PORTLAND, OREGON – SpotOn! Press and ColorMetrix announced today that they will collaborate on interoperability between SpotOn! software and ProofPass.com to make process control for printing and proofing more efficient and easier to implement. Together, ProofPass.com and SpotOn! will empower printers to track deviation from the ISO 12647-2 standard and analyze trends as they relate to inks and overprints. Users will also be able to monitor G7 Neutral Print Density Curves and gray balances while tracking variances during the printing process. Interoperability is scheduled to be available 1Q2010.
SpotOn! is a software tool that provides a visual dashboard of press conditions, enabling printers to fully realize the benefits of standardization and process control in the press room, in accordance with GRACoL and SWOP specifications. ProofPass is a scalable internet-based client server application for verifying color accuracy. This is accomplished via a process control system that measures color values on monitors and hard copy proofs, as well as press images.
ColorMetrix Quote: Jim Raffel
The interoperability between ProofPass and SpotOn! truly empowers prepress and the press room to fully embrace process control, which will reduce costs and improve customer satisfaction. It is not often that you find two products so complimentary, that when used together, enhance each product's functionality. Both ProofPass.com and SpotOn! share the core values of being easy to use and easy to understand."
SpotOn! Quote: Bruce Bayne
It is a natural progression for process control tools to be client/server based, as this helps centralize quality control. After reviewing ProofPass' features and functionality, we saw a synergy between the products that went beyond what a server-based version of SpotOn! could offer. There is no overlap in the information reported. The combination of products work together, creating a huge advantage in the breadth, width, and depth of information that prepress and pressroom staffers can use to improve quality and reduce errors."