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Primary Color Celebrates G7 Anniversary with SpotOn!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Press release from the issuing company

Company Celebrates 5th Anniversary of Managing their Color with SpotOn! Software --
COSTA MESA, California – Established in 1985 in Costa Mesa, California, Primary Color has always been committed to the quality of color. This commitment has catapulted the company into one of the country's leading print innovation and service providers. Today, Primary Color announced they have celebrated their 5th anniversary of using SpotOn! to successfully manage their G7 color processes.
Always on the look-out for the best new tools to meet the company's color quality goals, Jay Sato, Chief Technology Officer, knew right away that SpotOn! was the right tool to help manage color to the G7 process as far back as 2007. "We made a commitment to the G7 process early on, when there were no effective tools to help with the process. Using hand-held devices made the process difficult and time consuming to do the job right" said Sato. "I saw SpotOn! and I knew it was going to make managing the press a whole lot easier." Primary Color became one of the first users of SpotOn!. For more information, go to www.spotonpress.com.  
Diagnose and Troubleshoot Made Easy
Color Management Specialist, Chris Milos, has seen the results. "SpotOn! has been a valuable addition since its implementation, allowing us to diagnose and troubleshoot pressroom issues faster and more accurately." Now, SpotOn! is used daily to ensure each device is within specifications and that there is accuracy across all of their printing methods.
SpotOn! Integral in Managing Large Format Devices
"The large format department has so many different materials and types of work going through the devices that it is difficult to ensure the printing is consistent over time," said Color Technology and Quality Manager Dan Bergstrom. "With SpotOn! we can quickly and easily see if a device is trending out of spec. Shops without a tool like SpotOn! could go days without knowing their machines are out of spec, until it gets so bad it is an obvious problem in the middle of a job. Any shop can say they are serious about color. But when we demonstrate SpotOn! and how we use it…our customers know we are serious. You can see it on their faces."
How It Works
Sato and Bergstrom use SpotOn! to help them manage the shop on a variety of levels. "You can see when it is trending out of spec, and see specifically what is wrong. Before SpotOn! it would be difficult to determine the problem. Now, we can identify quickly if the black is too warm and fix it immediately," said Bergstrom. "Plus, on offset, if we receive a bad batch of ink we can quickly identify it and have data to provide our vendors," added Sato.
SpotOn! removes subjectivity, not only when working with vendors, but also in managing employees. "SpotOn! really empowers the press operators to identify problems and immediately fix them," said Bergstrom. "SpotOn! gives our operators the tools to do an even better job and raises their standards of quality at least a level or two."
Bottom Line
"SpotOn! has helped enable Primary Color to bring more formal procedures for process control to the entire company. This has brought more consistency to color in everything we do," notes Sato. "We want to help drive the industry and set high customer expectations. With SpotOn! we can show that we can achieve any specification our customers want us to meet – GRACoL, SWOP, G7…whatever their request, we know we can achieve it regardless of the platform." Primary Color's commitment to color management has paid off with fewer reprints, stronger relationships with their customers, and less downtime. "Issues with color are identified long before they become a problem during a job – this makes our customers happy and does affect our bottom line as well."


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