend printing if
calibration is out of date. For more information, see Calibrator Help.
N OTE : You can disable calibration (and color management) for CMYK data in a job by using
the ColorWise Off setting for the CMYK/Grayscale Source option. You might want to disable
calibration for testing purposes, for example. For more information, see “CMYK/Grayscale
Source or Device Link” on page 19.
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Calibrating in Command WorkStation
Multiple users can connect to one EX700i with Command WorkStation, but only one user at
a time can use Calibrator. If you try to calibrate when another user is using Command
WorkStation to calibrate, an error message appears.
TO CALIBRATE THE EX700I IN COMMAND WORKSTATION
• In Command WorkStation, in Job Center, click the Calibrate icon.
1
Calibrate icon
1
Or
• In Command WorkStation, in Device Center, go to General > Tools and click Calibrate.
1
2
3
Start Calibrator.
Manage calibration settings.
Set Calibrator preferences.
1
2
3
Or
• In Command WorkStation, in Job Center, right-click a job and choose Calibrate.
In this case, Calibrator automatically selects the calibration setting used by the job.
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Calibrating with ColorCal in Command WorkStation
Calibrating with ColorCal in Command WorkStation is described in Calibrator Help. When
you calibrate with ColorCal, there are some additional steps you must perform at the digital
press touch panel. You must initiate a ColorCal scan at the digital press each time you scan a
calibration page.
• During scanner calibration, you initiate a scan after you place the ColorCal Scanner page,
Color Control Patches strip, and grayscale strip on the glass platen, before you retrieve the
measurements.
• During calibration of the EX700i, you initiate a scan after you place the ColorCal
Calibration page and grayscale strip on the glass platen, before you retrieve the
measurements.
For more information about initiating a ColorCal scan, print the ColorCal Scanning
Instructions page in Calibrator after you print the calibration page(s).
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Calibrating from the digital press touch panel
You can calibrate the EX700i from the digital press touch panel using ColorCal, without
using Command WorkStation.
If an Administrator or Operator password has been set, you will need it to perform calibration
from the digital press touch panel. For instructions on using the digital press touch panel, see
Configuration and Setup.
TO USE COLORCAL FROM THE DIGITAL PRESS TOUCH PANEL
1 On the digital press touch panel, press the All Services icon.
If the All Services icon is not displayed, press Services button next to the digital press touch
panel.
2 Press Web Applications.
3 Press Tools and then press Calibration.
If you are not already logged on as an administrator or operator, a log-in screen appears.
4 Log on as Administrator or Operator, if required.
5 For Select Tray, choose the paper source for the measurement page.
6 Press Print to print the measurement page(s).
The ColorCal Calibration page is comprised of swatches of color that are measured by the
digital press’s scanner, and then compared to the target color values.
If scanner calibration is enabled on the EX700i (the option is enabled in Command
WorkStation Calibrator Preferences), the ColorCal Scanner page is printed, as well. We
recommend that you calibrate the scanner after the digital press has been serviced.
7 To print the instructions for scanning, press Print Instructions.
The ColorCal Scanning Instructions page describes how to perform a ColorCal scan from the
digital press touch panel.
8 If the ColorCal Scanner page was printed, follow the instructions on the ColorCal Scanner
page to place it on the glass platen along with the required strips. Otherwise, skip to step 11.
9 Follow the instructions on the ColorCal Scanning Instructions page to scan the ColorCal
Scanner page.
Wait for the scan job to be completed.
10 Press Measure.
The EX700i retrieves the scan data and calculates the measurements.
11 Follow the instructions on the ColorCal Calibration page to place it on the glass platen along
with the required strip.
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12 Follow the instructions on the ColorCal Scanning Instructions page to scan the ColorCal
Calibration page.
Wait for the scan job to be completed.
13 Press Measure.
The EX700i retrieves the scan data and calculates the measurements.
14 When the measurement is complete, press Test Print to print a Test Page.
You can examine the Test Page to decide if the calibration is successful.
15 If the calibration is successful, press Apply to save the measurements.
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Managing calibration settings
Every output profile on the EX700i must be associated with a calibration setting. The
calibration setting provides the EX700i with measurements of the density response of the
digital press dry inks for specific printing conditions (for example, media type). This data,
along with the expected density response of the digital press, allows the EX700i to apply
corrections to color values that are sent to the digital press, to achieve the calibrated output.
For more information, see “Understanding calibration” on page 56.
An output profile can be associated with only one calibration setting, but the same calibration
setting can be used by more than one output profile.
A calibration setting must be associated with at least one output profile, otherwise the
calibration setting will never be used for printing.
Output profiles and calibration settings
The EX700i is shipped with one or more output profiles. You may obtain good color quality
with the factory-supplied output profiles and their associated calibration settings (see
scenarios 1 and 2 in the following table). However, you may need to create custom calibration
settings and output profiles, depending on your situation (see scenarios 3 and 4 in the
following table).
Your paper
Action
See
1
Recommended paper for a
factory-supplied output
profile (the paper that the
profile is based on)
You will obtain acceptable color
when you print with the output
profile. You do not need to
create a calibration setting or
custom profile.
See “Finding recommended
paper and print settings” on
page 53 to find out the
recommended paper for an
output profile.
2
Paper similar to a factorysupplied profile’s
recommended paper
You might be able to use the
output profile. The print
settings required for your paper
(for example, media type and
media weight) must match the
print settings required by the
recommended paper. If the color
quality is sufficient, you do not
need to create a calibration
setting or custom profile.
The output profile name usually
indicates the general type of
paper (for example, plain,
coated, or heavy). To find out
the print settings required for
the recommended paper, see
“Finding recommended paper
and print settings” on page 53.
