You can create a plate calibration curve to linearize the plates for quality process control.
Goal Create a plate calibration curve and enter 53 for the measured Dot Area to represent a 5% gain.
Task 1: Create a new plate calibration curve in ColorFlow
In ColorFlow, click the Plate Curves tab.
In the Plate Calibration Curves section, click the Add button .
In the New Plate Curve dialog box, enter the following:
In the Device Type box, select Offset Press.
In the Plate Type box, select Kodak Thermal Gold or add the value to the list if it doesn't exist:
Click the Edit button .
Click the Add button .
Enter Kodak Thermal Gold.
In the Screening box, select 150 lpi AM or add the value to the list if it doesn't exist.
In the Plate Line box, select Trendsetter or add the value to the list if it doesn't exist.
In the Data panel on the right, name your plate curve by entering XX new plate curve (where xx=your initials) in the Plate Curve Name box.
In the Measured Plate Response section, enter the measured Dot Area values for each Tint In value. In a real life situation, you would output an uncalibrated plate in Prinergy and measure it using a measurement device. For the purpose of this training, enter the following value:
Click Apply. A plate curve with a linear response is generated.
Select the Show curve in Prinergy check box.
Task 2: View the plate curves in Prinergy
In Prinergy, click Tools > Process Template Editor > Loose Page Output > Virtual Proof.
Click Virtual Proof.LoosePage.
In the Loose Page Output dialog box, expand the Calibration & Screening panel.
Click the ColorFlow Current State radio button.
Expand the Plate Curve drop down list, you should see the plate curve you just created.
Task 3: Output a page using the plate curve in Prinergy
In Prinergy, create a new job, and name it as XX Plate Curve (where XX = your initials).