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  • Page 1 Fiery EX12/EX2000d COLOR GUIDE...
  • Page 2 This manual is part of a set of Fiery About the manuals for users and system administrators: Documentation • The • The • The • The • The • The • The • Customer Release Notes provide last-minute product information and workarounds Quick Start Guide summarizes the steps for configuring the Fiery and printing.
  • Page 3 Copyright © 2002 Electronics For Imaging, Inc. All rights reserved. This publication is protected by copyright, and all rights are reserved. No part of it may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means for any purpose without express prior written consent from Electronics For Imaging, Inc., except as expressly permitted herein.
  • Page 4 FCC Information WARNING: FCC Regulations state that any unauthorized changes or modifications to this equipment not expressly approved by the manufacturer could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment. Class B Declaration of Conformity This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
  • Page 5 Proprietary Rights You acknowledge that the Software is proprietary to EFI and its suppliers and that title and other intellectual property rights therein remain with EFI and its suppliers. Except as stated above, this Agreement does not grant you any right to patents, copyrights, trade secrets, trademarks (whether registered or unregistered), or any other rights, franchises or licenses in respect of the Software.
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Contents About the Documentation Introduction About this manual Key features of ColorWise Chapter 1: Fiery Color Management Managing color on the Fiery Combine Separations Rendering styles RGB Source Profile RGB Separation CMYK Simulation Profile CMYK Simulation Method Output profile Pure Black Text/Graphics Black Overprint Spot Color Matching PostScript printer driver for Windows and Mac OS...
  • Page 8 viii Contents Using Calibrator Starting Calibrator Expert Mode Restoring default calibration measurements Calibrating the Fiery with the DTP41 Calibrating the Fiery with the DTP32 Using the EFI Spectrometer ES-1000 and EFI Densitometer ED-100 Setting up the ES-1000 Setting up the ED-100 Calibrating the Fiery with the ES-1000 or ED-100 Using AutoCal and ColorCal Calibrating with ColorWise Pro Tools and AutoCal or ColorCal...
  • Page 9 ix Contents Using Spot On (Fiery Graphic Arts Package option) Starting Spot On Using the Spot On main window Working with existing colors Creating custom colors Downloading custom color groups Uploading custom color groups Editing color values Using a measurement instrument to target colors Saving changes and exiting Spot On Color Setup Setting default ColorWise options...
  • Page 11: About This Manual

    The term “Fiery” is used in this manual to refer to the Fiery EX12/EX2000d Color Server. The term “copier/printer” is used to refer to the device supported by the Fiery. “Aero” is used in illustrations throughout this manual to represent the Fiery.
  • Page 12: Key Features Of Colorwise

    RGB data with no source information. • Define whether RGB data is converted into the full gamut of the copier/printer or whether it is first converted into the gamut of another device, such as a press standard.
  • Page 13 Downloading ICC profiles to the Fiery enables the Fiery to simulate a custom press (or another copier/printer), as well as accurately print colors from a particular monitor or a scanner. In addition, you can create customized ICC profiles for the copier/printer.
  • Page 15: Chapter 1: Fiery Color Management

    1-1 Managing color on the Fiery The first part of this chapter describes the options available from the Chapter 1: color management system and explains how to customize the color settings for your Fiery Color particular needs. It provides descriptions of the preset ColorWise default settings and Management covers additional options for users who need to customize ColorWise.
  • Page 16 1-2 Fiery Color Management Fiery color management generates CMYK data to be sent to the copier/printer. The following diagram illustrates the print options in the Fiery color management process that affect color data conversions. You access these print options when you send a print job to the Fiery.
  • Page 17 1-3 Managing color on the Fiery Settings for the following options can be specified via print options when you send a job to the Fiery. Some can also be set as defaults by the administrator during Fiery Setup or using ColorWise Pro Tools. Settings specified via print options override the defaults.
  • Page 18 Adjusts CMYK color data to simulate an offset press standard or a custom color gamut defined at your site. The Match Copy setting bypasses Fiery calibration to match a copy made from the copier glass. Choosing None bypasses simulation (see page 1-9).
  • Page 19: Combine Separations

    1-5 Managing color on the Fiery Fiery color print option Black Overprint On/Off (Default set at Setup) Black Overprint Style Text/Text & Graphics Spot Color Matching On/Off (Default set at Setup or with ColorWise Pro Tools) Image Smoothing Automatic/Off/On/Below 90–300 ppi Detailed explanations of how these and other settings affect your print jobs are provided in subsequent sections of this chapter.
  • Page 20: Rendering Styles

