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Why is Adobe Photoshop the best tool on the market for textile design and color management?

Hello,

As you may know, we have started an Advent Calendar to celebrate that we have finally reached the last month of this special 2020.

During 24 days we are going to share tips, ideas, opinions, and much more about the textile design and printing sector with the aim of ending the year knowing and starting 2021 with extra knowledge.

In today’s calendar window, we are going to discover why Adobe Photoshop is the tool of choice for professionals in the sector when it comes to designing and printing in the digital textile sector.

Adobe Photoshop: The leading tool in the design

In the last decades, Adobe Photoshop has positioned itself as one of the most important tools in the management of pixel-based images. With Photoshop, not only do we have at our disposal a wide range of tools for editing, transforming, and enhancing images, but you can also access a wide range of customized tools that provide the best results regardless of which industry you work in.

For instance, our sector: textile design and printing. With the power of Photoshop and the external add-ons, we have in our hands the perfect tool to make our work faster and more efficient.

But do not forget that the job of a textile designer is not over when the design is finished, there are different processes that are necessary and we must ensure their success. One of the most important processes is that of Color Management.

Color management in textile design and printing

Color management is one of the most popular terms in our industry. Broadly speaking, color management is the process of converting the representation of colors in different devices (for example, converting the color we see on a screen to the one we will see on fabric) to reproduce colors as accurately as possible. When we start a creative process, we imagine shapes accompanied by a color palette. This same palette is the one we reproduce when we design and the one we expect to be printed at the time of production. Furthermore, one of the particularities of the textile sector and in particular digital printing is the repetition of the productions: We launch a collection, produce a print run and if it has succeeded, we produce it again. With good color management, not only will it be possible to print what we have sold but also we will be able to repeat the production as many times as necessary without changing the result.

So why do you need to know about color management if you are a textile designer? Because it is the only way that the colors we imagine in our head, which we later capture in Photoshop, will be the same ones we will see printed in the collection.

Why choose Photoshop for color reproduction?

To the initial question of the post Why is Photoshop the best tool in the market for textile designers? The answer is: Because it is the tool that will best suit your color management needs.

And, how do we do it? Photoshop has four key processes that will help us maintain color accuracy throughout the design and printing process:

  • Allows you to work with embedded profiles: This makes it much easier to work with color management. If we work with an image with an embedded profile, we will see the colors that your output device will be able to reproduce, and we will also be capable of maintaining this information for the production department.

 

  • Allows you to assign color profiles to your designs (Edit > Assign profile): With this tool, you can change the profile you will work with. We will change the initial profile of the image for the one we select. In this process, the RGB coding is maintained but the colors will be changed since the color profiles are responsible for giving the values to the RGB. If these are different, the colors will change to fit the selected profile.

  • It has the functions to convert (Edit>Convert to profile) and test a profile (View>Test Fit): The difference between assigning and converting a profile, is that the latter, when we select a profile for change, will not maintain the RGB coding, trying to preserve the color results as much as possible within the profile. The function of testing a profile is very similar to that of converting the profile, but it simply shows it in Photoshop, without modifying the image. This way, we can simulate the output colors of the job. The function of testing a profile is very similar to that of converting the profile, but it does not modify the image, it simply displays a preview of the results in Photoshop. This way, we can simulate the output colors of the work. If we use both tools at the same time, we will have our design prepared with the profile we want to use and, in addition, we will be able to see the simulation once printed on paper or fabric

  • You will be able to send a file to be printed preserving the color management previously done: Finally, the same tool, as we have mentioned before, will allow you to send all the information of the image and the profile to the production department, so as not to lose any information of our work.

If you want to know a little more about it, you can watch this webinar where Gerard explains in detail the steps to follow for color management with Adobe Photoshop®. If you have any comments or questions, you can write to sales@inedit.com

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Introduction to color management with Adobe® Photoshop

Adobe® Photoshop® is one of the main tools used for textile printing designers. But how should we manage color so that our textile design can be reproduced accurately?

