Downloads

ECI general downloads

Here you can find downloads of general interest.

Note about opening archives: Several downloads on this page are available as StuffIt or ZIP archives. In order to open StuffIt archives you will need the free StuffIt Expander (available from http://www.stuffit.com/ - though the procedure to access the free StuffIt Expander has become pretty cumbersome now). Opening or de-compressing ZIP archives is directly supported by Mac OS/X 10.3 and Windows XP. With other operating systems or versions of operating systems you may need one of the free un-ZIP tools on the internet. Archives whose names only differ with regard to their suffix - .sit versus .zip - have the same content.

applying_eci_wp_deu.pdf 156 KB 2002-11-18
eci_whitepaper_1_1_eng.pdf 442 KB 2002-11-18
eci_whitepaper_1_1_deu.pdf 313 KB 2002-11-18

Altona Test Suite

Altona Test Suite 2.0 - Technical Page 2

Please find below the files for the Technical Page 2 of the upcoming Altona Test Suite 2.0.

Note: The file «eci_altona-test-suite-v2_technical2_x4.pdf» contains the actual test page. The file «eci_altona-test-suite-v2_technical2_one-patch-per-page_x4.pdf» contains all test patches from the actual test page in a way such that each patch appears on its own page.

Altona Test Suite 1.2

Please find below the files for the Altona Test Suite 1.2. These files reflect the same version of files that have been used for the Altona Test Suite Application kit (see section “Altona Test Suite” for more information).

Note: As of June 1, 2004, Altona_Measure_1v1a.pdf and Altona_Visual_1v2a_x3.pdf replace the files Altona_Measure_1v1.pdf und Altona_Visual_1v2_x3.pdf, as these inadvertantly contained halftone information. For these two files please only use the ones with the letter 'a' after '1v1' resp. '1v2' in the file name.

Altona Test Suite 1.2
altona_measure_1v1a.pdf 419 KB 2004-05-31
altona_visual_1v2a_x3.pdf 11959 KB 2004-05-31
altona_technical_1v2_x3.pdf 4174 KB 2004-05-09
altonatestsuite_documentation_eng.pdf 2575 KB 2004-05-10
altonatestsuite_dokumentation_deu.pdf 2741 KB 2004-05-10

Digital photography

Here you can find useful “digital photography” downloads.

digipix3_v300_en.pdf 7659 kb 2006-09-06
digipix3_v301.pdf 2140 kb 2005-05-13

ECI 2002 target

Please find below the ECI 2002 target (visual and random layout) as well as several auxiliary files and tools.

eci2002win.zip 493 kb 2002-11-26
eci2002mac.sit 468 kb 2002-11-26
datakitwin.zip 418 kb 2002-11-26
datakitmac.sit 478 kb 2002-11-26

ECI bvdm Gray Control Strip 2012

Please find below the completed set of ECI/bvdm Gray Control Strips. In addition to the 2009 release, the current package includes strips for heatset web offset printing on INP paper (»improved news print«), printing condition FOGRA48. Documentation with an extensive description about make and use of the ECI/bvdm Gray Control Strip is part of the ZIP-archive and available as separate download. [2012-06-20 |::| FS]

New: eci_bvdm_gray_control_strip_2012.zip 14598 KB 2012-06-20
New: eci_bvdm_graycon_doc_eng_v2.pdf 1155 KB 2012-06-20

ECI bvdm Gray Control Strip (old versions)

Below you can find versions of the ECI/bvdm Gray Control Strip for older characterization data such as FOGRA27. These versions are provided only in order to enable you to process older files. In any other case it is urgently recommended to use only the current versions of the ECI/bvdm Gray Control strip based on the current FOGRA characterization data.

ICC profiles from ECI

Please find below the ICC profiles from ECI. Besides profiles for offset printing and gravure printing - based on reference characterization data according to the ISO 12647 series of standards - the ICC profile recommended by ECI as working color space, eciRGB_v2 is available for download.

Detailed information about each profile can be found inside each download package. Additional information is provided in the section “Colour standards”.

Offset printing

The download archive ECI Offset 2009 contains the following ICC profiles:

  • ISO Coated v2 (ECI)
  • ISO Coated v2 300% (ECI)
  • PSO LWC Improved (ECI)
  • PSO LWC Standard (ECI)
  • PSO Uncoated ISO12647 (ECI)
  • ISO Uncoated Yellowish
  • SC Paper (ECI)
  • PSO MFC Paper (ECI)
  • PSO SNP Paper (ECI)
  • PSO Coated NPscreen ISO12647 (ECI)
  • PSO Coated 300% NPscreen ISO12647 (ECI)
  • PSO Uncoated NPscreen ISO12647 (ECI)

In case you are not sure which ICC profile for offset printing to use, it is recommended to use ISO Coated v2 300% (ECI).

The download archive ISO_Offset_cont_2004 contains ICC profiles for continuous forms printing.

The download archive ECI Offset Profiles – Supplement 2012-1 – Improved News Print contains ICC profiles for Improved News Print.

The download archive ECI Offset Profiles – Supplement 2012-2 – Surface Finishing contains ICC profiles for surface finished offset prints.

