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The I-Trap™ Interactive Viewer

About the Interactive Viewer

The Interactive Viewer is possible because of the special nature of the I-Trap™ data format that is generated during the Rip processing. This data format is a compact format that supports, up to 16 inks, pixel level reference to any of up to 127 different trap zones, image vs lineart and gradients designation, random data access, and trap parameter sets.

The Interactive Viewer has a Jobs Manager tool that takes in jobs of any number of pages. You can easily see how many pages are in the job and quickly see the preview of any page with a double click to open and a simple keyboard shortcut to close. Trapping can be turned on or off for all pages in the job with a single click and can be individually set for each page.

The Interactive Viewer has an Information Manager tool that provides access to all data about the trap settings and page information. It starts with a main info window that gives the full list of inks in the job. This doubles as a densitometer tool by giving the precise color values from the cursor position over the preview. It also provides positional information of the cursor relative to the original data. The tabbed panel can then be switched to show the list of trap zones in the job. For each zone, it will show the trapping parameters for that zone. The next tab provides ink information allowing you to control the color representation, ink settings and worflow parameters.

The Interactive Viewer has the industries first Graphical Configuration tool for trapping. No longer do you have to try to figure out all those numbers and tables. With the Graphical Configuration tool, you are given easy to read feedback on the most important trap settings in a composite graphical window. The Interactive Viewer has a Page Preview tool that lets you quickly see the source page. It lets you zoom in to the finest detail of any place in the job. You can quickly move around while you zoom in and out on the job. You can switch from the source un-trapped view to the trapped view or split the window to view both simultaneously (in Windows only).

The Interactive Viewer has a Trap On The Fly tool that allows you to zoom into any Area of Interest in the job and with a single click it uses the actual trap engine to apply your current trap settings to only the currently zoomed data. This is one of the most useful tools in the chest, as it gives fast feedback of how your job will be trapped. Using the feature of random access in the trap data format, the Trap on the Fly option of I-Trap™ can apply traps to zoom windows of entire plate signatures in just seconds.

Zone Trapping
Miter Trapping
Image Trapping
Trap Brush Options
Black Brush Size
Graphic Configuration Tool
Ink Re-Mapping Tool
Jobs Manager Tool
Info Manager Tool
Ink information
Customized Trapping parameters
Trap On The Fly

The Interactive Viewer has the Trap Engine tool integrated so that as soon as trap settings are complete or whenever you wish to apply the final traps the Trap Engine tool is only a click away to process the job and send it for output. The Trap Engine quickly applies all traps to the entire job and sends the final trapped job through the designated workflow to its final destination.

The Interactive Viewer can be used on any machine to work with your trap jobs. Only the Trap Engine tool is linked to the Lucid license manager control. So with the purchase of one license, the Interactive Viewer can be used on any number of machines to open and view trap jobs. Trapping on the Fly is enabled and all trap settings can be configured. These preconfigured jobs can then be opened on the licensed station and final traps applied.

The powerful Ink Re-Mapping tool within Interactive Viewer lets you display all of the inks in a job and provides an easy to use interface allowing you to remap spot inks.

In closing is the Interface, this is the unseen hero of I-Trap™. By providing a wide variety of interface options I-Trap™ can become an indispensable addition to almost any prepress workflow. The I-Trap™ interface is where I-Trap™ is designed for both the present and the future. I-Trap™ uses a plugin technology that allows I-Trap™ to currently interface with industry standard workflows such as the Harlequin ScriptWorks Rip and production systems based on TIFF/IT P1 format. These are only the beginning if your system is not listed here then please check our web site to see if it has already been added by the time you read this.

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