3
Paper that is similar to a
factory-supplied profile’s
recommended paper, but
uses different print settings
You might still be able to use a
factory-supplied output profile,
if you create a custom
calibration setting and use it to
calibrate the EX700i with your
paper.
For more information, see
“Custom calibration settings” on
page 54.
4
Paper that does not yield
acceptable color with any
factory-supplied profile
You must create a custom
calibration setting and custom
profile.
For more information, see
“Custom calibration settings
and output profiles” on page 54.
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N OTE : Recommended papers are chosen for color quality, as well as other factors, such as
feeding reliability and quality of transfer.
Finding recommended paper and print settings
You can check the recommended paper and print settings for a particular output profile using
Calibrator.
TO FIND THE RECOMMENDED PAPER AND PRINT SETTINGS FOR AN OUTPUT PROFILE
1 In Command WorkStation, in Device Center, choose Color Setup > Color Management.
2 Select the output profile and note the name of the calibration setting displayed to the right.
3 In Device Center, go to General > Tools and click Manage under Calibrate.
The list of calibration settings on the EX700i appears in Calibrator.
1
2
Recommended paper
Required print settings
1
2
4 Select the calibration setting from the list.
The recommended paper is shown in the list and the required print settings are displayed in
the “Calibration related properties” area.
5 Click Close to close the window.
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Custom calibration settings
If you are printing on a paper that is similar to the recommended paper, but uses different
print settings, you might still be able to use the output profile, but you must create a custom
calibration setting. If the color quality is sufficient, you do not need to create a custom profile
(see scenario 3 in the table under “Output profiles and calibration settings” on page 52).
You can add a new calibration setting that you can then select when performing calibration.
You can delete a custom calibration setting. You cannot delete a factory-supplied calibration
setting.
For instructions on adding a custom calibration setting, see Calibrator Help.
Custom calibration settings and output profiles
If you determine that none of the factory-supplied output profiles yields acceptable color with
your paper, you must create a custom calibration setting in Calibrator and a custom profile
using profile-generating software such as Fiery Color Profiler Suite (see scenario 4 in the table
under “Output profiles and calibration settings” on page 52). To create a custom calibration
setting, you print a page of color patches on the EX700i using your paper and measure the
page using Calibrator. If Fiery Color Profiler Suite is installed on your computer, you can start
it from within Calibrator to create a custom output profile immediately after creating a
custom calibration setting.
N OTE : Before creating a custom calibration setting and custom output profile, make sure that
the digital press is calibrated (if calibration is supported on the digital press). For information
about performing digital press calibration, see the documentation that accompanies the digital
press.
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Calibration and halftone screens
When proofing, we recommend that you print in continuous tone mode, which uses the best
color in the Fiery system. For advanced proofing purposes, EX700i also offers user-controlled
halftone generation. Halftoned proofs simulate, with reasonable accuracy, the final dots
imaged on films or plates for offset printing.
You can select preset halftone screens to print jobs with good results. When you must
customize the values for a halftone screen, define a custom halftone in your application or in
Command WorkStation. For information about the procedure to specify custom halftone
screen values, see Command WorkStation Help.
When color quality is important, make sure that the EX700i is calibrated for the particular
halftone screen that you use. Changing a halftone screen usually modifies the color response
of the digital press.
The best color is achieved when an output profile that is associated with the appropriate
calibration response is selected at print time. However, when custom halftones are specified,
the EX700i does not have adequate information about the resulting color response. For this
reason, achieving good color with custom halftone screens is often possible only when you
perform custom halftone calibration and use a profile based on this custom halftone. For
more information, see “Custom calibration settings and output profiles” on page 54. When
you create a custom calibration setting, you specify the custom halftone screen in Job
Properties.
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Understanding calibration
Calibration generates adjustments to dry ink densities that account for the difference between
the actual dry ink densities (measurements) and the expected response (target).
• Measurements represent the actual color behavior of the digital press.
• Calibration settings contain sets of measurements that represent the output for specific
printing conditions, such as media and print options.
• Each calibration setting is associated with a calibration target that describes the expected
behavior of the digital press.
After you calibrate the EX700i for a specific calibration setting, the measurements are stored.
These measurements are used to adjust output densities when you print with the output
profile associated with the calibration setting.
Every output profile has an associated calibration setting. If you have not specified one, the
calibration setting associated with the default output profile is used.
If you update the calibration for a job after the job has been processed, you do not have to
process the job again. The new calibration affects the job without reprocessing.
How calibration works
Although the needs of most users are met by the default calibration setting, the EX700i allows
you to choose a calibration setting to customize calibration for specialized jobs.
Calibration allows you to:
• Maximize the color reproduction capabilities of the EX700i.
• Ensure consistent color quality over time.
• Produce consistent output across EX700i servers.
• Achieve better color matches when reproducing spot colors, such as PANTONE colors or
other named color systems.
• Optimize the EX700i for using ColorWise rendering intents, CMYK simulations, and
ICC profiles.
Success in obtaining satisfactory print quality from the EX700i depends on many factors.
Among the most important are establishing and maintaining optimal dry ink densities. The
density is the measure of the light absorbed by a surface. By carefully regulating dry ink
densities, you obtain consistent printed color.
Even with a calibrated system, dry ink density is affected by the settings of digital press,
humidity, and temperature. Density also tends to drift over time. Uneven dry ink density on
paper affects calibration results. Regular measurement detects day-to-day variations in density,
gradation, and color reproduction, and calibration corrects them.
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Calibration works by calculating adjustments that compensate for the difference between
actual (measured) and desired (target) density values. These calibration adjustments are often
depicted as mathematical curves. The EX700i generates calibration curves for each of the four
dry ink colors.
When to calibrate
Calibrate the EX700i at least once a day, depending on the volume of print jobs.
