COLOR TUNER

Remote proofing the easy way! Contract proofs for all standards

With COLOR TUNER you can easily create contract proofs for any printing standard. You don‘t even have to be a color expert to do that!

The web-based application has an intuitive, wizard-based user interface and combines printer calibration and automatic color matching, which enables users to produce color-accurate printouts at local and remote locations anywhere in the world.

COLOR TUNER provides maximum flexibility and offers many powerful and innovative features such as perfect spot color matching or support for hexachrome and multi-channel profiles.

The application was the first proofing software to be certified by Fogra, SWOP, Sicograf, PPA and 3DAP and is now considered the most widely used high-end proofing software worldwide.

Thanks to its web-based client-server architecture, the application can easily be integrated into any existing workflow.

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Contract proofs

With COLOR TUNER you can create color-accurate proofs for all commonly used industry standards.

The software includes a setup wizard, automatic color matching, and printer calibration in a web-based application that enables you to create color-accurate printouts from any location in the world.

COLOR TUNER also supports the Epson SureColor SC-P series of printers with a built-in spectrophotometer. The fastest way to create highly accurate contract proofs, with no color expertise required.

Spot colors
Thanks to innovative features like using CxF/X-4 data in PDF files for perfectly rendering spot colors and the support of Hexachrome and multi-channel profiles, COLOR TUNER once again demonstrated its market position as the industry-leading proofing application.
Integration and connectivity
Thanks to its web-based client-server architecture, COLOR TUNER can easily be integrated into any existing workflow and infrastructure.

The use of inline spectrophotometers enables automated remote color-matching processes without any user intervention.

The direct interface to PantoneLIVE and CXF CLOUD also enables an easy organization, management, and communication of spectral color data.

Spectral color data

Spectral color data is the ideal solution to store and communicate colors with all associated properties. The use of spectral data eliminates modifications caused by exchange color spaces and
provides much better color matching results for non-standard printing processes like flexo or gravure printing.

In addition, spot color overprints can be rendered much more precisely.

Proofing papers

High-grade proofing paper is essential to contract proof quality. That is why we have developed a large media portfolio based on the requirements of leading publishing houses and printing companies keeping industry standards in mind, which are specifically geared towards the production of color-accurate proofs.

An unique coating technology gives the papers unique properties, such as better ink absorption, higher color density, greater reproduction of fine detail and shorter drying times than comparable media.

The entire portfolio is produced, controlled, and continuously adapted to the current requirements of customers and markets under special conditions and strict specifications.

Click here to get an overview of the available papers.

Supported file formats

COLOR TUNER supports all common prepress file formats, including the following:

PDF/X *   TIFF
PDF *   TIFF/IT-P1
PostScript *   1-bit TIFF
EPS   Esko LEN
DCS   Scitex Handshake CT/LW
JPEG   Scitex NLW and NCT
*) Separated or composite
Supported measurement devices
All current models from X-Rite
All current models from Konica Minolta
Barbieri Spectro Swing, LFP/LFP qb and LFP qb NET
Techkon SpectroDrive, SpectroDens, SpectroJet
Inline spectrophotometer from Epson and Canon
Supported measurement conditions: M0, M1 and M2
Supported printers
Canon

Canon imagePROGRAF PRO Series

Printer model

Max. media width

License

ScreenDot proof

PRO-1000, 500

420 x 594 mm (A2)

Small

PRO-2000, 520

610 mm (24”)

Medium

PRO-2100, 521 610 mm (24”) Medium

PRO-4000, 540

1118 mm (44”)

Large

PRO-4000S, 540S

1118 mm (44”)

Large

Yes

PRO-4100, 541 1118 mm (44”) Large -
PRO-4100S, 541S 1118 mm (44”) Large -
PRO-6000, 560 1524 mm (60”) Large
PRO-6100, 561 1524 mm (60”) Large -

PRO-6000S, 560S

1524 mm (60”)

Large

Yes

PRO-6100S, 561S 1524 mm (60”) Large -

Canon imagePROGRAF iPF Series

Printer model

Max. media width

License

ScreenDot proof

iPF9400S, 9410S

1524 mm (60")

Large

Yes

iPF9400, 9410

Yes 1

iPF9100

iPF9000S

iPF9000

iPF8400S, 8410S

1118 mm (44")

