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A previous activity shows how to align your printing device to an industry specification by adding the device as the PCO and selecting the industry specification as the PCO simulation target. You can also align a device with an industry specification by adding the industry specification as the PCO and adding your device as the SCO, and then aligning the SCO with the PCO.

Tasks

Goal
Create a new color setup that contains a CMYK reference device as the PCO, and a proofer that you created in a previous activity as the SCO. 

Task 1: Create a new color setup and add a CMYK Reference as the PCO 

  1. In ColorFlow, click the Color Setups tab, and then click the Add button  .
    The Devices dialog box opens automatically. If necessary, open it manually by selecting View >Devices or by double-clicking the color setup viewer.
  2. From the  Devices  dialog box, drag the CMYK Reference to the PCO position in the viewer window.
  3. In the Color Setups table, double-click the name of the color setup that you just created and enter XX Proofer to Industry Spec (where XX = your initials).
  4. Select the Show in Prinergy check box.
  5. In the CMYK Reference in the viewer window, click the Properties  icon  .
  6. From the Name list, select GRACoL 2006 Coated 1 and click OK.
  7. Click the Device Condition profile icon  .
  8. Click ColorFlow Generated and keep all the default settings.
  9. Click OK.

Task 2: Add a proofer as the SCO

In this activity, we will use the existing device condition for the proofer.

  1. Double-click the  color setup viewer.
  2. In the  Devices  dialog box, Drag  Proofer A  to the SCO position in the viewer window.
  3. In the SCO object in the viewer window, click the Properties icon  .
  4. In the Resolution list, select 1440x720.
  5. In the Substrate list, select SM240.
  6. Click OK.

Task 3: Complete the color setup

  1. Click the Conversion icon .
  2. Keep the default settings and click OK.

Task 4: Output a page using the color setup in Prinergy

  1. In Prinergy, create a new job, and name it as XX Proofer to Industry Spec (where XX = your initials).
  2. Refine Chart_TintRamp_CMYK.pdf with 1stRef-Normz.
  3. Create a new Loose Page Output Process Template, and name it VPS - GRACoL:
    1. In the Output To list, select Virtual Proof.
    2. Select the ColorFlow Color Relationship Management check box.
    3. For Halftone Output Mode, select Print Production.
    4. In the Snapshot list, select Current State.
    5. In the Color Setup list, select XX Proofer to Industry Spec.
    6. In the Device list, select Proofer A.
    7. Select the Device Condition.
    8. In the ColorConvert settings, leave the Match Colors In Page Content check box cleared. Color matching will not be applied on output.
    9. Save the process template.
  4. Select the test refined file, and process it with the process template VPS - GRACoL.

Outcome

You have created a color setup to align a proofer with an industry specification.

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