Auraia Technical Specifications
Tested / supported devices
Agfa Advantage – 1270 dpi
Agfa Polaris – 1270 dpi
Agfa Acento – 2400 dpi
Agfa Avalon – 2400 dpi
Agfa Xcalibur – 2400 dpi
Basysprint (710S, 741 and 851-F) – 1500 dpi
Creo Trendsetter News – 1200 dpi
Creo Trendsetter – 2400 dpi
Dotline – 1270 dpi
ECRM News / Newsmatic / Newsmax – 1270 dpi
ECRM Nautilus – 2400 or 2540 dpi
EscherGrad Cobalt – 2540 dpi
FFEI Alinte 8 – 2400 or 2540 dpi
FFEI Luxel – 2400 or 2540 dpi
Heidelberg Suprasetter – 2540 dpi
Heidelberg Topsetter – 2400 dpi
Highwater Cobra – 2540 dpi
Highwater Python – 2540 dpi
Kodak Generation IV News – 1200 or 1270 dpi
Kodak Lotem – 2400 dpi
Kodak Magnus – 2400 dpi
Kodak Trendsetter – 2400 dpi
Kodak Quantum – 2400 dpi
Screen PTR-4×00 / 6×00 / 8×00 – 2400 dpi
Screen Ultima – 2400 dpi
Other CtP devices are currently being tested / qualified and will be added to this list when complete.
Harlequin RIP versions 8.3 (Plus Server RIP)
Harlequin RIP version 9 (Plus Server RIP)
Harlequin RIP version 10 (Multi-RIP, both 32-bit and 64-bit)
Harlequin RIP version 11 (Multi-RIP, 64-bit only)
Operating systems supported
Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 8.1
Mac OSX 10.2 or later (Intel only)
At the heart of the Auraia screening engine are a number of screening breakthroughs.
The carefully controlled dots produce prresswork equivalent to a traditional 400-500 lpi screen for commercial printers and a 200-250 lpi screen for newspaper printers. Incredible detail is maintained in images from highlight to shadow detail. Issues related to dot gain variation are eliminated, flat screen tint builds are smooth and in addition, it’s easy to plate and print.
Ease of Use
Auraia DM screening is available as a plugin for the popular Harlequin RIP; versions 8.3, 9 and 10 (both 32 & 64 bit versions of the RIP are supported on Mac and PC). Auraia DMS provides genuine 16 bit screening with an incredible 50,000+ gray levels per color.
Plate calibration should be performed as usual using the ‘FM’ mode on a plate reader, if available. The XRite iCPlate2 plate reader is recommended.
Press Dot Gain Curves
Press dot gain curves applied to the plate required since the small dots used with Auraia produce a different dot gain on press compared with conventional screening as, for example, when printing to an industry standard such as ISO 12647-2 or G7 for commercial printing or SNAP for newspaper printing.