Blackmagic

Colour-perfect proofing.

Blackmagic is a colour management system designed to produce precision, colour-matched proofs from 1-bit, CTP RIP, PDF, composite and separated postscript files.

A stand-alone software proofing solution for demanding press and print environments, Blackmagic is made to work alongside any existing production workflow.

Colour Management

  • Blackmagic features an ICC v4.2 compliant colour management system with true 16-bit processing for enhanced colour depth and finer colour control.
  • Import press ICC profiles to match your CMYK or multi-colour press standard.
  • Process files containing halftone, stochastic, hybrid, or any other screening type.
  • Press ink and platesetter dotgain compensation normalises plate files for proofing.
  • Real Dot Technology delivers your proofs with exactly the same dot structure as source platesetter RIP files.

Press RIP Integration & Workflow

  • Blackmagic interprets the native file format, directory structure, assembly and imposition data of your platesetter RIP.
  • Virtual Press allows you to manage, assign and change job plates.
  • Configure automated RIP polling and proofing to suit your workflow.
  • Submit files via drop folders, directly from design applications, or the desktop.
  • Use Jobtickets to precisely control your job processing and print options.
  • Display, monitor, and manage submitted files with the Jobs interface.

Colour Verification & Spot Colours

  • Certify the colour accuracy of your proofs using an integrated system for creating and measuring verification charts against ∆e, ∆H and ∆C tolerances.
  • Generate 'Calcheck' charts from imported CGATS data, directly from press ICC profiles or create customised charts.
  • Create or import unlimited Lab, CMYK, or multi-colour spot colour libraries.
  • Blackmagic uses spot colour paint modes and ink merging to accurately reproduce the process and spot inks of your presses.

De-Imposition & Softproofing

  • De-impose press sheets for proofing as individual pages or page pairs.
  • Utilise plate imposition signatures in standard industry formats, including JDF.
  • Display colour accurate previews on-screen at full output resolution.
  • Multi-resolution previews allow real-time zooming of large print areas.
  • Preview spreads, signatures, back-page show-through, and individual ink channels.
  • Ink Key Viewer helps the press operator set up press ink ducts and calculate ink use.

Printer Control

  • Blackmagic uses Paper Profiling to individually characterise print media.
  • Choose printhead dot sizes and use intelligent ink limiting to achieve optimal colour densities, while using the least amount of ink.
  • Linearise your print output using configurable gradation curves.
  • Monitor your printer's current status, ink levels and remaining media.
  • Load balancing efficiently manages your proofing output across multiple printers.

Unlimited Seats, Unlimited Printers

  • Blackmagic is a Server/Client based system supporting an unlimited number of local or networked clients at no additional cost.
  • Client interface settings can be individualised or shared with other users.
  • A Secure Mode option allows selective user access to functions and job information.
  • Your software includes a printer driver suite that allows it to run an unlimited number of your chosen brand of printer.
 

Contact a Dealer today to organise an on-site demonstration, there's a Blackmagic solution to meet your needs.

Blackmagic Pro

Proofing for 1-bit, CTP RIP, PDF and postscript files.

Unlimited proofing and workflow options. Blackmagic Pro is the complete colour management and proofing solution for any press, publishing, or commercial print environment.

Includes:

1 RIP of your choice* plus default input filters.

1 Output driver suite of your choice* plus default output drivers.

Unlimited print size.

Blackmagic Lite

Proofing for 1-bit and CTP RIP files.

For the pressroom that needs precise, colour-matched proofs for platesetter RIPs. Blackmagic Lite is designed for non-postscript workflows.

Includes:

1 RIP of your choice* plus Lite default input filters.

1 Output driver suite of your choice* plus default output drivers.

Unlimited print size.

**Also available in 4UP and 2UP sizing.

Blackmagic Bureau

Proofing for PDF and postscript files.

For pre-press design and advertising studios needing to proof work for publication. Blackmagic Bureau is made for PDF/postscript environments. Bureau can also function as the destination for a Serendipity Blackmagic remote proofing solution.

Includes:

Default input filters.

1 Output driver suite of your choice* plus default output drivers.

Unlimited print size.

Softproofing Add-on Package

All Blackmagic products are able to enhance their proofing capabilities with the Softproofing Add-on Package. Designed specifically with the demands of the publishing and newspaper industries in mind, the Softproofing Add-On Package gives Blackmagic access to all of the features available in Veripress, effectively giving access to two products in one.


Blackmagic Pro and Bureau default input filters include: TIFF, JPEG, PNG, Scitex CT, Adobe Photoshop PSD, Serendipity Blackmagic Image, Postscript Level 3 RIP - PS, EPS, PDF.

Blackmagic Lite default input filters include: TIFF, JPEG, PNG, Scitex CT, Adobe Photoshop PSD, Serendipity Blackmagic Image.

Default output drivers for all products include: HTML, JPEG, PDF, Photoshop EPS - JPEG, PNG, Postscript, Scitex CT, Serendipity Blackmagic Image, TIFF.

* Your choice includes one (1) selection of RIP input filter from the supported RIPs and/or one (1) selection of Output driver suite (For e.g., Epson, HP, Canon, etc) from the list of supported drivers.

** 4UP and 2UP sizes are width limited to 24.17in and 13in respectively. Unlimited length.

All new product purchases include one year of free minor release updates. Full warranty policy can be viewed here.


 

 

Some of our Blackmagic customers include:

 

We have worked with Serendipity for more than 10 years now. Working closely with Serendipity during this time has helped us improve our overall prepress workflow and streamlined our processes.

We output to multiple digital and conventional devices using our Blackmagic cluster as a ripping hub. With a prepress department of 30+ users, the Serendipity Client/Server architecture allows us to centralise our processes using a common rip for consistent output, regardless of whether it's very large format digital production, proofing, or conventional print."

-- Nick Stevens - Technical Director, SP Group