For novices and experts...
Color fidelity from known and unknown sources...
Harlequin ColorProTM, provides excellent color process control and accurate, consistent and predictable color reproduction for a wide range of workflows. Harlequin ColorPro provides full support for industry standard ICC (International Color Consortium) profiles (including device link profiles) avoiding dependence on the generic, system level color management of the computer's operating system.
ColorPro is the GUI (Graphical User Interface) to the Harlequin RIP kernel where all color managed workflow decisions are setup. This window is feature rich and has evolved to be useable by novice users as well as by operators needing to design complex color managed workflows. Setting up a color managed workflow at the RIP stage is known as late-binding and offers very powerful control over the color management of jobs when the source is known. It is also very controllable even when job files from unknown sources (a new customer for example) need to be accurately output in preparation for printing or plate-making. In addition to the feature set found in Harlequin ColorPro window many additional features can be initiated via PostScript®
|In- RIP Color Management: Decisions about color and output devices can be made late in the production process. With Harlequin ColorPro, a job can be targeted (or re-targeted) to a particular printing process or proofer at the last moment, without requiring any changes in the job itself.|
|Accurate Color Reproduction on any Device: Reproducing color across the color gamut of a particular device is handled by Harlequin ColorPro through the use of "rendering intents", including support for object-based rendering intents.|
|Customized Color Corrections: Apply global color corrections (e.g., "warmer", "brighter") using the color slider controls when creating custom rendering intents.|
|ICC Profile Support: Harlequin ColorPro provides full support of the ICC (International Color Consortium) profile format (through version 4.x of the ICC specification), defined by the International Color Consortium, to allow the installation and use of any profile meeting this industry standard.|
|Unique "Device-Link" Profile Support: Harlequin ColorPro delivers full "device-link" profile support for direct CMYK-to-CMYK color transformations, providing the most accurate color possible while delivering an efficient color production workflow.|
ColorPro features include:
- CMYK and RGB profile support
- N color profile support
- Grey Profile support
- Custom Rendering Intents
- Global Color Correction in LAB space
- Emulation: Allows for RGB-LAB-CMYK workflows. Based on research and discussions within the ICC body, the future of pre-press workflow will move in part to RGB. This feature will allow an RGB workflow to produce a press accurate proof. Mixed colorspace (RGB/CMYK) page layouts can be accurately proofed as well.
- Black threshold control added to Rendering intents - fine tune the black requirements for your proofs to simulate UCR/GCR requirements.