Alphatronics, Inc.
Remote Proofing System
Version 2.0
Supports the PC Harlequin RIP

Other platforms supported upon request

Consider the issues that can get in the way of providing an accurate color proof to your customer.
UProof provides a secure online proof for your customer, using equipment and resources you most certainly already have. It uses the same image data your plates are made from to create an accurate, user friendly web page your print buyer can view and print if desired, saving time, money, and resources.
Features and Benefits:
System Requirements:
Application Computer
Web Server Computer
Web Browsing Computer
How it works:

UProof scans the page buffer folder selected in the configuration dialog and reads the header for each file. A page buffer contains a compressed or uncompressed bitmap of the page, and the header describes the parameters of the bitmap and print job including title, height, width, bit depth, negative, mirrored, page number, and color name and value. Plates are grouped by their unique reference number within the header. When a job is transferred to the queue, the user selects the desired actions to be performed, which are as follows:

Create master tiff file

Individual page buffers are merged into a compressed tiff file using an input and output color profile.

Create a preview file

The master file is used to create a 288 pixel square preview file. All image files are stored as compressed PNG image files.

Create the web files

The master file is used to chop the image into 288 pixel square tiles, and stored into an indexed flat file for rendering by the PHP application.

Transfer the web files

The files that were created in the previous step are transferred via FTP protocol to the web server using information provided on the configuration screen. Files are stored in a folder with a hard-to-guess location, providing a reasonable level of security.

Notification of selected recipients

An HTML email message is created and sent to each selected recipient along with a preview of the first page of the job and a link to view the job.

Recipient reviews the job

Once the recipient receives the email, the link it contains is used to launch a browser to preview the job on screen. Links within the web page allow the viewer to send an email to either accept or reject the job.

When the email is received back, the proper action can be taken to either correct the job or send it to press.

UProof can often run on the RIP computer because the threads it uses run at idle priority level, which means any other thread in the system can interrupt any UProof thread to perform work. Additionally, UProof uses little memory by using banded tiff files and small PNG files to create images.

Try before you buy!
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Software Terms and Conditions
Click here to view the online demo
Software is delivered in it's entirety. A registration code is required to take the software out of semi-automatic watermark demo mode.
You can email us to request a 30-day trial key in which all functionality is unlocked. Please provide your name, company name, and telephone number, and a key will be sent via email reply. Please visit our contact page for contact information.
Single Computer License
$795.00 USD
Prices are subject to change without notice. All sales are final.