    1-6 Fiery Color Management Rendering styles The Rendering Style option specifies a CRD for color conversions. You can modify the Rendering Style option to control the appearance of images, such as prints from office applications or RGB photographs from Adobe Photoshop. The Fiery allows you to select from the four rendering styles currently found in industry standard ICC profiles.
  • Page 21: Rgb Source Profile

    1-7 Managing color on the Fiery RGB Source Profile The RGB source profile data in your document so that the appropriate color conversion can occur on the Fiery. Commonly used monitor color spaces are available from the driver and from the ColorWise Pro Tools Profile Manager.
  • Page 22: Rgb Separation

    The two choices available for this option determine whether RGB data is converted into the full gamut of the copier/printer (output) or is first converted into the gamut of another digital printer or press standard (Simulation). This feature is helpful for making one device behave like another for RGB data.
  • Page 23: Cmyk Simulation Profile

    1-9 Managing color on the Fiery • converts all RGB colors into the CMYK color space for a specified Simulation simulation (make sure to select the desired simulation with the CMYK Simulation Profile print option). CMYK Simulation Profile The CMYK Simulation Profile print option allows you to print press proofs or simulations.
  • Page 24: Cmyk Simulation Method

    If you do so, the new customized output profile is applied to all data in the print job. Changing the output profile only does not affect its associated calibration target (since the target is based on a copier/printer model). You can edit D-Max values of the calibration target separately (see page 3-6).
  • Page 25: Pure Black Text/Graphics

    1-11 Managing color on the Fiery You can use the ColorWise Pro Tools Profile Manager to download your own output profile to the Fiery (see page 3-4). Downloaded output profiles are at first associated with the calibration target that is tied to the default output profile. As mentioned above, you can edit calibration target D-Max values separately.
  • Page 26: Black Overprint

    (CMYK = 0%, 0%, 0%, 100%) by the Microsoft PostScript Level 3 driver for Windows 2000/XP. To print this single-color black at the maximum toner density of the copier/printer, set the Pure Black Text/Graphics option to On. Black Overprint The Black Overprint option lets you specify whether or not black text—defined as RGB = 0, 0, 0, or as CMYK = 0%, 0%, 0%, 100%—overprints colored backgrounds.
  • Page 27: Spot Color Matching

    —The Fiery uses a built-in table to generate the closest CMYK matches of spot colors your copier/printer can produce. (New tables are generated when you add new output profiles.) If you have the Graphics Art option installed, the Fiery uses the CMYK matches determined through Spot On (see Spot colors not included in the built-in table are treated as CMYK.
  • Page 28: Postscript Printer Driver For Windows And Mac Os

    —The Fiery uses a built-in table or, if you have the Fiery Graphic Arts Package option, the Spot On color dictionaries (see of the PANTONE colors that your copier/printer can produce. The PANTONE number is printed below each swatch. •...
  • Page 29: Setting Color Management Print Options For Windows

    1-15 PostScript printer driver for Windows and Mac OS Setting color management print options for Windows This section explains how to set Fiery color print options with the Adobe PostScript Printer Driver for Windows. This driver is a PostScript 3 printer driver that takes full advantage of the color features of the Fiery.
  • Page 30 1-16 Fiery Color Management 3. Click Expert Settings. The Expert Color Settings flowchart appears. This window displays additional color settings for the Fiery. Each option includes a menu from which you can select settings for your specific job. 4. Click Update to display the current Fiery settings. If Update does not appear, make sure that two-way communication is set up as described in the User Software Installation...
  • Page 31: Adobe Postscript Printer Driver For Mac Os

    1-17 PostScript printer driver for Windows and Mac OS For most users, the default settings provide the right level of color control. For more information about individual print options, see Adobe PostScript printer driver for Mac OS This section explains how to set color management print options with the AdobePS printer driver for Mac OS, a PostScript 3 driver that takes full advantage of the color features of the Fiery and lets you save a set of print option settings.
  • Page 32 1-18 Fiery Color Management The AdobePS driver includes the following Color Matching options. • —When this setting is used to print to the Fiery, ColorWise Color/Grayscale provides all color conversions on the Fiery. Typically, you should use this option when printing to the Fiery. •...
  • Page 33 1-19 PostScript printer driver for Windows and Mac OS O SET IERY COLOR MANAGEMENT OPTIONS 1. In the AdobePS Print dialog box, choose Color Matching. Choose Color Matching 2. Choose Color/Grayscale from the Print Color menu. Choose Color/Grayscale...
  • Page 34 1-20 Fiery Color Management 3. In the Printer Specific Options menus, choose settings for the print options described page 1-3. 4. If these settings are used regularly, click Save Settings to save them for subsequent jobs.
  • Page 35: Chapter 2: Color Calibration

