PACKZ 8.5 Press View shows color accuracy for spot color conversion
(Ghent, Belgium) HYBRID Software, a leading enterprise software company for the label and packaging industry, has announced the release of PACKZ and STEPZ 8.5 PDF production editing software. This is a major release for both products and includes hundreds of new features and enhancements, professionally packaged to meet his prepress challenges and once again demonstrate the power of innovation.
Pascal Wybo, Product Manager for PACKZ and STEPZ PDF Editors, said: Graphics, especially spot colors that are important to brands, are printed in a variety of printing conditions. Accurate colors can often be printed with less ink, fewer plates, and faster print speeds. ”
Spot colors can be defined as named Pantone™ colors or specified directly using the CXF standard. Additionally, PACKZ and STEPZ now support the new GMG version 2 API for full compatibility with the latest GMG Open Color software.
PACKZ 8.5 also introduces a powerful new feature called Content XML. It enables print service shops to convert PDF artwork templates to standard XML markup language and create high-quality, dynamic artwork from ERP or MIS systems. Creative variations of text, line art, color, and images are easily leveraged in digital print-on-demand web solutions for one-to-one packaging.
PACKZ 8.5 also adds tools to create Digimarc digital watermarks. It encodes the surface of artwork with imperceptible patterns, enabling new data insights and smart packaging recycling for a circular economy.
Finally, HYBRID Software closes the loop with PACKZ and CLOUDFLOW validation tools, enabling error-free inspection of Digimarc watermarks within PDF editors and workflow processes.