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Question

Pack Proof is supported with a range of proofing devices and media. What are the supported proofers?

Answer

Below is a list of supported Devices.

Terminology

  • Contract proofing refers to a proof, made on quality proofing paper, intended for judgment of color as well as correctness of content. A contract proof is measurably accurate with a spectrophotometer.
  • Dot proofing refers to a proof which shows a simulation of the halftone screen as well as a simulation of the color. The color is less accurate than contract proofing.
  • Mockup proofing refers to a proof made on the same media that will be used for the production package or label (or a media that closely matches the production media). The purpose of the mockup is to show a prototype of the production package or label. This is very realistic but not suitable for making fine color judgement or measurement.
  • Content proofing refers to a proof intended for checking correctness of content only (no judgement of color).

Follow the link contract proofing for more information on this topic. Pack Proof is the latest and greatest Esko solution for Contract proofing, when used with a suitable qualified proofer and media. You will find information on supported devices by following the link. In order that we can provide good support for color accurate proofing, only specified devices are supported.

For dot proofing, please refer to the same page as for contract proofing. The right media is critical to what can be achieved with dot proofing.

Follow the link mockup proofing for more information on this topic. Printing devices used for this application typically work with solvent based inks (rather than the water based inks normally used for contract proofing). The different type of ink allows the mockup to be made on a wider variety of media, for example films/foils or carton board, that match or closely resemble the production media. Color accuracy and gamut in this kind of application is good, but may not match the very high standards expected for contract proofing. Customers are advised to use such a printer only for mockups. For contract proofing, use a different device that is suitable for that purpose.

Follow the link content proofing for more information on this topic. As content proofing is not color critical, a much larger range of devices are supported.

Pack Proof supported devices for Contract proofing and Dot proofing


Supported proofing devices for Contract proofing

DevicesStatusSupported MediaDotProofing?Other notes
Epson SureColor® P5000 - Commercial EditionSupported

Most standard proofing papers when using a generic Esko EPL: 



Only supported when using the HT driver!

  • Offset using AM screening - dot shapes (C, R, E, S) up to 133lpi/50 lpcm
  • Flexography using AM screening, printed on paper - dot shapes (C, R, E, F) up to 133lpi/50lpcm.
  • Proofing of special screens (e.g. hybrid) subject to limitations

The Epson SpectroProofer (ILS30) is supported for the verification and recalibration, not for the creation of profiles!

Commercial edition with violet ink option is recommended for packaging and expanded gamut proofing

Epson SureColor® P7000 - Commercial EditionSupported

Most standard proofing papers when using a generic Esko EPL:


As for SC-P5000

The Epson SpectroProofer (ILS30) is supported for the verification and recalibration, not for the creation of profiles!

Commercial edition with violet ink option is recommended for packaging and expanded gamut proofing

Epson SureColor® P9000 - Commercial EditionSupported

Most standard proofing papers when using a generic Esko EPL: 


As for SC-P5000

The Epson SpectroProofer (ILS30) is supported for the verification and recalibration, not for the creation of profiles!

Commercial edition with violet ink option is recommended for packaging and expanded gamut proofing

Epson Stylus Pro 7900Supported

Most standard proofing papers when using a generic Esko EPL: 



Only supported when using the HT driver!

  • Offset using AM screening - dot shapes (C, R, E, S) up to 133lpi/50 lpcm
  • Flexography using AM screening, printed on paper - dot shapes (C, R, E, F) up to 133lpi/50lpcm.
  • Proofing of special screens (e.g. hybrid) subject to limitations

The Epson SpectroProofer (ILS20 + ILS30) is supported for the verification and recalibration, not for the creation of profiles!

Epson Stylus Pro 4900Supported

Most standard proofing papers when using a generic Esko EPL: 



As for Stylus Pro 7900The Epson SpectroProofer  (ILS20 + ILS30) is supported for the verification and recalibration, not for the creation of profiles!
Epson Stylus Pro 9900Supported

Most standard proofing papers when using a generic Esko EPL: 


As for Stylus Pro 7900The Epson SpectroProofer (ILS20 + ILS30) is supported for the verification and recalibration, not for the creation of profiles!
Epson Stylus Pro WT7900Supported

Most standard proofing papers, foil and film when using a generic Esko EPL: 


As for Stylus Pro 7900

The Epson SpectroProofer (ILS20) is supported for the verification and recalibration, not for the creation of profiles!
Please take note of the following limitations:

Canon imagePROGRAF iPF6450PrereleaseMost common proofing papers are supportedNot supportedThe built-in spectro option is not supported - is only supported for device specific calibration cycles

Pack Proof supported devices for Mockup proofing 


Supported proofing devices for Mockup proofing

DevicesStatusSupported MediaDotProofing?Other notes
Roland LEC 330/530SupportedMost common proofing papers are supportedNot supportedSupport for extra ink separations: CLEAR_INKs and WHITE_INKs.
The cut functionality is NOT supported!
Epson S80600SupportedSolvent based media approved by EpsonNot supported
  • Support for White Ink
  • Metallic Ink is not supported
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Pack Proof 18.0

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