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.