MeasureColor 18.1 packed with new features!

With this new release of the MeasureColor software, Colorware makes it easy to keep up with the latest technologies and trends in color management. It helps you to meet your customers requirements and maintain a flexible workflow. MeasureColor Reports 18.1 effortlessly keeps you up to speed with the right data at the right moment. With all these new features MeasureColor 18.1 is turned into a color management powerhouse. MeasureColor 18.1 gives you more flexibility and efficiency in your production, while improving the consistency and quality of your products.

Idealliance G7 support

The ProcessControl module of MeasureColor 18.1 can be used as a G7 Process Control Support Tool. This means press operators and quality managers can quickly see if they run according to G7 specifications.
MeasureColor has added a number of operator oriented tools to check and improve for G7. MeasureColor’s GrayFinder technology is undeniably one of the most powerful tools to clearly indicate the GrayBalance correction, without the need of extended color bars.
Read more on our G7 features here…


Support for Measurement Illumination Conditions is now fully integrated into MeasureColor 18.1. MeasureColor 18.1 automatically recognizes under which M-condition a color is specified. The measuring device is automatically adjusted to use the right measuring condition, which rules out any mistakes made by hand and makes life easier for the operator.

Tolerance per Color

A much requested feature from our users in the packaging industry is the possibility to set up a different delta E-tolerance for each color. With MeasureColor 18.1 you are now able to differentiate your quality-requirements, for example between spot colors and process colors. More often than not brand owners require a lower tolerance for spot colors than process colors. With MeasureColor 18.1 you can control color approval at a higher level and check your product where it really matters!

MeasureColor now also also supports the latest measuring devices such as X-Rite’s IntelliTrax2 and the new Techkon’s SpectroDens and SpectroDrive. With MeasureColor 18.1 you are up-to-date with the latest technologies and trends, because the new M1 based standards like Fogra 51 and GRACoL 2013 are supported natively.

Spot Color Tone Value (SCTV)

MeasureColor recognizes the important introduction of Spot Color Tone Value (SCTV), the new ISO 20654 standard. This revolutionary standard is now also integrated in MeasureColor 18.1. SCTV will be widely supported by the industry and helps you to obtain much better quality results for your important spot colors than traditional TVI (Tone Value Increase) measurements.

Automated Target Densities via ChromaTrack

MeasureColor 18.1 contains numerous usability and performance improvements, a lot of which where implemented after listening to customer feedback. For closed-loop offset-printers, MeasureColor 18.1 offers automated target densities, based on Colorware’s best-match technology Chromatrack. This technology turns your printing environment into a completely automated workspace. By automatically sending back information into the press after every measurement, MeasureColor is constantly fine tuning the printing process, reducing waste to an absolute minimum.

MeasureColor Reports

Since the introduction in 2016 the popularity of MeasureColor Reports continues to grow. Many US packaging printers and brand owners have started using MeasureColor Reports. Recently one of USA’s main packaging printer groups installed MeasureColor Reports for the centralization of quality control and quality reporting for more then 20 of their production sites!


Reports now includes a great direct-to-pdf engine which generate beautiful PDF files from all you reports. Pdf reports can be generated in landscape or portrait mode and you can choose to save or send via email directly. Direct-to-Pdf reports are available for Reports ‘Advance’ or ‘Enterprise’ licensed users.

Scheduled Reporting

The latest version of MeasureColor Reports 18.1 also comes equipped with new features that will give brand owners and production managers more control over the production environment and product quality. From now on your PDF Reports can also be sent automatically to a specified e-mail address at scheduled times. To make this even more flexible Colorware has added a new type of report: the Daily Metric. This is a completely customizable report that gives you updates on the performance of any production unit, press, operator or color of your choice. Scheduled Reports are available for Reports ‘Advance’ or ‘Enterprise’ licensed users.
Read more about MeasureColor Reports here…

Upgrade policy

All MeasureColor registered users who have a valid MeasureColor Software Agreement (MCSA) can upgrade for free. This includes new users who bought MeasureColor between August 15th, 2016 and August 14th, 2017. You can download the new software from your account-page.

If you do not have a Maintenance Agreement for your software and wish to upgrade you can visit out software upgrades page here.

You can check and download your latest MeasureColor version from account page on