Create a reference for Proof

Before checking a B.A.T. test, it is necessary to create a "Print Control" .pctrl file corresponding to the type of range to be measured and containing the reference values.

Launch of the Print Control module

Click on the "Print Control" icon located at the top left

Then click on the "Create a reference" button

Select the CMYK color space

Printing standards in Graphic Arts are defined in the CMYK color space

The list of standardized ranges appears

To help you find your reference range, write the name of the standard you want to control in the search bar. Then select the type of range you want to control.

As the use of Fogra charters is not free, it is necessary to purchase the "Fogra" option to access "Mediawedge Fogra".

Click on the "Use norm's Lab" button to associate the Lab reference values corresponding to the selected standard.

A preview of the range is displayed and it is possible to customize the pattern format using the "Edit target format" tools.

If your test chart is not already printed, you can export it in Tiff or pdf format to print it. Click the "Next" button to continue.

In the information window, only the name of the setting is mandatory. All other information is optional.

After clicking on the "Save and Exit" button, the "Print Control .pctrl" file is displayed in the left column.

You can now start the measurement of the range or export the file to save it by right-clicking on the Print Control file.

Range measurement

The next step is to check your proofs to make sure they meet the standard. To do this, we invite you to go to the chapter "Control of a standardized range"