All Printing Resources (APR) and SpotOn! have introduced SpotOn Color, a new color management platform for the pressroom and other production areas. APR is the exclusive distributor of the latest software tool.
SpotOn Color combines all features of SpotOn! flexo software with new job management, production setup, process control, and overall job and color assessments.
‘We’re thrilled to launch SpotOn Color after an extensive overhaul,’ commented Catherine Haynes, co-developer of SpotOn Color and director of digital solutions and training at APR. ‘The new capabilities of this software will help flexo printers produce more consistent results, match proofs better, reduce waste, and improve customer satisfaction.’
Chris Pregent-Halford, developer and owner of SpotOn!, added: ‘By collaborating with APR on this new product launch, we were able to develop new easy-to-use features that will make our software platform even more robust. The best part is that you do not have to be an engineer or a press expert to use this tool and understand what the reports are telling you.’
SpotOn Color enables operators to track job parameters and easily compare measurements across the web to optimize job setup. Interactive trending data and enhanced data display options allow users to navigate and visualize areas for improvement to troubleshoot better. The process for setting up SpotOn Color with new jobs has been further enhanced with a unique PDF file upload functionality and dynamic color library management. Industry standard databases are also now supported and enable third party reporting tools to connect.
Once a converter has taken a few measurements to establish trending data, the tool can be used as a vendor validation tool. SpotOn Color can help identify trouble with inks, indicate how new production configurations are performing compared to the previous ones, compare the quality of printing on different types of paper, and more. SpotOn Color can also pull job-focused or color-focused reports, making it a valuable tool for analyzing variations throughout a shift, reruns, and across jobs to validate how successful operators are at meeting customer standards for printing.
SpotOn! Flexo users on their maintenance support will be able to migrate to the new tool at no cost.
‘New users will find pricing to be extremely competitive and can choose between perpetual or subscription licenses. More product enhancements are planned on the near horizon,’ concluded Hayes.