In this Webinar, you will discover the answer to questions such as:

Why do we need Adobe® Photoshop® to print colors precisely?
How to use color modes?
What is a color profile and how to use it?
How to work in RGB mode?

Click on the video and enter the world of color management for textile design:

 

 

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Inèdit Software presents neoStampa Delta, featuring a DTG mode and a new PDF print engine.

The new release of Rip Software will feature a new engine for faster and more accurate PDF printing, a specific mode for DTG and  performance and color reproduction improvements.

Barcelona, November 9th 2020

On November 4th, Inèdit Software presented the new version of neoStampa Delta. They did it from a virtual event where the same creators of the software and several collaborators exposed the news of Rip Software, which aims to be a revolution in the digital printing sector. 

Until now, neoStampa has been the reference Rip Software in digital textile printing, especially for the most demanding ones with color reproduction, achieving the maximum potential of their printers. With the Delta version, the company intends to go one step further and extend the scope of neoStampa to other sectors such as sports printing, film, ceramics or DTG printing. 

One of the main new features of neoStampa is the incorporation of a new PDF engine, the Mako® system from Global Graphics®, which enables any PDF/X standard file to be replicated, guaranteeing consistent results. In addition, we can see an improvement in performance, printing up to 5 times faster. 

The incorporation of an improved PDF engine will allow the Rip Software to be for the first time a perfect option for sectors such as sports design printing, advertising graphics printing, ceramics, film, among many others. 

On the other hand, neoStampa Delta also includes the new DTG printing mode with which it will not only be possible to print directly to garment with better color results, but also to save up to 50% of white ink. neoStampa Delta includes a calibration wizard in just two steps and also a new white base adjustment under semi-transparent areas, which will allow  the savings mentioned above. 

Finally, neoStampa Delta has a new cost control system with which it will be possible to track jobs in real time, knowing the meters printed, the speed and the ink consumption, of all printers. 

With the incorporation of all these innovations, Inèdit Software offers to the digital printing market a versatile version, with a multitude of applications, in order to obtain the best color reproduction of each print. neoStampa is compatible with more than 700 digital printers and every month they are offering new compatibilities to the market. 

Inèdit Software has not yet revealed the release date of neoStampa Delta, however all the information is already available on its website, and there are also different ways of contacting those who want to try the software for free. 

More information: https://www.inedit.com/en/neostampa-delta/

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Global Graphics collaborates with Inèdit on digital textile production

Global Graphics Software, developers of core technology for digital printing, is collaborating with Inèdit, the authors of neoStampa, the most popular RIP software for textile digital printing, to create an enhanced PDF engine for textile workflows.

NeoStampa is compatible with most digital devices sold into the textile market including from vendors such as Mutoh, Epson, EFI Reggiani, Mimaki, and Konica Minolta. It allows the textile printer to connect potentially complex workflows, organizing job queues to send designs to different devices easily, and increases productivity. It is compatible with the leading textile design tools.

“The PDF format provides an enhanced way of communicating creative design and job/device instructions for textile design houses, mills and print centers,” comments Jeremy Spencer, Global Graphics Software’s vice president of business development. “We are one of the leading experts in PDF technology whose use is growing in the textiles market. So, to collaborate with a world-leading workflow provider such as Inèdit is a wonderful opportunity to expand our reach within the textile community.”

Likewise, Daniel Martinez, product owner at Inèdit Software assures that: “This collaboration with Global Graphics will mean a change in our clients’ results, providing them with improved precision in PDF printing, that, combined with our color management system, will make neoStampa the most complete RIP software on the digital textile printing market.”

Inèdit will be replacing their existing PDF Library with Global Graphics’ Mako™, an SDK that enables the creation of fast, scalable solutions for print workflows from PDFs or other vector formats. Among other benefits for the textile market, Mako gives control over color and images, providing quality rasters for the workflow, and combines precision with performance.
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About Global Graphics Software
Global Graphics Software www.globalgraphics.com/software develops innovative core technology for digital print, including the Direct™ product range, the Harlequin RIP®, ScreenPro™, and Mako™. Customers include HP, Canon, Durst, Roland, Kodak, and Agfa. The roots of the company go back to 1986 and to the iconic university town of Cambridge, and, today the majority of the R&D team is still based near here. The US office is in Sarasota, Florida. Global Graphics Software is a subsidiary of Global Graphics PLC (Euronext: GLOG).

