X-Rite introduces ColorCert QA quality control software
X-Rite Incorporated and Pantone LLC in September 2018 announced the launch of ColorCert QA, a pressroom quality assurance software designed to help pressroom personnel manage standards more efficiently, optimize jobs on press and facilitate strong ink room integration.
Boasting improved quality control, X-Rite says commercial and package printers can reduce the time and complexity associated with managing colour standards and minimize waste, ultimately reducing reprints and rejections and increasing the number of jobs they are able to run per shift.
“As run lengths and delivery times continue to grow shorter, press operators can no longer afford to adjust color with multiple trial-and-error corrections,” says Ray Cheydleur, Printing and Imaging Product Portfolio Manager, X-Rite. “ColorCert QA provides valuable information essential for an efficient pressroom. Not only does the software indicate pass/fail when measured colour is compared to the colour standard, but it also provides guidance on actions the press operator can take to ensure the job meets colour expectations. This significantly reduces trial-and-error adjustments, saving time and reducing waste.”
ColorCert QA is part of the ColorCert Suite, a modular set of tools designed to streamline colour communications and provide actionable data for colour adjustments. The new ColorCert QA module supports a non-job-based workflow, the company explains, saying this will help achieve colour accuracy and consistency, especially when used in conjunction with an X-Rite eXact handheld spectrophotometer.
Key features of ColorCert QA:
• BestMatch technology provides colour data in a visual format for press operators to view, understand and act upon.
• A Search and Find application for use during standard creation to notify a user of existing standards within a selected Delta E.
• Ink room integration, including the sharing of CxF files directly to X-Rite Ink Formulation software, to provide digital colour measurement data when ink reformulation is required.
• Direct integration with PantoneLIVE, an end-to-end colour communication ecosystem that promises Pantone Colour consistency from design through final production.
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