    By connecting the instrument to the serial port on your computer, you can quickly measure calibration color patches and download measurements to the Fiery. For information on setting up and operating the DTP41 and DTP32, see You can also obtain measurements from the copier’s built-in scanner and calibrate EX12 using AutoCal instrument and can be run from ColorWise Pro Tools or the Control Panel.
  • Page 36: An Overview Of Calibration

    • Measurements represent the actual color behavior of the copier/printer. • Calibration sets are sets of measurements. • A calibration target that describes the expected behavior of the copier/printer is contained in each output profile. Once you have calibrated the Fiery, a calibration set is stored. This calibration set will be used when it is associated with an output profile.
  • Page 37: How Calibration Works

    Measurements Measurement files contain numerical values that correspond to the toner density produced by the copier/printer when it prints solid cyan, magenta, yellow, and black, and graduated tints of those colors. To create a measurement file, first print a page of color patches. Then measure the patches using either a color measurement instrument connected to a computer on the network or, if it is available, the print device’s scanner.
  • Page 38: Scheduling Calibration

    You should also calibrate the Fiery after copier/printer maintenance. However, because the copier/printer may be less stable immediately after maintenance, wait until you have printed approximately 50 pages before you calibrate.
  • Page 39: Checking Calibration Status

    100 percent to zero percent. If the solid density patches (100% cyan, magenta, yellow, or black) look less saturated with time, show the pages to your copier/printer service technician to find out whether adjusting the copier/printer can improve output.
  • Page 40: Starting Calibrator

    2-6 Color Calibration Starting Calibrator You start Calibrator from the ColorWise Pro Tools main window. ALIBRATE THE IERY USING ALIBRATOR 1. Start ColorWise Pro Tools and connect to the Fiery. Spot On is only available if you have installed the Fiery Graphic Arts Package option.
  • Page 41 2-7 Using Calibrator 2. Click Calibrator. The Calibrator window appears. Calibration methods appear here You can use the Calibrator window controls to perform the calibration method of your choice. Procedures for each calibration method are described in sections later in this chapter.
  • Page 42: Expert Mode

    2-8 Color Calibration Expert Mode You can set the Calibrator to either Standard or Expert Mode. You can perform all essential calibration tasks while in Standard Mode. Expert Mode offers two additional options: Print Pages and View Measurements. Calibration methods appear here With the Print Pages option, you can print a calibration Comparison Page showing the results of the new measurements with any profile associated with the currently selected...
  • Page 43 2-9 Using Calibrator With the View Measurements option, you can view the current set of measurements as a table or as a graph that shows both the measurements and the target curves. Output profile name appears here When more than one profile uses the same target, an additional menu called Plot Against appears in the upper-right corner of the dialog box.
  • Page 44: Restoring Default Calibration Measurements

    Using the ColorWise Pro Tools Calibrator application and the DTP41 spectrophotometer, you can quickly measure color patches generated by the copier/printer and automatically download these measurements to the Fiery. Before using ColorWise Pro Tools and the DTP41 to calibrate the Fiery, follow...
  • Page 45 17/A3 for 34 Sorted Patches. In the Input Tray menu, choose the paper source. 6. Retrieve the measurement page from the copier/printer. 7. In the Get Measurements pane, click Measure. The Measurement Options dialog box appears, displaying the specified Page Type and...
  • Page 46 2-12 Color Calibration 8. Click Measure. The Start dialog box appears. 9. If necessary, choose the appropriate COM port for the DTP41 from the Available Ports menu. Click Start Measurements. The Measurements dialog box appears. 10. Feed the measurement page into the DTP41, starting with the cyan strip. Align the page in the measurement page slot of the DTP41 so the appropriate color column is centered below the alignment mark (see the diagram on the page about 3 inches, past the front idler rollers, until it rests against the rear...
  • Page 47 2-13 Using Calibrator 11. Click Read Strip. The DTP41 pulls the measurement page through automatically. Once the measurement page is read, Calibrator instructs you to insert and align the page again for the next color. 12. Repeat the measurement process for the magenta, yellow, and black strips. A check mark appears on the circle of the color just read, and the Status field indicates that color was measured successfully.
  • Page 48: Calibrating The Fiery With The Dtp32

    2-14 Color Calibration Calibrating the Fiery with the DTP32 Using the DTP32, you can quickly measure color patches and download these measurements to the Fiery using ColorWise Pro Tools Calibrator. O CALIBRATE THE IERY USING THE 1. Start Calibrator. For instructions on starting Calibrator, see 2.
  • Page 49 2-15 Using Calibrator 6. Retrieve the measurement page from the copier/printer. 7. Click Measure in the Get Measurements pane. The Measurement Options dialog box appears, displaying the specified Page Type and Paper Size options. 8. Click Measure. In the dialog box that appears, follow the directions for feeding the measurement page through the X-Rite DTP32.
  • Page 50: Using The Efi Spectrometer Es-1000 And Efi Densitometer

