Curve2 makes G7 calibration easier, faster, more accurate, less error prone and less expensive.
Curve2 replaces the current IDEALink Curve software. Like IDEALink Curve, Curve2 is primarily designed for calculating G7 calibration curves, but does so with much higher precision due to completely new core algorithms. G7 Expert and SpotOn! Press founder Bruce Bayne said "After testing the new Curve2(tm) tool I found the results to be highly accurate - especially with difficult devices."
Over 50 new functions and features have been added to Curve2, enhancing the intuitive interface of IDEAlink Curve to further simplify the G7 calibration process and improve its effectiveness. From basic pre-qualification tools that verify ink and paper colors, to conformance metrics for NPDC and gray balance, Curve2 elevates the whole process of G7 calibration and monitoring.
All aspects of a G7 calibration are contained in a new document format capable of holding a series of related press runs in one single file. Successive press runs are linked to previous runs so that Curve2 can accurately calculate new curves based on previous curves, perform run-to-run checks, and qualify how accurately a particular run or sample meets the G7 definition.
Graphing has undergone a complete redesign. Every Curve2 graph now has integrated zoom, pan and expansion tools. Users can view Curve2's corrections vs control points and optimize the control points sent to the RIP for the most effective corrections possible.
Curve2's calibration curves are now available to more users and tools. Curves can be exported as device link profiles, Photoshop(tm) curves, text files and RIP configuration files. Curve2 can also display the "Measured" percentages required by some RIPs, instead of the more common "Wanted" percentages.
Curve2 can also calculate ISO-standard TVI curves instead of G7 curves. TVI calibration was the number one request from European users. Including both methods allows users to compare the TVI and G7 methods of calibration.
Curve2 integrates customer feedback, feature requests and press room experiences to move G7 calibration tools to the next level. IDEALink Curve was the first tool to make G7 calibration practical. Curve2 refines the process with higher precision, greater efficiency and less chance for error.
Curve2 has a recommended retail price of $1,199. Curve2 with VPR lists for $2,499. Existing IDEAlink Curve users can upgrade for $799 or $2098 for Curve2 with VPR.