SpotOn! to introduce new spot color tracking technology at Graph Expo
Monday, September 27, 2010
Press release from the issuing company
Portland, Oregon - SpotOn! today announced SpotOn! Spot, a new software tool for tracking Pantone and custom spot colors in print production. SpotOn! Spot provides an on-screen comparison to customer reference colors and displays deviation of the printed color from the pre-defined reference points, yet it enables custom tolerances to be set for individual colors and customer requirements. SpotOn! Spot will be exhibited in the Color Management booth (#4049) as a technology introduction at Graph Expo (Chicago, October 3-5) and is expected to be available to the market before the end of Q1, 2011.
SpotOn! Spot is an easy-to-use software module that ensures spot colors match customer tolerances. It provides printable information for job jackets or end-customers on the print performance, and identifies issues with ink supplies. SpotOn! Spot removes the guess work by supplying optimum density points to meet target tolerances. SpotOn! Spot also stores measurements in a database that can be filtered and searched, so recorded data can be recalled as needed.
Compatible with both Mac and Windows operating systems, SpotOn! Spot will be available as a stand-alone solution or added as a module to the SpotOn! base solution. When added to the base package, the software can also perform detailed trend analysis of collected data. Trend reports help ensure the colors being monitored stays within defined tolerances.
Who will benefit from SpotOn! Spot?
- Content creators
- Digital printers
- Prepress shops
- Commercial offset printers (sheetfed and web)
- Flexo printers
- Gravure printers
- Silkscreen printers
- Grand format printers
- Anyone needing to match a Pantone or custom color with a high degree of accuracy
"SpotOn! Spot is engineered to improve the consistency of printing spot colors, as well as reduce make-ready time," notes SpotOn! Press president Bruce Bayne. "And of course better color is central to increased customer satisfaction and is what differentiates one printing plant from another. Among our key targets are flexo and packaging printers, who will find SpotOn! Spot will improve quality control for spot colors. The software will enable them to define the optimum density and clearly demonstrate how close that color is to the desired reference color. And, if a change in density will not achieve a match within tolerance, it indicates the color formula needs to be adjusted to achieve a closer match. SpotOn! Spot is designed by printers for printers to simplify the production of spot colors."