The premiere print analysis tool
Fingerprinting presses to find the “sweet spot” for each printing press is no longer a luxury for the largest and highest quality printers. Not only are customers requiring print consistency reports as a condition of remaining a vendor, but the implementation of a color-managed workflow requires an understanding of the print capabilities of your presses.
ColorMetrix software will quantify how your press is printing today. By running a test form, mechanical and workflow print quality issues can be identified. In most cases, the issues identified by the software will need to be addressed to optimize print quality for your set of circumstances. For example, a proper curve can be built for your CTP device based upon your actual print condition; not an overall average provided by the manufacturer of the platesetter.
Once the “sweet spot” of your press has been found, you will want to remain in the zone. ColorMetrix software is utilized to make regular measurements, which can be evaluated individually with tools built into the ColorMetrix package. In addition, the database can be queried using the Trending software described below.
The perfect proofing solution
You just installed an ink jet proofing solution and your customers (both internal pressman and external print buyers) are not confident of proof quality and consistency.
We can solve your problem. The ColorMetrix solution can be used in two ways at this point: To certify conformance to a pre-determined specification or to confirm that your proofs match the print capabilities of your presses.
First, a baseline(s) is created that becomes the yardstick by which all future proofs will be evaluated. From this point on, the process is quite simple.
- Select the correct baseline.
- With one mouse click, create space in the database for a new measurement.
- Enter a description of the measurement about to be made. (optional)
- Perform the measurement.
- With a single mouse click, view or print a report like the one displayed here.
That is all that is required for day-to-day, proof-to-proof quality monitoring. All the measured data resides in a database that is quickly and easily queried using our Trending tool.
Trending – Focus on what is important
Trending is a standalone module that provides statistical process control charting capabilities. Designed as an enterprise product, a single copy of Trending can monitor a single copy of ColorMetrix running on the same computer or many copies of ColorMetrix running on different computers on a network.