MeasureColor is one of the most flexible systems in the market today for measuring spectral color. When you measure and calculate with spectral data, you have to make sure you are using the proper settings for comparison like reference, substrate and ink.
But there is more: Because we measure color spectral and according to various standards, measurement conditions and tolerance settings should be set correctly as well. Actually, one might say that the following variables should be set when measuring color:
And because we measure color bars by default we need to determine the following as well:
While this seems like a long list, most settings will remain unchanged, especially when you are measuring jobs in production. In that case, one might only change the reference (paper type) and substrate and leave the rest untouched.
In MeasureColor, measurements are stored in jobs and each job contains it’s own specific settings for color reference, substrate, tolerances, etc. These settings are chosen when a user creates a new job.
To make life easier, we have created so-called ‘job presets’, grouped settings that can reflect a typical job setup like ‘Coated paper on coated stock printed according to ISO 12647-2’. Users can create these job presets and use them as base setups for their new jobs.
That’s it! This preset can be chosen on this machine straight from the pull-down menu on the ‘Create new job’ window.