Introducing Version 2.0 of SpotOn!™ — a Mac and Windows based process control software application for presses and proofers.
SpotOn! has an internal database for storing data captured from press sheets using an i1 spectrophotometer and a 29-patch control strip. Multiple pulls from each job are scanned and recorded into the database. From there charts can be saved that show a visual dashboard of:
Solid ink density variations
Ink Solids and Overprints compared to ISO standards
G7® Neutral Print Density deviation
TVI (dot gain)
Gray Balance deviation
Average Deviations over time
Density to DeltaE Trends
Density to NPDC, TVI Trends
New features include:
Spot color validation
Press Calibration (both G7 and TVI) and validation
Analysis of data (press, proof, paper, ink, plate curves)
Comparison Functions including between two presses, two stocks, and more
SpotOn! is a quality assurance tool for process control and color management throughout the proof-to-press process that aids in reducing waste and improves press make-ready time.
For Color Management Consultants
SpotOn! improves the efficiency and quality of a G7 installation by helping to quickly establish color variables.
SpotOn! validates vendor supplies by helping to identify problems, such as ink on a press and the effects of new supplies (blankets, rollers, etc.).
SpotOn! institutes process control in the pressroom. It validates printing to specifications and provides valuable tools that report how a shop performs to standards over time.
For Print Buyers and Ad Agencies
SpotOn! enables color consistency through process control throughout the creative-to-print supply chain. Validates that proofs are within G7 specifications.