I'm surprised you are not able to duplicate the Adobe settings in your RIP's Preferences. Most RIP's are able to be calibrated and, in addition to that, should honor color settings from your applications. I am not familiar with Colorgate, but I would think you would be able to set it up to match your applications, at a minimum.
Adobe does license its color technologies to most 3rd party RIP vendors under the name "Postcript Level 3".
Message was edited by: John Danek
Hi John I was able to replicate the Adobe settings in the RIP but the final results were not as espected.
The "Postcript Level 3" info is very helpful. Whenever I see a RIP specs I´ll look out for that.
Thank you very much
Take a look at calibration options like a spectrometer and a software package like "Monaco Proof" or similar. X-Rite makes a good calibrator ( now owned by Pantone I believe ). What was it that unexpected results showed you? Any color cast? No contrast? dull color?
Colorgate has announced, that Productionserver 8 'utilizes the latest Adobe PDF Print
Engine (APPE) by default':
May be you'll get then the desired 100% compatibility...
I am using version 6. I could stabilize my processes by simplifying the workflows for PDFs.:
Just one color space for RGB images, just one color space for CMYK components,
explicit assignment of the two profiles, explicit assignment of the two rendering intents.
No use of embedded profiles and hopefully no use of InDesign's general color settings,
which may be in contradiction to the settings in Productionserver. My InDesign PDFs
are generally made for Leave Colors Unchanged.
I had discussed some issues with Colorgate: printing of Lab components and printing
of images by K-only (black and gray inks). The company is cooperative, but it's obviously
impossible to clarify the extremely complex workflows just by post and e-mail.
My experiences, which are as well based on two other RIPs (years ago), are laid down
here, a preliminary version finished just now:
Please contact me eventually by private e-mail (last page of doc).
Best regards --Gernot Hoffmann