Color measurement specialist Techkon has released a new version of its ChromaLT print quality software developed especially for small and medium-sized packaging converters.
The software is designed to improve print process efficiencies by removing the color matching guesswork, by providing press operators color matching feedback with clear pass and fail indications. Operators are guided on how to obtain a match with either specific ink density adjustments or by toning the ink. All measurements are saved, and a report can be generated for the quality department.
The updated version includes new easy set workflow and accommodates up to 12 colors per job. The company has also introduced a new dashboard which provides press operators increased visibility of measurement results and recommended corrective actions. The software now also includes a complete ink management module with comprehensive QC capabilities for the verification of new in-house ink recipes or for incoming inspection of ink shipments from outside vendors.
Techkon also added support for wireless connections of SpectroDens instruments via optional WiFi card and improved color difference graphs that are easy for ink technicians and press operators to interpret.
‘Pressroom color QC solutions are becoming increasingly popular with packaging printers who are being held to tighter and tighter color matching tolerances by brand customer,’ said Stephen Rankin, director of product management at Techkon. ‘However, ChromaLT is different because it offers dedicated color QC tools for both the pressroom as well as the ink department. This ensures that ink mixed in-house or by an outside vendor is color accurate before it even makes its way into the pressroom. Together, the QC tools of ChromaLT can help ink technicians and press operators work more efficiently and ultimately achieve a higher level of color accuracy and consistency in their printed products.’