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ISO12647 solutions guide

Follow the nine Colorsource steps for optimal printed color quality!

Become your own Expert with Colorsource expert press setting software and free tools: High quality color printing is simple and inexpensive when you use the right information, the right methods, and the right tools:

1) Download the free Colorsource universal CMYK test form, for setting all your printing presses.

Colorsource free CMYK test forms

2) Control your color proofs quality before prepress and imposition stage,
At this step you can print the universal test form and measure your present CMYK print quality by using this free application.

CMYK_Print_&_Proof
free application

CMYK_Print_and_Proof application icon

3) Control your offset lithographic plates and calibrate your CtP if required,
Alternatively, check your gravure or flexographic printing forms with appropriate tools,

PLATE CtP and offset
plates control application

PLATE application icon

4) Determine your CMYK optimal print densities or concentrations at each press setting, for matching their ISO or custom target colors,

CMYK_100% optimal density
setting application

CMYK_100% application icon

5) Compute your CMYK printing forms correction curves for each printing configuration and for each press by appropriate test print run, for matching your ISO or custom target TVI curves,
Alternatively, check the existing CMYK gravure corrections curves,

CMYK_Gravure
correction curves application

CMYK_Gravure application icon

At this step, job is done if you are just printing standard ISO12647-2-3-4 CMYK!

6) Control your special inks formulation in terms of metamerism and concentration BEFORE you install them on your press,

SPOT_Color_Manager
inks quality control application

SPOT_Color_Manager application icon

7) Determine each special ink optimal print density or concentration at each press setting,
Compute each special ink printing form correction curve for each printing configuration and for each press by appropriate test print run,
Alternatively, check the existing gravure corrections curves,

SPOT_Gravure N-Colors and
spot colors press setting application

SPOT_Gravure application icon

8) Finalize, document, publish and communicate your CMYK or N-Colors printing standard.

ICC_Normalize CMYK and N-Colors
print normalization application

ICC_Normalize application icon

9) Allow your Partners easy design, soft proofing and hard proofing of your N-Colors printing standards, with using standard low cost production tools.

ICC_Profile_Convertor application

ICC_Profile_Convertor application icon

Job is now done for any special CMYK or ISO12647-6 CMYK or N-colors print process!

Optimize your print works on colored or transparent medias:

For printing on colored or transparent medias, with or without white ink, compute automatically the ICC profile of your press or digital printer.

CMYK_Backgrounds application

CMYK_Backgrounds application icon

Catch the right color information and freely test Colorsource applications:

Download Colorsource press-setting software, and use it free for one full week:

Downloads summary and links

Check your investment costs per printing press, and order the Colorsource software configuration you need:

Colorsource software price list and order page

Frequently asked questions:

Press-setting frequently asked question

Learn more about quality color printing, ISO12647 standards, color proofing, color management, and all involved technologies:

Colorsource ISO12647 information resources

Do not support the so-called ISO12647 "Color certifications": Discover the appropriate tools for Industrial and applicable global corporate color quality control:

Colorsource solution for quality
control on the Graphic Supply Chain

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