If it is very important to maintain consistent color, or your digital press is subject to wide
fluctuations in temperature or humidity, calibrate every few hours. For optimal performance,
calibrate whenever there is a noticeable change in print quality or printing results are not as
expected.
If you must split a print job into two or more batches to print at different times, it is
important to calibrate before you print each batch. You should also calibrate the EX700i after
digital press maintenance. However, because the digital press may be less stable immediately
after maintenance, wait until you have printed approximately 50 pages before you calibrate.
N OTE : Because printed output from the digital press is very sensitive to changes in
temperature and humidity, do not install the digital press near a window, in direct sunlight, or
near a heater or air conditioner. Paper is also sensitive to climate changes. Store it in a cool,
dry, stable environment, and keep reams sealed until they are used.
To monitor print quality, print the following color pages:
• Color Charts (from Command WorkStation or the digital press touch panel)
• Color reference pages included in the User Software DVD (see page 42)
These pages include fully saturated color patches and pale tints of cyan, magenta, yellow,
and black. Images with skin tones offer a good basis for comparison. Save and periodically
compare the pages you print. If a noticeable change in appearance occurs, calibrate the
EX700i.
When you examine the Test Page, all color patches should be visible, even though they may be
very faint in the five to two percent range. Each patch set should show uniform gradation
from patch to patch as the color lightens from 100% to zero.
If the solid density patches (100% cyan, magenta, yellow, or black) look less saturated over
time, show the pages to your digital press service technician to determine whether adjusting
the digital press can improve output.
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SPOT-ON
The Spot Color Matching print option automatically matches spot colors with their best
CMYK equivalents so that spot colors can be simulated using the CMYK dry ink of the
digital press. However, you may want to adjust the default CMYK equivalents to achieve a
better match for your specific printing conditions. You can modify spot colors using the
Spot-On spot color editor in Command WorkStation.
N OTE : Spot colors are also called “named” colors because a color name is used to represent a
specific CMYK value.
Substitute Colors and Two-Color Print Mapping
In addition to managing “named” colors, Spot-On allows you to create a list of “substitute”
colors. These are colors that, when called for in a document by their RGB or CMYK values,
are substituted with a different color having the CMYK values from the Spot-On color
dictionary. This permits exact color control and overrides individual RGB and CMYK colors.
N OTE : You cannot use the Substitute Colors and Postflight features at the same time.
These print options are constrained from the printer driver.
On the EX700i Print Server, if the Fiery Graphic Arts Package, Premium Edition option is
enabled, the Two-Color Print Mapping feature is available in Spot-On. This feature allows
you to assign spot colors and process colors to the generic colors that are used in a job. The
Two-Color Print Mapping feature is designed for print shop operators to do the proofing for a
two-color press. You can print a two-color job to a two-color device by mapping the colors in
a job to the colors that are already created on the device. For information about Two-Color
Print Mapping, see Fiery Graphic Arts Package.
How Spot-On works
Spot-On allows you to adjust and manage lists of spot colors and their CMYK equivalents.
The matching lists of spot colors and CMYK values are known as Spot Color Dictionaries.
Spot-On allows you to maintain multiple Spot Color Dictionaries for each output profile on
the EX700i.
In Spot-On, you specify the job properties you will use to print. Based on the settings,
Spot-On determines the output profile and its associated Spot Color Dictionary.
If you select Output profile X and redefine PANTONE 123 from 30%M to 50%M using
Spot-On, you will get 50%M when you print a job with Output profile X. If you print a job
with Output profile Y, you will get the original value.
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If you select Output profile X and create a custom color named “My Purple” and define it as
80%C 40%M, ColorWise automatically calculates the Lab values using Output profile X and
creates new CMYK values for use with Output profile Y.
To use the Spot-On features with named colors, you must enable the Spot Color Matching
print option. For more information about this option, see page 28.
N OTE : Spot colors identified by names are printed with their defined CMYK values. Edits to
an output profile made in Command WorkStation do not affect how spot colors print.
N OTE : The edits to a job made with the color adjustment features in ImageViewer affect all
colors in the job, including spot colors. For more information about ImageViewer, see Fiery
Graphic Arts Package.
Where to find Spot-On
The Spot-On feature is in the Spot Colors area under the Resources tab in the Device Center.
For more information about using Spot-On, see Command WorkStation Help.
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Monitor settings with Spot-On
Some Spot-On features require that a job be displayed with correct colors on your monitor.
To display the colors correctly on your monitor, you must set up the monitor display
according to the manufacturer’s recommendations, and specify the correct monitor profile for
your monitor.
Specify the following settings for the monitor display:
• At the monitor: Brightness, Contrast, and Color Temperature
• From the control panel of the operating system: Resolution, Refresh rate, and Number
of colors
For more information about setting up your monitor and the monitor profile, see the
documentation that accompanies the monitor.
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AUTO TRAPPING CUSTOMIZATION
Trapping is a technique where some objects are printed slightly larger or smaller than you have
specified in an application, in order to prevent white edges around the objects. These white
edges, or “halos,” can be caused by factors such as misregistration, the physical properties of
the dry inks, and the stiffness of the media.
The Auto Trapping customization feature provides you with advanced trapping settings and
gives you full control over their values. The EX700i is shipped with values that are optimized
for the print device using regular paper, but if these values do not provide the results necessary
for the media that you use, modify the values to meet your requirements.
The Auto Trapping customization feature is available with the Fiery Graphic Arts Package,
Premium Edition option on the EX700i Print Server and is part of the Productivity Package
option on the Integrated Fiery Color Server.
N OTE : For more information about the Fiery Graphic Arts Package, see Fiery Graphic Arts
Package.