About Inèdit
Inèdit Software Is a worldwide company that offers software solutions for digital printing, creative design and color management, such us neoStampa, neoTextil and neoCatalog. At the same time, Inèdit Software is specialized on optimizing processes and integrate them efficiently in their digital printing workflow, due to our innovative image management tools and departmental interconnectivity.

Media contacts:
Jill Taylor, Corporate Communications Director, Global Graphics Software
Jill.taylor@globalgraphics.com | Tel +44 (0)1223 926489
Mobile: +44 (0)7714 410598

Paula Halpin, PR & Marketing Executive, Global Graphics Software
Paula.halpin@globalgraphics.com | Tel: +44 (0)1223 926017

Alba Banos, Inèdit Software
alba@Inèdit.com | Tel: +34 661 391 247

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Inèdit Software extends support to X-Rite i1Pro 3 and i1Pro 3 Plus Colour Measurement Devices. 

Inèdit Software extends support to X-Rite i1Pro 3 and i1Pro 3 Plus Colour Measurement Devices. 

Inèdit Software collaborates with X-Rite on the integration of i1Pro 3 with neoStampa and neoMatch software. 

Inèdit Software, a leading company in software development for workflow and color management in digital printing, now supports X-Rite’s i1Pro 3 Family, one of the best spectrophotometers on the market for digital printing.  In an effort to offer customers the best results, the i1Pro 3 and Inèdit software allow users to create digital print profiles on practically any surface such as textiles, ceramics, or wood. In addition, having a proven tool with years of experience enables users to be more accurate in matching colors and delivering the best color results.

The Rip Software developed by Inèdit, neoStampa, is positioned as a leader in digital textile printing thanks to its accurate color management and excellent results from a unique solution based on RGB colors. Likewise, Rip is complemented by neoMatch, the software specialized in creating color libraries. Both solutions, together with the company’s other programs, allow the user to have a specialized digital printing workflow focused on the best color management and color matching in the market.

“Working with i1Pro 3 provides users with the security of having accurate results. The tandem between neoStampa and i1Pro is a guarantee of success in achieving color matching and the best possible accuracy,” says Jose Antonio Caballero, Founder and Commercial Director of Inèdit Software.

The i1Pro 3 Family is more accurate, reliable, and twice as fast as its predecessor. It can simultaneously measure M0, M1, and M2 in a single pass while accounting for optical brighteners. Included in the family is the new i1Pro 3 Plus, which features a larger aperture of 8mm to support new materials and substrates used in digital printing applications. It also supports transmission scanning for backlit film and materials used in signage.

“X-Rite is excited to work with Inèdit Software to help customers deliver consistent color for digital textile printing,” said Ray Cheydleur, Printing and Imaging Product Portfolio Manager, X-Rite. “When paired with RIP software, the i1Pro 3 allows textile printers to easily define printing system settings, create ICC profiles, linearize, and more.”

neoStampa integrates the i1Pro 3 Family from version 9.0.6 of neoStampa, which was released at the end of March this year and can be downloaded free of charge from the Inèdit Software website.

i1Pro 3 can be purchased at the X-Rite’s website: https://www.xrite.com/page/i1-pro-3-family

 

About Inèdit: 

Inèdit Software Is a worldwide company that offers software solutions for digital printing, creative design, and color management, such us neoStampa, neoTextil and neoCatalog. At the same time, Inèdit Software is specialized in optimizing processes and integrate them efficiently in their digital printing workflow, due to our innovative image management tools and departmental interconnectivity.

