Patent Number: 6,252,676

Title: System and method for proofing

Abstract: In one aspect, the invention features a system and method for displaying an image on an output device. The method includes creating an image having one or more separations with an imaging application thereby forming a description of the image in a page description language. The method includes processing the description of the image in the page description language thereby creating a raster for each color separation associated with the image. The method also includes selecting a subset of the rasters for proofing. The method includes creating a second page description language file including each of the selected subset of the rasters for proofing and imaging the second page description language file with an output device. The system includes a raster image processor for processing the description of the image in the page description language thereby creating a raster for each color separation associated with the image. The system also includes a preproofer for selecting a subset of the rasters for proofing, and for descreening, resizing and combining each of the subset of rasters for proofing to create a second page description language file including the descreened, resized, and combined each of the selected subset of the rasters for proofing. The system also includes a proofer for imaging the second page description language file.

Inventors: Azima; Fariborz (Derry, NH), Xu; Lusheng L. (Chelmsford, MA)

Assignee: AGFA Corporation

International Classification: B41B 21/32 (20060101); B41B 21/00 (20060101); G06K 15/02 (20060101); G03F 7/20 (20060101); G06K 15/00 (20060101); H04N 1/40 (20060101); H04N 1/60 (20060101); H04N 1/387 (20060101); G06K 009/34 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018