ZePrA 7 Workflow and Color Management Server software, by ColorLogic



ZePrA Entry Package: $1300.00
ZePrA Basic Package: $3900.00
ZePrA Large Package: $7800.00
ZePrA XLarge Package: $10400.00
ZePrA XXLarge Package: $15600.00

Accessories / Bundles / Upgrades / Add-ons
ZePrA Entry 1 Year SMA: $260.00
ZePrA Basic 1 Year SMA: $780.00
ZePrA Large 1 Year SMA: $1560.00
ZePrA XLarge 1 Year SMA: $2080.00
ZePrA XXLarge 1 Year SMA: $3120.00
SmartLink Module: $3250.00
SaveInk Add-on for SmartLink Module: $3150.00
Multithreading Module: $2500.00
Gradation Module: $800.00
Multicolor Module: $7800.00
Spot Color Module: $4500.00
ZePrA 6 Basic-> ZePrA 7 Basic Upgrade: $820.00
ZePrA 5 Basic-> ZePrA 7 Basic Upgrade: $1600.00
ZePrA 4.5 Basic -> ZePrA 7 Basic Upgrade: $2000.00
ZePrA 4 Basic -> ZePrA 7 Basic Upgrade: $2650.00
ZePrA 6 L -> ZePrA 7 L Upgrade: $1700.00
ZePrA 5 L -> ZePrA 7 L Upgrade: $3250.00
ZePrA 4.5 L -> ZePrA 7 L Upgrade: $3650.00
ZePrA 4 L -> ZePrA 7 L Upgrade: $4500.00
ZePrA 6 XL -> ZePrA 7 XL Upgrade: $2400.00
ZePrA 5 XL -> ZePrA 7 XL Upgrade: $4500.00
ZePrA 4.5 XL -> ZePrA 7 XL Upgrade: $5100.00
ZePrA 4 XL -> ZePrA 7 XL Upgrade: $5800.00
ZePrA 6 XXL -> ZePrA 7 XXL Upgrade: $5600.00
ZePrA 5 XL -> ZePrA 7 XXL Upgrade: $8300.00
ZePrA 4.5 XL -> ZePrA 7 XXL Upgrade: $9200.00
ZePrA 4 XL -> ZePrA 7 XXL Upgrade: $10000.00
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Major changes to ZePrA 7:
  • Support for non-printing colors (GWG/ISO processing steps) and PDF layers
  • Preservation and color conversion of Photoshop PSD layers
  • New feature Restore configuration allows to re-run Jobs
  • PDF 2.0 support
  • Improved and extended spot color module
  • Many new productivity features


Notable Features

Support for processing steps in packaging and labels:

  • ZePrA 7 supports ISO 19593-1:2018. 
  • It is common practice in the packaging segment (and other segments of the printing industry) to work with PDF files that contain graphic objects to be printed and additional graphic objects and metadata for use in other steps in the production of the final product. These non-printing PDF objects and metadata are important for processing steps like die cutting or creasing. 
  • ZePrA 7 supports processing steps. Definition of processing step: Step in production of print products other than regular printing of color on the print surface. Example: Cutting, printing of white, varnish or similar. 
  • In addition ZePrA 7 supports layers in PDF files: Only content of selected layers is converted while content of unselected layers remains either untouched or is deleted. 
  • The PDF Layers feature is located in the PDF tab of a Configuration. It allows to define one or multiple rules to be applied when converting PDF documents. 
  • Double-clicking a rule or hitting New opens the PDF Layer Rule dialog. Each rule specifies the targeted layers and their processing. 
  • The following options are available in the PDF Layer Rule dialog:
    • Layer Name - Users can customize names for layers with Processing options. 
    • Invisible Layers - Selects all invisible layers, including layers which are switched off and are therefore invisible in PDF viewers such as Acrobat. 
    • Processing Steps - Selects layers which are marked as processing step according to ISO 19593-1. The processing step type can be chosen from the drop-down menu. All means all processing steps. Custom means a processing step name as specified in the text field. 
    • Under Processing users can define how a selected layer is to ColorLogic ZePrA 7 1/5 be treated: 
    • Regular Conversion - The layer is converted as usual. 
    • Don't convert - Excludes layer from the color conversion. 
    • Remove - The layer is removed from the converted PDF file.

Support of the new PDF 2.0 standard:

    The new PDF 2.0 standard (ISO 32000-2) supports the following new functionalities which are integrated in ZePrA 7: 
  • Page-level output intents 
  • Object-level black point compensation 
  • Spectral data for spot colors (CxF/X-4)

Preservation and color conversion of Photoshop layers:

  • Photoshop PSD and TIFF files are often used in pre-press containing layers for image editing and composing. 
  • The Photoshop Layers feature is located in the Options tab of a Configuration. 
  • Layers in PSD and TIFF files can either be removed or retained. The layer structure will be retained during color conversion, if possible. 
  • Transparency effects can be retained when removing layers. 
  • Layers can be retained even when converting spot colors to process colors.

