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Extended Colour Gamut Printing
The developments by ink companies, print engines, RIP manufacturers and ICC profiling tools has been extensive over the past years, however, no one has really focused on the necessity for providing creative tools for designers, so that they can utilize these developments and reduce their cycle time to production. Touch7 was developed as an intuitive system that would help brands utilize ECG printing at a fraction of the time and cost associated with doing manual processing, and without the necessity to send your files through a dedicated colour separation system, therefore opening up ECG printing to even the smallest print shop. The true power of Touch7 lies in it’s automated ECG colour palettes and plug-ins for Adobe CC, ensuring that designers can create artworks in an extended colour gamut, without ever having to leave the familiar creative environment.

With Touch7 there are two possible workflows for printing with ECG formatted designs. A traditional ECG workflow requires the printing of up to seven colours, however, an alternative to printing a true ECG workflow, would be to convert images using Touch7 to generate a CMYK design, plus up to three ECG spot colours, but when that file is processed at the RIP, the ECG separations would be processed back to CMYK along with the source image, to generate a composite CMYK file – This workflow however, can only be used with digital, inkjet or toner devices, as those devices use pigments with a vastly wider gamut to traditional printing inks. Whilst a remapping of the spot colours to CMYK on these devices will not be a 100% match to spot colour printing, it is impressive how much improvement such a workflow can make to your designs!

Outputting up to 7 colours
for a true ECG workflow

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Outputting in CMYK only
For digital, inkjet or toner devices only

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