Also: EFI Colorproof XF proofing solution now supports Designjet Z2100 and Z3100 printers.
EFI has upgraded its Designer Edition proofing software to version 5.1. Driven by Bestcolor technology, Designer Edition is designed for use by graphic-arts professionals and photographers. The new version supports ICC, PDF/X, JDF, ISO, and SWOP, and features an improved user interface.
Other features include: multicolor profile support; support of 7-color ICC source, simulation, and paper profiles; support for new multicolor printers from HP and Canon; integration of the latest Adobe CPSI 3017; support of PDF up to v. 1.7; accelerated processing of PDF- and PS-based files; Online Profile Updater; support for LAB correction profiles to achieve the most accurate color in proofing applications; and grayscale conversion to five different gray shades.
EFI Designer Edition v. 5.1 runs on both Mac OS X and Windows operating systems. It is also available in an XXL version for the wide-format printing arena, driving printers up to 60-in. wide. Price for the XXL version: $1500; desktop price is $750.
In addition, EFI has announced that its EFI Colorproof XF proofing solution, also driven by Bestcolor technology, now supports the new HP Designjet Z2100 and Z3100 printers--offering linearization and profile generation, a Color Verifier Option for measuring and comparing color values, and a remote-proofing system for quality assurance.