Large

Yes

iPF8400, 8410

Yes 1

iPF8300S, 8310S

iPF8300, 8310

1118 mm (44")

Large

iPF8100

iPF8000S

iPF8000

iPF6400S, 6410S

610 mm (24")

Medium

Yes

iPF6450, 6460

Yes 1

iPF6400, 6410

iPF6300S

610 mm (24")

Medium

Yes 1

iPF6350, 6300, 6310

iPF6200

iPF6100

iPF6000S

iPF5100

432 mm (17")

Small

iPF5000

iPF810, 820

1118 mm (44")

Large

iPF750, 755, 760, 765

914 mm (36")

Large

iPF650, 655

610 mm (24")

Medium

iPF700, 720, 710

914 mm (36")

Large

iPF600, 605, 610

610 mm (24")

Medium

iPF500, 510

432 mm (17")

Small

Canon imagePROGRAF W Series

Printer model

Max. media width

License

ScreenDot proof

W8400PG

1118 mm (44")

Large

Yes

W8400

W6400PG

610 mm (24")

Medium

Yes

W6400

Epson

Epson SureColor Series

Printer model

Max. media width

License

ScreenDot proof

SureColor SC-P20000, P20050, P20070, P20080 1620 mm (64") Large Yes
SureColor SC-P10000, P10050, P10070, P10080 1118 mm (44") Large Yes
SureColor SC-P9000, P9050, P9070, P9080
SureColor SC-P8000, P8050, P8070, P8080
SureColor SC-P7000, P7050, P7070, P7080 610 mm (24") Medium Yes
SureColor SC-P6000, P6050, P6070, P6080

SureColor SC-P5000, P5050, P5070, P5080

432 mm (17”)
A2

Small

Yes

SureColor SC-P7500 610 mm (24'') Medium Yes
SureColor SC-P9500 1118 mm (44'') Large Yes

SureColor SC-S40600, S60600(L)

1626 mm (64'') Large -
SureColor SC-T5400, T3400 914 mm (36'') Large -

SureColor SC-T7000, T7000D, T7050, T7050D, T7070, T7070D, T7080, T7080D

1118 mm (44")

Large

Yes

SureColor SC-T7200, T7200D, T7250, T7250D, T7270, T7270D, T7280, T7280D

SureColor SC-T5000, T5000D, T5050, T5050D, T5070, T5070D, T5080, T5080D

914 mm (36")

Large

SureColor SC-T5200, T5200D, T5250, T5250D, T5270, T5270D, T5280, T5280D

SureColor SC-T3000, T3050, T3070, T3080

610 mm (24")

Medium

SureColor SC-T3200, T3250, T3270, T3280

Epson Stylus Pro (Maxart) Series

Printer model

Max. media width

License

ScreenDot proof

Stylus Pro 11880, 11880, Maxart PX-20000

1626 mm (64")

Large

Yes 2

Stylus Pro 10600CF

B0+

1118 mm (44")

Large

Yes

Stylus Pro 10600Dye

Stylus Pro 10600UC, Maxart PX-10000

Stylus Pro 9900, 9910, Maxart PX-H10000

B0+

1118 mm (44")

Large

Yes

Stylus Pro 9890, 9908, Maxart PX-H9000

1118 mm (44")

Large

Yes

Stylus Pro 9880, 9880C, Maxart PX-9550/9500N

B0+

1118 mm (44")

Large

Yes 2

Stylus Pro 9800, Maxart PX-9500

B0+

1118 mm (44")

Large

Stylus Pro 9700, 9710, Maxart PX-F10000

B0+

1118 mm (44")

Large

Yes

Stylus Pro 9600, Maxart PX-9000

B0+

1118 mm (44")

Large

Yes

Stylus Pro 9600 Dye, Maxart PX-9000

B0+

1118 mm (44")

Large

Stylus Pro 9450, Maxart PX-9550S

B0+

1118 mm (44")

Large

Yes 2

Stylus Pro 9400, PX-9500S

Stylus Pro WT7900, WT7910, Maxart PX-W8000

A1+

610 mm (24")

Medium

Yes

Stylus Pro 7900, 7910, Maxart PX-H8000

A1+

610 mm (24")

Medium

Yes

Stylus Pro 7890, 7908, Maxart PX-H7000

610 mm (24")

