Xeikon has launched XCS Pro 2.0, a fully automated, cloud-based suite of management tools developed to control color quality, predictability, repeatability, and print profitability.
The new color package includes training courses plus ongoing consultancy and is offered as a pay-as-you-go subscription model.
‘Historically, color management software has needed an expert to deliver results, and this takes time. Xeikon has developed its XCS Pro 2.0 as a no-waste, no-expert, fully automated color system,’ said Bruce Dransfield, Xeikon’s color management expert. ‘Xeikon now has the first digital dry toner, web press solution which embraces self-fixing color control, quality control, and ICC profiling plus Pantone/brand color generation to meet all industry standards.’
Xeikon has built its new system’s architecture to analyze, target, and correct color problems remotely. The quality control tools can be set to industry standards, either theoretical, process corrected, or house standards. XCS Pro enables the operator to fix and re-verify the color quality of the print on the fly. It contains tools that can copy and paste from a pre-printed sample to optimize the brand color for the selected substrate.
Using the in-line spectrophotometer supplied with all Xeikon dry toner engines, color management becomes touchless and automatic.
‘Last-minute tweaks can be made on the fly, and profiles, color tables, and quality control are all controlled by AI during production, ensuring the highest quality print is maintained,’ said Xeikon.