First, check that you have the ProofControl Inline module listed in your Licence Overview window (Help > Update Licence). If you do not have ProofControl Inline included, please contact your sales representative.
What is ProofControl Inline?
Without a standardised control strip which can be measured by the producer and the customer, any print can just be considered no more than a pretty picture — it may or may not relate to the press output.
Only if a proof is verified against an official print standard, you can be sure it will be possible to reproduce the colors on the press.
Customer service: You might want to provide certified standard proofs to your customers.
Internal production/quality control: You might want to assess the quality you produce. This might also help to avoid warranty claims and support issues.
So, how can you verify that your proofs are color accurate and meet the requirements of your standards?
GMG ProofControl Inline is a module for GMG ColorProof featuring a fully automated verification of proof control strips measured with the integrated measuring device.
- Automated proof verification and quality assurance procedures
- ISO standard conformity
- Assure colour quality on remote proofing stations
- Improved quality assurance
How does it work?
Official printing conditions such as ISO Coated v2 (39L) reference characterisation data describing expected print results for different input color values (from the original image as the creator has intended) and tolerances that need to be met in order to comply with the standard.
With GMG ProofControl Inline, the procedure is actually very easy and consists of three straight-forward steps:
Printing: You will print a control strip together with the image. (Control strips are provided by official organizations. The license to use them are part of the GMG ProofControl Inline product.)
Measuring: The color patches of the control strip are measured with a spectrophotometer.
Verification: GMG ProofControl Inline compare the measurement values with the target values defined by the print standard. (Widely used print standards are also part of the GMG ProofControl and GMG ProofControl Inline product.) There are two possible results:
Pass (green tick): The measurement values match the target values within the tolerances. As official target values and an official control tool are used for verification, the proof is considered to be compliant with the standard. You can tag your proof with a label to show the results to your customers.
Fail (red cross): The measurement values are out of tolerances.
How to activate ProofControl Inline?
Under System > ProofControl Inline, ensure 'Print Label Automatically on Proofer' is set to Always. Otherwise, the proof will be measured but no label will be printed.
In your job or workflow properties, set your measuring device in the control strip section as the embedded one (e.g. ILS20 or ILS30).
That's it - providing you have valid licence and the Proof Standard is configured correctly, your job will verify automatically.