    2-16 Color Calibration Using the EFI Spectrometer ES-1000 and EFI Densitometer ED-100 The EFI Spectrometer ES-1000 is a hand-held spectral light 1000 accurately measures both the effective tool for calibrating the Fiery. The EFI Densitometer ED-100 is a hand-held instrument that measures the of printed ink and toner.
  • Page 51: Setting Up The

    2-17 Using the EFI Spectrometer ES-1000 and EFI Densitometer ED-100 Setting up the ED-100 To use the ED-100 for calibration purposes, you must first set it up for use with your computer. For complete instructions on setting up the ED-100, see the documentation that is included with the instrument.
  • Page 52 In the Paper Size menu, the menu will automatically select LTR/A4 for 21 Patches or 17/A3 for 34 Patches. In the Input Tray menu, specify the paper source. 6. Retrieve the measurement page from the copier/printer. 7. Click Measure in the Get Measurements pane. The Measurements Options dialog box appears.
  • Page 53 2-19 Using the EFI Spectrometer ES-1000 and EFI Densitometer ED-100 8. Choose Clicks Per Patch, Audio Feedback, and Port options, and then click Start. The Page Type menu automatically chooses the measurement page type that you printed in step 6. Use the arrow buttons next to the Clicks Per Patch field to choose the number of measurements you want to take for each patch on the page.
  • Page 54 2-20 Color Calibration If you have specified multiple clicks per patch, continue pressing Measure to take the required number of measurements. We recommend that you move the ES-1000 or ED-100 slightly after each measurement while keeping it within the patch circle. When the patch has been measured successfully, a checkmark appears in the patch preview in the Measurements window.
  • Page 55: Using Autocal And Colorcal

    Calibrating with ColorWise Pro Tools and AutoCal or ColorCal EX12 When you run ColorCal from ColorWise Pro Tools, you have the option to calibrate the copier’s scanner before calibrating the Fiery itself. This option is not available for AutoCal. O CALIBRATE WITH OLOR 1.
  • Page 56 The Page Type is automatically set to AutoCal Page or ColorCal Measurement Page. The Paper Size is automatically set to LTR/A4. 6. Retrieve the Measurement Page from the copier. 7. Click Measure in the Get Measurements pane. If you chose the AutoCal method, skip to step 11.
  • Page 57 Place the Gray Scale face down on the copier glass so that it will be centered along the top edge of the scanner measurement page. Then place the Color Scale strip face down on the copier glass so it is centered below the Gray Scale strip, keeping a distance of 0.25 inch to 0.5 inch between the two strips.
  • Page 58: Calibrating From The Control Panel With Autocal Or Colorcal

    7. When prompted, choose Yes to print the measurement page. This page is comprised of swatches of color that will be measured by the copier’s scanner and then compared to the target color values. After the page is printed, the Measure Page screen appears.
  • Page 59 10. Place the color measurement page face-down over the grayscale strip. Place the page at the upper-left corner of the copier/printer glass. Slide the grayscale strip to the top center of the color measurement page. Make sure the patches on the grayscale strip do not overlap the color patches.
  • Page 60 2-26 Color Calibration O REMOVE CALIBRATION FROM THE ONTROL ANEL 1. From the Fiery Control Panel, access the Calibration menu as described on page 2-24. 2. Choose Remove Calibration. 3. When prompted, verify that you want to proceed with removing calibration. The current measurements are removed and a default calibration is restored.
  • Page 61: Chapter 3: Colorwise Pro Tools

    3-1 Profile Manager Designed to give you flexible control of color printing, ColorWise Pro Tools include Chapter 3: the following color management tools: ColorWise Pro Tools • Calibrator (see • Color Editor • Profile Manager • Spot On (only available if you have installed the Fiery Graphic Arts Package) •...
  • Page 62 Fiery. Simulation • contains copier/printer profiles that describe the connected copier/printer. Output For more information on output profiles, see Changing the Fiery default profiles affects all jobs for all users. You may want to limit the number of people authorized to use ColorWise Pro Tools by setting an Administrator password.
  • Page 63: Setting The Default Profiles

    3-3 Profile Manager Setting the default profiles The default profiles are applied to all print jobs sent to the Fiery, unless you override them using print options. Therefore, the defaults should be the most commonly used profiles. O SPECIFY A DEFAULT PROFILE 1.
  • Page 64: Downloading Profiles

