WHY DO WE NEED HYDRA PROFILING®?
Each printing device should have its ICC color profile to enable designers and prepress operators to accurately separate, proof en reproduce colors on various devices.
The fact that accurate ICC press profiles are often tedious, long and costly to obtain results in printers using inaccurate generic profiles or obsolete profiles or no profile at all.
Alwan Hydra Profiling® technology addresses these concerns and provides a cost-effective way of accurately profiling a print device from a small number of printed patches.
Moreover, required printed patches can be measured in production, using process control strip or color bar making dedicated calibration and profiling print sessions a thing of the past.
What is Hydra Profiling®?
"Hy.dra: noun, [hahy-dree]
Hydra Polyps have a remarkable ability to regenerate after bisection or even after dissociation, and thus offer a unique model system to investigate the cellular and molecular basis of eumetazoan regeneration – they appear not to age or die of old age."
Thanks to its unique regeneration technology, Hydra is able to identify the spectral properties of device colorants (ink/toner...) and substrate (reflective, transparent…), and to predict and regenerate the entire dataset necessary to build an accurate 3/4/5/6/7 color ICC profile that can be used in all ICC compliant software, workflows, proofers and RIPs.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
HOW DO I IMPLEMENT PROFILING?
Alwan ColorHub: industry-leading color management server offers “Hydra Profiling®️” options that gives you access to:
Alwan ColorHub “Hydra Profiling®” option allows you to build and edit accurate 4-7 color ICC profiles by importing Hydra charts measurements, CxF/X-4 files, or a combination of both.
Alwan HydraFix® based on Alwan’s Hydra technology has the unique ability to update your digital press calibration and ICC profile in a couple of minutes enabling production to continuously match the reference colors despite any change in printing conditions or production substrate. HydraFix® makes most paper specific queues, inkcut, linearization and profiling operations an unnecessary waste of maintenance and production time.
Alwan ToolBox: Hydra Profiling®️ option allows you to easily measure and import Hydra charts and spectral datasets and build accurate 1-7 color ICC profiles. Hydra profiles are optimized to your printing process: offset, flexo or digital. They can be used in any ICC savvy workflow, RIP and desktop application.Ask for Trial Version
Alwan PrintStandardizer: our unique process control server offers a “Hydra Profiling®️” option that gives you access to:Ask for Trial Version
Alwan PrintStandardizer “Hydra Profiling®” option allows you to build and edit accurate 4-7 color ICC profiles by importing Hydra charts measurements, CxF/X-4 files, or a combination of both.