FirstPROOF is a powerful prepress workflow that allows users to control, track and view their jobs remotely prior to output. When added to any Harlequin RIP the software provides a sigificant improvement in proofing jobs before output. The high performance viewing capabilities allow users to easily navigate around a job, zooming in and out to check the layout and content. View and control jobs from remote Harlequin RIPs (Mac or Windows) without stopping output.
Below are fully functional FirstPROOF versions that will run in Demo Mode for 28 days at which time they will revert to the Lite version. Please note there are features and options included in the FirstPROOF Lite and Standard demo that are options within the product (see chart below for more information). Need help? Just give us a call at 941-925-1303 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Step #1: Install FirstPROOF on your RIP Computer
Step #2: Install FirstPROOF on your Design Computer
Step #3: Configure FirstPROOF
FirstPROOF Lite (FREE)
FirstPROOF Lite is a free basic pre-press soft-proofing product. When added to any Harlequin RIP it provides a simple means of tracking and viewing ripped jobs. The basic viewing capabilities allow users to view the actual ripped data that will be output along with a smaller view that gives an overview of a page. In using it, users of FirstPROOF Lite can get an introduction into the significant benefits and advantages (in terms of time and money saved) that FirstPROOF brings. In addition, FirstPROOF Lite contains the ability to remotely monitor the status of your Harlequin RIP's Output Controller and Monitor, so you can tell when a certain job has finished outputting. FirstPROOF Lite is intended to be used either by itself, or together with FirstPROOF Standard and FirstPROOF Professional (for example a site might purchase a single copy of FirstPROOF Professional and use FirstPROOF Lite elsewhere). Multiple copies of FirstPROOF Lite may be installed and used; all for free. The following lists the key features of FirstPROOF Lite:
FirstPROOF Standard is an entry-level but powerful pre-press soft-proofing workflow product that allows for easy tracking, viewing and checking of ripped jobs prior to output. When added to any Harlequin RIP it provides a sigificant improvement in proofing jobs before output.
The high performance viewing capabilities allow users to efficiently navigate around a job, zooming in and out to check the layout and content. In doing so, users of FirstPROOF Standard can check for basic prepress issues before exposing film, burning plates or worse still printing pages, thus saving valuable time and money. Amongst the many features is the ability to search for a given job (by name), see a thumbnail of the pages in a job, see the overall ink coverage of each separation (with either '0%' or '>0%' indicating a blank separation or one with just crop marks and color bars), view either a composite of the pages in a job or each separation in a page, delete jobs or separations that are blank or contain errors and output jobs that contain no errors. The following lists the key features of FirstPROOF Standard:
FirstPROOF Professional is a powerful color accurate pre-press soft-proofing workflow product built on top of FirstPROOF Standard that includes a larger tool set and significant additional features. The larger tool set provides specialist prepress tools for further checking of jobs, which greatly reduces errors. In doing so, users of FirstPROOF Professional can detect many more prepress problems before exposing film, burning plates or worse still printing pages, thus saving valuable time and money. Among the additional features is the ability to rotate separations (for example when an extra 90 degree rotation has occured), merge separations (such as P Blue CV & P Blue CVC) and the ability to also print. The following lists some of the key advantages and benefits of using FirstPROOF Professional:
Upgrade an Existing FirstPROOF License
The latest version of FirstPROOF is v.6. Customers using FirstPROOF v.3, v.4 or v.5 can download the latest version of the software from this page then purchase the upgrade after testing the latest version.
FirstPROOF Features & Options