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Printing with Auto Trapping
You can print a job with Auto Trapping enabled with or without customizing the trapping
values first.
TO PRINT A JOB WITH AUTO TRAPPING
1 Print the job from an application and set the print options.
For information about how to set print options with the Adobe and Microsoft PostScript
printer drivers for Windows, see Printing.
For information about how to set print options with the printer drivers for Mac OS, see
Printing.
Alternatively, submit the job to the EX700i Hold queue and then set print options in Job
Properties in Command WorkStation.
2 On the Color tab, select On for the Auto Trapping print option.
3 Print the job.
If you have not customized the trapping values with Command WorkStation, your job is
printed with the default trapping values. If you edited the values, your job is printed with the
custom trapping values.
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Auto Trapping customization
In Command WorkStation, the Auto Trapping customization feature is on the Trapping tab
under the Color Setup tab in Device Center. For more information about using Trapping, see
Command WorkStation Help.
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IMAGEVIEWER
ImageViewer allows you to soft proof and adjust colors in a job before it is printed. You can
use the preview in ImageViewer to verify job placement, orientation, and content, as well as
general color accuracy. If the job contains halftone screened settings, the preview shows a
composite view of all separations at the dot level. You can select to display the plate data for
each process color independently or in combination with the other colors, allowing inspection
of individual plate data or a combination of any range of plates.
ImageViewer is available with the Fiery Graphic Arts Package, Premium Edition option on
the EX700i Print Server and is part of the Productivity Package option on the Integrated Fiery
Color Server.
N OTE : For more information about the Fiery Graphic Arts Package, see Fiery Graphic Arts
Package.
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Accessing ImageViewer
Start ImageViewer from the Actions menu or Preview window of Command WorkStation.
TO START IMAGEVIEWER FROM THE ACTIONS MENU
1 In Job Center in Command WorkStation, select the job that you want to preview.
N OTE : ImageViewer recognizes only jobs that show processed/held (dark yellow) status.
Processed/held jobs are also indicated by the raster job icon (page icon ringed with a halo).
2 If needed, choose Process and Hold from the Actions menu to move the job to processed/
held status.
3 To start ImageViewer, do one of the following:
• Choose ImageViewer from the Actions menu.
• Right-click the selected job and choose ImageViewer from the menu that appears.
The ImageViewer main window appears.
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TO START IMAGEVIEWER FROM THE PREVIEW WINDOW
1 In Job Center in Command WorkStation, select the job that you want to preview.
N OTE : ImageViewer recognizes only jobs that show processed/held (dark yellow) status.
2 If needed, choose Process and Hold from the Actions menu to move the job to processed/held
status.
3 Choose Preview from the Actions menu.
Page thumbnails appear in the Preview window.
1
ImageViewer button
1
4 To start ImageViewer, select the thumbnail of the page that you want to soft proof and click
ImageViewer.
The ImageViewer main window appears.
For information about using ImageViewer, see Command WorkStation Help.
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IMAGE ENHANCE VISUAL EDITOR
Image Enhance Visual Editor (IEVE) is an image editing application that provides users with
a visual workspace to adjust individual images in a job. With IEVE, you can see the effects of
your adjustments and fine-tune the appearance of an image.
With IEVE, you can adjust tone, color, and sharpness, and perform red-eye correction. You
can apply the same adjustments to all images on a page or a range of pages. When you save a
set of adjustments as a preset, you can easily apply the same adjustments in the future.
Adjustments made in IEVE affect the job on the EX700i and cannot be applied to the
original source document.
IEVE is accessible from Command WorkStation. For more information about IEVE, see
IEVE Help.
ImageViewer is standard on the EX700i Print Server and is part of the Productivity Package
option on the Integrated Fiery Color Server.
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Accessing IEVE
Start IEVE from the Actions menu of Command WorkStation.
TO START IEVE FROM THE ACTIONS MENU
1 In Job Center in Command WorkStation, select the job containing the images that you want
to adjust.
N OTE : IEVE supports PDF and PostScript jobs only.
2 To start IEVE, do one of the following:
• Choose Image Enhance Visual Editor from the Actions menu.
• Right-click the selected job and choose Image Enhance Visual Editor from the menu
that appears.
The Image Enhance Visual Editor window appears.
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IEVE and Image Enhance print option
IEVE adjustments are independent of the configurable Image Enhance print option. If the
Image Enhance print option is enabled for a job that is also modified using IEVE, the effects
of both are applied to the images in the job. We recommend that you use one or the other, not
both, for a job.
• The Image Enhance print option is a quicker way to apply simple adjustments that do not
require visual confirmation before printing.
• IEVE is better for making selective adjustments that require fine-tuning and visual
inspection.
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CONTROL BAR
Control Bar allows you to add a static color bar and dynamic job information to each printed
page at a user-defined location.
The default Control Bar is designed to fit the EX700i default paper size, Letter/A4, or larger.
You can create Control Bars for other paper sizes.
The Control Bar feature is available with the Fiery Graphic Arts Package, Premium Edition
option on the EX700i Print Server and is part of the Productivity Package option on the
Integrated Fiery Color Server.
N OTE : For more information about the Fiery Graphic Arts Package, see Fiery Graphic Arts
Package.
N OTE : If a Control Bar does not fit on the page, it will be clipped.
N OTE : If a background color is defined as “white” for a user-defined Control Bar, it must be
defined in the CMYK color space for the Paper Simulation feature to take effect. For more
information about Paper Simulation, see page 73.
The default Control Bar provides a color bar and dynamic job information. Many jobs print
satisfactorily with the default Control Bar, but if you require your own Control Bar, create it
by defining custom values in the Control Bar tab in Color Setup.
Printing with a Control Bar
Print a job with the default Control Bar by setting the Control Bar print option to On from
the printer driver.
