X-Rite and Pantone have announced the launch of ColorCert QA, a new pressroom quality assurance software designed to drive excellence by helping customers manage standards more efficiently, optimise jobs on press and facilitate strong ink room integration. With improved quality control, commercial and package printers can reduce the time and complexity associated with managing colour standards and minimise waste, ultimately reducing reprints and rejections and increasing the number of jobs they are able to run per shift.
‘As run lengths and delivery times continue to grow shorter, press operators can no longer afford to adjust colour with multiple trial and error corrections,’ said Ray Cheydleur, printing and imaging product portfolio manager, X-Rite. ‘ColorCert QA provides valuable information essential for an efficient pressroom. Not only does the software indicate pass/fail when measured colour is compared to the colour standard, but it also provides guidance on actions the press operator can take to ensure the job meets colour expectations. This significantly reduces trial and error adjustments, saving time and reducing waste.’
ColorCert QA is part of the ColorCert Suite, a modular set of tools to streamline colour communications, provide actionable data for colour adjustments and enable better utilisation of existing people, processes and technologies throughout the print and packaging workflow. The new ColorCert QA module supports a non job based workflow, helping achieve colour accuracy and consistency, especially when used in conjunction with an X-Rite eXact handheld spectrophotometer.
X-Rite and Pantone will be demonstrating the ColorCert Suite, including the new ColorCert QA module, at Labelexpo 2018.