In booth 10564 at Printing United in Dallas, October 23-25, Color-Logic will introduce Touch7 Photo ECG, an Extended Color Gamut (ECG) tool that dramatically simplifies the use of Extended Color Gamut in the latest wide-format and digital presses.
Extended Color Gamut (ECG) inks are rapidly gaining popularity in the large format and packaging worlds, particularly when specifying corporate identity or spot colors beyond the CMYK color gamut. When brands want images to stand out, they use this extended gamut capability in images. Doing so requires someone to make a manual mask for each of the ECG inks being used.
Until now, achieving the desired intent of Extended Color Gamut required a skilled prepress operator or graphic designer to use trial and error. Adding ECG ink sets into images requires creating a separate mask for each ECG ink being used. Touch7 Photo ECG is a new Photoshop plugin that enables the designer or prepress operator to add one, two, or three ECG separations into an image in only a few seconds. Touch7 Photo ECG eliminates the need to create manual masks, thus any designer using Photoshop CC can do this kind of work.
In addition, Touch7 Photo ECG does not require ICC profiles to create the ECG separations, enabling designers to create, at the design stage, five-, six-, or seven-color separations and then send the file to prepress for production, where ICC color management is used to map the image to the ink set of the printer or press.