Color-Logic Metallics Dazzle Attendees at PRINTING United

West Chester, Ohio, USA; October 2019—At the recent PRINTING United show in Dallas, Texas, the Color-Logic booth was busy from the show opening to show close every day. Discussing the successful show, Color-Logic Director of Sales and Marketing Mark Geeves said: "We are very pleased with the excitement generated by the many actual print samples we were able to show in Dallas. Color-Logic is unique in being completely process agnostic and able to produce dazzling metallics using offset lithography, flexography, digital wide format, gravure, and virtually any other printing method. Print-ready files using the Color-Logic software can be quickly and confidently prepared by any graphic designer or prepress operator."

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Color-Logic Certifies Ricoh Pro L5160 Large Format Printer

West Chester, Ohio, USA; October 2019—Color-Logic has certified the new Ricoh Pro L5160 large format printer for use with the Color-Logic Process Metallic Color System. At Printing United 2019, October 23-25 in Dallas, Texas, Color-Logic showed qualification prints from the machine. The capabilities of machines like the Ricoh Pro L5160 enable brands around the world to differentiate themselves in their point-of-purchase and signage marketing, and the decorative effects and embellishments provided by the Ricoh L5160 and the Color-Logic Design Suite are a game-changer for brands.

Discussing the certification, Color-Logic Director of Sales and Marketing Mark Geeves said: "At the recent Viscom exhibition in Milan, Italy, the Ricoh Pro L5160 dual CMYK large format production printer won the Keypoint Intelligence 2020 Pick Award for Outstanding High Production CMYK Eco-Solvent /Latex 54"/64" Printers. We are gratified that Ricoh chose to quickly seek Color-Logic certification for this exciting new technology, clearly recognizing the potential of our metallic process as a means of showcasing the capabilities of the L5160."

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Color-Logic to Introduce Neon/Fluorescent Design Tool at Printing United 2019

West Chester, Ohio, USA; October 2019—At Printing United 2019, October 23-25 in Dallas, Texas, Color-Logic will release a new design tool enabling graphic designers and prepress personnel to prepare artwork files for the neon and fluorescent inks currently being introduced by several digital press and printer manufacturers. The Touch7 Photo NEON plugin is a powerful design tool that enables brands, designers, and printers to utilize these neon colors in their images. Brands are already using spot neon and fluorescent inks in packaging and signage worldwide, but Touch7 Photo NEON is the only separation tool that adds these colors into images within seconds.

Discussing the new tool, Touch7 developer and Color-Logic CTO Richard Ainge said: "Touch7 Photo NEON allows any designer or prepress operator to create neon/fluorescent separations with a few clicks of the mouse. The Touch7 Photo tool helps printers add extended gamut colors into images by printing the neon separation atop the CMYK ink set. By combining neon pink with CMYK, for example, printers can produce an entirely new set of oranges and reds for their brand clients, an effect previously unachievable using CMYK inks alone."

Ainge continued: "Touch7 Photo NEON works intelligently at the pixel level, automatically isolating and separating out only the cyan, magenta, and yellow components of the image. The final conversion adds as many as three additional neon or fluorescent spot colors to the original image format. For example, an RGB image that is converted using Touch7 Photo NEON will become an RGB image plus up to three neon or fluorescent spot colors. Touch7 Photo NEON does not require ICC profiles to extract the desired separations. The proprietary Touch7 NEON separation algorithms calculate the effect based on the original source pixels. Graphic designers unable to see the Touch7 Photo NEON tool at the Dallas show may download the software and test it free of charge at www.touch7.co."


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Color-Logic to Release New Pattern-FX Designs at Printing United 2019 in Dallas

West Chester, Ohio, USA; October 2019—At Printing United 2019, October 23-25 in Dallas, Texas, Color-Logic will release 20 new holiday patterns in its Pattern-FX series, bringing the total number of patterns to more than 100. Commenting on the expanded pattern offering, Color-Logic Director of Sales and Marketing Mark Geeves said: "Complex recurring patterns are seen everywhere today--in clothing, packaging, direct mail, social media, even in products. But incorporating patterns into design is a tedious, time-consuming process that often frustrates graphic designers and product managers. The latest suite in the Color-Logic Pattern-FX series brings out 20 holiday patterns, each incorporating six special effects. Color-Logic Pattern-FX provides graphic designers with seamless patterns as an Illustrator palette. Using the Color-Logic Design Suite and metallic color palettes, designers can utilize these patterns into printed marketing pieces in just minutes."

Geeves continued: "Color-Logic Pattern-FX can be used to create micro-emboss plates or intricate varnish layers, and can be combined to create print that truly outshines competition. All Color-Logic patterns come predefined as Metallic, Dimensional-FX, Watermark-FX, Watermark-FX Plus, Emboss, and Varnish. The continued focus at Color-Logic is to help the graphic designer utilize the press at licensed Color-Logic printers to minimize waste and produce embellishments and metallic colors the world has never seen before. Color-Logic Pattern-FX provide predictable and reproducible results for print embellishment when working with licensed Color-Logic printers around the world."

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New Touch7 Photo ECG Tool from Color-Logic

West Chester, Ohio, USA; October 2019—In booth 10564 at Printing United in Dallas, October 23-25, Color-Logic will introduce Touch7 Photo ECG, an Extended Color Gamut (ECG) tool that dramatically simplifies the use of Extended Color Gamut in the latest wide-format and digital presses.

Extended Color Gamut (ECG) inks are rapidly gaining popularity in the large format and packaging worlds, particularly when specifying corporate identity or spot colors beyond the CMYK color gamut. When brands want images to stand out, they use this extended gamut capability in images. Doing so requires someone to make a manual mask for each of the ECG inks being used.

Until now, achieving the desired intent of Extended Color Gamut required a skilled prepress operator or graphic designer to use trial and error. Adding ECG ink sets into images requires creating a separate mask for each ECG ink being used. Touch7 Photo ECG is a new Photoshop plugin that enables the designer or prepress operator to add one, two, or three ECG separations into an image in only a few seconds. Touch7 Photo ECG eliminates the need to create manual masks, thus any designer using Photoshop CC can do this kind of work.

In addition, Touch7 Photo ECG does not require ICC profiles to create the ECG separations, enabling designers to create, at the design stage, five-, six-, or seven-color separations and then send the file to prepress for production, where ICC color management is used to map the image to the ink set of the printer or press.

Designers unable to visit the Color-Logic booth at Printing United can install and test Touch7 Photo ECG for themselves by downloading the tool at www.touch7.co.

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