innovative technological solutions
that integrate into your graphic equipment
What We Develop
PrintFactory By focussing on the workflow rather than the machine, PrintFactory offers a completely new point of view on digital print production and industrial printing. In this environment, PrintFactory becomes the heart of your production offering job preparation and editing, printing, cutting and proofing from one and the same platform.
PrintFactory drives an extensive range of devices from a variety of brands. So if your plant hosts multiple printers and cutters for different applications, PrintFactory is the ideal solution to drive all of it from one platform. This will increase your operator’s efficiency and make them readily interchangeable from machine to machine. With its roots in proofing, PrintFactory’s color technology deliver consistent colour reproduction across several printers and substrates and allows an accurate simulation of large to wide-format production jobs on small (scaled) affordable ink jet printers, avoiding any inefficiencies in production.
OEM Technology Aurelon provides technological solutions to OEM partners and offers custom technology development to 3rd party vendors. With those solutions, we can provide digital printing plants performing the best quality, stability and speed. Whether it’s automation, colour management, raster image processing or output to PDF, whether it’s for producing desktop colour proofs, large format prints, nest/gangs or packaging, Aurelon offers the best technology to optimize your solution. If you have any questions building solutions for your RIP, Workflow, PDF or Colour environments, we are willing and able to discuss with you how we can co-operate.
Aurelon provides innovative technology for the processing of digital colour information for publishing to any media that requires accurate graphic production, automation and colour output. We provide third party manufacturing companies, producing tools for graphic arts production and colour editing, with technology for their Raster Image Processors (RIP) and Workflows, for generating Portable Document Format (PDF) files, and for Colour Management. Our main goals are doing research for solutions regarding market needs, to develop technology and products based on this technology, and to license technology and products. If you have any questions building solutions for your RIP, Workflow, PDF or Colour environments, we are willing and able to discuss with you how we can co-operate.
Rip and Workflow
Optimize your Raster Imaging Processes and Workflow with extra functionality from Aurelon. learn more
With our own, proprietary PDF engine, Aurelon offers you full control over your PDF documents. learn more
Aurelon enables you to have quality control over colour handling in every type of workflow. learn more
Where we come from
Aurelon was founded in 1999 through a merger of VISU Technologies and Dunaway Systems. In May 2011, GMG GmbH & Co. KG, based in Tübingen, Germany acquired all assets of the Aurelon and is now successfully developing and selling a wide range of technologies and products to the graphic arts and sign industry. Corporate Headquarters of Aurelon is based in the Netherlands.
Over the years, Aurelon received many awards for their technology industry leading institutions. Aurelon technology is currently used by many industry leading RIP vendors in the Large Format Printing industry.
Aurelon started the development of Signalize! already in 1989. Based on a modular structure, Aurelon Signalize! is a software suite for large format printing and signmaking. This all round production suite for print and cut is available for both Mac and Windows. It incorporates a visual PDF and PostScript Editor and a software RIP with extensive possibilities.
This RIP/CAS software suite is one application for design, calibration and production. It combines vector cutting, CMYK proofing, RGB printing and silkscreen output and is suitable for pre-flighting, soft-proofing, and pre-production like tiling, nesting and editing.Colour libraries as well as profiles are included. With an easy installation and automated set-up, it opens native AI, PSD and PDF documents.
Key Features are:
True cross-platform, network capable solution
Windows and Macintosh with same user interface
R.O.O.M. concept: RIP once, output many
Over 350 drivers for wide range of output devices
Modular set-up: purchase what’s needed only
Open workflow: print direct, hotfolder, OPI
Aurelon Technology: PDF, nColour, Driver, Fonts
Since years the Signalize! Graphic Software has been sold successfully throughout the world and already used by thousands of production oriented, professional users. It is fast and reliable, and supports multi-processor systems.
Feel free to contact us about the possibilities.
Collaboration with industry leading printer manufacturers such as Epson, Canon and HP resulted in the development of drivers for their top-model printing devices. Through research and development we now offer support for some 200 different inkjet printers, vinyl cutters, thermal transfer and hybrid print/cut devices.
Feel free to contact us about the possibilities.