You can print a job with a Control Bar by setting the Control Bar print option to On.
TO PRINT A JOB WITH A CONTROL BAR
1 Print the job from an application and set the print options.
For information about how to set print options with the Adobe and Microsoft PostScript
printer drivers for Windows, see Printing.
For information about how to set print options with the printer drivers for Mac OS, see
Printing.
Alternatively, submit the job to the EX700i Hold queue, and then set print options in Job
Properties in Command WorkStation.
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2 On the Job Info tab, under Reporting, select On for the Control Bar print option.
3 Click OK.
4 Print the job.
If you have not set up a custom Control Bar with Command WorkStation, your job is printed
with the default Control Bar. If you set up a custom Control Bar, your job is printed with the
custom Control Bar.
1
2
Static color bar
Job information
1
2
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Custom Control Bar
The custom Control Bar feature is on the Control Bar tab under the Color Setup tab in the
Device Center. For more information about using Control Bar, see Command WorkStation
Help.
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PAPER SIMULATION WHITE POINT EDITING
Although an ICC profile contains a definition of “white,” the white may not always visually
match the human eye, requiring a perceptual adjustment. The Paper Simulation White Point
editing feature allows you to perceptually adjust the hue, brightness, and saturation of the
simulated paper white defined in the ICC profile.
When the Paper Simulation print option is enabled, the EX700i simulates the white of the
paper using CMYK values rather than leaving the paper white areas of the page unprinted.
You can print a job with Paper Simulation without customizing paper simulation. Many jobs
may print satisfactorily with the fixed default Paper Simulation setting. However, you can
customize the paper simulation by editing the white point values with Command
WorkStation before printing with Paper Simulation.
The Paper Simulation feature is available with the Fiery Graphic Arts Package, Premium
Edition option on the EX700i Print Server and is part of the Productivity Package option on
the Integrated Fiery Color Server.
N OTE : For more information about the Fiery Graphic Arts Package, see Fiery Graphic Arts
Package.
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Printing with Paper Simulation
You can print a job with Paper Simulation enabled with or without customizing paper
simulation first.
TO PRINT A JOB WITH PAPER SIMULATION
1 Print the job from an application and set the print options.
For information about how to set print options with the Adobe and Microsoft PostScript
printer drivers for Windows, see Printing.
For information about how to set print options with the printer drivers for Mac OS, see
Printing.
Alternatively, submit the job to the EX700i Hold queue, and then set print options in Job
Properties in Command WorkStation.
2 On the Color tab, click Expert Settings, and then select Paper Simulation.
3 If you edited the Paper Simulation White Point values, select the following settings, as well.
• For CMYK/Grayscale Source, choose the custom profile that you saved after editing the
Paper Simulation White Point values,
• For CMYK/Grayscale Processing Method, choose Full (Output GCR).
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• On the Output tab, for Output Profile, select the profile that you linked to the custom
CMYK Source profile when you edited the Paper Simulation White Point values.
4 Print the job.
If you have not edited the Paper Simulation White Point values with Command WorkStation,
your job is printed with the default Paper Simulation values. If you edited the values, your job
is printed with the custom Paper Simulation values.
Paper Simulation White Point editing
Your job may print satisfactorily with the fixed Paper Simulation setting. However, you can
customize the Paper Simulation setting by editing the Paper Simulation White Point values
with Command WorkStation.
To access the Paper Simulation White Point dialog box, see the instructions in Command
WorkStation Help.
When you edit the Paper Simulation White Point values, you save them in a custom profile,
which you create by editing an existing CMYK Source Profile in Color Editor. You must also
link the CMYK source profile to an output profile.
N OTE : To display the colors correctly with your monitor, you must set the monitor and
monitor settings correctly. For more information, see Command WorkStation Help.
N OTE : If Paper Simulation is set to On, and you have defined a substitute color as
C=0, M=0, Y=0, K=0, the values defined in Substitute Colors override those for Paper
Simulation. For information about Substitute Colors, see Command WorkStation Help.
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POSTFLIGHT
The Postflight feature helps you determine why some printed jobs may not deliver expected
color. Acting as a diagnostic and training tool for all users, it provides helpful global and
object-specific information about how a job is actually received and processed by the EX700i.
The Postflight feature is available with the Fiery Graphic Arts Package, Premium Edition
option on the EX700i Print Server and is part of the Productivity Package option on the
Integrated Fiery Color Server.
N OTE : For more information about the Fiery Graphic Arts Package, see Fiery Graphic Arts
Package.
Use Postflight to troubleshoot color problems with a previously printed job or as a preventive
measure. You can print the original document (or RIPped and previewed) with all objects
(images, graphics, and text) color-coded. A report explains what color spaces are used in the
job and what print options affect those spaces. The report also provides information about the
printing environment, such as calibration date, time, and method. Print a Test Page to verify
the condition of the printing environment.
Postflight is a powerful analysis tool that enumerates in its reports not only those color spaces
that are used by visible objects, but any color space called by a job. This can be very useful in
diagnosing puzzling situations that may require correction. For example: using one specific
combination of a printer driver, an OS, and a desktop publishing application emitting
separations for plates, you might find that: 1) the Postflight Color-Coded pages show the
Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow separations in the “DeviceGray” color space, while the Black
separation is shown in the “DeviceCMYK” color space and 2) the Postflight report
enumerates: DeviceGray, DeviceCMYK and DeviceRGB. What once required a PostScript
expert to decipher can now be interpreted in minutes using Postflight reports. The Cyan,
Magenta, and Yellow pages are defined in “DeviceGray,” the Black page is using the “K”
channel of DeviceCMYK, and the job is calling for the RGB color space, without applying it
on any user-visible object.
