ZePrA Features and Modules

Advantages of ZePrA at a glance:

  • Simple, clearly structured user prompting and setup
  • Extraordinarily high speed processing of files
  • Outstanding quality of PDF processing
  • Supports all common PDF/X standards
  • Modular solution which allows starting small and adding more modules later
  • Outstanding quality of color conversion
  • Supports color management for all color spaces including Multicolor
  • Missing DeviceLink profiles can be built on-the-fly with SmartLink and the integrated CoPrA
  • Adjust printer color deviations with the integrated Update Profile functionality
  • Sophisticated spot color handling
  • Easy to integrate into Enfocus Switch


Additional Information:


ZePrA has many features designed to simplify and increase the quality of PDF color management. With the addition of extremely powerful modules and ColorLogic’s SmartLink technology ZePrA can automate your companies color management workflow.

Auto Setup Wizard

ZePrA's Auto Setup Wizard makes it easy to set up your color management workflow
ZePrA's Auto Setup Wizard makes it easy to set up your color management workflow

The easiest way to automate color conversion is to use ZePrA's Auto Setup Wizard and the DeviceLink Profile Set, or SmartLink. With just a few clicks, options for different typical workflows can be selected.Combined with DeviceLink Sets or with the SmartLink module, it is simple to create and save high quality color workflows without being a color management expert. ZePrA automatically configures all the necessary hot folders and is instantly ready to process PDF, TIFF, JPEG or PSD files for the CMYK, RGB, Grayscale, or Multicolor color spaces, and spot colors. By creating a queue for a PDF/X-compliant workflow, the descriptive parameters for the output condition are automatically set.

SmartLink - DeviceLink generation on-the-fly

The automatic creation of DeviceLink profiles on-the-fly with SmartLink can be fine tuned towards your printing process.
The automatic creation of DeviceLink profiles on-the-fly with SmartLink can be fine tuned towards your printing process

The ColorLogic SmartLink function permits dynamic generation of DeviceLink profiles.SmartLink takes various factors into consideration, such as preservation of the separation characteristics, use of the TAC of the target profile, preservation of pure colors with simultaneous dynamic gamut mapping. Even in cases that an existing DeviceLink profile cannot be used, the best color conversion results are achieved with the SmartLink DeviceLink technology. Many options are available for creation of DeviceLinks within SmartLink which are optimized for traditional printing like Offset, Gravure or Newspaper, or targeted for Digital Printing or Large Format Printing. The SmartLink package includes CoPrA SP, which provides flexibility with color conversion preferences and DeviceLink presets. Check out the quality advantages with SmartLink over normal ICC device conversions here.

SmartLink

Furthermore, SmartLink enables you to compensate deviations from either your home standard or to the desired printing standard. Our innovative Update Profile technique allows compensation for any deviations by creating high-quality printer and DeviceLink profiles based on just a few measurements. CoPrA SP with the Update Profile module, is also a part of the SmartLink package and it’s generated profiles can be easily integrated in ZePrA

With the comprehensive XL package you can automatically create SaveInk profiles for your own house standards. Select either one of the three preset saving options (SaveNeutral, Strong Save or SaveMax), or use CoPrA SP to make your own presets and apply them directly in ZePrA.

Other features of ZePrA

With the new navigation panel in ZePrA 5 you can easily switch between configurations, queues, settings and tools.
With the new navigation panel in ZePrA 5 you can easily switch between configurations, queues, settings and tools.

Current jobs can easily be monitored in the clearly structured Overview window, which is divided into jobs in progress, pending jobs, and processed jobs. The color quality of the converted file can be verified with the help of an integrated soft proof.

Using the Auto Setup wizard is just one possible way of setting up a configuration and workflow in ZePrA. You can define and automate any color conversion in the Configurations window. Your own configurations can be saved and applied to any hot folder, or duplicated and modified for other conversions.

There are separate areas for selecting the required conversion for each color space. In addition, options are available for sharpening, image compression, flattening, the targeted handling of spot colors and the definition of PDF-specific settings.

Spot Color conversion

Spot Color conversion

The sophisticated spot color module leads to high-quality conversion of spot colors to the target color space. Our spot color solution is aimed to printers whose customers impose stringent demands on the color-accurate rendering of spot colors. The target group particularly includes packaging printers who have to deal with numerous spot colors and want to optimize their printing process by converting spot colors into CMYK or Multicolor process colors. The ColorLogic solution offers printers the secure knowledge of getting the best possible conversion of spot colors into process colors, both in terms of colorimetry and best printability. ZePrA uses spectral data and spot color libraries and can optimize colors based on custom conversions.

Gradation corrections

Gradation corrections

Gradation curve corrections ensure compliance with printing standards and is helpful to compensate variables in the printing process. These printing characteristics can be directly included in the data. You may apply curves on process and spot colors. Gradations allows last minute changes to data.

Integration with Enfocus Switch

We know that many users want to automate more complex workflows, in which color conversion is just one important element. Consequently, integration in Enfocus Switch has been possible since the beginning, helping to provide a complete workflow from data receipt, to data checking and color conversion, all the way to data distribution. Check out the Enfocus Switch page for more information on flows. Other solutions may also benefit from the extraordinary color management capabilities of ZePrA through the CLI module (Command Line Interface).