Proofing with different combinations of printing plates is a traditional method of verifying the effect of the 4-color separations. SilverFast simulates the traditional proof and its combinations. Here is an overview of the very powerful Softproof options of SilverFast Ai and its Densitometer palette accordingly:
1. Original (CMYK)
2. CMY (3-colors, no black plate)
This combination shows the effect without the black plate and will depend on the effcts of UCR and GCR.
3. Single plates (CMYK) - The traditional separation plates
4. 2-Colors combined with black (2C +K)
5. 1-Color combined with black (1C+K)
6. 2-colors (2C)