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About Postflight
When the Postflight print option is set to values other than Off, it provides the following
information to help you identify possible problems: Postflight Test Page, Postflight ColorCoded pages, and Postflight Reports.
Postflight Test Page
You can print the Postflight Test Page alone or in combination with the Color-Coded pages.
The Test Page is printed using the exact same media and global settings (such as calibration) as
your job. However, color objects on this page are printed independently of the user-specified
source color definitions (such as CMYK simulation and RGB).
If the color on this page is not accurate, the problem lies with the printing environment
(such as the calibration, output profile, or print device).
If the color on this page prints correctly, but objects in your job do not print in expected
colors, it is likely that the problem lies with the color setting specific to these objects.
Problems with objects can be: wrong color values for text and graphics, bad quality images,
or out-of-gamut colors.
Postflight Color-Coded pages
With this option, Postflight prepares a color-coded version of the original document that
displays each object with a color corresponding to the color space that the EX700i received for
the object.
The colors used to represent the color spaces for objects are as follows:
• Gray objects: Gray
• CMYK objects: Cyan
• RGB objects: Red
• Device-Independent objects: Indigo
• Spot color objects: Yellow
By reviewing the colors for all objects, you can identify the print option settings that affect
the color conversion of the objects and make appropriate modifications.
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Postflight reports
You can print reports on color-coded pages, alone or in combination with the color-coded
document. These reports are printed on the EX700i default paper size (Letter for US, A4 for
Metric) and use the default calibrated color mode.
The reports provide a document header with information (such as job name, date and time
printed, and user name), a ColorWise global settings page, and object-specific settings pages.
All pages include the job name, postflight date/time, and pagination in the bottom margin.
• ColorWise global settings page provides information that affects every object in a job, such
as calibration setting, date the EX700i was calibrated, method used for calibration, and the
output profile that was used.
• Object-specific settings pages provide a list of the settings that were used to process every
object in each color space, thus suggesting the locations to correct problems. For example,
if you see a problem with an object that is displayed in Cyan in a color-coded page, review
the settings listed in the CMYK Objects page and try changing those settings.
• Spot colors page lists all spot colors. For spot colors, the Postflight report lists the colors
that are used in a job. It also indicates whether these colors are defined in the EX700i.
When a spot color is defined in the EX700i, a patch is printed next to the color name.
When a color is not defined in the EX700i, a white patch with an X is printed.
Understanding Postflight reports
The main purpose of Postflight is to help you detect, diagnose, and prevent color-related
problems. In contrast to generic preflight software, which attempts to predict how a job
would be processed, a postflighted job is fully processed by the EX700i, allowing accurate
reporting on the settings with which the job processed.
This Postflight feature is especially useful in cases where a workflow that was used to submit a
job inadvertently converts colors. This conversion occurs with some printer drivers, printing
options, and conversions to PDF.
This report focuses on color processing and does not list every printing option that affects
your job. For more information about the ColorWise print options, see ColorWise Print
Options.
N OTE : Postflight reports list only those color spaces that were submitted to the EX700i with
your job. You may occasionally find that a job produces a Postflight report that includes
information about color spaces that you cannot locate in the job’s color-coded pages. This
occurs when an object in the color space is used in the job, but is masked by another object,
when an object is very light (for example, 0% of a spot color), or when the specific application
or printer driver asks the EX700i to process a particular color space but does not use it for
user-visible objects.
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N OTE : A Postflight report contains only one page on global settings, and it can include only
one Test Page. Therefore, Postflight cannot describe an entire job accurately unless all pages
are printed with the same options and on the same media. This is the case, for instance, with
Mixed Media jobs, because they can use multiple output profiles, up to one profile per media
in the job. If the page range is set to the pages that use one media only, Postflight produces
reliable results for the specified range.
N OTE : Postflight is a “reporting” feature that is designed for diagnostic purposes. It is not
designed for use with production features such as VDP and Imposition. For high-volume
applications in production environments, use Postflight only on the individual pages that
need testing.
Postflight print option
Access the Postflight feature through the Postflight print option. The following values are
available for the Postflight print option:
• Off (Default)
• Concise Report
• Test Page
• Color-Coded Pages
• All Components (Color-Coded document pages, Test Page, and Concise Report)
N OTE : Select a portion of a job to print the Postflight pages by selecting the appropriate page
range of a job from the printer driver.
Postflight is a procedure performed after you print a document and receive unexpected or
inadequate color. If you have access to Command WorkStation, Postflight also helps you
catch color problems before you actually print. Postflight processes your job and collects
information about the color objects throughout. The information is then displayed in ColorCoded document pages, a Test Page, and a Concise Report.
N OTE : The background defined in the Paper Simulation is not indicated as a CMYK object in
the Postflight reports. For more information about Paper Simulation, see page 73.
N OTE : You cannot use Postflight at the same time that you use the following features:
Progressives, Substitute Colors, or Combine Separations. Constraints are set for these print
options from the printer driver.
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Postflight examples
The follows scenarios show how Postflight can be helpful to users who demand high color
quality.
To diagnose an unexpected color (see page 81)
Use Postflight to diagnose unexpected color in a job, or determine which print or calibration
settings apply to a job.
To check the calibration status prior to printing a job (see page 83)
Consider the following before printing a job:
• The EX700i may include many calibration sets. Which calibration setting applies to
my job?
• When was the EX700i last calibrated?
• Which instrument was used for the last calibration?
To check the quality of the output profile (see page 84)
If you are considering using a new paper for which you do not have a custom profile, or if you
suspect that the output profile for your print device may not precisely describe its color
behavior, check your output profile by printing the Postflight Test Page.