    3-4 ColorWise Pro Tools 3. In the Profile Settings dialog box, click Default and click Apply. Profile Settings dialog box for RGB Source (left) and Simulation (right) 4. Click OK. In the main Profile Manager window, the target icon appears next to the new default profile you specified.
  • Page 65 3-5 Profile Manager O DOWNLOAD A PROFILE 1. Start ColorWise Pro Tools and click the Profile Manager. The left side of the main Profile Manager windows lists the ICC profiles in the default directory of your workstation. • —Windows\System\Color Windows 9x/Me •...
  • Page 66: Editing Profiles

    Simulation or Output, consider how they will be used. If you want the Fiery prints to look like another printer, download that profile as a Simulation. If you have a custom profile of the copier/printer your Fiery is connected to, download that profile as an Output profile.
  • Page 67 3-7 Profile Manager O BACK UP PROFILES 1. Start ColorWise Pro Tools and click Profile Manager. 2. Select the profile on the Fiery to upload. The arrow in the middle of the Profile Manager window turns green and points to the left, indicating the profile is available for upload.
  • Page 68: Defining Profiles

    3-8 ColorWise Pro Tools Defining profiles For Mac OS computers, before you can apply any downloaded or edited profile to a print job, that profile must be linked to one of the predefined custom names, or you can set the profile as the default for all print jobs (see setting default profiles, Ten names are available for custom profiles—Source-1 through Source-10 for RGB Source, Simulation-1 through Simulation-10 for Simulation, or Output-1 through Output-10 for Output.
  • Page 69 3-9 Profile Manager 2. Select DIC-new in the Simulation list, and click Profile Settings or double-click DIC-new. 3. Select the “Appear in Driver as” option, choose one of the predefined custom simulation names (Simulation-1 through Simulation-10) from the menu, and then click Apply.
  • Page 70: Color Editor

    3-10 ColorWise Pro Tools 4. Click OK. DIC-new will appear in driver as Simulation-1 Simulation-1 now appears under the “Appear in Driver as” column for DIC-new. Choosing Simulation-1 from the CMYK Simulation option of the printer driver applies the DIC-new simulation to the print job. If you do not define a custom simulation profile, your job will print with CMYK Simulation Profile set to None.
  • Page 71: Editing Profiles

    3-11 Color Editor Editing profiles Color Editor allows you to create custom profiles by editing existing simulation or output profiles and saving the changes as a new profile. With Color Editor, you can fine-tune a profile on your Fiery to meet your exact specifications. You cannot edit source profiles;...
  • Page 72 3-12 ColorWise Pro Tools O EDIT A SIMULATION PROFILE IN OUTPUT PROFILE IN USTOM 1. Start ColorWise Pro Tools and click Color Editor. 2. Choose Simulation or Output from the View menu. Simulation lists the simulation profiles resident on the Fiery, and Output lists the output profiles resident on the Fiery.
  • Page 73 3-13 Color Editor 4. For a simulation profile, choose Master from the Edit Mode menu. For an output profile, choose Custom from the Edit Mode menu. For instructions for using Quick, Full (Source GCR), or Full (Output GCR) mode, see page 3-17.
  • Page 74 3-14 ColorWise Pro Tools 5. Select the colors you want to edit by turning colors off and on. The Eye icon to the left of each color indicates whether that color is visible on the graph and will be affected by changes to the curves, brightness, and dot gain controls. You can view and edit all four colors (cyan, magenta, yellow, and black) at once, or any combination thereof.
  • Page 75 3-15 Color Editor If you use Dot Gain values, apply the settings first, so that the curves are deflected from their straight-line positions. Then make edits to the new curves. When you adjust Dot Gain values, all existing points on the curve are removed. A warning dialog box allows you to cancel Dot Gain settings before they are applied.
  • Page 76 3-16 ColorWise Pro Tools For greater precision, you can type percentages in the Input and Output boxes or use the arrow keys on the keyboard to adjust the curve. To use the arrow keys, you must first click the curve to establish an anchor point that serves as a reference. 9.
  • Page 77 3-17 Color Editor O EDIT A SIMULATION IN UICK GCR) UTPUT MODE 1. Start ColorWise Pro Tools and click Color Editor. 2. Choose Simulation from the View menu, select the simulation profile to edit, and then click Select. You can also open the Profile Manager, select a simulation profile, and click Edit.
  • Page 78: Undoing Simulation Edits

    Correcting gray balance EX12 The AutoGray feature lets you use the copier’s built-in scanner as a measurement device for correcting the gray balance of output profiles. Gray balance refers to the quality of neutral gray tones in a profile. In many cases, gray tones may contain a bluish or reddish color cast.
  • Page 79 3-19 Color Editor O CORRECT THE GRAY BALANCE OF AN OUTPUT PROFILE 1. Start ColorWise Pro Tools and click Color Editor. 2. Choose Output from the View menu. 3. Select a profile to edit and click Select. You can also open the Profile Manager, select a profile, and then click Edit. 4.
  • Page 80 The AutoGray dialog box appears. 9. Follow the directions in the dialog box for placing the Gray Scale strip and the AutoGray measurement page on the copier glass, and then click Continue. A message appears, displaying the progress of the gray balance adjustment.
  • Page 81: Checking Edited Profiles

