MeasureColor 20.2 to feature enhanced data submission capability to X-Rite ColorCert ScoreCard Server to satisfy brand quality review requirements.

Colorware is pleased to announce MeasureColor version 20.2 will offer new automation and increased submission efficiency via licensed API technology from X-Rite. Printers who need to submit print quality data to brand print buyers using MeasureColor can now do so directly from within our application without the need to export measurements. Combined with our integrated … Read more

New releases MeasureColor 20.1 and MeasureColor Reports 20.1

 

Customer-driven enhancements power MeasureColor 20.1 release

The best application in color management just got better. As of today, the new release of MeasureColor 20.1 is available, with lots of new features and improvements based on user requests, and extensive research and development.

One of the highlights is the support of Spectro 1, a pocket-size spectro device, making professional quality management widely available in the entire production chain. By popular demand of our users, we have also added enhancements for X-Rite eXact AutoScan, which now measures patches as small as 3mm.

With MeasureColor 20.1, Spot color target matching during job set up has been made easier. Simply select a Color book in the Color and Inks dialog, measure a physical sample and MeasureColor will find the nearest target within the book. At the same time, the result of jobs with target colors that are not defined in a database Color Book (such as PantoneLIVE targets) is transferred to MeasureColor Reports. From now on you always have the right data at your fingertips. Under the hood, there are numerous improvements and small adjustments which will make life even easier. We are constantly listening to our users’ wishes and demands and we keep looking for new ways to improve the user interface. And we are happy to announce that version 20.1 is the best releases of MeasureColor ever.

Support for Spectro 1, changing the world of color
The next big thing in color management is actually very small. Spectro 1 is a pocket-size compact and affordable tool for accurately measuring and communicating color at the professional and industrial levels. The Bluetooth enabled-instrument is app compatible and lets you easily measure, save, and share powerful color data. With the new release of MeasureColor 20.1 we now support the Spectro 1. Combined with the overwhelming list of features of MeasureColor 20.1, the Spectro 1 brings you quality management at a professional level. In production environments where spectrophotometers are available at any time for everyone, MeasureColor 20.1 can be used to its full potential. Consensus about color quality will be easier to achieve than ever before, making life easier for both brand owners, quality managers and operators. More information: MeasureColor 20.1 features

MeasureColor Reports 20.1: the independent communicator
From day one, the development of MeasureColor Reports has been aimed at independent color communication – leaving it up to our users to choose freely the devices, partners and software they prefer to work with.

MeasureColor Reports 20.1 supports the independent standard PQX (Print Quality eXchange/ISO 20616-2). This XML specification standardizes the exchange of print quality data in a way that is similar to the popular format CxF/X. The adaptation of PQX as an industry standard is growing rapidly. Exporting data in PQX format means that the information can be imported by other PQX compatible systems. By supporting this format, MeasureColor Reports 20.1 promotes the use of PQX, which is the perfect way for vendor and device-independent communication in the industry. The support of PQX is just one of many new features introduced in MeasureColor Reports 20.1. The new release also adds new data fields and results for individual samples and summary info. These are added to improve the reporting and analysis capabilities of various (customized) reports.
Apart from the new features and enhancements, many improvements have been added to MeasureColor Reports 20.1. The robustness and responsiveness of the entire system have been improved, as workflow management and quality control require large amounts of data. Situations, where the system manages over 100 GB of data, are not uncommon. That’s why we updated the structure of the Print Room Dashboard an Ink Analysis, enabling faster uploading. The updated SQL queries also speed up the system dramatically.
The easy-to-use MeasureColor Reports 20.1 release gives you complete control of quality management while maintaining the option to independently choose and use the tools you prefer. More information: MeasureColor Reports 20.1 features

Note: Please update your reports server before updating MeasureColor as reports is upwards compatible!

Co-creation benefits us all
Both MeasureColor 20.1 and MeasureColor Reports 20.1 are packed with new features and improvements, most of which were inspired by users of our software. By listening to our clients and conducting thorough research, we are able to offer the solution that fits your production environment best. Your experience is our most valuable input for constant improvement. We believe in customer-driven development. Only by making you part of our R&D efforts, we can come up with solutions that you actually need.
All updates are free and immediately available for MeasureColor users that sign up for our MeasureColor Software Assurance Plan. MCSA-members actively support the MeasureColor community and can be assured to get the right solution tailored to their needs. Come and join our MSCA program and see how MeasureColor fits your production.

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MeasureColor 20.1 new features and improvements

  Support for Variable Inc Spectro 1 MeasureColor 20.1 connects with the Variable Inc Spectro 1 pocket spectral device using a special Bluetooth dongle. The Spectro1 is the world’s first pocket-size spectro device! X-Rite eXact AutoScan enhancements X-Rite eXact AutoScan now measures patches as small as 3mm. A Spot/Scan pull-down was added to the measuring … Read more

Colorware at LabelExpo 2019

MeasureColor makes Delta-E in label printing Delta Easy! Colorware returns to LabelExpo to take color management in the label industry to the next level with its newly improved MeasureColor. As demand for comprehensive and efficient quality control is growing intensively, MeasureColor brings the right tools, and the ease of use, to close the information gap … Read more

Microsoft ends SQL Server 2008 support

MeasureColor is a client-server based application and makes use of Microsoft SQL server technology. For your information, we want to inform you that Microsoft has decided to stop supporting SQL Server 2008 and 2008R2 from July 9th, 2019: Extended support ended. From that date, your application will probably still be safe and good working, but … Read more

MeasureColor supports X-Rite eXact Autoscan and DataColor Check3

More and more devices supported by MeasureColor By adding support for two more excellent and popular devices, MeasureColor brings its solutions to the production environment in both commercial and packaging print and adjacent markets. From the very beginning, MeasureColor has always been a device-independent end-to-end solution for color management. Colorware, the innovative developer of the … Read more

MeasureColor & ColorCert Scorecard Server

How can I send data from MeasureColor to ColorCert Scorecard Server to meet my print buyer requirements? In the packaging industry today, many printers are asked to provide quality feedback to their customer, the brand owner. Brand owners often use their own solutions for print quality management, which are not typical pressroom tools designed towards … Read more

Celebrating 10 years of MeasureColor: We make Delta-E, Delta Easy!

At Drupa 2008, a meeting of dedicated color measurement specialists from the Netherlands and the United States laid the foundation for MeasureColor. In less than a decade, this comprehensive and groundbreaking color measurement system developed into an indispensable tool for quality assurance and process control to some of the largest printing companies in the world. … Read more

Measurecolor 18.2 centralizes color communication

 MeasureColor 18.2 is the most efficient, user friendly and versatile release of Colorware’s flagship color management solution ever. With numerous enhancements, MeasureColor 18.2 will improve your workflow, functioning as a color hub in your production environment. MeasureColor Reports will be the center of your quality management, giving you complete control over all your color processes. … Read more