EyeC has introduced a highly automated web-based text inspection software, ProofText, designed for initial artwork proofreading and revision control, accelerating the artwork creation and pre-press process and shortening proofreading time.
ProofText’s usability, algorithm, and user interface paired with easy-to-use tools allow users to inspect and evaluate complex documents and artwork in an efficient way without extensive training. The quick check function prevents errors in advance and helps to avoid potential costs.
The software has been developed especially for text-heavy and multilingual artwork on products such as folding boxes, labels, leaflets, booklets, and flexible packaging. To ensure quality right from the artwork creation phase, live text (Unicode) from manuscript and briefing files (Word, HTML, QRD templates, and more) is compared with the initial artwork file or proof (PDF). The artwork revision control cycle is reduced by comparing the live text of a PDF vs. PDF with different revisions.
Text content checked by ProofText includes differences caused by deleted, inserted, or changed text and deviations in text styles (bold, italic, size, and font type). Multiple pages, documents, file formats, and languages can be checked simultaneously in one pass.
‘ProofText provides up to 50 percent faster total inspection time than comparable systems on the market due to the highly automated text matching process, best-in-class usability, and an efficient evaluation,’ commented Dominique Elsen, product manager at EyeC. ‘The core functionality of ProofText is comparing manuscripts to initial artwork documents like PDF or others to find and evaluate differences.’