    3-21 Color Editor Checking edited profiles You can view a printed sample of a profile before you save it to the Fiery by printing one of the following: • Comparison Page provided with ColorWise Pro Tools, which shows a comparison of images and colored patches with and without edits •...
  • Page 82: Using Spot On (Fiery Graphic Arts Package Option)

    The ColorWise Spot Color Matching option automatically matches spot colors with their best CMYK equivalents, so that spot colors can be simulated using the CMYK toner of the copier/printer. However, you may want to adjust the default CMYK equivalents to achieve a better match for your specific printing conditions.
  • Page 83 3-23 Using Spot On (Fiery Graphic Arts Package option) O START 1. Start ColorWise Pro Tools and click Spot On. The Select Output Profile dialog box appears. Output profile names appear here 2. Choose the desired output profile and click OK. The Spot On main window appears.
  • Page 84: Using The Spot On Main Window

    3-24 ColorWise Pro Tools Using the Spot On main window The Spot On main window displays a list of color groups which represent libraries of spot colors on the Fiery. Tool icons for working with colors appear at the top of the window.
  • Page 85 3-25 Using Spot On (Fiery Graphic Arts Package option) O OPEN AND CLOSE A COLOR GROUP 1. To open a color group, click the icon to the left of the group name. You can also open a group by double-clicking the blank area to the right of the group name.
  • Page 86: Working With Existing Colors

    3-26 ColorWise Pro Tools Working with existing colors With Spot On, you can view and manage existing groups of colors on the Fiery. You can also search for a particular color in the Spot On list. Color groups in the Spot On window appear in order of their priority. Highest priority is given to color groups at the top of the list.
  • Page 87: Creating Custom Colors

    3-27 Using Spot On (Fiery Graphic Arts Package option) O FIND A SPECIFIC COLOR 1. Choose Find from the Edit menu. The Find dialog box appears. 2. Enter the name of the color you want to find and click OK. Spot On searches for the specified color, starting from the top of the color list.
  • Page 88 3-28 ColorWise Pro Tools O RENAME A CUSTOM COLOR OR COLOR GROUP 1. Select the Color Name or specific color you want to edit. 2. Type the new name exactly as it appears in the print job documents, including upper and lowercase characters and spaces, as needed.
  • Page 89: Downloading Custom Color Groups

    3-29 Using Spot On (Fiery Graphic Arts Package option) Downloading custom color groups You can download custom color groups from your computer to the Fiery. Downloaded groups are added as custom groups to the Spot On color list and are enabled immediately for use on the Fiery.
  • Page 90: Uploading Custom Color Groups

    3-30 ColorWise Pro Tools Uploading custom color groups You can upload custom color groups from the Fiery to your computer as ICC files. The upload feature allows you to share a group by creating a local copy that can be downloaded to another Fiery.
  • Page 91: Editing Color Values

    The Spot Color Search targets the exact CMYK toner equivalents required to simulate a desired spot color on the copier/printer. If an existing spot color is not printing as desired, you can modify the color values as needed to achieve your intended result.
  • Page 92 This icon indicates that the center patch color lies at the edge of the copier/printer’s printable gamut and may not be reproducible. In such cases it is recommended that you use an approximate target that lies within the gamut, rather than the out-of-gamut color.
  • Page 93 3-33 Using Spot On (Fiery Graphic Arts Package option) The Print Setup dialog box appears. 5. Choose Output Style, Paper Size, and Paper Tray options. For Output Style, choose between Color Search Pattern and Color Neighbor Pattern. Color Search Pattern prints patches with the same pattern as displayed in the Color Search window.
  • Page 94 3-34 ColorWise Pro Tools CMYK O TARGET A COLOR USING EXACT 1. Click the center patch in the Spot On Color Search window. The Set Center Patch Color dialog box appears. 2. Select how you want to enter the CMYK values. The Percentages option lets you enter color values between 0 and 100%, in increments of 0.5.
  • Page 95: Using A Measurement Instrument To Target Colors

    3-35 Using Spot On (Fiery Graphic Arts Package option) Using a measurement instrument to target colors If you have the EFI Densitometer ED-100 or EFI Spectrometer ES-1000 option, you can import measured color values directly into Spot On. This feature lets you target matches based on the actual colors of immediate objects, such as the red of a printed logo or the yellow of a packaging envelope.
  • Page 96: Saving Changes And Exiting Spot On

