Color-Logic will release a new design tool enabling graphic designers and prepress personnel to prepare artwork files for the neon and fluorescent inks currently being introduced by several digital press and printer manufacturers at Printing United 2019, which takes place from 23-25 October 2019 in Dallas, Texas. The Touch7 Photo Neon plugin is a powerful design tool that enables brands, designers, and printers to utilize these neon colors in their images. Brands are already using spot neon and fluorescent inks in packaging and signage worldwide, but Touch7 Photo Neon is the only separation tool that adds these colors into images within seconds.
Discussing the new tool, Richard Ainge, Touch7 developer and chief technology officer at Color-Logic said, “Touch7 Photo Neon allows any designer or prepress operator to create neon/fluorescent separations with a few clicks of the mouse. The Touch7 Photo tool helps printers add extended gamut colors into images by printing the neon separation atop the CMYK ink set. By combining neon pink with CMYK, for example, printers can produce an entirely new set of oranges and reds for their brand clients, an effect previously unachievable using CMYK inks alone.”
Ainge added, “Touch7 Photo Neon works intelligently at the pixel level, automatically isolating and separating out only the cyan, magenta, and yellow components of the image. The final conversion adds as many as three additional neon or fluorescent spot colors to the original image format. For example, an RGB image that is converted using Touch7 Photo Neon will become an RGB image plus up to three neon or fluorescent spot colors. Touch7 Photo Neon does not require ICC profiles to extract the desired separations. The proprietary Touch7 Neon separation algorithms calculate the effect based on the original source pixels. Graphic designers unable to see the Touch7 Photo Neon tool at the Dallas show may download the software and test it free of charge at www.touch7.co.”