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5.6. Color control strip (densitometer strip)

Color control strip (densitometer measurement) it is usually a collection of differently colored rectangles drawn at the top of the sheet and is used to control ink overprint. In the program Impozycjoner, the strip can also be drawn at the bottom of the sheet and in the horizontal section, if its dimensions allow it.

Strip’s elements (cubes) – their color, number in a repeatable sequence, size - can be defined directly in the program or drawn manually and saved in a separate PDF-file in the CCS folder, which is under the folder for the MyImpozycjoner folder. The content of this folder is read when the program starts.

Strip drawn by the program

Colors’ definitions in the cube sequence (and cube width, height and number of zones) can be saved to an external file (*.impc).

The width of the sequence is the product of the width of the cube and the number of cubes in the sequence.

Defining the cubes' color is done by pressing the right mouse button on the symbolic mark of the cube.

The sequence should most often have a width equal to the width of the inkwell zone of the printing machine. The number of zones, their size, the order of colors in the zone is specified in the documentation of the machine. For example, for the KBA74 machine, the number of zones must be odd, and their width should be 32.5 mm. The sequence of colors in the sequence for this machine is KCMY. For the KBA66 machine, the number of zones must be even. The rest – similarly.

Strips generated by the program are always drawn centrally.

Strip defined in a PDF-file

Selecting this option will display a list with its own color control strips, saved in PDF-format, in the CCS folder (MyImpozycjoner subfolder).

The outer strip is placed centrally (if the option CENTRING STRIP is on) relative to the other elements of the sheet and cut before the end of the printable field by the value specified by the LENGTH - H MINUS PRINT FIELD element (may be negative, i.e. the bar may be wider than the printable area) . In the PDF properties (in the keywords field), you can place additional information (e.g. about the purpose of a specific strip) visible after selecting the file with a bar (below the information about the size of the strip). The current definition of strips is remembered in the file with the saved imposition state (layout).

The selected strip from the list of bars can be indicated as the default on subsequent startups.

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