    3-36 ColorWise Pro Tools 4. Place the ED-100 or ES-1000 over the target color, making sure to center the sample aperture over the color. Press Measure to take the measurement. The measured CMYK values are imported into Spot On as follows: •...
  • Page 97: Color Setup

    3-37 Color Setup Color Setup You can use Color Setup to set the default ColorWise settings for the Fiery. To access Color Setup, click its icon in the ColorWise Pro Tools main window. Setting default ColorWise options Color Setup allows you to configure the default color management settings for the Fiery.
  • Page 98 3-38 ColorWise Pro Tools For those color options that offer multiple choices, make your selection from the menu that appears. For RGB Separation, make your selection by selecting the appropriate radio button. Other options are selected simply by selecting a check box next to the option name.
  • Page 99: Appendix A: Color Measurement Instruments

    A-1 Color Measurement Instruments This appendix explains how to set up and calibrate the following color measurement Appendix A: instruments, available as separately purchased options: Color Measurement • X-Rite DTP41 automatic scanning spectrophotometer Instruments • X-Rite DTP32 automatic scanning densitometer Using the X-Rite DTP41 spectrophotometer ColorWise Pro Tools Calibrator supports the X-Rite DTP41 spectrophotometer, a device that measures density and color data.
  • Page 100 A-2 Color Measurement Instruments O CONNECT THE 1. Turn off the computer. 2. Unpack the X-Rite DTP41 and remove the spacer from the measurement page slot. 3. Plug the square end of the interface cable (looks like a modular phone plug) into the serial interface connection on the side of the X-Rite DTP41.
  • Page 101 A-3 Color Measurement Instruments 4. Attach the connector to the computer. For a Windows computer, insert the 8-pin mini-DIN end of the interface cable into the 9-pin DB9 Connector cable adapter. Insert the 9-pin end into the COM1 or COM2 port on the computer and tighten the screws. If the available port on your computer is 25-pin, you must use the 8-pin-to-25-pin adapter.
  • Page 102 A-4 Color Measurement Instruments For a Mac OS computer, connect the 8-pin mini-DIN plug directly into the serial port of the computer. Unused connector Connect to serial port adapter to connect the DTP41 to your computer. For information on supported adapters, see the X-Rite, Inc.
  • Page 103: Calibrating The Dtp41

    A-5 Color Measurement Instruments 6. Turn on the computer. 7. Calibrate the X-Rite DTP41 using ColorWise Pro Tools (see the following section). 8. Calibrate the Fiery using ColorWise Pro Tools and the DTP41 (see Calibrating the DTP41 For the best color accuracy, you should calibrate the X-Rite DTP41 spectrophotometer every time you calibrate the Fiery.
  • Page 104 A-6 Color Measurement Instruments 4. In the Get Measurements pane, click Measure. 5. In the Measurement Options dialog box, click Measure. 6. Choose the appropriate COM port for the DTP41 from the Available Ports menu. The Instructions area displays instructions for selecting the port.
  • Page 105 A-7 Color Measurement Instruments 7. Click Utilities. The Utilities dialog box appears. To view version and serial number information, click Show DTP-41 Info, and then click Done when you are finished. 8. Click Calibrate DTP-41. The Instrument Calibration dialog box appears. 9.
  • Page 106: Using The X-Rite Dtp32 Densitometer

    A-8 Color Measurement Instruments 10. Insert the end of the Color Reflection Reference strip with the arrow into the calibration strip entrance on the DTP41, centering it below the alignment mark (see the diagram on page Insert the strip about 3 inches, past the front idler rollers, until it rests against the rear drive rollers.
  • Page 107 A-9 Color Measurement Instruments O CONNECT THE 1. Turn off the computer. 2. Plug the square end of the interface cable (looks like a modular phone plug) into the I/O port on the side of the X-Rite DTP32. 3. Attach the connector to the computer. For a Windows computer, insert the 8-pin mini-DIN end of the interface cable into the 9-pin DB9 Connector cable adapter.
  • Page 108 A-10 Color Measurement Instruments For a Mac OS computer, connect the 8-pin mini-DIN plug directly into the serial port of the computer. Unused connector Connect to serial port adapter to connect the DTP32 to your computer. For information on supported adapters, see the X-Rite, Inc.
  • Page 109: Calibrating The Dtp32

    A-11 Color Measurement Instruments Calibrating the DTP32 You will need the black-and-white X-Rite Auto-Cal Strip included with the densitometer. Calibrating the densitometer does not require ColorWise Pro Tools. DTP32 O CALIBRATE THE 1. Connect the densitometer to the computer and supply power (see 2.
  • Page 111: Appendix B: Importing Density Measurements

