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1st MAR 2006
VisualDot is the only Rip-independent ROOM Proofing tool. It supports Dot for Dot proofing
as well as Continuous Color Proofing with de-screening by control of dot-sharpness freely.
1st APR 2005
Our master distributor in Japan, Seishin Co., ltd., is recording
remarkable procress in Japanese market, which
is regarded as 20~25% of world-wide market in prepress industry.
VisualDot was introduced into the Japanese market with the
starting of year 2005. We made many press releases recently
and VisualDot is selling more than Starproof currently. Without
doubt, it seems to take the leading position very soon. This
successful record is secured though only 3 months of promotion.
(see reference news 1
7th MAR 2005
VALLOY the developer of the VisualDot contract dot-proofing
software has appointed GALLO POMI GROUP S.r.l as
an approved value added reseller for the territory of Italy
1st FEB 2005
VALLOY released new upgrade version of VisualDot software
version 1.3 and Dot-batch version 1.0, which
is hot-folder based conversion module for automated
1st JAN 2005
VALLOY released VisualDot, a revolutionary
product of dot-proofing in prepress industry. Inspite
of 2.5 years history in dot-proofing, the market was not developed
well due to the lack of practical concept and flexible approach.
VisualDot is designed to meet real and practical demand of
users with its cost-effectiveness and flexibility, by applying
the concept of add-on product to the existing color proofing
software or workflow systems.
version 1.5 is available now available !!
- SHARPNESS OF DOTS : Very enhanced by new algorithm and
It is required to ¡®calibrate¡¯your environment at starting
to get the best quality.
- SPOT COLORS : New spot color library is containing Pantone
Index as a default for your convenience. Users can add/modify/delete
spot colors in the library without limitation. Users can import
max. 4 additional Spot colors to CMYK. (extended up to 12
- AUTOMATIC RECOGNITION OF COLORS : VisualDot and DotBatch
is using both of ¡®jobname¡¯and ¡®filename¡¯ to recognize characters
of each 1 bit screen for automatic composition. Any complicated
name of spot color can be recognized if it is identical to
that in the library.
- OUTPUT FORMAT : Version 1.5 of VisualDot and DotBatch creates
Dot-proof output file as 8 bit separate TIFF format as well
as 32 bit composite TIFF, PDF and PS the previous version
supported. This option can maximize the functionality of your
own proof Rip to get the best final output.
- SPEED : Dot-proofing speed is very improved. Very useful
in automatic process using DotBatch.
- MIMO ENVIRONMENT : New DotBatch v.1.5 is supporting very
enhanced SERVER feature with providing Multi- Input- Multi-Output
structure. User can create unlimited number of Hot-Folders,
where input folder and related options, dot-proof creation
folder and related options, and preview file creation folder
and related options each differently.
Paper : ROOM PROOFING with VisualDot
New era of Dot-proofing in Prepress Market
The year in prepress has been marked by the continuing battle
in digital workflow with the latest PDF-based
applications, argues between the violet camp and the thermal
for platesetters, and slow progress of JDF.
There surely have been the incremental improvements in digital
working and attendant developments in automation.
The problem is only going to become more acute as workflows
become even more automated and complex.
The idea of offering a digital asset management service has
more appeal. However, many of the applications
on the market are too expensive and complicated for any repro
house to invest in.
Through the long history of prepress industry, the market
has been very saturated with so many solutions and
complicated product suites from large solution companies which
have been leading the market. There¡¯s no doubt
that relatively lower level of service providers in prepress
and offset printing market will be the only possible
factor of expand the market, rather than high-end users which
most of solution companies are focusing on.
However, it looks very hard for the current solutions to meet
the demand of the middle and low end users due to the high
cost and complicated structure of the product.
Actually it is not easy to find the right practical and cost-effective
solution in this market sector.
Dot-proofing or real dot technology has been introduced to
the market for 2 years. Unfortunately, some successful
has secured their brand name in the market, without enough
revenue over their investment so far.
The problem we found in the market is that people are misunderstanding
the dot-proofing technology, mainly due to
The misleading of solution providers. Dot-proofing is conceptually
one of the simplest solution in prepress industry,
so as to
let the middle and low end users understand easily and get
the most expectable prompt result by trial.
However the concept has been mixed with complicated workflow
solutions and color matching solutions,
with making people feel that the dot-proofing is very difficult
technology and must be very expensive.
Market Approach of VisualDot, different from other Dot-proofing
Whether they are newspaper, packaging, or general commercial
printers, they all want?and deserve?the best quality that
their investment can deliver. It is true that dot proofing
technology can provide at least superior quality to the quality
of existing continuous color proofing solutions in theory,
regardless of minor difference in quality between
a few dot proofing solutions in the market. Because screen
representation in the proof will show more press-look
colors and more accurate drawing of narrow lines and small
fonts as its size on the press.
However, this is valid while we can assume that the know-how
of current continuous color proofing can be maintained. If
one user has been used XX color proofing solution and another
is very familiar with YY solution for many years,
can we expect
they¡¯ll show the same performance when they use another totally
different proofing solution? It could be,
but there should
be significant efforts and costly trials and errors in addition
to basic expenses for adopting new solution.
All of dot-proofing solutions in the market have been developed
with or beyond their own color proofing technology
are forced to change their own existing (and very familiar)
color proofing solution into the new one
when they adopt dot-proofing
technology on their contract proof works.
We should say that it is nonsense to let users take the risk
of losing their accumulated knowledge and know-how with their
existing solution, without regarding the cost they should
pay for the same feature of existing one.
They¡¯ll be glad to pay for only additional feature of dot-proofing
if any, and VisualDot is the exact solution for this
requirement, because VisualDot is the only dot-proofing solution
which is independent to any of color proofing solutions. This
remarkable feature of independency, flexibility and compatibility
will open the real market of dot proofing.