New controllers and workflows offer enhanced color management by side and object type, which lays the groundwork for more accurate color and consistent reproduction. Spot color dictionaries from Pantone and other color leaders enable spot color mapping (for both coated and uncoated stock), custom curves, and linked and unlinked advanced color management.
Ink management tools have also made it more profitable to run high-color applications on production inkjet systems. By simulating printing, these tools can estimate ink usage before printing. While a job is printing, actual ink usage can be tracked through the inkjet system’s controller. Some software tools even go so far as to determine how color ink usage can be reduced, while preserving the desired look and feel of the output.
With color limitations becoming a thing of the past, the opportunity is at hand to become a valued, knowledgeable partner with your clients.
Just as Turner set himself apart with his innovative color techniques, you can help your clients move forward and differentiate themselves in the marketplace with today’s innovative color technologies.