In the gravure industry, having a proofing press that is used to simulate the visual characteristics of a finished product has become common practice. It is often difficult to achieve accurate color on the proof press since it may use different substrates, inks, and run different speeds than the final press. The proofing press also introduces delays in the cylinder delivery process, typically adding half a day to the production cycle. One way to reduce the necessity of using the proofing press is to use color management to provide off-line, color-accurate proofs.
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