About X-Rite: 

Founded in 1958, X-Rite Incorporated is a global leader in the science and technology of color and appearance. With Pantone, X-Rite employs more than 800 people in 11 countries. The company’s corporate headquarters are located in Grand Rapids, Mich., with regional headquarters in Europe and Asia and service centers across Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and the Americas. X-Rite offers a full range of solutions used by manufacturers, retailers, printers, photographers, and graphic design houses to achieve precise management and communication of color and appearance throughout their processes. X-Rite products and services are recognized standards in the printing, packaging, photography, graphic design, video, automotive, paints, plastics, textiles, and medical industries. For further information, please visit www.xrite.com. For the latest news, information, connect with X-Rite on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook

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Overcoming challenges with digital textile workflow (Article hosted by WTIN)

The textile printing sector is experiencing a period of inactivity due to the global quarantines established by governments because of Covid-19. The virus was first detected in China last December and soon brought the country’s textile industry to a complete standstill. This sent shockwaves through the textile supply chain and caused a dramatic drop in revenue for companies operating in the digital textile printing market.

By early spring, the virus had become a global pandemic and forced industries to reinvent themselves to overcome the economic and social crisis caused by the pandemic. In the textile printing sector, according to the latest study published by the ITMF, orders have fallen by 41% and a decrease in business of 33% is expected.

However, according to Inédit offices in China, bigger factories have survived by diversifying their activities. In contrast, small and medium-sized organisations have been left struggling to stay afloat.

This situation means companies are now considering new challenges. We find a sector that has come to a standstill, where the production chain remains static due to a lack of active suppliers and buyers. In Europe and the US, the consumption of fashion has been severely restricted to combat the virus, but when high streets are reopened there is no guarantee of a quick recovery. Brands and retailers have limited plans for the current spring/summer season and economists are forecasting worrying sales figures. Textile manufacturers in countries that rely on exports for a strong economy are bearing the brunt of this crisis.

But these current challenges have also opened up new opportunities in the sector. Some companies have chosen to branch out and manufacture much-needed personal protective equipment (PPE). In China, where economic recovery is under way, some textile printing OEMs are looking to expand their product catalogues by introducing a range of new machines that target face mask production.

Other enterprises have begun preparing resources for the implementation of digital textile printing technologies, whereas some are looking beyond the pandemic and are preparing for a more sustainable manufacturing industry.

INFLUENCE OF INKJET

Digital printing has been an ally of textile finishers in this moment of crisis because the technology is much more versatile than analogue alternatives. Companies that have invested in digital structures will be better placed to answer the immediate needs of clients. This is especially true if, during this transition, they have been maintaining the infrastructure that enables customised and on-demand printing.

These processes lead to a reduction in production costs for digital companies that will mean greater flexibility for the manufacturer when adapting to the new situation.

A common question being asked is how to prepare a digital team for this new norm?

We summarise it in two basic points: have everything ready to go; and improve communication in the workflow.

When we advise the client to be ready to proceed, we are referring to the importance of having the infrastructure in place by the time the industry starts up again, which will help to ensure a quick response. It is important to know the status of the printers and the best way to do this is to print a colour proof. With this test, companies will be able to see if their printers are still producing the same colours, or if they match their requirements. If necessary, the printers can be re-profiled to obtain the desired results. With neoStampa RIP software it is an easy process to carry out and this test will help organisations to better understand the health of the inks, print heads and the general quality of the printers they have. Preventative measures can then be taken to minimise machine downtime in the future.

It is not only necessary to prepare the machinery; it is also important to keep the team informed and prepared for new developments. Whether you decide to diversify your activity or wait for the textile sector to start up again, the design, production and commercial teams must be ready to start working.

CONNECTED WORKFLOW

One thing that particularly concerns our customers is how to maintain communication between departments, and even between customers, with current restrictions on mobility. This is what we call having the workflow connected in digital printing: being able to maintain communication between different departments without the need to be physically there.

Inédit Software has been working for years to create these connections, which are becoming more necessary with every passing day. Companies that base their designers at the headquarters in one country and print in another benefit the most from technologies that enable this level of communication. There are different solutions that help to improve this communication flow, which are specialised in the sector.

