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The research projects deal with all aspects of the media production workflow. Colour – i.e. colour management – is the most important factor in image acquisition, data preparation, visual appraisal and both soft and hard copy proofing.
Prepress technology 08/24/2022
The goal is a 3D Softproof for an accurate simulation of volumetric light transport effects and geometric errors in 3D prints.
Visual and metrological characterization of metallic effects to increase process reliability in packaging printing
Prepress technology 06/01/2022
The aim is to clarify which properties in human perception are responsible for the expression of the metallic effect.
Prepress technology 06/01/2020
The TextileRGB research project aims to develop basic principles for the colour characterization of digitally printed textiles.
Prepress technology 03/31/2020
Improving the printability and legibility of 1D and 2D codes in inkjet printing.
We evaluate any type of print artefacts or the coordination between prepress and press. This includes prints that are erroneously referred to as contract proofs, but which are not colour-binding and can therefore lead to serious approval problems.
We also thoroughly check raster images as well as complex PDF files. Complications and complaints are usually caused by print data that has not been prepared correctly.
Prerequisites for professional colour communication are perfect print data, colour-accurate proof prints and correct matching conditions. Do not leave it to chance, but rely on the FograCert test programme.
A colour-consistent display on the monitor is no magic trick, even if there are many pitfalls in practice. We have developed the necessary criteria and tolerances in our research projects and have decisively initiated the corresponding ISO standards 12646 (Monitor Cert) and 14861 (Softproof System).
Dr Andreas Kraushaar
Head of Prepress Technology
+49 89 431 82 - 335