Color-Logic gaining popularity among RIP developers

Manufacturers enabling printers to use Color-Logic in workflows

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An example from the Color-Logic Print Test Forms that was created to highlight these type of RIP issues before you go to print. Photo: Color-Logic
An example from the Color-Logic Print Test Forms that was created to highlight these type of RIP issues before you go to print. Photo: Color-Logic

The importance and utility of Color-Logic in the printing industry is widely recognized by RIP (Raster Image Processor) developers as the preferred method of producing metallic images and special effects. 

Discussing the matter, Mark Geeves, Color-Logic director of sales and marketing, said, “In digital printing, a RIP serves as the interface between the digital front end (DFE) and the print engine. Because of differences in print engines and DFEs, each digital press installation needs a RIP that has been specifically tailored to connect between the DFE and print engine being used.”

Geeves said that as of mid-2022, specific features had been made available by almost all RIP manufacturers to enable printers to use Color-Logic in their workflows. “The fact that these RIP developers have made Color-Logic available to users of nearly every digital press and printer manufacturer worldwide speaks to the widespread popularity of the Color-Logic metallic color system.”

Geeves continued, “The RIP developers providing a specific connection for the Color-Logic system now include Caldera, CGS, ColorGate, Compose, EFI, Ergosoft, Equios, Global Graphics, GMG, Heidelberg Versafire, Onyx, RTI-RIPs, SAI, Wasatch, and Xitron. All of these manufacturers offer Color-Logic connectivity to most of the digital presses and printers around the world.”

Geeves said, works closely with these and other manufacturers providing equipment capable of printing metallics using silver inks or toners on conventional substrates as well as those producing images with white ink or toner on metallic substrates. “More than 75 digital presses and printers worldwide use Color-Logic to produce the sparkling metallics so popular with brands and commercial customers.”

The company develops color communication systems and software tool sets for a variety of special effect printing applications. It provides brand owners, product managers, corporations, and their advertising agencies the ability to differentiate themselves and their clients with a simple print production process that yields dramatic results. 

Color-Logic decorative effects utilize the existing workflows of printers and designers, yielding dynamic results without the use of special equipment. The company supports the value of print and works with designers and printers to enhance their printed media.

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