Gravure printing - new PSR_V2 profiles

The download archive PSR V2 Gravure profiles (“eci_gravure_psr_v2_12-2009.zip”) contains the following ICC profiles:

  • PSR_LWC_PLUS_V2_PT.icc (for LWC_Plus paper, published in June 2009)
  • PSR_LWC_STD_V2_PT.icc (for LWC_STD paper, published in June 2009)
  • PSR_SC_STD_V2_PT.icc (for SC_STD paper, published in June 2009)
  • PSR_SC_PLUS_V2_PT.icc (for SC_Plus paper, published in December 2009)
  • PSRgravureMF.icc (for MF paper, already published in 2004)

accompanied by the necessary documentation – in English, German and French – as well as the characterisation data sets.

Working color space eciRGB

eciRGB_V2 is the working colour space profile recommended by ECI. Extensive information can be found in the section Colour standards::Working colour spaces.

eciRGB 1.0 represents the original working colour space profile of the ECI.

Downloads

Offset profiles
eci_offset_2009.zip 15709 KB 2009-05-29
eci_offset_cont_2004.zip 2421 KB 2004-06-01
eci_offset_cont_2004.sit 2472 KB 2004-05-01
New:
ECI Offset Profiles – Supplement 2012-1 – Improved News Print
1602 KB 2012-02-15
New:
ECI Offset Profiles – Supplement 2012-2 – Surface Finishing
4234 KB 2012-02-15
Gravure profiles PSR V2
eci_gravure_psr_v2_2009.zip 3800 KB 2009-06-24/
2009-12-30
(uploaded 2010-03-26)
(updated 2011-07-29,
now with Spanish documentation)
RGB working space profiles
ecirgbv20.zip 4 KB 2007-04-16
ecirgbv10.sit 6 KB 2004-05-01
ecirgbv10.zip 4 KB 2004-06-01

Note: ECI profiles are not sponsored, approved or supported by the International Organization for Standardization ISO or may not be the only profiles complying with ISO International Standards.

ICC profiles from ECI (old versions)

Below you can find older versions of some ICC profiles from ECI. These profiles are provided only in order to enable you to process older files. In any other case it is urgently recommended to use only the current versions of the ICC profiles from ICC.

Old versions of offset profiles
eci_offset_2008.zip 15709 KB 2008-07-14
eci_offset_2008.sit 16030 KB 2008-07-14
eci_offset_2007.zip 8783 KB 2007-02-28
eci_offset_2007.sit 8980 KB 2007-02-28
eci_offset_2004.zip 4788 KB 2004-06-01
eci_offset_2004.sit 4891 KB 2004-05-01
eci_offset_cont_2004.zip 2421 KB 2004-06-01
eci_offset_cont_2004.sit 2472 KB 2004-05-01
eci_offset_2002-2003_basic.zip 4976 KB 2004-06-01
eci_offset_2002-2003_expert.zip 19530 KB 2004-06-01
eci_offset_2002-2003_basic.sit 5089 KB 2004-05-01
eci_offset_2002-2003_expert.sit 19973 KB 2004-05-01
Old versions of PSR v1 gravure profiles
psrgravuremf.zip 1137 KB 2004-06-01
psrgravuremf.sit 1150 KB 2004-05-01
psrgravurehwc.zip 1325 KB 2005-09-11
psrgravurehwc.sit 1375 KB 2005-09-11
psrgravurelwc.zip 1408 KB 2004-06-01
psrgravurelwc.sit 1425 KB 2004-05-01
psrgravuresc.zip 1400 KB 2004-06-01
psrgravuresc.sit 1418 KB 2004-05-01

ICC Profiles from Ifra

For the Ifra newspaper profiles (for example: ISOnewspaper26v4.icc) please visit the Ifra website and check out the Download section.

Monitor

Here you can find useful “monitor” downloads.

eci_monitortest_mac.sit 597 kb 2005-01-11
eci_monitortest_pc.zip 962 kb 2004-12-13

PDF/X

Here you can find various downloads with regard to PDF/X:

- The most recent version of Martin Bailey's PDF/X FAQ (last updated in November 2005).

- Cook book recipes for making PDF/X files using Adobe InDesign or QuarkXPress (last updated in 2003!). Note: These cook book recipes are only available in German language.

- An excerpt from the “PostScript- und PDF-Bibel” by ThomasMerz and Olaf Drümmer (published in 2002), covering PDF/X. The whole book is now available as a free downloadable PDF from PDFlib GmbH . Note: This excerpt as well as the whole book are only available in German language.

pdfx_faq_deutsch_nov05.pdf 318 kb 2005-11-15
pdfx_faq_english_nov05.pdf 290 kb 2005-11-02
pdfx3_kochrezept_2.pdf 752 kb 2003-09-02
prologue.ps 3 kb 2003-09-02
pdfx3_kochrezept_1.pdf 416 kb 2003-09-02
pdfx.bibel.pdf 278 kb 2003-09-02
pdfx.postscript_pdf_bibel_deu.pdf 278 kb 2002-11-18

Presentations

Presentations – Launch Event "PSR v2" - Cologne - June 25, 2009

Press releases

Here you can find the press releases published by ECI. N/A

Projects

Results and documents from the various ECI projects and working groups are provided here for download.

ECI meeting minutes

Events

N/A Miscellaneous

Any downloads that don't fit into any of the other categories on this download page...

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