Printing Software offers universal RIP solution.

Press Release Summary:

Equipped with PS, PDF, and PDF/X RIP technology, PRODUCTIONSERVER v5.20 facilitates digital, centrally controlled, and high-end large-format printing. Software also enables fast ripping with Speed Screen with variable droplet sizes. Available in 4 versions, it has ability to enhance saturation of output colors and optional QUALITY ASSURANCE Module which lets users check quality of print jobs at any time on any supported printing system.

Original Press Release:

More Productivity and Quality - ColorGATE Puts Version 5.20 on the Market

September 10, 2008

Flexible, reliable and quick production stands for perfection in digital printing services today. With that in mind, ColorGATE offers technology that's already in the fifth generation: "The universal RIP solution for all applications". From centrally controlled high-end large format printing to proofing and film production and right on up to photo and fine art. Version 5.20 is now even more optimized in terms of productivity and quality, with special offers for ColorGATE PRODUCTIONSERVER and the new EPSON Stylus Pro GS6000 at your nearest retailer.

New and very functional in the current Version 5.20: Increase the productivity - Ripping with Speed Screen especially with variable droplet sizes was made 10 times faster and optimized for computers of the recent processor generation. The new optional module QUALITY ASSURANCE Module (QAM) for PRODUCTIONSERVER (included in PRODUCTIONSERVER5 ULTIMATE) offers the first fully integrated quality assurance technology for LFP production usage. This means that the quality of the print jobs can be checked at any time on any supported printing system. In addition, the "Saturation Enhancement" function is new in 5.20. Using this function the saturation of output colors will be enhanced. It will be considered in the calculation of reference values in the QAM as well. Another key word is "printer drivers": New additions to the list of printer drivers supplied also include EPSON Stylus Pro GS6000, HP Designjet L65500 as well as drivers for new printers from Fei Yeung Union or Eurotech. (For the complete list, visit:

ColorGATE PROOFGATE technology users will be happy to discover the expanded control wedge evaluation. The FOGRA 3.0 control wedge can now be printed and measured additionally.

Depending on your requirements, there are four different versions of PRODUCTIONSERVER 5.20 to choose from: ULTIMATE (fully equipped version incl. PROFILER and EXPRESS PROFILER Module for 4 printing systems), PRO, SELECT (basic version) as well as economically priced "Special Editions" for the HP Designjet 8000, the Mutoh Valuejet, the Roland, etc. (Maximum color consistency after an upgrade from Version 4 to 5.20 is guaranteed. All MIM combinations can be taken over.)

Order now, and PRODUCTIONSERVER 5.20 is double the value. ColorGATE retailers are offering attractive EPSON Stylus Pro GS6000 bundles with savings of more than 10 %. (For more information, visit

PRODUCTIONSERVER5 - The Universal RIP Solution Speed, quality and production reliability. These are the major factors that guarantee perfection in digital printing services today. ColorGATE PRODUCTIONSERVER5 offers one of the most flexible and productive software products for digital, centrally controlled, high-end large-format printing. Equipped with the most modern RIP technology (PS, PDF, PDF/X) and professional high-end color management in a class of its own. Future-proof, capable of automation, platform-independent for all printing systems and expandable in modular form for all applications in large-format printing. The range of modules available includes film production and proofing, Print&Cut and Photo&FineArt and right on up to integrated profiling.

Reliable, error-free output - stable, efficient production processes: ColorGATE PRODUCTIONSERVER5 scores top marks in actual practice. Its ergonomically designed, pioneering user interface guarantees perfect handling right from the start. Everything is possible, nothing is impossible: Big banners (textile, indoor, outdoor), contour displays; placards, mega posters, billboards, facade and transportation advertising; advertising and tradeshow systems; digital proofs, screen printing; photo and fine-art prints, and much more. It's only a question of the configuration.

There are three ColorGATE PRODUCTIONSERVER5 software packages to choose from. Depending on the system requirements, from fully loaded to the basic version: ULTIMATE, PRO, SELECT. Upgrades from SELECT to PRO or ULTIMATE can be made at any time. All the packages can be easily expanded by adding a diverse range of options and up to twelve different modules. In more detail: the PROOF Module for legally binding digital proofs based on the media standard for printing (ISO 12647-7). The FILMGATE Module and the world's first SCREEN PRINT PROOF Module for autotypical screening and digital screen proofs in commercial applications. The PHOTO&FINEART Module for photo and fine-art prints in high-end quality. The JDF Module, the integration interface based on the JDF V.1.1 (Job Definition Format) industrial standard. The PRINT&CUT Module for quick, precise film and contour cut production on a cut plotter. Five PROFILER Modules (EXPRESS, PROFILER, MULTI-COLOR, DEVICELINK, REFERENCE) for individual profiling directly from the software, targeted color management instead of expensive trial & error concepts. The new optional module QUALITY ASSURANCE Module (QAM) for PRODUCTIONSERVER offers the first fully integrated quality assurance technology for LFP production usage.

All ColorGATE PRODUCTIONSERVER5 software packages and modules are now available at authorized ColorGATE retail outlets. All product details and a directory of retailers can be accessed at

Contact for further information:
Catherine Kirschner, ColorGATE MarCom Management
Phone: +49 (0)5 11 - 9 42 93 0 Fax: +49 (0)5 11 - 9 42 93 40

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