FirstPROOF Standard is an entry-level but powerful pre-press soft-proofing workflow product that allows for easy tracking, viewing and checking of ripped jobs prior to output. When added to an existing Harlequin, Esko-Graphics, Presstek DI or any TIFF based RIP it provides a significant improvement in proofing jobs before output.
The high performance viewing capabilities allow users to efficiently navigate around a job, zooming in and out to check the layout and content. In doing so, users of <strong>FirstPROOF</strong> Standard can check for basic pre-press issues before exposing film, burning plates or worse still printing pages, thus saving valuable time and money.
Amongst the many features is the ability to search for a given job (by name), see a thumbnail of the pages in a job, see the overall ink coverage of each separation (with either ‘0%’ or ‘>0%’ indicating a blank separation or one with just crop marks and color bars), view either a composite of the pages in a job or each separation in a page, delete jobs or separations that are blank or contain errors and output jobs that contain no errors.
o Search multiple RIPs to find a given job
o View jobs from remote RIPs without stopping output / prior to output
o Unique Trap Black tool that allows the user to easily check black traps
o High performance remote (LAN) image viewing – pan, zoom, rotate and flip
o Job control – approve, reject, delete and output jobs
o Positional tools – coordinates, adjustable rulers, gridlines and guidelines
o Color tools – background paper color and opaque inks
o Modern UI – job hierarchy, job information, page thumbnails, navigation window and tooltips