Auraia Technical Specifications

Tested / supported devices

Agfa Advantage
Agfa Polaris
Agfa Acento
Agfa Avalon
Agfa Xcalibur
Basysprint (710S, 741 and 851-F)
Creo Trendsetter News
Creo Trendsetter
Dotline
ECRM News / Newsmatic / Newsmax
ECRM Nautilus
EscherGrad Cobalt
FFEI Alinte 8
FFEI Luxel
Heidelberg Suprasetter
Heidelberg Topsetter
Highwater Cobra
Highwater Python
Kodak Generation IV News
Kodak Lotem
Kodak Magnus
Kodak Trendsetter
Kodak Quantum
Screen PTR-4×00 / 6×00 / 8×00
Screen Ultima
Other CtP devices are currently being tested / qualified and will be added to this list when complete.

RIPs supported

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 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10

Mac OSX 10.2 or later (Intel only)

Print Quality

At the heart of the Auraia screening engine are a number of screening breakthroughs.

The carefully controlled dots produce presswork 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

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.

Watch our whiteboard video to learn more about Digitally Modulated Screening