On November 15, 2009, ColorGATE Digital Output Solutions GmbH will unveil the completely overhauled Productionserver Version 6.
"Digital large-format printing or screen printing, outdoor production or interior design, pre-printing or fine-art reproduction—regardless of the main production focus, Version 6 offers all printing service providers future-proof solutions for greater productivity, optimum color competence and increased added value," said Thomas Kirschner, managing director, ColorGATE.
Productionserver, the universal production RIP that is already available in the Select, Pro and Ultimate editions, has been upgraded with the addition of the UXT Premium version.
Intelligent resource management provides for a significant increase in productivity. "Production downtime is reduced to an absolute minimum," said Kirschner. "With Productionserver 6, it is possible to process the same volume of work in just one quarter of the time."
An equally important technical innovation in Version 6 is the Ink Saver option. Algorithms for the calculation of the color separation guarantee a substantial reduction in the amount of ink used, particularly for vividly colored production processes. CCM, the Cost Calculation Module, which is already available for Version 5 and later, makes it possible to determine how high the savings will be before you print—right down to the last picoliter.
"Extensive practical testing has confirmed that Ink Saver is able to reduce ink consumption by an average of 15 percent," said Kirschner.
With Version 6, ColorGATE has also expanded its portfolio of stand-alone software packages. As an addition to Proofgate 6, Photogate 6 and Filmgate 6, Plategate 6, available in two versions, covers the inkjet CtP segment, which continues to experience notable growth.
"This is our way of saying thank you to our customers, many of whom have been loyal to us for many years. We want to make a migration to Version 6 as easy as possible to give them the opportunity of working simply more productively with ColorGATE in the future as well," said Kirschner.