Colorgate has announced the launch of Colorgate 8 - the latest version of its RIP for the wide-format, commercial, packaging and industrial printing sectors.
All four Colorgate products - Productionserver, Filmgate, Plategate and Proofgate - now run on the latest version of Adobe's PDF Print Engine, which was launched in September last year and features Adobe's Mercury RIP architecture. This is capable of driving multiple devices concurrently including wide-format, CTP and digital presses, and uses parallel processing to take full advantage of available hardware resources, effectively running multiple APPEs in tandem and load balancing across them.
Colorgate has also announced the Value Pack annual maintenance programme, which grants access to all updates and upgrades, exclusive discounts and preferential treatment of all web and remote support requests.
The flagship Production server 8 RIP will now be available in four versions - PS8 Select, PS8 Pro, PS8 Ultimate and PS8 Campaign Printing - while Colorgate will also develop PS8 Manufacturer Editions optimised for the devices of specific printer manufacturers. PS8 Special Editions are also being developed to meet the requirements of certain application fields such as industrial printing. All PS8 versions are equipped with Colorgate's Medi Device Synchronisation MDS for colour management and its new Proof Standard Digital Module for contract proofing to international colour standards such as ISO 12647-7 and Fogra 39.