The printing industry has been moving toward long-distance tracking of operations and simplifying client signing. In order to further compress time, shorten the distance with customers and make better use of digital devices, printers, printer customers, publishers and image designers have invested a great deal of enthusiasm in the remote proofing of hardware and software. At present, the high requirements of customers on design level, turnaround time, cost reduction, and improved communication have caused great changes in the working methods of graphic professionals. If they want to achieve rapid and effective success in a changing market, they must rely on Remote proofing This solution to change the proofing process.
Problems in the proofing process In the workflow of the printing industry, proofing is an important part of the process and determines the quality of the printed matter. It is the opportunity for the last color correction from the designer's computer screen to the large-volume print. The user-confirmed proofing is the â€œgolden ruleâ€ of the printing factory, and the most important job of the printing factory is â€œchasing the sampleâ€. Proofing is so important in the printing process that it is highly valued by the printing industry and users. Traditional proofing is proofreading proofs through a proofing machine. It requires lengthy technological processes such as color separation, filming, and drying. It is not only costly but also has a long period and low efficiency. At present, digital proofing, as an efficient and high-quality new working method, has become the predominant method for printing prepress proofs in the printing industry in developed countries. It uses color management software to output proofs directly on the printer, so it is more convenient and faster.
It should be said that digital proofing is one of the hot technologies in the prepress industry in recent years. It is far superior to traditional proofing methods in terms of equipment investment and cost performance. It is a profound reform of traditional proofing in proofing methods. However, whether it is traditional proofing or digital proofing, they all have certain problems in circulation. Although there have been many changes in the way of digital proofing, there has been no substantive change in the transmission of proofs: people still pass through the streets to send samples to customers. This has led some express companies to become closely related to the video art industry. They have transmitted proofs day and night between printers and customers. The transmission of traditional proofs is like a relay race. The hardcopy proofing is passed from the editorial department to the advertising department to the service department and passed on from one department to another.
The problems in the process of proof transmission have led to a poor communication between the customer and the printing factory. The customer will take the produced electronic document to the printing factory for digital proofing, and then the printing factory will feedback the printed sample proof to the customer for signature approval. The customer will then feedback the information to the printing factory for plate making and printing. In this process, if the proofs appear to be wrong, they must be returned to the customer for modification. Sometimes one or two small mistakes need to go back and forth, or even a dozen or so, and the sample modification process is cumbersome. From the initial idea to the final proofing, the printing process that relies on material transfer to design the proofing process takes several days, which not only takes time and effort, prolongs the production cycle, but also increases the production cost, affects the normal production arrangement, leads to the customer's continuous connection. The constant complaints are far from meeting the needs of the pace of modern work.
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 have been transferring files via the Internet. Remote profiling has become a fast-tracking task and simplifies the process of signing customers. One of the most natural ways. As a trend in the development of future proofing methods, remote proofing is increasingly used. It uses electronic network environment to design and proof electronic transmission, so that design proofing can be quickly delivered to printers and printers. The design proofs to be revised can also be delivered to the design department in a timely manner.
Compared with the previous proofing method, the most important change in remote proofing is that it directly transmits and produces proofs at the customer or print agent, changes the way the proofs are transferred, and greatly shortens the workflow of the proofing cycle. Therefore, the main features of remote proofing are: shortened sample transmission time and improved work efficiency. Remote proofing reduces the turnaround time and work steps of proofing, shortening the working time of proofing from several days to several hours, which not only improves efficiency, improves service, but also greatly enhances customer loyalty and satisfaction.
The essential elements for successful remote proofing can be seen from the characteristics of remote proofing. It has the advantage that traditional proofing cannot match. However, to achieve a successful remote proofing solution, you must also have the following elements: (1) The consistency between local and remote proofing Sex. The remote proofing solution must meet the requirements that are consistent with the specific stages in the proofing process used. This requires the right 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, this plan will not be used during the final review phase. (b) easy to use. This requires high-quality proofing equipment with a very good calibration system that allows high-performance color accuracy between two remote printing devices. However, to use it skillfully requires some technical means. This is an obstacle for users who need only a simple solution. (3) Moderate price and low cost. Moderate prices are the key to ensuring that remote proofing can be quickly accepted in this industry. Image professionals need a solution that doesn't require huge amounts of money and can easily be combined with workflow.
Although remote proofing is becoming the mainstream force in the future proofing process, it is not a simple matter to successfully implement remote proofing. There are still many resistances to the promotion of remote proofing. This is mainly due to the complexity of the remote proofing system and the difficulties in using and maintaining it. Moreover, as mentioned above, it can only be used under certain circumstances. However, difficulties can not stop people from achieving the pursuit of good wishes. In the last two years, some international printer manufacturers such as Hewlett-Packard, Epson, and Xerox have successively introduced printers suitable for remote proofing. In particular, Hewlett-Packard Co., Ltd. has also launched a remote proofing solution based on HP DesignJet 50PS, HP DesignJet 20PS, and HP DesignJet 10PS printers. It is a decisive step in the field of remote proofing, and it is made for remote proofing. Pioneering contributions.