SpotOn! Analyze colour management and process control software released

spotonanalyze1-inSpotOn! Press (Portalnd, Oregon) has announced the availability of SpotOn! Analyze – powerful print management software that further increases the efficiency of the printing process. Analyze presents detailed colour data in a simple visual interface to help printers improve consistency and increase the accuracy of colour calibration for all types of printing devices. “It puts process control in users’ hands, helping deliver quicker turn times, reduced ink and paper waste, and improved profits,” said the company. The software – an update to the company’s original SpotOn! solution released in 2008 – allows users to achieve and maintain tolerance to GRACoL and SWOP specifications on every job. It also allows the flexibility to customize references and tolerances, so that printing devices perform to preferred degrees of accuracy. In addition, users have the ability to tailor the database to fit their workflow, making colour control more efficient and more effective.

spotonanalyze-in“Access to data drives profitable production in any industry, yet many printers spend precious time adjusting files to get the job right,” said Bruce Bayne, SpotOn! President and Founder. “This results in an unnecessary loss of both materials and time – in an industry where margins are already shrinking. SpotOn! Analyze puts the control in the user’s hands to set specific tolerances, then monitor their printing devices to ensure they’re performing within tolerance levels.”

spotonanalyze2-inSpotOn! Analyze incorporates a user-friendly User Interface (UI) and other features similar to the 2008 release, while integrating a number of significant enhancements including:

  • Client/server functionality for multiple users
  • Enhanced list of supported instruments
  • A measurement-centric UI
  • Measurement of multiple-row control strips
  • Settings for either relative or absolute density (minus paper or paper included)
  • Support for current G7 metrics, tolerances and formulas, plus substrate-relative reference conversions (SCCA)
  • Support for multiple ∆E formulas
  • Density prediction to achieve the lowest ∆E for CMYK inks
  • A new report generator feature, enhanced graphics and much more

SpotOn! Press develops software for commercial print, wide/grand format, packaging, signage, marketing and communications, advertising, design and other professionals who handle print production. Its other popular products, in addition to SpotOn! Analyze, include SpotOn! Verify and SpotOn! Flexo. Bruce Bayne, founder of SpotOn! Press and a G7 Certified Process Control Expert, has over 40 years’ experience in the printing industry. He specializes in colour management, prepress workflow, hardware and software solutions.

 

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