Press proof

Since first introduced in 2002, the Perfect Proofer automated ink proofing system has evolved several times with each model incorporating successive generations of new technology. Today the system lets process control specialists configure specific units that are best suited to the type of work done in any particular plant.

Solids

Most industry professionals do understand that hand proofing is a weak link in any in-plant color management system. Even when done the same day, by the same technician, it’s unavoidable - variations occur.
Compare that to what an automated proofing system with gear drive plus calibrated pressures and speeds produces. Once you have a solid ink proof that matches what came off the target press, simply document the proofer’s settings and you have a fingerprint that can be reproduced anytime in the future. If a plant only proofs solids, a proofing head with either a 1” or 2” anilox and rubber ink transfer roller can be used on the system.

Halftones

However, there is an easier and even more accurate proofing method – especially for plants where stringent color contol is excercised.

It makes fingerprinting obsolete.

These plants should configure their perfect proofing units with a photopolymer proofing head. That way the units can proof halftones and replicate the exact dot gain of a particular station and produce halftone proofs that mirror what will come off the target press. Called Dot Gain Technology™, this concept can make a major difference to your operation.

Grayscales

If your plant follows G7 protocols, halftone proofing also allows the lab to pull grayscales in three 1-color passes.