To diagnose a color problem of a specific object (see page 85)
When experts have verified that the calibration is correct and that the global settings,
including the output profile, are correct, but the color of a specific object is still not as
intended, you can print a color-coded document and diagnose the problem.
The detailed procedures of these scenarios are described in the following sections.
N OTE : For each of the following procedures, instead of printing the report to the EX700i, you
can also send it to the Hold queue of the EX700i and preview the information (of a job with
raster data) in ImageViewer. For more information about ImageViewer, see ImageViewer. To
view the color of a job correctly, you must set your monitor and monitor profile correctly. For
more information about the monitor and monitor profiles, see the section about Preferences
in Command WorkStation Help.
N OTE : The procedures for printing a job from a Windows and a Mac OS computer are
similar.
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Scenario 1: Diagnose an unexpected color
Use the following procedure to print a job with Postflight set to Off.
TO PRINT A JOB
1 Print the job from an application and set the print options.
For information about how to set print options with the Adobe and Microsoft PostScript
printer drivers for Windows, see Printing.
For information about how to set print options with the printer drivers for Mac OS, see
Printing.
Alternatively, submit the job to the EX700i Hold queue and then set print options in Job
Properties in Command WorkStation.
2 On the Job Info tab, choose Off from the Postflight menu.
3 Print the job.
The job is printed to the EX700i.
After you print a job, use the following procedure to diagnose an unexpected color and print
the job with edited color settings.
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TO DIAGNOSE AN UNEXPECTED COLOR AND PRINT WITH EDITED COLOR SETTINGS
1 Print the same job and choose All Components from the Postflight menu.
Postflight Test Page, color-coded document pages, and Postflight Reports are printed.
For information about the components of Postflight, see page 77.
2 Review all Postflight pages.
For information about the Postflight pages, see page 77.
3 Make appropriate changes based on all Postflight pages.
Depending on your printing environment, the condition of the print device, and the color
settings, possible changes are as follows:
• Correct problems with the print device (see the documentation that accompanies the
print device).
• Calibrate the EX700i (see Color Printing).
• Edit the colors of the output profile with Command WorkStation (see Command
WorkStation Help).
• Change the default settings in Command WorkStation (see Command WorkStation
Help).
Change the job specific print option settings using Command WorkStation Job Properties.
4 Print the job and choose Off from the Postflight menu.
The job with the edited color settings is printed to the EX700i.
5 Repeat these steps, if needed.
Repeat the steps until you get satisfactory color results.
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Scenario 2: Check the calibration status
Use the following procedure to check the calibration status prior to printing a job.
TO CHECK THE CALIBRATION STATUS AND PRINT WITH THE OPTIMUM CALIBRATION CONDITION
1 Print the job from an application and set the print options.
For information about how to set print options with the Adobe and Microsoft PostScript
printer drivers for Windows, see Printing.
For information about how to set print options with the printer drivers for Mac OS, see
Printing.
Alternatively, submit the job to the EX700i Hold queue, and then set print options in Job
Properties in Command WorkStation.
2 On the Job Info tab, choose Concise Report from the Postflight menu.
For information about Postflight reports, see page 78.
3 Print the job.
The Concise Report page is printed.
4 Review the information in the ColorWise global settings page.
5 Perform calibration, if needed.
If service has been performed on the print device since the last calibration, or calibration has
not been performed, perform calibration using the calibration setting specified in the
Postflight report.
For more information about calibration, see Calibration.
6 Print the job and choose Off from the Postflight menu.
The job is printed to the newly calibrated EX700i.
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Scenario 3: Check the quality of the output profile
Use the following procedure to check the quality of the output profile of the print device.
TO CHECK THE QUALITY OF OUTPUT PROFILE AND PRINT WITH THE OPTIMUM OUTPUT PROFILE
1 Print the job from an application and set the print options.
For information about how to set print options with the Adobe and Microsoft PostScript
printer drivers for Windows, see Printing.
For information about how to set print options with the printer drivers for Mac OS, see
Printing.
Alternatively, submit the job to the EX700i Hold queue, and then set print options in Job
Properties in Command WorkStation.
2 On the Job Info tab, choose Test Page from the Postflight menu.
3 Print the job.
The Postflight Test Page is printed to the EX700i.
4 Review the quality of the color on the Postflight Test Page.
N OTE : Make sure that this page was printed with the same media and print option settings as
the job.
5 Review the instructions on the Postflight Test Page.
6 Edit the color of the output profile, or create a profile, if needed.
It may be necessary to customize the output profile or create one to get optimal results on the
media the job is using.
7 Print the job and choose Off from the Postflight menu.
The job is printed to the EX700i with the edited or newly created output profile.
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Scenario 4: Diagnose a color problem of a specific object
Use the following procedure to diagnose a color problem.
TO DIAGNOSE A COLOR PROBLEM OF A SPECIFIC OBJECT AND PRINT WITH THE EDITED COLOR SETTINGS
1 Print the job from an application and set the print options.
For information about how to set print options with the Adobe and Microsoft PostScript
printer drivers for Windows, see Printing.
For information about how to set print options with the printer drivers for Mac OS, see
Printing.
Alternatively, submit the job to the EX700i Hold queue, and then set print options in Job
Properties in Command WorkStation.
2 On the Job Info tab, choose Color-Coded Pages from the Postflight menu.
For information about Postflight Color-Coded pages, see page 77.
3 Print the job.
Postflight Color-Coded pages are printed to the EX700i.
N OTE : Alternatively, you can send the Postflight Color-Coded pages to the Hold queue of the
EX700i and preview them using ImageViewer. To preview the pages using ImageViewer,
make sure that your monitor is set up according to the manufacturer’s recommendations and
that the correct monitor profile is specified for your monitor. For information about monitor
profiles, see the Preferences section in Command WorkStation Help.
