Zepra v6 is a Smart Color Server and Automation tool. ZePrA can be integrated into an existing workflow for immediate results. ZePrAs easy-to-use interface simplifies the process of creating custom DeviceLinks with SmartLink for any workflow. Since automated color management often requires extensive configurations, especially with the complexity of todays PDF files, ZePrA features tools to simplify, duplicate and modify configurations and queues for typical tasks in day-to-day production work.
What is new in ZePrA 6?
While ZePrA 5 focused on an increase in production speed, ZePrA 6 introduces new features to broaden the versatility of this color server once again. ZePrA 6 now offers a connection to the cloud services of PantoneLIVE and allows to improve the conversion of spot colors to process colors by iteration. Especially power users will enjoy the new note, search and filter functions.
ColorLogic GmbH has announced that it’s latest smart color server, ZePrA 6, now includes support for PantoneLIVE™, a cloud-based solution for digitally communicating color across the entire packaging workflow. Released this month, ZePrA 6 integrates PantoneLIVE in the Spot Color Module, allowing users to directly access spectral values of spot colors and use them for conversion tasks in ZePrA. With inclusion of PantoneLIVE, ZePrA is more versatile than ever before, ensuring that users have access to the most up to date color specifications regardless of where they are located. This ensures color consistency throughout any workflow, reducing opportunity for error, waste and rework.
“We are always looking to add features to our applications to simplify the workflow of our clients. Adding support for PantoneLIVE to ZePrA certainly eases the process of production for our users while maintainingthe high quality of our product,” said Barbara Braun-Metz, Managing Director for ColorLogic GmbH. “This addition is especially valuable for the packaging market and will help converters more efficiently meet brand owner demand for consistent color.”
First released in 2008, ZePrA is a hot folder based color server for optimizing TIFF/JPEG/PSD/PSB image files and PDF data with DeviceLink and ICC device profiles. ZePrA’s primary applications include optimization or color conversion of CMYK printing data, installation in media neutral workflows with RGB data, and multicolor processing.
PantoneLIVE provides a secure, centralized cloud-based ecosystem for digital dependent standard colors to be stored, including PANTONE® and brand private colors. This ensures that a brand’s desired colors are coordinated and always up to date, while providing instant access worldwide to accurate color data to facilitate consistency in production. For a limited time, ZePrA 6 users can contact ColorLogic for a free 60 day PantoneLIVE license to use within ZePrA, PantoneLIVE Visualizer and Adobe® Illustrator®.
ZePrA v6.1 update added features and fixed some bugs:
The manual import of spot color rules in the Configuration/Spot Colors table no longer requires measurement values and is now also possible if only device values are available in the file to be imported (Named Color ICC profile, CGATS file or ZePrAs own CCF format). This allows adjustments of the device values for spot colors without the need to provide measurement data (no target Lab or spectral values required).
Now the Automatic Import feature supports Named Color ICC profiles and loads them as Spot Color Libraries.
When saving the spot color report the default file name now includes the data source and the configuration name rather than only the generic name SpotColorReport.
The added ability to save the adjusted Lab values based on the target profile of the configuration either as a CGATS or CxF file from the Spot Color Report feature. This allows creation of a custom EG process library for the configuration and library specified in the report, just as Pantone publishes a Pantone EG process library (and swatch set) for a fixed print condition.
Update of the CrossXColor profiling engine. ZePrA 6.1 now uses the same engine as the recently released CoPrA 5. This allows application of the new features introduced in CoPrA 5 such as improved ink savings, new gray balance modifications, used channel functions and additional Multicolor features see details on our CoPrA 5 online help webpage. In addition ZePrA 6.1 recognizes the new CoPrA 5 version when installed on the same computer and will share presets with CoPrA 5. Older CoPrA versions can then no longer share presets with ZePrA.
Support of basICColor Devil Demo-Profiles with Demo and NFR licenses.
All other v6.1 bug fixes and updates are explained/listed in the Online Help at: http://onlinehelp.colorlogic.de/en/what-new/
Version / Edition
Windows® 10 (Home, Pro or Enterprise)
Windows® 8 (Core, Pro or Enterprise)
Windows® 7 (Home Basic or Premium, Professional, Ultimate or Enterprise)
Windows® XP SP3 (Home or Enterprise)
Windows® Server 2016
Windows® Server 2012
Windows® Server 2012 R2
Windows® Server 2008
Windows® Server 2008 R2
Windows® Server 2003 (Standard, Enterprise or Datacenter)
runs only on 64 Bit systems in 64 Bit mode
macOS® X, macOS® X Server Version 10.9 or higher (Intel only)