    B-1 Importing density measurements This appendix describes Simple ASCII File Format, which can be used to import Appendix B: density measurements from measurement devices. To use your own measurement data Importing from an alternate measurement instrument, record your individual readings in a text density file and structure it as follows.
  • Page 112: Example Of 1D Status T Density For Efi 34 Patch Page

    B-2 Importing density measurements Example of 1D Status T density for EFI 34 patch page This file format is used to specify the Status T density measurements of the EFI 34 patch page. The value in the first column is the patch number. The first patch must be 1 and the last must be 34.
  • Page 113: Example Of 1D Status T Density For An Arbitrary Page

    B-3 Importing density measurements Example of 1D Status T density for an arbitrary page This file format is used to specify the Status T density measurements of a user-defined patch page. The value in the first column is the ink/toner percentage of the patch. The first percentage must be 0 and the last percentage must be 100.
  • Page 115: Glossary

    Glossary additive color model A system in which colors are produced by combining red, green, and blue light (the additive primaries). An RGB video monitor is based on an additive color model. additive primaries Red, green, and blue light that is used in additive color systems.
  • Page 116 CRD (Color Rendering Dictionary) A feature of color management systems and PostScript Level 2 and PostScript 3 color copier/printers that maintains the best possible translation of color from one color device to another. A color rendering dictionary (CRD) is used by the color management system or the copier/printer’s PostScript interpreter...
  • Page 117 A range of colors. A device gamut is the range of colors that a device, such as a copier/printer, can produce. An image gamut is the range of colors in a particular image. gamut mapping The conversion of color coordinates from one device’s gamut to another—...
  • Page 118 Graphics and display technology used by computers running Windows. GDI applications rely on GDI (rather than the PostScript language) to send text and pictures to copier/printers. GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) A standard developed by CompuServe for bitmap graphics of up to 256 colors and used for posting photographic images on the Internet or intranet pages;...
  • Page 119 See output profile. output profile The output profile describes the color characteristics of a printing device. It consists of both a profile for your copier/ printer and a calibration target that defines the expected density response of the copier/printer. phosphor Material used in making computer monitors;...
  • Page 120 Graphics and display technology built into Mac OS computers. QuickDraw applications rely on QuickDraw (rather than the PostScript language) to send text and pictures to copier/printers. raster image Electronic representation of a page or image using a grid of points called pixels.
  • Page 121 G-7 Glossary Simulation See simulation profile. simulation profile The simulation profile describes the color characteristics of another print device, such as a printing press, that you want the Fiery to simulate. solid color rendering A color rendering style intended for use when color accuracy is crucial.
  • Page 122 G-8 Glossary SWOP The abbreviation for Specifications for Web Offset Publications. A standard of specifications for separations, proofs, and color printing on a web offset press (not a sheet fed press). undercolor removal (UCR) In shadow areas where all three process colors (C, M, Y) overprint, the amounts of those colors are reduced and replaced by black.
  • Page 123: Index Index

    Index Index Absolute Colorimetric rendering style 1-6 Apple Standard setting, RGB Source Profile option 3-2 Apple Standard setting, RGB Source profile option 1-7 AutoCal calibration from ColorWise Pro Tools 2-21 from Control Panel 2-24 Black Overprint option 1-5, 1-12 Black Overprint Style option 1-5 black text and line art 1-4, 1-11 to 1-13 Brightness option 1-3 CALIB.PS file 3-21...
  • Page 124 I-2 Index ColorWise Pro Tools Calibrator 2-5 to 2-10 checking calibration status 2-5 Color Editor 3-10 to 3-21 Color Setup 3-37 Profile Manager 3-1 to 3-10 Combine Separations option 1-3, 1-5 Comparison Page 2-8, 3-21 composites, printing 1-3, 1-5, 1-12, 1-13 Configuration page 2-5 Contrast ICC rendering style 1-6 Control Panel...
  • Page 125 I-3 Index Mac OS color management options 1-17 to 1-20 Match Copy setting of CMYK Simulation option 1-4 measurements page 2-3 None setting, RGB Source Profile option 1-8 Other setting, RGB Source Profile option 1-7 Output Profile option 1-4, 1-10 output profiles calibration sets for 2-3, 2-4, 3-9 PANTONE Coated Color Reference 1-14...
  • Page 126 I-4 Index Spot Color Matching option 1-5, 1-13 spot colors, matching to CMYK equivalents 1-13, 3-22 to 3-36 Spot On 1-5, 1-13 sRGB, RGB Source Profile option 1-7, 3-2 Status T B-1 SWOP setting, CMYK Simulation Profile option 1-9, 3-2 targets, for calibration 2-3 Test Page 2-5 transfer functions 2-3...

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