FirstPROOF Standard is an entry-level but powerful pre-press soft-proofing workflow product that allows for easy tracking, viewing and checking of ripped jobs prior to output. When added to an existing Harlequin, Esko-Graphics, Presstek DI or any TIFF based RIP it provides a sigificant improvement in proofing jobs before output.
The high performance viewing capabilities allow users to efficiently navigate around a job, zooming in and out to check the layout and content. In doing so, users of FirstPROOF Standard can check for basic pre-press issues before exposing film, burning plates or worse still printing pages, thus saving valuable time and money.
Amongst the many features is the ability to search for a given job (by name), see a thumbnail of the pages in a job, see the overall ink coverage of each separation (with either '0%' or '>0%' indicating a blank separation or one with just crop marks and color bars), view either a composite of the pages in a job or each separation in a page, delete jobs or separations that are blank or contain errors and output jobs that contain no errors.
FirstPROOF Professional is a powerful color accurate pre-press soft-proofing workflow product built on top of FirstPROOF Standard that includes a larger tool set and significant additional features. When added to a Harlequin, Esko-Graphics, Presstek DI or TIFF RIP it provides a number of extremely sophisticated capabilities.
The Color Management solution in FirstPROOF Pro is a completely new innovative method for generating color accurate soft proofs, which is inexpensive, easy to use and fast; thus removing the need for hard-copy proofs.
The larger tool set provides specialist pre-press tools for further checking of jobs, which greatly reduces errors. In doing so, users of FirstPROOF Pro can detect many more pre-press problems before exposing film, burning plates or worse still printing pages, thus saving valuable time and money.
Among the additional features is the ability to rotate separations (for example when an extra 90 degree rotation has occured), merge separations (such as P Blue CV & P Blue CVC) and the ability to also print.