Solutions for Colour Proofing
ProofMaster, a total solution for colour proofing
Aurelon developed its own proofing solution, based on open industry standards. It’s a fully automatic, digital colour proofing system that offers unmatched ease-of-use, productivity and economy in proofing colour files. ProofMaster is a professional proofing solution that runs on Mac (OSX & Classic) and PC. It offers a wide variety of configurations depending on your personal proofing needs. ProofMaster is built into the Signalize! solution for the market for large format printing, and it’s brought to markes for offset, digital print and flexo print as an OEM-solution called ProofMaster, by Belgian based company Four Pees.
Four Pees has a worldwide network of value added resellers who will answer all your proofing questions.
In a production environment where every minute counts and clients expect immediate results, your proofs and prints have to be 100% accurate, no discussion. ProofMaster is the only RIP software on the market combining superb color accuracy with flexibility and ease of use. No other software integrates itself as easily and seamlessly into your workflow. ProofMaster is made available in different versions, each suited to specific categories of users. Each version brings you all the benefits of the ProofMaster technology but you can choose the size, and price, that’s right for you.
For more information on the ProofMaster products and the Four Pees reseller network you can contact Four Pees. Feel free to contact us about the possibilities.
Aurelon nColour Converter ICC based multi-colour conversion
Aurelon PhotoPro Tools Digital image correction
Aurelon ICISS is a comprehensive, independent set of colour separation tools. It enables production of recipes for any combination of ink colours, for any process, for any device. Separation recipes may be duo- or tritones, the replacement of C, M, Y or K with special colours or corporate colours, proprietory formulas, or HiFi of any number of colours. Aurelon ICISS provides the tools to create a separation script with on-screen preview of the settings one is adding to a recipe. It leaves the original image intact and in its original state. Once the recipe is saved as a script, it can be used over and over again. ICISS works independent of standard colours, both on the input and on the output side. The input image can be RGB, CMYK or any other set of channels.
Aurelon CoCo stands for selective colour corrections in the RGB, Lab, CMYK and MultiChannel modes. CoCo is the smartest tool for dealing with standard jobs such as spot colours, bump plates, HiFi or jobs which will not be printed on a white substrate. Aurelon CoCo works in a fundamentally different way than Photoshop. Colours are corrected in accordance to the relative distance to the source colour. The range function keeps CoCo fully in control. Aurelon CoCo offers a very smooth transition from corrected colours to colours which have not been corrected. The result: retention of light and shadow parts, and a natural change of colour. Aurelon Coco gives a smoother result than Photoshop, especially when working in soft tones.
The Aurelon nColour Converter is a Photoshop plug-in that lets you select a multi colour ICC profile and colour separate an image into a multi channel document that can be post-processed in Photoshop and saved as a Photoshop, RAW or DCS file. It’s now possible to load an Aurelon ICISS generated custom ICC profile as well as any other ICC profile and view the separation right in Photoshop.
The Aurelon PhotoPro Tools are a set of Photoshop plug-ins for the Macintosh and Windows platform running either MacOSX or Windows 2000/XP. 3 separate plug-ins combine almost all tools needed for coping with image distortions and digital photo artefacts. These tools are presented in a professional yet easy to use interface that looks the same on both platforms.
The Aurelon PhotoPro LensTools plug-in is designed for correction of image distortions that appear when images are captured under specific conditions that a camera lens can’t handle correctly. All professional tools for common lens corrections are combined in a very straightforward and easy to use interface.
The Aurelon PhotoPro PhotoTools is a set of post photographic tools neatly packed into one Photoshop plug-in. It consists of 5 components that work independently as well as in combination with the other plug-in components.
Aurelon has developed its own PDF engine (no sublicenses), with which you can have full control over your PDF documents. It’s possible to create PDF documents right from your standard applications such as word processors, layout and imaging applications or to open, edit and save PDF documents. For editing PDF files we provide full support for an object based graphic database, rendering PDF files, softproofing and conversion of several formats from and to PDF, with compatibility to all existing PDF and PostScript based systems.
