X-Rite Inc. and Pantone LLC announced the launch of ColorCert QA, a pressroom quality assurance software designed to drive excellence in the pressroom by helping customers manage standards more efficiently, optimize jobs on press and facilitate strong ink room integration.
“As run lengths and delivery times ride to grow shorter, press operators can no longer afford to adjust colour with multiple trial-and-error corrections,” said printing & imaging product portfolio manager, Ray Cheydleur, 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 to streamline colour communications, provide actionable data for colour adjustments and enable better utilization of existing people, processes and technologies throughout the print and packaging workflow. The new ColorCert QA module supports a non-job-based workflow, helping achieve colour accuracy and consistency, especially when used in conjunction with an X-Rite eXact handheld spectrophotometer.
Some of the key features of ColorCert QA: BestMatch technology provides colour data in a visual format that press operators can easily 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; This reduces overlapping standards that are within a narrow Delta E range; 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 ensures Pantone consistency from design through final production by setting achievable expectations.