One of the main points of this workflow connection is the communication with the client. Although production is minimal in most economies due to order cancellations and border closures, design creation has continued and work on new seasons has already begun. Sales teams, therefore, must start selling the designs, but they cannot go to see the client or showcase the products at events.

Neocatalog Textile Design Software

An interesting solution is the creation of a virtual showroom through which clients can be presented with the designs that are for sale. Virtual showrooms enable businesses to demonstrate how simple it is to modify designs at a moment’s notice. There are even tools that will allow a business to present a design in a 3D simulation. The client will have the product at their disposal and the salesperson will have the facility to show it without having to be physically there. One tool designed specifically for this purpose is neoCatalog – a collection of designs that are stored on a business’ own server. neoCatalog enables designs and galleries to be sent directly to clients.

The second area of concern in the sector is communication within the company. One of the consequences of the pandemic has been the increase in teleworking around the world. Communication between design and production departments has always been the key to a good workflow connection, especially because of the need to accurately manage colour throughout the printing process which remains one of the biggest challenges in the market today. But with strategic workflow communication, it should be possible to send designs to print from anywhere in the world with the necessary color profile to obtain high-quality results.

FORECASTING THE FUTURE

We are optimistic about the future of the textile printing industry. Even though we are going through a rough patch right now, we are conscious of the power of digitalisation. We still anticipate big changes to come.

We believe the relocation of factories will be intensified and with digitalisation we are likely to see micro-factories appearing in new countries in response to fast fashion. But in the short-term, we believe companies will continue to expand their operations in order to capitalize on high demand for medical-grade textiles.

The industry needs to come to terms with a new reality in which software and connected systems are the protagonists and remote working becomes the norm. A company that has a well-communicated workflow and has the factory ready to accept orders – as well as one that can invest in new digital equipment – is best placed to survive this new era and prosper in the long-term. It is important to modernise so that customer needs are always met.

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8 workshops for printing designers for less than 15€

One of the secrets of creativity is to be permanently in training. And taking advantage of this quarantine to improve, is one of the best ideas we can have. For this reason, today we bring you a list of 8 excellent courses for print designers for less than 15€ that will help you to improve your skills!

In this list you will find the courses you may need to learn new illustration techniques, to improve the print design process and also to keep growing as a fashion designer. All of them, have been found in Domestika, where they are working hard to offer us their best content at a lower price during the quarantine.

So here you are, the list:

We start with this free proposal that Domestika makes available to us only during the quarantine. In this course, estimated at 39.99 euros, Violeta will teach us illustration techniques inspired by nature and femininity. There are 20 lessons that become 5 hours of training, unmissable for any designer who is looking for innovation and focus their patterns on nature or women’s figure.

 

With this course, Ana Blooms will give you the basis to start creating your own brand, with its history and its line, through the design of prints. You will learn some basics about illustration and the process of printing design.

 

The next proposal we bring you, even if it is not directly related to printing, is very interesting for all those who want to introduce themselves to floral design and then turn it into textile design. Maya introduces us to the world of acrylic with floral design, on the surface you prefer. She will give us tricks of composition, color, techniques, and much more!

 

Here is a specialized course in the whole process of designing textile prints. You will learn from Inés Aguilar how to get inspired by design, how to create different reports, finishes and see how colors behave in digital printing.

 

And if we continue with Inés Aguilar, we find this course, more focused on the creation of fashion garments and inspiration. In this one, the designer will transmit to us more than two decades of experience in the sector, from the complete process of creation of fashionable clothes.

 

With this workshop, take a step further with your illustrations and patterns. Learn to draw different patterns by hand, based on characters living together in colorful spaces. Be inspired by the ideas and techniques in this course to add a different twist to your next collection.

 

Another of the courses that will help you to complement your designs. If you would like to give a floral and botanical look to your new collection, in this workshop, Paulina Maciel teaches us the processes to make botanical composition illustrations in a precise way, taking the flowers and plants as a model.

 

BONUS: 

Find the color palette that best defines you at any given time with this course by Ana Victoria Calderon. You will learn color theory, mixing knowledge and theory to develop two color palettes applied to illustrations.

