Xeikon will launch its color management tool for label and packaging applications at drupa. With the Color Control tool, printers can offer customers repeatable and predictable colors and the best simulation of custom spot colors through a cloud based application.
Color Control enables printers to profile their Xeikon presses and create color tables for specific colors. Having printed a target, the measured values are uploaded to a central server where a new profile is created, together with a library of named colors. Both are installed on the Xeikon X-800 digital front-end where they can be applied to all incoming jobs. This enables customers to have better control over their output quality and match the output with conventional jobs that have been printed previously. Furthermore, quality reports, as well as an overview of the stability of the production environment, can easily be made available by the press room operator for others.
‘In today’s competitive environment, print buyers are asking their suppliers for highest quality and accurate reproduction of brand colors,’ explained Jeroen Van Bauwel, director product management at Xeikon. ‘With Xeikon Color Control, our customers now have a smart and easy way to reproduce even their most complex jobs – the ones with highest color requirements. With minimal time and effort, they can now profile their environment and ensure customer’s specific colors can be reproduced with the closest possible match. It’s one of those small, but powerful tools that makes our customers’ lives easier.’
Being cloud-based, the tool doesn’t require investment in extra hardware and customers have up to date technology at their disposal. Moreover, no investment is needed to develop in-house color management expertise. The tool also manages a printer’s complete color workflow: allowing them to generate a new profile for every medium they print on, for every press within their environment.
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