Epson and Chroma Solutions to showcase new packaging combination for proofing excellence and accuracy.

The Epson Stand (Hall 1, Stand 200-201) will be the venue for live demonstrations of innovation in proofing technology, with the latest version of Star Proof driving the Epson Stylus Pro 9900 series of inkjet printers. Utilizing the wider colour gamut offered by a new 11-colour UltraChrome HDR (High Dynamic Range) ink set, Star Proof produces hard, sharp, screened proofs which are perfect for challenging requirements. Taking advantage of the additional Orange and Green HDR inks which provide a significantly wider colour gamut when compared to CMYK devices, Star Proof has the ability to match a far wider range of special colours as necessary for the brand and corporate requirements of the Packaging sector.

Star Proof V6 – Packaging friendly features

The ability to produce a proof which matches the final output, right down to the dot shape has long been a crucial requirement in packaging prepress. Aside from producing a screened, colour accurate proof, Star Proof has additional characteristics which have been specifically developed to address the need of packaging and label printers. The following features enable Star Proof to produce proofs which accurately represent the final printed job:

Dot Lost
is an option for simulating processes such as flexo or plate making where the plate is unable to hold small dots. If for example, the user inputs 65 micron in the Dot Lost text field, any dots smaller than 65 micron will not show on the proof.

simulates the effect of press misregistration for each separation, allowing users to check if the applied trapping distance covers the press misregistration tolerance. If the proof shows the registration amount to be inaccurate, the operator can return to the original file and adjust accordingly.

Multi-Color Shade Estimate enables special color auto fine tuning, so ensuring a consistent color quality when proofing standard or custom spot colours.

Extreme Dot Gain shows an increase in dots and object borders to simulate the plate pressure on the printing press, particularly useful when simulating the effect of printing on corrugated substrates..

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About Graphic Republik
Graphic Republik was founded in January 2008. It’s aim is to source unique and powerful solutions for distribution across the Graphic Arts industry in Europe and Scandinavia and in doing so, establish a focused and dynamic network of professional and technically aware distribution partners. With a strong grounding in the printing industry, the Graphic Republik team are dedicated to providing solutions, support and expertise to distribution partners and customers throughout Europe. Graphic Republik is privately held by its management and is headquartered in London, England.

About Chroma Solutions

Chroma Solutions is a leading distributor of Prepress solutions in Greece. Serving markets as diverse as leading advertising agencies, photo-engravers, Prepress houses and packaging printers, Chroma solutions are synonymous with exceptional quality, service and expertise in the Greek Prepress market. Chroma Solutions is also one of the major distributors for Epson photo printers in Greece.


PR Contact – Graphic Republik
Steve Donegan
+44 208 851 3703

Contact – Chroma Solutions
Christos Tzevelekidis
Tel: +30210 9604696

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