Medium

Yes

Stylus Pro 7880, 7880C, Maxart PX-7550/7500N

A1+

610 mm (24")

Medium

Yes 2

Stylus Pro 7800, Maxart PX-7500

Stylus Pro 7700, 7710, Maxart PX-F8000

A1+

610 (24")

Medium

Yes

Stylus Pro 7600, Maxart PX-7000

A1+

610 mm (24")

Medium

Yes

Stylus Pro 7600 Dye, PX-7000

Stylus Pro 7450, Maxart PX-7550S

A1+

610 mm (24")

Medium

Yes 2

Stylus Pro 7400, Maxart PX-7500S

Stylus Pro 4900, 4910, Maxart PX-H6000

A2

(17")

Small

Yes

Stylus Pro 4880, 4880C, Maxart PX-6550

A2

431 mm (17")

Small

Yes 2

Stylus Pro 4800, Maxart PX-6500

Stylus Pro 4450, Maxart PX-6250S

A2

431 mm (17")

Small

Yes 2

Stylus Pro 4400, Maxart PX-6200S

Stylus Pro 4000, Maxart PX-6000

Yes 3

Stylus Pro 3880, 3890, 3885, Maxart PX-5002

431 mm (17")

Small

Stylus Pro 3800, 3800C, 3850, Maxart PX-5800

420 x 594 mm

A2

Small
HP

HP DesignJet Z Series

Printer model

Max. media width

License

ScreenDot proof

DesignJet Z6, Z9 1118 mm (44'') Large -

DesignJet Z6100, Z6100PS

1524 mm (60") and 1067 mm (42")

Large

Yes

DesignJet Z3200, Z3200PS

610 mm (24") and 1118 mm (44")

Large

Yes 4

DesignJet Z3100, Z3100PS

610 mm (24") and 1118 mm (44")

Large

DesignJet Z2100, Z2100PS

HP DesignJet (T) Series

Printer model

Max. media width

License

ScreenDot proof

DesignJet T610

610 mm (24") and 1118 mm (44")

Medium and Large

DesignJet T1100, T1100PS

DesignJet 5000, 5000UV, 5500, 5500UV

1067 mm (42") and 1524 mm (60")

Large

Yes

DesignJet 4000, 4500

1067 mm (42")

Large

DesignJet 1050, 1055

914 mm (36")

Large

Yes

DesignJet 800

610 mm (24") and 1067 mm (42")

Medium and Large

DesignJet 500

DesignJet 110 Plus

610 mm (24")

A1+/A2+

Medium

1 Only if operated with 8 colors (without RGB).
2 Dot proofing with 1440 x 1440 dpi requires firmware version A0276B or higher.
3 Dot proofing only supported if operated with 7 colors (not with 4 colors).
4 Only if operated with 8 colors (without RGB).
Key features
Soft and hardcopy proofs matched to the same standards, e.g. Fogra, GRACoL, SWOP, 3DAP
Spectral data-based proofing from any location in the world
Contract quality, reproducible results thanks to patented iterative color management technology for process and spot colors
Intuitive wizard-based user interface and printer setup – no color expertise required
Comprehensive tool for selective color corrections and profile smoothing
Halftone proofing option for color-accurate screened proofs
Perfect remote proofing thanks to the support of the latest generation of inkjet printers with inline spectrophotometers
Intelligent scatter-proof function
Test chart generator for quickly creating CMYK and multichannel test charts
Easy-to-use profiling tool
Full support for CxF/X-4 data including CXF CLOUD connection
Visual creation and optimization of spot colors
Browser-based communication
Easy integration into existing workflows, can be combined with all other CGS ORIS applications
Long-term experience & color expertise
We provide simple-to-use software solutions for all of your needs related to color management, proofing, prototyping, certification, and quality control - the best and effective way to optimize your entire production process.

Our proofing solutions are complemented by a large portfolio of specially developed substrates for creating color-accurate proofs and packaging prototypes.


Do you have any questions?

Please don´t hesitate and get in touch:

Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia/NZ:
CGS Publishing Technologies
International GmbH
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Tel.: +49 6182 9626 0
Fax +49 6182 9626 99

North America & South America:
CGS Publishing Technologies
International LLC
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Tel.: +1 612 870 0061
Fax +1 612 870 0063

 

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