Blackmagic is a proofing solution designed for demanding press and print environments.
Based on a colour management system honed by decades of print industry experience, Blackmagic automatically assembles press plate files for proofing directly from your CTP RIP.
At Serendipity, we understand commercial printing is complex. Multiple presses and substrates. Multiple printers for producing proofs. Print-on-demand work to a vast array of media types.
We know you want fast, efficient, and above all, accurate proofs. Proofs that don't interrupt your workflow, and that precisely reproduce any press process.
Blackmagic is all the proof you need.
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Blackmagic features an ICC v4.2 compliant colour management system with true 16-bit processing for enhanced colour depth and finer colour control.
Certify the colour accuracy of your proofs using an integrated system for creating and measuring verification charts against Δe, ΔH and ΔCh tolerances. Generate Calcheck charts from imported CGATS data, directly from press ICC profiles, or create customised charts. Print standalone charts or attach them to jobs to ensure your colour is contract standard.
Blackmagic interprets the native file format, directory structure, assembly and imposition data of your platesetter RIP.
De-impose press sheets for proofing as individual pages or page pairs.
Blackmagic uses Paper Profiling to individually characterise print media. Ink limiting and dot selection save on ink use without compromising colour density.
Blackmagic is a Server/Client based system supporting an unlimited number of local or networked clients at no additional cost.
With exceptional support, knowledge and expertise, the team at Serendipity are simply the best when it comes to all things colour.
We have experienced seamless integration using Blackmagic. The product has allowed us to customise our CMS to help satisfy the ever increasing demands of our staff and clients. With colour precision, high speed processing, flexibility and continual updates, the software is truly in a class of its own."-- Daniel Haskew - Technical Manager, Look Print
As a longtime user of Blackmagic along with our CTP workflow, we are very satisfied with the ability to create formproofs. Especially the de-impose function and the high performance - within our production this saves us a lot of time."-- Michael Schaffert - Walter Medien GmbH
We have a range of products to suit your workflow
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The SoftProof application uses monitor ICC colour management to display colour accurate previews on screen.
Full high DPI (4K / UHD) monitor support provides true print quality soft proofing, before committing to print.
Multi-resolution previews allow for real-time zooming of large print files and press sheets.
Keep your monitors calibrated with the Displays application, ensuring what you see on screen is what you see in print.
Displays automatically adjusts screen gamma, brightness levels and white point to suit your proofing environment. Use a supported spectrophotometer to calibrate displays and light booths, or measure ambient light sources.
Calcheck management maintains your monitor colour at a press proofing standard.
The Truespot application uses an iterative process to print, measure and verify spot colours, optimising them for specific proofing media.
Truespot generates a custom Replace Colour Set that is applied to all jobs passing through the Media, replacing matching job special colours with Truespot colours that are a closer match to the originals when printed.
Existing Truespot replace colour sets can be added to at any time by adjusting and verifying new Special Colour sets for the Media.
Lab (Multi) special colour support allows spot inks to be specifically characterised, defining the Lab values of the colour at different tint levels from 0% (paper/substrate) through to 100% (solid). This enables Serendipity's colour engine to reproduce your colours with unparalleled accuracy.
Colours can be user-created, or imported from compatible CxF or PDF/X-4 files containing spot colours with ink characterisation data.
The Media Catalogue is a comprehensive collection of presets created by our colour experts and dealer partners.
Constantly expanding, the Media Catalogue is there to help you start printing as quickly as possible. No need to worry about paper or colour profiling, that's all been done for you.
Just select a driver, install the media and you're ready to go.
Take complete control of your job workflow.
Monitor and manage submitted files with the Jobs application.
Use Jobtickets to configure processing options like resampling methods, rendering effects, input screening, ICC profiles and automatic nesting.
The Workbench application is the configuration hub for the entire colour management workflow.
Keep your software up to date with the integrated Serendipity Updater application.
The Updater tracks your current installation status and automatically checks for available software updates, maintenance patches and new drivers.
Each Serendipity Client can be tailored to individual user preferences.
Choose one or more pre-set tabs in the Jobs workflow monitoring application, then configure them to show the information you need, the way you want to see it.
Interface options including a Dark theme, allow the client to seamlessly integrate with your desktop environment.
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