SilverFast supports Heidelberg TOPAZ (英語)

Kiel, Germany, 2005-08-12 - Award-winning SilverFast from LaserSoft Imaging, Kiel, Germany, is now available for Heidelberg TOPAZ Scanner and Macintosh OS-X systems including TIGER SilverFast Ai STUDIO for Heidelberg TOPAZ scanner is able to write TIFF files with the full dynamik range. It is no longer necessary to convert to 24 Bit RGB. These Files allow a maximum quality and productivity for a dedicated workflow. You can use these scans like a "digital original" from your scanner and even use the JPEG 2000 compression. SilverFast reads those RAW files and allows the user offline to optimize the pictures like originals on the scanner without any loss in quality. Meanwhile the scanner is working the user can work on his pictures on another workstation in batch mode. Any well known SilverFast tool is available of course, for e.g. NegaFix including over 120 filmprofiles and the ability to create fast and easy customized ones. Even with JPEG 2000 compression SilverFast will work those files 7 times faster as any other imaging software. With the HiRepp function you will be able to compress without a loss in quality up to 3GB files and reopen these files very fast again. The Heidelber TOPAZ can be used on any OSX System up to tiger and even on a G5 with a aftermarket adapter on FireWire. Among the various highlights you will find our IT-8 calibration with color correction (up to 12 colors), Plug & Play, CMYK, batch mode, Jobmanager and professionell multiple densitometer. Softproof with PhotoProof and printing with layout through PrinTao are also implemented. So SilverFast Ai Studio + HDR Studio becomes your dedicated workflow solution.

Professional Proofing with SilverFast PhotoProof (英語)

Kiel, Germany, 2005-04-25 - SilverFast PhotoProof produces color accurate contract proofs according to media standard print based on the ECI color spaces without using a RIP and the need for detailed color management knowledge on the user's side. As an additional feature the FOGRA- media wedge can be embedded. SilverFast PhotoProof is an optional feature of SilverFast DCPro Studio and HRD Studio - software specifically designed to work on images from digital cameras. The image optimization is processed in a media-neutral workflow, based on the RGB color model, while using the well-known tools of SilverFast DCPro Studio and HDR Studio. When activating SilverFast PhotoProof, the user will immediately see a CMYK simulation of the image by means of RGB softproofing on the calibrated monitor. The Photographer is able to create a color-true contract proof on any suitable, calibrated output device by using the advanced print dialog in SilverFast. The user just has to choose the ICC- profile for the printer and the FOGRA media wedge to be embedded. Embedding a media wedge is used as a reference for a true-to-color proof. By using SilverFast PhotoProof, the image data does not need to be converted to CMYK. All critical color information is being preserved. It is not necessary to use a RIP or to do any separation. The advantages of SilverFast and PhotoProof at a glance: - Professional optimization of RGB data - Proofing RGB data in a simulated CMYK preview - Embedded media wedge for true colors when sending the image data to a press - Visualization of RGB data by means of a softproof on the screen - No conversion to the CMYK color model, no loss of information - No separation, no RIP required SilverFast DCPro Studio and HDR Studio with PhotoProof option are immediately available at a price of EUR 980.00 net. LaserSoft Imaging AG is the developer of the professional imaging product family SilverFast for scanners and digital cameras. More information can be found on our websites and

PrinTao - the professional printing function of SilverFast (英語)

Kiel, Germany, 2005-04-18 - PrinTao is the new professional printing function of SilverFast DCPro Studio and SilverFast HDR Studio, introducing layout-functionality for images and text. For many workflow requirements, using an additional layout-software won't be necessary anymore. An optional proofing feature, PhotoProof is also available. SilverFast PhotoProof produces color accurate contract proofs according to industry standards (ISO 12647-2), based on the ECI color spaces without the use of a RIP and the need for in-depth knowledge of color-management. As an additional feature, the FOGRA- media wedge can be embedded.