Improved and extended spot color module:

    New features allow for even better color quality when converting spot colors and tints or when predicting overprints of spot colors. 
  • Streamlined user interface looks cleaner and offers even more functionality. 
  • New advanced spot color merging. The color space for the merging and overprint calculation of spot colors can be set under Spot Colors/Special Options/Merging Color Space. It can be set to Document or Target color space, alternatively an Automatic selection in available. 
  • Support of ISO 20654 (also known as SCTV) for tints of spot colors. The new Linearity feature in the Special Options dialog defines the calculation method for the linearization of spot colors. ISO 20654 uses the ISO calculation method for the linearity of tints while Automatic uses either document or target color space linearity (depending on the Merging Color Space setting) or the gradient measurements of spot colors present in the library. 
  • New option to Avoid Dot-on-Dot Combinations in spot color to Multicolor conversions when printing with AM screening. The new feature is available in the Special Options dialog. Activating the checkbox automatically avoids combinations of complementary inks and combination of blue or violet and black. 
  • The printing sequence plays an important role when converting spot colors. It can be adjusted in the new Printing Sequence dialog. Users can choose between three spot color printing sequence settings:
    • From dark to light colors 
    • From light to dark colors Note: Spot colors in each PDF document will be dynamically sorted according to their L* values. 
    • Custom allows to enter channel names and to change the order manually.
  • The spot color conversion features a new Calculation Method: Use a maximum of three channels. Using a maximum of three channels is used in other 3rd party applications. This option makes it easier for users from other solutions to get used to the more advanced options of ZePrA such as Use the least amount of channels. 
  • New processing options for spot colors in the Edit Spot Color Conversion dialog offer to Remove a spot color, or to Replace a spot color by another spot color. 
  • The Opacity can be changed in the spot color configuration in the Edit Spot Color Conversion dialog, now. This allows overwriting of opacity settings in the spot color library including opacity settings to PantoneLive colors that do not provide this type of information. 
  • Improved and extended Export options:
    • Added export of spot colors as CxF/X-4 compatible files when selecting the CxF file format. 
    • Added Export options for single spot colors in a library and the Edit Spot Color dialog. 
    • Improved information messages when exporting to file formats that do not support all data structures of a spot color library. Note: Only the CCF format supports all features of a ZePrA spot color library. 
    • CxF/X-4 spectral data in PDF/X files are now retained if spot colors are not converted and are therefore not lost during conversion to a new output intent. 
    • Support for the X-Rite ColorMaster software Ink Master file type (*.mif). 
    • Improved import of CxF data. When importing multiple measurement conditions in one CxF file a dialog appears asking the user to select a measurement condition. In addition the measurement instrument condition in a CxF file will be ignored now when importing which avoids the creation of too many separate libraries. Note: This also alters PantoneLive libraries, too so that reimporting and re-assigning the Pantone libraries will be necessary in existing configurations when upgrading from older ZePrA versions.

Restore configuration:

  • ZePrA allows to restore the configuration of a previous job in order to re-run the conversion. 
  • ZePrA 7 saves the configuration of each job and makes it available for future job re-runs. 
  • Application case: A customer requests a reprint of a previous job and requires a similar or even identical color appearance. If that configuration has not been saved, or has been changed since, it is lost and it might be difficult or even impossible to remember the ZePrA settings used for that job. 
  • The new Restore Configuration option allows to restore a previously used configuration. It is available in the context menu of a selected job in the Processed Jobs section in the Overview.

Other new productivity features and extensions:

  • Job Warning settings can be customized within each configuration. Job warning messages can be defined as errors, warnings or set to be ignored. 
  • Improved Gradation workflow
    • The Auto Setup dialog for Apply Gradation Curves only has been streamlined allowing to select linearization DeviceLink profiles directly from the drop-down menu. There are several other changes making the selection and editing of curves in the Configuration/Gradations dialog easier and more versatile. 
    • The dialog to add and edit gradations under Configuration/Gradations has been changed. A new option to load external files has been added (new button Load Curves) and the previous import/export buttons have been removed. Gradation settings can now be transferred with the context menu entries Copy and Paste.
  • Improved profile search in drop-down menus allows quick and easy profile selection (similar to CoPrA 5). 
  • The total processing time of a job has been added to the job report. ColorLogic ZePrA 7 4/5 
  • The progress of processing jobs provides more information about the file such as the progress of SmartLink calculations. 
  • A new dialog to delete queue folders and files when deleting a Configuration has been implemented. Delete Queues makes deleting unused configurations, hot folders and files easy. 
  • Fast track for import of single files: Right click Queue in Overview and import a file directly into a hot folder. 
  • Easily re-order the processing sequence of selected spot color libraries in the Configuration/Spot Colors dialog Preferred Spot Color Libraries: new Move to Top/Bottom buttons. 
  • The configuration dialogs for Gradations, Spot Colors and PDF Layers have new context menu controls such as copy, paste, delete making it easier to modify entries. 
  • Improved security mechanism for computer serial numbers under Windows. Note: Clients working with an older ZePrA version with a license key for a computer serial number on Windows will see a new serial number in the Registration dialog if they upgrade to ZePrA 7 and higher. The former serial number had a -5 ending while the new one can be recognized by a -9 ending. 
  • New Queue option to add a Delay before processing a job. This can be helpful if large files are copied to hot folders shared via the network. 
  • Includes the improved Measure Tool v2.1 that has been introduced in ColorAnt 5.1.


For more information, contact CHROMiX Sales at:

  • Phone: 206-985-6837 Ext 1
  • Email: sales(at)chromix(dot)com