 

We hope you liked our post and we will be happy to hear from you if you finally do one of these courses and your feedback!

 

Thank you,

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Q&A Session: All the answers, without secrets!

To contribute to the quarantine, we organized a Q&A live session with our experts. Our customers had the opportunity to ask us all their questions and we answered. Would you like to learn a little bit deeper about color management and textile design? Keep reading and discover all our secrets! 

 

neoStampa and Color Management:

1. What do you think is the default lighting condition in textile printing to judge color? D50 or D65?

D65 in textile, D50 in graphic art. Usually, We use the D65 as standard, but the condition must be set according to the user ambient light standard or according to Lightbox they’re using.

2. Is it possible to print not to a printer but to a lab tiff file export?

It depends on the neoStampa connection to the printer. There are machines that require multi-tiff files to print. For example, a Reggiani Machine has its own machine software, therefore neoStampa would send a series of tiff files with the color management already done to the machine. Once the files reach the printer, the operator simply has to choose the number of copies to print.

3. As RGB is a bigger color space than CMYK, does monitor profiling really helps? If yes, how?

When we calibrate a monitor, we usually have a huge profile from the Monitor vs a smaller profile from the printer. What we do is to install the printing profile on software like Photoshop, which allows us to use a proofing tool to see the printer colors on the screen. In order to do that we need also a calibrated proofing monitor in order to match colors and see the best results in it.

It does help if you use the real printer profile in Photoshop. Usual Adobe RGB  or sRGB profiles are bigger than the printer profile, therefore you should limit the color possibilities you see on the screen. In

neoStampa the extra colors are included in the profile, it doesn’t matter if your printer is CMYK or CMYK+RGB, the profile creation process is the same and the color gamut size will depend on the number of colors, the paper/fabric used and the type of inks.

4. I’d like to know the “optimal” workflow for printing with fluorescent spot colors. Can I prepare the file in Photoshop and print directly or do I need to manage the spot colors through the neoStampa?

Although there is an automatic option to create a fluorescent, we are aware that some time you would need to work in spots.  So you have 2 options:

  1. We have the possibility to do it in Photoshop, preparing the file using Alpha Channels, and then replace them with fluorescent ink. We can also do it in Illustrator.
  2. Calibrate the machines with neoStampa using fluor colors and print an image. neoStampa will decide automatically where to apply the fluorescent

5. Iccmax is using a spectral light source and not only D50?

In neoStampa we use always a spectrophotometer to measure and we save all the data, not only D65. You can also consult the spectral curve and switch from D50 to D65.

When we measure the Colors with a spectrophotometer we get the spectral data while old colorimeters only get the color information. So we save all the spectrum of the light. Sometimes when you select one light you also get the color information, in only that light. In Spectro, you can choose any light you are using. With neoStampa, we work with all this information because we save the spectral data of the device and we are able to work with it.

6. Does neoMatch correct RGB values or spot colors?

neoMatch works with the printer profile. So, we measure the color, we print it and we measure again. With this process, we can see the differences and correct RGB values. This is the main idea of neoMatch. After that, if we find a difference, neoMatch automatically reprint colors and try to correct these differences. So we can create almost identical copies of the original library. After that, when we get the best precision, we can also consult the delta E, have an estimated number colors that we could get, which ones we can improve, etc., So the answer is yes, we correct the RGB values but we also have a function inside neoStampa that allows us to replace this to Spot Colors, correcting both values.

7. What is the connection between neoStampa and neoMatch?

When we correct a library,  we can export it and upload to neoStampa such that when neoStampa receive a color, it doesn’t matter if its an RGB color (the original) or a Spot Color (For example, colors from a library of illustrator or Photoshop with an own name) the software will recognize it and will find the color on the library you created in neoMatch. Everything will be done automatically.

8. Is possible to create a paper sample and then print the same on the fabric?

A Proofing paper machine should be able to simulate the same colors like a digital printer. With neoStampa we have a tool that allows understanding the two-color profiles to be equal.

