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Our best wishes for a free 2021 year

Let's dream a little, as 2021 year is starting ...
2020 will have made everyone understanding, if needed,
That some are very lucky to live in Europe today, when democracy is missing or at risk almost 
everywhere else,
That globalization is much better than everyone at home,
That only education and science can protect our freedom,
And that two plus two will never add as five!
Our best wishes to you for 2021 as a free new year!


Matching any existing print standard and creating your own print standards using the best practices and methods with Colorsource

Learn here how to normalize, document, and match all CMYK or N-Color print processes:

Matching any existing print standard and creating your own print standards using the best practices and methods with Colorsource. Download the PowerPoint as PDF file:

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Boost your print quality and productivity with Colorsource MagicPress and MagicPrepress applications:

Thanks to the prepress and pressroom software applications we have developed for you, a basic Eye-One Pro, Pro2 or Pro3 costing less than 1000 Euros replaces quite advantageously the best and most expensive proprietary pressroom spectrophotometers, for all your color printing applications using offset, gravure and flexographic technologies.

MagicPress and MagicPrepress applications allow all Print Houses to significantly enhance their print quality, and allow all Print Buyers diagnosing quite accurately any color quality problem.

MagicPress and MagicPrepress allow you managing all your ONE to TEN colors print standards with or without a CMYK base, on all your 1 to 10 colors printing presses.

 MagicPress and MagicPrepress can process any CGATS spectral (or non-spectral) One to Ten colors chart measurement file with classic spectral ranges such as 380-730, or 400-700 nm or else, such as delivered by Techkon or X-Rite eXact spectrophotometers etc. (Of course, is makes much more sense using X-Rite i1Pro than eXact, because better and much cheaper!)

Colorsource press setting software allows matching all ISO12647-2-3-4-6 and G7/IDEAlliance targets

Use all Colorsource press-setting software applications for one full week!

It will change your life ;-), for any offset, gravure, or flexographic printing using CMYK or any other ink sets.

You just need using a basic Eye-One Pro 1, 2 or 3 or the equivalent EFI ES-x to get fast and excellent press settings that meet your highest Customers color quality expectations.

Moreover, it will save you A LOT of obsolete or useless equipments, as long as you are maintaining your presses in good mechanical conditions.

Very easy, as long as you follow the applications English or French Users guides!

The complete April 2015 ISO12647-2-3-4-6-7 and G7/IDEAlliance standards summary

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Colorsource ISO 12647 CMYK standards summary updated April 2015:

This 69 pages PDF document is summarizing the necessary information:

1) For setting your printing presses matching ISO 12647-2-3-4-6 or G7/IDEAlliance* standards,

2) For producing your color proofs complying with ISO12647-7 on a simple A3+ EPSON inkjet costing less than 300 US$,

3) For controlling all CMYK color proofs using freeware, according to ISO 12642, ISO 12647-7 or IDEAlliance standards, or by using more relevant techniques,

4) For making optimized ISO 12647-2-3-4-6 or G7/IDEAlliance (GRACoL & SWOP) color separations,

5) For downloading affordable applications allowing you fast and easy ISO 12647-2-3-4-6 or G7/IDEAlliance press settings, with using very affordable and flexible measurement instruments such as Eye-One Pro, EFI ES-1000, EFI ES-2000 or Eye-One Pro2 spectrophotometers,

6) For knowing ISO12647-2:2013 version and understanding the quite useless changes it promotes,

7) For controlling efficiently all PANTONE and other special inks,

8) For updating and enhancing your CMYK ISO or G7/IDEAlliance ICC profiles.

You will find at the end of this PDF document all useful Internet links for downloading additional technical information, the readymade generic CMYK ISO ICC profiles, and the official characterization data allowing you computing your own enhanced CMYK ISO profiles.

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Free and universal CMYK print test forms for fast and easy setting of all your printing presses:

The 100 x 70 cm CMYK test form can be cropped down to a 70 x 50 cm, or to a 50 x 35 cm test form. The base 50 x 35 cm test form includes all the CMYK charts you need for easily matching all your printing presses to ISO12647-2-3-4-6 or IDEAlliance standards. On the beautiful and colorful theme of Indonesian colors, this CMYK test forms offers you, beyond all technical requirements, a full set of color photography's allowing you full control of your printing and proofing systems. This universal test form is supplemented by two SRA3 CMYK forms for small format presses.


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With CMYK_Backgrounds application, optimize your print works on colored or transparent medias, with or without white ink:

CMYK + RGB colors when printing on red substrate with different numbers of white ink layers

To be considered in these difficult times for Print Industries:

Choose free Colorsource application for controlling your CMYK proofs and prints

Free CMYK_Print_&_Proof Colorsource application allows you best control of all CMYK proofs:

This application is FREE software and allows you faster, easier and more reliable control of any CMYK proof!

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Romain Meffre and Yves Marchand publish their book"Gunkanjima" at Steidl


Cover of "Gunkanjima" book

108 pages | 38 x 29 cm |
4" x 5" negative originals exposed with a photographic chamber.

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