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ColorGATE launches Rapid Spectro Cube color measurement and profiling system

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Press release from the issuing company

The Rapid Spectro Cube (RSC) from ColorGATE offers an extremely fast color measurement and profiling system for the most digital printing applications.

"What you see is what you get” – “Measure like your own eyes”. Typical spectrophotometers for graphical applications are specialized to read the single patches of printed media in a standard compliant way according to their fixed illumination and sensor geometry. They apply low-resolution sensors which make the process very time-consuming and it may lead to incorrect measurements of structured or translucent or reflective surfaces, with the consequence that obtained measurement data is useless for accurate color management.

The RSC, however, with its high-resolution sensor technology is able to read a large surface at once and provides accurate measurement results, even for surfaces that are difficult to measure to characterize them precisely. In doing so, the reading method of the RSC corresponds to the actual color impression of the human eye.

Rapid Spectro Cube
The Rapid Spectro Cube is an all-in-one Color Management solution for the creation of ICC profiles especially in industrial digital printing applications. It contains an ultrafast color measurement system and software for ICC profiling. RSC can take substrates right up to a size of 600x600 mm with a maximum substrate thickness of 80 mm while processing as far as 10000 patches per target. Even color measurements of complex substrate surfaces such as ceramics, glass, textiles or metal are possible due to special optimizations. Additionally, the RSC takes measurements of very small objects, for instance from business card sized labels, from which the RSC can read up to 1000 color patches in just a few seconds, which will be processed into high-quality ICC profiles.

RSC already includes an option to measure backlit-materials (transmissive measurement), in order to process and profile objects like City Light posters and backlight displays. In batch mode the RSC allows the creation of up to 20 profiles per hour.

There are no limitations for applying the RSC. Fast and secure high-quality ICC profiling (CMYK, RGB, aNyColor) from very small objects is possible as well as processing those profiles with any ICC-compatible image editing or RIP software, e.g. Productionserver. The minimum patch size is only 1 mm.

Measurements and profiles can be acquired from different conditioned substrates, such as:

From non-white/tinted or colored substrates, such as:
•    Corrugated
•    Leather
•    Metallic surfaces
•    Wood, ceramics

From translucent substrates such as:
•    Backlit materials
•    Glass
•    High gloss ceramic tiles
•    High gloss finished décor panels
•    Metallic surfaces

From structured substrates, such as:
•    Carpets
•    Ceramic tiles
•    Leather
•    Textiles

In addition, the RSC is easy to transport (32 kg weight) and will be delivered therefore in a flight case. The measurement unit´s flight case has a build in trolley and is setup in less than 5 minutes, which is interesting for color management service provides, because the RSC can be used for on-site jobs. The delivery contents are besides the flight case, a software for target generation and ICC profiling, as well as a Value Pack 365 software maintenance and support contract.


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