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Remote Proofing in the E era (I)

the printing industry has been developing in the direction of long-distance fast tracking operations and simplifying customer proofing. In order to further compress the time, shorten the distance with customers and make better use of digital equipment, printers, printing factory customers, publishers and image designers have invested great enthusiasm in the Remote Proofing of hardware and software. At present, customers' higher requirements for design level, turnaround time, cost reduction and improved communication have prompted great changes in the working methods of cartographic professionals. If they want to succeed quickly and effectively in the changing market, they must rely on the solution of Remote Proofing, which changes the proofing process

problems in the proofing process

in the workflow of the printing industry, proofing, as one of the important links, determines the quality of printed matter. It is the last opportunity for color correction from the designer's computer screen to a large number of prints. The proofing confirmed by the user is the "golden rule" of the printing factory, and the most important work of the printing factory is "chasing proofing". Proofing is so important in the printing process that it is highly valued by both printing plants and users. In the traditional sense, proofing is to output proofreading samples through a proofing machine, which requires a lengthy process such as color separation, film production and sample drying. It is not only high cost, but also long cycle and low efficiency. At present, as an efficient and high-quality new working method, digital proofing has become the mainstream way of prepress proofing in the printing industry in developed countries. It directly outputs the samples on the printer through the color management software, so it is more convenient and fast

it should be said that as one of the hot technologies in the prepress field in recent years, digital proofing is far better than the traditional proofing method in terms of equipment investment and cost performance. It is a profound change in the traditional proofing method. However, whether traditional proofing or digital proofing, they all have some problems in circulation. Although many changes have taken place in the way of digital proofing, there is no substantive change in the transmission of proofs to a large extent: people still send proofs to customers through the streets. This makes some express companies become enterprises closely related to the image art industry. They send proofs day and night between printers and customers. The transmission of traditional proofing is like a relay race. Hard copy proofing is passed from department to advertising department and then to service department, and from one department to another through the transmission personnel

problems in the process of sample delivery lead to poor communication between customers and printing plants. The customer will take the prepared electronic documents to the printing plant for digital proofing, and then the printing plant will feed back the printed samples to the customer for signature and approval, and the customer will feed back the information to the printing plant for plate making and printing. In this process, if there is an error in the sample, it should be returned to the customer for modification. Sometimes oneortwo small errors need to go back and forth several times or even more, and the sample modification process is cumbersome. From the initial idea to the determination of the final proofing, this printing process based on material transmission design proofing takes several days, which is not only time-consuming and laborious, prolongs the production cycle, but also increases the production cost, affects the normal production arrangement, leads to continuous complaints from customers, and is far from meeting the needs of the accelerated development of the modern work pace

the rise and characteristics of Remote Proofing

in recent years, with the rapid development of the Internet and the increasingly fierce competition in the printing industry, more and more people transmit files through the Internet. Remote Proofing has become one of the most natural ways to quickly track operations and simplify the customer's signature process. As a trend in the development of proofing methods in the future, Remote Proofing is getting more and more applications. It electronically transmits the design proofing through an Internet environment, so that the design proofing can be delivered to the printer quickly, and the printer can also timely deliver the design proofing to be revised to the design department

compared with previous proofing methods, The most important change of Remote Proofing is that it directly transmits and makes proofs at customers or printing agents "Due to the particularity of the mechanical properties of polymer materials and the special use mode of flexible packaging materials, the thickness of the samples tested for flexible packaging materials is very thin, which changes whether it is a good, simple and clear way to transfer the samples, and greatly shortens the workflow of the proofing cycle. Therefore, the most important feature of Remote Proofing is that it shortens the sample transfer time and improves the work efficiency. Remote Proofing reduces the sampling turnover time and work steps, so that The working cycle of proofing is shortened from a few days to a few hours, which not only improves efficiency and service, but also greatly enhances customer loyalty and satisfaction

essential elements for the successful implementation of Remote Proofing

from the characteristics of Remote Proofing, we can see that it has incomparable advantages over traditional proofing, but to successfully implement the Remote Proofing solution, we also need to have the following elements: (1) consistency between local and remote proofing. Remote Proofing solution must meet requirements consistent with the special stages of the proofing process it uses. This requires appropriate available network bandwidth. From this point of view, Remote Proofing solutions are limited by the consistency they can provide. For example, PDF is a very good concept review solution. However, the scheme will not be used in the final review stage. (2) Easy to use. This requires high-quality proofing equipment, so that a very good calibration system can provide high-performance color accuracy between two remote printing devices. However, some technical means are required to skillfully use it, which is an obstacle for users who only need simple solutions. (3) Moderate price and low cost. Moderate price is the key to ensure that remote proofing can be quickly accepted in this industry. Image professionals need a solution that does not require a huge amount of money and can be easily combined with workflow

although Remote Proofing is becoming the mainstream of proofing in the future, it is not an easy task to successfully implement remote proofing. There are still many obstacles in the promotion of Remote Proofing. This is mainly attributed to the complexity of today's Remote Proofing System and the difficulties in use and maintenance. Moreover, as mentioned above, it can only be used in a specific environment. However, difficulties can not stop people from pursuing their good wishes. In the past two years, HP, Epson, Xerox and other international printer manufacturers have successively launched printers suitable for remote proofing. In particular, HP has launched a Remote Proofing solution based on HP Designjet 50ps, HP desi with appropriate elongation gnjet 20ps and HP Designjet 10ps, which has taken a decisive step in the field of Remote Proofing and made pioneering contributions to the realization of Remote Proofing

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