RIP & Workflow
Ripping is a very complex process, especially when you want to have some special features done by the RIP, like processing more than just CMYK colours, like Hexachrome colours or printing extra white or other special inks. Aurelon can help you optimize your Ripping tools in providing multi-colour functionality with perfect quality to your RIP environment. We can also add extra functionality for automatic job preparation, finishing or cutting, to mention just a few.
Aurelon provides several colour tools for the editing, conversion and management of colours by imaging professionals. We enable the full control over colour handling and we developed a proofing solution for every type of graphic arts printing, digital, offset or flexo. It supports any workflow, ICC-compliant or otherwise, that requires intermediate and contract proofing of jobs that have been separated into the individual colour channels destined for actual production. Aurelon can provide the data necessary to deliver inkjet-based desktop digital proofs that match or exceed established industry standards.
Directions to Aurelon
Aurelon is headquartered in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Our offices are located near Eindhoven Airport, at the Flight Forum business park, conveniently located west of the city and with easy access to the highway, the airport and public transportation.
Eindhoven airport is connected to some major cities in Europe (Amsterdam, London, Paris etc.) but the number of flights is rather limited. The major international airport in the Netherlands is Amsterdam (Schiphol). If you arrive at Schiphol you could take a domestic flight to Eindhoven (30 min.), but equally convenient is to take the intercity train to Eindhoven (less than 2 hours).
Option 1. Taking the eastbound intercity train (Amersfoort-Hengelo/Enschede) from Schiphol airport and change the train at Duivendrecht (hubstation south of Amsterdam) where you have to take the Intercity mentioned below.; or:
Option 2. Taking the local train from Schiphol airport to Amsterdam Central Station where you have to take the Intercity: Amsterdam-Utrecht-Eindhoven- (Maastricht/Heerlen) leaving Amsterdam every 30 minutes.
At Eindhoven train station you can either take a taxi or use public transportation. The taxi stand is located at the city centre entrance (south side) and the busstation is at the other side. Line 11 will take you in about 30 minutes from Eindhoven city centre train station to Eindhoven Airport. The nearest bus stop to Aurelon is “Zandpad” located in the residential area “Zandhoven” at the south border of Flight Forum. Although buses go to Eindhoven Airport twice an hour, we recommend taking a taxi, in view of the distance between the nearest bus stop and our office. A taxi will generally need 15-20 minutes to take you to Flight Forum.
The Flight Forum business park is located near the highway west of Eindhoven. From all directions you can reach Aurelon by leaving the highway at exit nr. 29, “Eindhoven Airport”.
Coming from Venlo and Duisburg (Germany) on highway A67/E34 follow direction Veldhoven and Hertogenbosch. You will pass junction Leenderheide, Motel Eindhoven and HiTech Campus near exit 33. Keep right and follow highway A2 northbound at junction De Hogt. The 3rd exit is nr. 29.
Coming from Maastricht on highway A2 follow direction Hertogenbosch. At junction Leenderheide keep left to follow the A67/E34 towards Veldhoven. You will pass Motel Eindhoven and HiTech Campus near exit 33. Keep right and follow the A2 northbound at junction De Hogt. The 3rd exit is nr. 29.
Coming from Belgium on highway A67/E34, leave at junction De Hogt to follow the A2 northbound towards Amsterdam and Hertogenbosch. You will pass the St. Joseph hospital and industrial zone De Run at Veldhoven Zuid. 3rd exit is nr. 29.
Coming from Tilburg/Rotterdam, leave highway A58 at junction Batadorp to follow the A2 southbound towards Maastricht. The first exit at the A2 is nr. 29.
Coming from Amsterdam/Utrecht on highway A2, keep right at junction Ekkerswijer near Best in the direction Maastricht. Keep to the right and leave the A58 at junction Batadorp to follow the A2 southbound again. The first exit is nr. 29.
Flight Forum is basically a one-way street with a couple of exits. Once you get off the highway follow the direction Eindhoven Airport, but keep left to stay on the one-way street heading to Zandhoven and Welschap Military Airport. Stay on the left lane and head for Zandhoven and Flight Forum. You have to make a turn left to drive back towards the highway, but instead of driving back you must change to the right lane and take the right exit to enter Flight Forum.