SpotOn! Software Monitors Changes and Trends on Presses
Press release from the issuing company
Portland, OR. December 10, 2007, Alder Technology, Inc. announced the release of SpotOn! Software to help printers and printing professionals monitor the printing conditions of a press.
SpotOn! makes it easy for any print shop or printing professional to test and generate reports showing the consistency of their printing process. "The process is very simple," said Bruce Bayne, Owner of Alder Technology, Inc. and a founding member of the Color Management Group. "Simply run an Eye-One scanning spectrophotometer over the color control strip and SpotOn! automatically generates reports."
The reports include solid ink density, ink accuracy to ISO standards, G7 neutral print density deviation, trapping, TVI (dot gain), gray balance deviation and gamut. SpotOn! enables printers to achieve and maintain optimum results to the GRACoL and SWOP specifications by evaluating/ monitoring how a press is performing over time.
In the past, press operators and print professionals would spend a great deal of time evaluating how presses are printing by doing scans and data-crunching by hand. SpotOn! automates the evaluation process, plus it gives much more detail, with deeper analysis, than previously available. The software also trends the data so that printers can see affects on the press when paper, ink, or other factors are changed.
The software is easy to use - "you do not have to be an engineer or a press expert to utilize this tool and understand what the reports are telling you", added Bayne. Users are able to monitor the printing process and trend possible problems at any given moment, thereby producing a higher quality product with fewer re-do's. "All this helps our customers produce more consistent results, match proofs better, reduce waste, and improve customer satisfaction," said Bayne.
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