Blackmagic

Blackmagic is a colour management system designed to produce precision, colour-matched proofs from 1-bit, CTP RIP, PDF, composite and separated postscript files.

A stand-alone software proofing solution for demanding press and print environments, Blackmagic is made to work alongside any existing production workflow.




Colour Management

  • Blackmagic features an ICC v4.2 compliant colour management system with true 16-bit processing for enhanced colour depth and finer colour control.
  • Import press ICC profiles to match your CMYK or multi-colour press standard.
  • Process files containing halftone, stochastic, hybrid, or any other screening type.
  • Press ink and platesetter dotgain compensation normalises plate files for proofing.
  • Real Dot Technology delivers your proofs with exactly the same dot structure as source platesetter RIP files.
Colour Management
Press RIP Integration

Press RIP Integration & Workflow

  • Blackmagic interprets the native file format, directory structure, assembly and imposition data of your platesetter RIP.
  • Virtual Press allows you to manage, assign and change job plates.
  • Configure automated RIP polling and proofing to suit your workflow.
  • Submit files via drop folders, directly from design applications, or the desktop.
  • Use Jobtickets to precisely control your job processing and print options.
  • Display, monitor, and manage submitted files with the Jobs interface.

Colour Verification & Spot Colours

  • Certify the colour accuracy of your proofs using an integrated system for creating and measuring verification charts against ∆e, ∆H and ∆Ch tolerances.
  • Generate 'Calcheck' charts from imported CGATS data, directly from press ICC profiles or create customised charts.
  • Create or import unlimited Lab, CMYK, or multi-colour spot colour libraries.
  • Blackmagic uses spot colour paint modes and ink merging to accurately reproduce the process and spot inks of your presses.
  • Truespot colour iteration optimises your spot colours for peak accuracy on any proofing media.
Colour Verification
De-Imposition and Soft Proofing

De-Imposition & Soft Proofing

  • De-impose press sheets for proofing as individual pages or page pairs.
  • Utilise plate imposition signatures in standard industry formats, including JDF.
  • Display colour accurate previews on-screen at full output resolution.
  • Multi-resolution previews allow real-time zooming of large print areas.
  • Preview spreads, signatures, back-page show-through, and individual ink channels.
  • Ink Key Viewer helps the press operator set up press ink ducts and calculate ink use.

Printer Control

  • Blackmagic uses Paper Profiling to individually characterise print media.
  • Choose printhead dot sizes and use intelligent ink limiting to achieve optimal colour densities, while using the least amount of ink.
  • Linearise your print output using configurable gradation curves.
  • Monitor your printer's current status, ink levels and remaining media.
  • Load balancing efficiently manages your proofing output across multiple printers.
Printer Control
Unlimited Seats

Unlimited Seats, Unlimited Printers

  • Blackmagic is a Server/Client based system supporting an unlimited number of local or networked clients at no additional cost.
  • Client interface settings can be individualised or shared with other users.
  • A Secure Mode option allows selective user access to functions and job information.
  • Your subscription gives you access to all supported printer drivers, and allows you to run an unlimited amount of printers.

Soft Proofing Add-on Package


The Soft Proofing Add-on Package is included with your subscription, providing access to the following Veripress soft proofing features:

  • Access the Bookfilter application, which uses press planning files to automatically assemble publication pages on screen.
  • Instant press sheet de-imposition on screen.
  • The Press Agent application allows operators to load publication pages for soft proofing using the press console.
  • Advanced RGB and CMYK spot colour merging for soft proofs.
  • Truespot colour iteration for soft proofing displays.
  • Multicolour press match ICC profile support.
  • Proof Lock, soft proof display colour quality assurance.
  • Additional Touch Console and SoftProof application functions.
  • Embed a SoftProof Press in individual jobs.
Soft Proofing Package

Blackmagic Pro

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Proofing for 1-bit, CTP RIP, PDF and postscript files.

Unlimited proofing and workflow options. Blackmagic Pro is the complete colour management and proofing solution for any press, publishing, or commercial print environment.

Subscription Includes:

Input file formats: TIFF, JPEG, PNG, Scitex CT, Adobe Photoshop PSD, Serendipity Blackmagic Image, Postscript Level 3 RIP - PS, EPS, PDF. Plus all supported 1-bit and CTP RIP file formats.

Output file formats: HTML, JPEG, PDF, PDF (Retain Spot Colours), Photoshop EPS (JPEG), PNG, Postscript, PPM, Scitex CT, Serendipity Blackmagic Image, TIFF.

Printer Drivers: All supported printer manufacturers and models.

Unlimited print size.

Soft Proofing Add-on Package.

21-day free trial period*

Blackmagic Pro

Blackmagic Bureau

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Proofing for PDF and postscript files.

For pre-press design and advertising studios needing to proof work for publication. Blackmagic Bureau is made for PDF/Postscript environments. Bureau can also function as the destination for a Serendipity Blackmagic remote proofing solution.

Subscription Includes:

Input file formats: TIFF, JPEG, PNG, Scitex CT, Adobe Photoshop PSD, Serendipity Blackmagic Image, Postscript Level 3 RIP - PS, EPS, PDF.

Output file formats: HTML, JPEG, PDF, PDF (Retain Spot Colours), Photoshop EPS (JPEG), PNG, Postscript, PPM, Scitex CT, Serendipity Blackmagic Image, TIFF.

Printer Drivers: All supported printer manufacturers and models.

Unlimited print size.

Soft Proofing Add-on Package.

21-day free trial period*

Blackmagic Bureau

 

*only available on first subscription. See our Terms for details and conditions.