Do you see everything in true color?
If reliable, accurate and printable reproduction of color is close to your heart, then ColorLogic products are just what you need. ColorLogic solutions range from high-quality monitor calibration, profiling and DeviceLink tools, all the way to an automated color server.
ZePrA is the sophisticated color server for Mac OS X and Windows. It allows you to color convert PDF and Pixel files with ICC or DeviceLink profiles automatically. ZePrA closes the gap between manual color conversion and the use of a complex and expensive workflow solution efficiently. Its practical orientation and ease of use ensures immediate results and avoids long integration phases.
ZePrA XLarge package includes all features of the Large package plus:
- SaveInk Add-on for SmartLink
ZePrA 7 provides the most requested features and improvements, such as:
PDF 2.0 Support
ZePrA now supports new color related tasks such as page level output intents and BPC tags
New PSD Layers
This new feature allows users to process PSD layered files, retaining the layers as well as convert spot colors
The new Spot Color Report feature is helpful when needing to restore previous Configuration settings
New Spot Color Processing Options
Users using ZePrA can now linearize spot colors using the Automatic or ISO 20654 (SCTV) technology in ZePrA 7 when needing to convert spot color.
After print sequence
Changing print sequences on-the-fly is made easy with this new feature
Customize Job warnings
Job warnings can be customized for individual Configurations
ZePrA 7 offers support for ISO 19593 when processing steps for PDF files
Special features of ZePrA
The combination of ZePrA and ColorLogic DeviceLink profiles is currently the world’s simplest and fastest PDF color server when it comes to individual configuration. ZePrA is the first solution to provide full support of the standard tags in ICC DeviceLink profiles and use them to define a workflow. In addition, it is extremely fast.
But ZePrA is not only fast, it also delivers top quality by converting all PDF/X standards (from X-1a to the latest X-4 and X-5n standards). Jobs can easily be monitored in the clearly structured Overview window, which is divided into jobs in progress, pending jobs, and processed jobs. The color quality of the converted file can be verified with the help of an integrated soft proof without requiring any additional third-party tool. ZePrA is, of course, not limited to using the standard profiles. This is just one possible way of creating a workflow.
With the help of the Configurations window, users can manually define any combination of color conversions they need to automate. Individual configurations can be saved and applied to any hot folder, or duplicated and modified for other conversions. There are separate areas for selecting the desired color conversion for every supported color space. In addition, options are available for the targeted handling of spot colors, the definition of PDF-specific settings and, from Version 2.0 on, the new capability to apply correction curves to process and spot color channels with the help of the brand-new Gradations module.
Advantages of SmartLink technology
An additional highlight of ZePrA is the SmartLink module, whose intelligent mechanisms permit reliable color conversion of all data. Instead of “normal” ICC color conversion with device-dependent profiles, SmartLink generates a DeviceLink profile “on-the-fly”, based on the output profiles involved and the rendering intent. ZePrA uses SmartLink not only for RGB-to-CMYK, but also for CMYK-to-CMYK, Gray-to-Gray, Gray-to-CMYK, and CMYK-to-Gray conversion.
Three different methods are available for configuring SmartLink:
In fully automatic mode, SmartLink is activated in ZePrA, and all required conversions are calculated in the background in the form of DeviceLink profiles based on the source and target color spaces for RGB, CMYK and Gray
It is also possible to use specific DeviceLink profile for certain conversions. Whenever these combinations of source and target profiles and rendering intents are detected, SmartLink will use the DeviceLink profiles that you have saved in a specific list. This option is especially interesting for all those customers who want to use their individual, perhaps edited DeviceLink profiles, such as the high-quality ColorLogic DeviceLink Sets.
The third mode combines both options. First, ZePrA searches for appropriate DeviceLink profiles in your list. If no profiles are found, the required DeviceLinks are generated in the background.
Integration with Enfocus Switch
Due to the fact that many users are interested in automating relatively complex workflows, only part of which is covered by color conversion, ZePrA works with the Enfocus Switch automation solution (more information on this integration can be found at www.crossroads-world.com). The ZePrA Basic package is required for Switch integration as it includes CLI capabilities. Other workflow solutions can also access the outstanding color management quality of ZePrA Basic through the included CLI in that package.
ZePrA efficiently closes the gap between manual color conversion of PDF and pixel files and use of a complex and expensive workflow tool. Moreover, it is a perfect supplement to the other products from ColorLogic.
Advantages of ZePrA at a glance:
- Simple, clearly structured user prompting and setup
- Extraordinarily high speed processing of files
- Outstanding quality of PDF processing
- Supports all common PDF/X standards
- Modular solution which allows to start small and add more modules later
- Outstanding quality of color conversion
- Supports color management for all color spaces including Multicolor
- Missing DeviceLink profiles can be build on-the-fly with SmartLink and the integrated CoPrA
- Adjust printer color deviations with the integrated Reprofiler
- Sophisticated spot color handling
- Easy to integrate into Enfocus Switch
Integrate a ZePrA color server into your existing workflow and we are confident that you will be thrilled by the immediate increase in quality and efficiency. With the Auto Setup feature and simple-to-use interface, ZePrA can be implemented easily into most workflows. The ability to handle even multicolor files, apply DeviceLink profiles to any color space conversion and convert spot color on-the-fly makes ZePrA a must have for any production environment.