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Learn here how to normalize, document, and match all CMYK or N-Color print processes:

Matching any existing print standard and creating your own print standards using the best practices and methods with Colorsource. Download the PowerPoint as PDF file:

ISO 12647-2-3-4-6 press setting software:

Turn your i1Pro or i1Pro2 into the best dedicated pressroom spectrophotometer with Colorsource best solutions for ISO 12647-2-3-4-6 press settings, and much more...

The applications require Excel 2007, Excel 2010, Excel 2013 or Excel 2016 32 or 64 bits versions on your PC running under Windows 32 or 64 bits (Windows XP/ 7/ 8.1/ 10).

Please note these free trial versions have some deliberate limitations: For example the 100% Magenta ink optimal print density is not displayed. If you want a temporary license key for testing without any limits, please send us your request by email with your full professional co-ordinates. Of course, free Colorsource applications need no key and they are unlimited versions.

These trial versions cannot be used for updating our licensed Customers applications, who should contact us for the appropriate download links.

New: Link for remote support or demo on your PC (On appointment only):

 CMYK_100% application icon
 CMYK_Gravure application icon

CMYK_100% and CMYK_Gravure: For fast, easy, and reliable ISO12647-2-3-4-6, G7/IDEAlliance or custom CMYK press setting

 PLATE application icon

PLATE: For lithographic offset plates control and CtP calibration

 SPOT_Color_Manager application icon

SPOT_Color_Manager: PANTONE Color Quality Control at ink reception and printed PANTONE quality control

SPOT_Color_Manager can use ALL your up-to-date PANTONE digital libraries as reference target colors, thanks to free Colorsource CxF3_to_CGATS utility you will find at following paragraph:

 CxF3_to_CGATS application icon

CxF3_to_CGATS: The free utility for using all CxFv3 up to date PANTONE spectral data with the best market applications, including SPOT_Color_Manager

 SPOT_Gravure application icon

SPOT_Gravure: For optimal spot colors and N-Colors printing

Summary of all standard press setting charts CGATS reference files supplied with Colorsource press-setting applications

All appropriate sample CGATS references files and according printable color bars are included in the applications downloadable zip files. For faster installation of all CGATS reference files to work with free MeasureTool (Our preferred application) and/or i1Profiler application, you can download as well following zips, where CGATS files are all together: Of course Experts Users can easily build and use their own charts and reference files as well.

Printing press and digital printer's characterization:

 CMYK_Backgrounds application icon

CMYK_Backgrounds: Printing on colored or transparent print medias with or without white ink

 ICC_Profile_Convertor application icon

ICC_Profile_Convertor: N-colors design, prepress, and color proofing

 ICC_Normalize application icon

Finalize, document, publish and communicate all your special color printing configurations using CMYK or N-Colors with free ICC_Normalize application

This free application is an excellent complement to ProfileMaker that we still consider being by far the best color management software for professional print industries.

For creating each new print standard, the ICC_Normalize allows you normalizing the press ICC profile on your ideal standard target TVI curves, and then memorizing all the attached print configuration parameters. You can easily archive, publish and communicate each new standard in the form of a single A4 Excel spreadsheet that contains all the technical and quantitative information needed by any print house for matching your standard at each production print run.

Of course the software can use English or French languages for easing your international communications.

All the quantitative data in the published Excel standard specification sheet can be easily used by Colorsource press setting software for making your production runs even easier and faster.

CMYK print and proof control software:


CMYK_Print_&_Proof v2.7 free: Fast and reliable control of all CMYK color proofs

The ΔE76 visual distance formula used by ISO12647-x standards is no longer used in any serious Industry, because ΔE76 does not evaluate accurately the visual distances perceived by human vision.

Not only CMYK_Print_&_Proof allows you controlling your proofs according to ISO12647-7 and G7/IDEAlliance, but also it allows you much more reliable print and proofs quality controls by using the ΔE2000 visual distance evaluation. The application allows you best productivity and diagnosis, with a validation ticket plus a comprehensive PDF detailed control report.

An interesting Fogra Media Wedge 3 control file: This Epson proof is considered BAD on yellow 100% by ISO12647-7 ΔE76 and ΔH control, while ΔE2000 control shows the Yellow 100% patch is printed much better than many other patches including C100% and M100%! Check it by yourself by using CMYK_Print_&_Proof!


CMYK_Print_&_Proof_Pro: Fast and reliable control of all CMYK color print and proofs

CMYK_Print_&_Proof _PRO allows you controlling not only your CMYK proofs but also your CMYK prints versus ISO12647-2-3-4-6 standards with a comprehensive PDF diagnosis including the densities, colors and dot gain or TVI curves of your CMYK prints.

This trial version offers you full functionalities for a few days. You can buy this software as a standalone module or as a part of the full Colorsource software bundle dedicated to offset, gravure and flexographic press setting.

Colorsource free CMYK test forms:

These CMYK test prints allows easy setting of all your presses for matching ISO 12647-2-3-4-6 standards and any custom CMYK or non-CMYK color standard.

Colorsource 100 x 70 cm, 70 x 50 cm and 50 x 35 cm universal CMYK test form

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