I-Tone the new Screening plugin to Lucid's I-Trap
I-Tone is a powerful, fast, yet simple, new addition to the Lucid
TaskForce product line. I-Tone is a plugin to I-Trap to generate screened
1 bit TIFF files directly out of I-Trap in a single pass.
I-Tone is based on
the screening technology in Lucid's most widely used product - TIFF/ITflow
and has been in daily use by many companies for more than 5 years!
I-Trap Version 3 works in two easy to use modes, the integrated workflow
mode where jobs are ripped and trapped and then output back through the
Harlequin Rip, and now with I-Tone users can increase productivity and
quality by using its best in class screening options and save screened 1 bit
TIFF files from I-Trap.
Powered by Agfa's ABS and CristalRaster screening, I-Tone gives you more
choices and capabilities than most rips can offer. I-Tone's biggest
benefit is the extensive array of screening types and options that are
I-Tone is fully JDF compliant and stores both Screening and Calibration
directly in JDF form. In its simplest to use mode, I-Tone allows you to
specify screening and calibration for each print queue. The types of
screening that are allowed are: standard Agfa Balanced Screening, Agfa
CristalRaster Screening, and mixed Hybrid Screening.
To provide even more control and quality, I-Tone goes far beyond most
screening options. I-Tone gives you the ability to specific screening type
and calibration for many sub levels:
The "Job" setting controls - the entire job (including all pages), it is
possible to predefine screening or calibration to be applied to specific
page numbers of a job.
The "Page" setting controls - the full area of a sheet, using I-Trap Zone
Tool you can specify zones in the sheet and specify screen type and/or
calibration to the zone.
The next level is "Data Type" - for each page or zone you can specify
screen type and/or calibration for each data type. Data types are "LineArt"
which is all text and vector graphics, "Image" which is all scanned or
continuous tone images, and "Vignette" which is all blends or shaded fill
The last level is "Ink" - for any Job, and/or any Page, and/or any
Zone, and/or any Data Type - you can specify screen type and/or calibration
for any specific Ink, up to 16 inks total.
When considering the screening options for your shop, it is important to
think ahead. I-Tone brings you the same ease of use as any current solution
might offer, but I-Tone also gives you the knowledge that as your company
encounters new printing opportunities you will have the tools necessary to
answer any needs. For one good example
click the link
to see how I-Tone helps improve the quality of this sample catalog page.
See for yourself, I-Tone is available for a full 60 day trial to any I-Trap
Version 3 user.
I-Tone can be used with either I-Trap Auto or with the full
I-Trap Interactive. Lucid offers our online support system to help you get
the most from I-Tone. Find out more of how this great solution can help