11. It is always necessary to read 3 times the patches when generating the ICC??

We recommend it 100%. Measurements are the basis of all we do. If you read only once, you might be introducing errors -measurement error or from the printout itself-. If we want to reproduce a color later is essential.

12. I would like to have more information about the option of checking the consistency of the profile and re-profiling.

When we re-profile, we print a small chart which is a selection of colors from a larger profile, the same we have been using during calibration. That’s useful to compare if the printer is still printing the same then it used to do previously. So,  we compare the results of the measurement with the original one. As a result, it is very easy to see if there has been a change of the color printed and the stability within the time. It allows us to analyze if we are printing the same or not and if it is worthwhile to do a profile again.

13. How does the Print Server work?

The print server is a queue outside the neoStampa. It’s faster and can also be connected to other softwares. Therefore, it can be linked with all Inèdit programs. Furthermore, from a Tablet, entering the IP of the machine, you could see the queue of your Print Servers, control the machines and all the jobs of your company.

14. You recommend working with CMYK profiles embedded from Adobe Photoshop or only the ICC that is made in neostampa?

We recommend working with the one from neoStampa if you want to see the same colors that you will be able to print. If you work with Adobe’s, the colors may be different. Even though, when you transform a file that you have worked with a CMYK embedded, neoStampa will read the colors and reproduce them as well as it can.

15. I’ve always seen that Neostampa is a specialist in fashion designs but in vector designs, it gets a little complicated, is that so?

We understand that for Fashion Design you mean pixel images. Not that complicated: vectorial designs (such as PDF, illustrator, EPS, etc.) have many different visualization options and when it comes to neoStampa we cannot know what type of option you had selected in your editing software. This is the main problem. In Illustrator, for PDFs there’s a more restrictive system, called PDF/X-1a that restricts all these variables much more, trying to ensure that there are no errors of interpretation. In an image created with Photoshop, for example, the image is created pixel by pixel with the information of each pixel so that it is easier to interpret by neoStampa.

16. Assigning the profile from Illustrator requires a parameterization at the time of export?

If you work with profiles in Illustrator, when you have an embedded profile, you have to make sure that the option to include embedded profiles when exporting is activated.

 

neoTextil and Workflow Management:

1. I work in the building materials industry, plaster, and cement-based surfaces. We have already NeoStampa, how can we use the ICC profiles in photoshop?

When we make calibration with neoStampa it contains also a profile. A profile is a space where we can find, exactly, all the colors that our printer is able to reproduce. Once created, you can export this profile, install it in your computer and use it in Photoshop. So, finally, you will know exactly the colors that you can reproduce and you could see in the screen the same colors you will print. So the benefits are:

  • You will see, while you are creating a new design, exactly the colors that you will print afterward.
  • And you make sure that the colors you are exporting are the ones that will be printed, without losing information during the processes.
  • If this profile is installed in all the computers of your companies, everyone will be able to see exactly the same colors, avoiding color misunderstandings before and after printing.

2. Can you explain how to use Multicomia for silk screen:

In neoTextil we have two separations modules: nT Masquerade and nT Multicomia. nT Masquerade is more focused on Digital Printing, because its easier, intuitive and automatic and you can separate the colors only with a double click creating, in the end, a precise color file but more useful to create colorways. In the traditional printing industry, you will use the channels to reproduce the colors, for that reason, we created nT Multicomia: This is more personalized, you select the colors with professional tools more focused on Engravers.

3. We work on textiles and we are considering purchasing a new printer for cataloging our Designs, is there a list somewhere of which printers are supported by these profiles?

It’s not about printers, it’s about printing with neoStampa. So we can assess you with which machines work with neoStampa and then you could work with profiles.

4. Can we use nT Masquerade to create color separations for Traditional printing?

Yes, you can use an RGB image and create channels. But, as traditional printing needs more precise colors, you probably would need to adjust the channels with photoshop tools. Instead of nT Masquerade, we also have nT Multicomia that allows us to separate colors more precisely, avoiding to edit them later.

6. Which kind of libraries and formats can neoTextil work with?

To work with color libraries we will need to work with nT colorations. We usually use LAB data however, you can upload any format and nT Colorations will transform to LAB values.