4 Review the Postflight Color-Coded pages.
5 Make changes to the color settings, if needed.
For information about the ColorWise print options for various color spaces, see ColorWise
Print Options.
N OTE : Use the Color-Coded Pages Only setting to send a job to another print device that has
a specific color-space requirement. For example, a document targeted to a CMYK-only press
must have only Cyan-colored objects.
6 Print the job and choose Off from the Postflight menu.
The job is printed to the EX700i with the edited color settings.
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INDEX
A
Absolute Colorimetric rendering intent 25
Adobe PDF Print Engine Preferred option 22
Adobe RGB setting, RGB Source or
Device Link option 26
Apple Standard setting, RGB Source
or Device Link option 26
Auto Trapping customization 61
Auto Trapping option 14
B
Black Detection option 15
Black Overprint option 15
Black Text and Graphics option 16
Bypass Conversion setting 19
C
calibration
See also ColorCal, measurements
checking status of 47
ColorCal 49
disabling 47
from print device panel 50
measurements 56
overview 56
scheduling 57
target 56
Calibration Files folder 42
calibration setting 52
custom 52, 54
print settings 53
recommended paper 53
CMYK Color Reference.ps 42
CMYK/Grayscale Processing Method
option 18
CMYK/Grayscale Source or Device Link
option 19
color adjustment in IEVE 67
Color Bars folder 42
Color Chart 57
color files 42
color management system (CMS) 9
color patches
in Test Page 57
PostScript files of 42
color profiles See ICC profiles
color reference files 42
color reference pages 57
color space 13
ColorCal
calibration
from print device panel 50
with Calibrator 49
colors, proofing 65, 68
ColorWise color management system
ICC profile support 9
key features 9
workflow diagram 13
ColorWise Off setting 19
ColorWise options, specifying 30
Combine Separations option 20
Command WorkStation
Auto Trapping configuration 63
Calibrator 48
Control Bar feature 72
Paper Simulation white point editing 75
Spot-On feature 59
Composite Overprint option 21
composites, printing 17, 20, 28
Contrast ICC rendering intent 25
Control Bar
custom 72
print option 70
custom calibration setting 52, 54
custom Control Bar 72
custom output profile 52, 54
custom profiles, creating 45
custom simulations 19
Custom21.ps 42
Custom34.ps 42
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D
O
density 56, 57
eciRGB setting, RGB Source or
Device Link option 26
EFIRGB, RGB Source or Device Link
option 26
ES-1000 spectrophotometer
terminology 46
Optimize RGB Transparency option 22
Other Applications folder 44
output profile
calibration setting 52
custom 52, 54
Paper Simulation 23, 75
Postflight 80, 84
Spot-On 58
Output Profile option 23
F
P
Fiery RGB setting, RGB Source or
Device Link option 26
FieryColorBar.eps 42
Full (Output GCR) setting, CMYK/Grayscale
Processing Method option 18
Full (Source GCR) setting, CMYK/Grayscale
Processing Method option 18
PANTONE Book.ps 42
PANTONE Coated Color Reference 28
Paper Simulation
Full (Output GCR) 74
white point editing 75
Paper Simulation option 23
passwords, for calibration 46
PDF/X 24
PDF/X Output Intent option 24
Perceptual ICC rendering intent 25
Photographic rendering intent 25
Photoshop folder 43
Postflight
color-coded pages 77
ColorWise global settings page 78
Object-specific settings pages 78
print option 79
Spot colors 78
Test Page 77
vs. Combine Separations 79
vs. Progressives 79
vs. Substitute Colors 79
PostScript color issues 15, 17, 26
PowerPoint, RGB color reference file 42
PPD 33, 34
Presentation rendering intent 25
print options
Mac OS 34
Windows 33
printer drivers
Mac OS 34
Windows 33
Productivity Package 61, 64, 67, 70, 73, 76
E
G
Graphics ICC rendering intent 25
Gray (RGB) and Gray (CMYK) options 22
H
Halftone Calibration Files folder 43
Halftone Simulation
calibrating 55
I
ICC profiles
described 9
installing 37
rendering intents 25
IEVE 67
Image Enhance print option 69
Image Enhance Visual Editor 67
Image ICC rendering intent 25
ImageViewer, accessing 65, 68
J
jobs, viewing soft proof of 65, 68
M
Mac Color Files folder 42
Mac OS color management options 34
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profiles
custom 45
described 9
installing 37
managing 45
rendering intents 25
proofing colors 65, 68
Pure Primaries setting, CMYK/Grayscale
Processing Method option 18
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T
terminology 8
tone adjustment in IEVE 67
transparent objects 22
trapping 14
U
Ugra/Fogra Media Wedge 42
Use Embedded Profile If Present
option 29
R
red-eye correction in IEVE 67
Relative Colorimetric rendering intent 25
RGB images
defining source profiles for 26
embedded profile 26
RGB page 01 42
RGB page 02 42
RGB Source or Device Link option 26
RGB/Lab Rendering Intent option 25
S
Saturation ICC rendering intent 25
Separate RGB/Lab to CMYK Source
option 27
separations
printing 17, 20, 28
target color space 27
sharpness adjustment in IEVE 67
simulations, custom 19
Spot Color Dictionaries 58
Spot Color Matching option 28
spot colors, CMYK equivalents 28, 58
Spot-On 58
named colors 59
RGB or CMYK values 58
Spot Color Matching 59
substitute colors 58
sRGB, RGB Source or Device Link
option 26
Standard21.ps 42
Standard34.ps 42
Substitute Colors
vs. Postflight 58
Substitute Colors option 29
SWOP 19
V
VDP jobs 22
W
Windows Color Files folder 42
Windows, print options 33
Word, RGB color reference file 42