Techkon has announced its support of PantoneLIVE with several of their pressroom color measurement and quality control tools. The list of Techkon products offering support for PantoneLIVE includes the SpectroDens handheld and scanning spectrodensitometer, the SpectroVision inline, automated, scanning spectrophotometer, and Techkon’s ChromaQA color quality platform.
Users of SpectroDens can now download PantoneLIVE colors onto the instrument is now available for all SpectroDens 4 customers with a new firmware update and a free download of its ChromaQA Client software.
SpectroVision inline quality inspection solution now bundles live web viewing (registration, logos, text, etc.), ISO/ANSI style bar code grading, and full color measurement capabilities, including the use of PantoneLIVE colors, at press speeds up to 1,000 ft/min.
ChromaQA is Techkon’s cloud based color quality solution and serves as the hub for connecting the entire print production workflow; ink, prepress, pressroom, and quality control departments. With the new version 4.1 of software, ChromaQA now offers seamless connectivity and access to PantoneLIVE.
It should be noted that connectivity also requires the purchase of a PantoneLIVE license which must be purchased directly from X-Rite.
‘We’re pleased to announce our co-operative relationship with X-Rite regarding PantoneLIVE connectivity to some of our most popular pressroom quality solutions,’ said Stephen Rankin, director of product development at Techkon. ‘This has been a common request from our larger print providers who are servicing brands that have also subscribed to Pantone’s cloud based offering.’