For saving A LOT of time and PAPER, download Colorsource software applications and test forms,
and match your
printing presses to CMYK ISO12647-2-3-4-6 and/or G7/IDEAlliance standards
Learn here how to
normalize, document, and match all CMYK or N-Color print processes:
any existing print standard and creating your own print standards using the best
practices and methods with Colorsource. Download the PowerPoint as PDF file:
The best ISO
12647-2-3-4-6, WAN-IFRA and G7/IDEAlliance press
MagicPress and MagicPrepress applications can use all your measurement files
of all press calibration bars and proof control strips printed with one to ten inks.
As a result, MagicPrepress and MagicPress can
process the measurements files produced by almost all the competitive 45/0°
scanning spectrophotometers of the
market (e.g. X-Rite i1Pro family, Konica-Minolta MYIRO, etc.).
a i1Pro 1, 2, 3 or MYIRO
is much more productive AND far less expensive than using eXact or FD7.
Actually, you will find that quality and productivity of
your color prints does not depend on the spectrophotometer model you are using, but
mainly on the software applications that exploit your measurements. And
that's the specialty of Colorsource applications.
not hesitate asking us remote demos using Microsoft Teams or Zoom applications.
note the trial versions of our paying software have some deliberate limitations: For example, the 100% Magenta ink optimal print density
and the according workflow correction curve are not displayed. If you want
a temporary license key for testing without any limits, please send us your
request by email with your full professional co-ordinates.
applications require Excel 2010,
Excel 2013 or Excel 2016 or later 32- or 64-bits versions on your PC running
Windows 32 or 64 bits
(Windows 7/ 8.1/ 10/ 11).
and MagicPrepress v2.5: For fast, easy, and reliable ISO12647-2-3-4-6
and WAN-IFRA and G7/IDEAlliance and custom CMYK press setting, and much more:
In the installation zip of each Colorsource application, you will find many
sample measurement files that allow you to quickly familiarize yourself
with how it works.
Well-suited examples of printable calibration strips and control
bars to incorporate into
your test forms, color proofs, and color prints are provided as well in the installation zip of
each Colorsource application.
These printable charts are accompanied by their
reference files in CGATS and xml format allowing their fast measurement with
modern and inexpensive 45/0°
scanning spectrophotometers such as i1Pro 1, 2, 3 or MYIRO. For CMYK calibrations to ISO12647
or G7/IDEAlliance standards, you can also directly use our free CMYK test forms available at the
bottom of this page, which have all the necessary CMYK charts.
MagicPress and MagicPrepress N-CLR
and MagicPrepress trial versions can open and process any 1 to 10 colors press chart
CGATS measurement file with or without a CMYK base, but only partial results are
displayed. If you want
a temporary license key for testing MagicPress and MagicPrepress
and their N-Color options without any limits, please send us your
request by email with your full professional co-ordinates.
Do not hesitate asking us remote support or demos using Microsoft
Teams or Zoom applications.
and WAN-IFRA and G7/IDEAlliance
Proof and Print control software: Check you proofs and
prints quality today and for free
fast control of all color proofs according to ISO12647-7 or WAN-IFRA or G7/IDEAlliance
Worthy successor to CMYK_Print_&_Proof, Magic_Proof_&_Print_Control
allows you to instantly verify all classic CMYK proof control bars, including
UGRA/FOGRA Media Wedge 2 and 3, G7/IDEAlliance 2006 and 2013, and
The control bar type is recognized automatically and the nearest
ISO12647-2-3-4-6 standard is automatically chosen as the control target for
But going much further, Magic_Proof_&_Print_Control also allows you to
control any color proof or print using one to ten inks, and with or without a CMYK
you all its features for free, for a period of 30 days. Beyond 30 days,
all control functions for color proofs between 1 and 10 colors keep free of charge,
but you need to register by email with Colorsource.
densities and TVI/ dot gain curves for 1 to 10 colors print processes) are subject to a
very low fee, in the form of an
inexpensive license that can be acquired at any time.
the most flexible and powerful proof and print control software available. It allows you to produce a
proof or print validation ticket and also a complete and detailed control report in PDF
In addition to standardized print and
proof controls according to ISO12647, Magic_Proof_&_Print_Control
also allows you to set your own target colors and tolerances, for controlling all your traditional
AND digital prints, according to public your own private printing
Fogra Media Wedge 3 control file: This Epson proof is considered BAD on
yellow 100% by ISO12647-7 ΔE76 and ΔH control, while ΔE2000
control shows the Yellow 100% patch is printed much better than many other
patches including C100% and M100%! Check it by yourself by using
all your CxFv3 format swatch books to CGATS text format and use them with the
best market applications:
our free Magic_Proof_&_Print_Control application to import your PANTONE
spectral reference libraries in CxFv3 format (In the InksLib tab), and
then export them in CGATS text format easily usable with MeasureTool,
ProfileMaker, ColorPicker, ColorLab, SPOT_Color_Manager,
Lithographic plates control and CtP calibration:
PLATE: For lithographic
offset plates control and CtP calibration
PANTONE and else special inks formulation control
and optimal density:
For controlling PANTONE and all spot colors ink's formulation
press and digital printer's characterization:
For printing on colored or transparent print medias with or without white
design, prepress, and color proofing
Colorsource free CMYK test forms:
Following CMYK test prints allows easy setting of all your presses for matching ISO 12647-2-3-4-6
or G7/IDEAlliance standards,
or any custom CMYK standard:
following ZIPs (English and Spanish versions), contain all the text
references files allowing you measuring all the charts of above CMYK test forms,
using X-Rite i1Pro, i1Pro 2, i1Pro 3, or Konica-Minolta
MYIRO fast scanning spectrophotometers, on one or more printed copies:
Important note: All CMYK images in these test forms are
color separated using an ISOCoatedv2 CMYK ICC profile with 300% total ink
coverage. You should use these CMYK test forms unchanged for setting your
offset presses matching thick coated, or white uncoated offset paper ISO
But if reprinting the test form on white uncoated offset paper
with appropriately corrected CMYK plates, you should do CMYK conversion on your
prepress workflow, from ISOCoatedv2 (Fogra 39) to the appropriate ISO Fogra 47
color space; in perceptual mode. (Use two ICC profiles or a DeviceLink computed
from these profiles). This in order to get a nice print appearance on white
Another solution consists into modifying our original CMYK
test form with ISOCoatedv2 color separations into a new test form with Fogra_47
color separations, which is easy to do, by opening its PDF with Illustrator, and
then converting all CMYK images (except CMYK charts, of course) from ISOCoatedv2
into the appropriate calibrated press color space.
The reference text files for measuring all the CMYK charts
present in these test forms are supplied as well in the distribution ZIPs of MagicPress (Computing the optimal CMYK print densities), MagicPrepress
(Computing the optimal correction curves), and Magic_Proof_&_Print_Control