7. Can we export psd files to save the change we have been doing with the plug-ins?

Yes, actually, every time you finish working with a plug-in you will have the “export” option, which will generate a new tab in Photoshop, so you can save it like a normal Adobe file. Furthermore, If you are working with a plug-in and you close it without export the file, the plug-in will keep saved the changes you have done.

9. Do you recommend working with neoStampa icc with nT Colorations in order to have the same results?

You can use it or not. But it will be better if you install neoStampa ICC to see directly in nT Colorations the same colors you will print.

10. Can I print directly from nT Colorations?

Not directly from nT Colorations but you can do it from Photoshop. We have the Printing Panel where you can send any file you have open in Photoshop to your neoStampa queue.

11. If I have a Virtual Vision file already done and I want to apply different designs and share it with my customers, how should I do?

With the plug-in you can use any design, apply it to the model and then export it in a Photoshop file. Then we have another software, our of Photoshop, called neoCatalog where you can upload your designs an apply directly to the models you have done in one click, and share directly with the client.

12. Can I upload Spot Color Libraries, for example, libraries from customers with 8 color printing machines?

Spot colors are color references that come directly a specific machine inkset. This means that a spot color in one machine is not the same in another machine. That why it is better to work with real colors, which you can measure and store them.

13. Someone, who has different printers can convert more than one ICC on nT Colorations?

Yes, you can convert one per one and export it altogether.

14. Although you have one profile for each printer and those are similar between them, do you still need to create a new file for each machine?

It will depend on the profile workflow set. But if you have one profile for each machine, the best solution is to export with each one.

 

Thank you for reading to us! If you have any questions, please send us an e-mail to marketing@inedit.com and we will try to send you an answer or maybe, start another webinar!

 

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neoStampa 9: The new version of the RIP Software that will allows you to connect your workflow

This September Inedit Software will launch neoStampa 9, the new cutting-edge version of the most popular RIP software for textile digital printing.

neoStampa 9 was born with the idea of facilitating the connectivity of complex workflows. Among its many new features, the most remarkable is the Queue Manager. With it the user will send the printing jobs to different printers in a heartbeat, reducing the job processing time and organising the job queues like a PRO. The new Queue Manager will apply the technology behind Inedit’s PRINT SERVER application, which will become the main ripping station inside neoStampa 9. It will be simply faster and easier to use.

Furthermore, neoStampa 9 includes an upgraded version of the Calibration Wizard, the renowed profiles application. The new Calibration Wizard will include a new linearization process which will generate more precise color curves. Beside, it will come with an intuitive interface and even a 3D visualisation of the profiles, for even better color management.

Finally, with neoStampa 9 it becomes even easier to connect with other textile tools. Thanks to the new QUICK PRINT panel, you will directly print designs from Adobe Photoshop®. The QUICK PRINT panel is not only connected to Adobe Photoshop® but also to neoTextil and neoCatalog , in order to give to the user full control over the textile workflow.

Compatible with the majority of digital printer brands, neoStampa has in recent years become the RIP Software of reference for digital textile printing. Thanks to its unique color management system, prints can be matched regardless of the media, inks and printer used.

Inèdit Software will officially launch neoStampa 9 on September 9, 2019 and will present it with a Webinar where they will show all the new features.

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Meet neoStampa 9 at FESPA Mexico

At Inèdit Software we continue to present neoStampa 9, the most revolutionary way to connect your workflow.

To do so, you can find us in Fespa Mexico, on 22, 23 and 24 August, where we will show the new features of the software and you can see it live installed in some of the most important digital textile printing machines in the sector.

In addition, in FESPA Mexico we will be every day doing different trainings for all users:

August 22nd at 15pm: Stability in the digital textile printing process

August 23 at 15pm: Color Management

August 24th at 15pm: Prepare your design for digital textile printing

 

Are you going to miss it? If you are in FESPA Mexico and want to see neoStampa 9, don’t hesitate to come and visit us at the Booth G60!

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