HELIOS Software GmbH, announced publication of its step-by-step online guide to producing perfectly matched soft proofs -- proofs on a monitor, that are visually identical with prints or proofs within a light box.
See the ONLINE GUIDE TO PERFECT MATCHED SOFT PROOFS AT http://www.helios.de/web/EN/matching_softproof.html.
The guide summarizes techniques used to earn three FograCerts for remote soft proofs, and includes details on how to handle ambient light and other viewing factors.
The detailed description helps all soft proofing users properly configure their complete viewing environment and fine tune settings, to produce highly accurate and reliable soft proofs.
"Sophisticated hardware and high-quality software are essential for successful soft proofing. But the correct set-up of the viewing site and the proper use of all components are equally important for accurate soft proofs," explains Helmut Tschemernjak, CEO of HELIOS Software GmbH.
The guide is available at the HELIOS web site and includes techniques for handling: viewing room conditions; how to Monitor ICC profile generation procedure and settings using Eizo and Quato proof monitors; fine tune monitor calibration; using a test image to verify the visual match.
HELIOS also includes a glossary and a list of helpful URLs for further in-depth reading, plus information about the FograCert certificates recently awarded to the HELIOS soft proofing system, as well as details about the WebShare UB2 and PrintPreview UB2 remote soft proof solution, can be found on the HELIOS web site at http://www.helios.de.
A video guides demonstrate the HELIOS remote proofing and annotation systems at http://www.helios.de/videos.
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