For years and years, the primary press control has been Solid Ink Density (SID). In recent years, this has changed dramatically! In every article and every conference, the common theme is running to Delta E (dE) not density. Why? Because SID is NOT a color measurement, it is a measurement of Lightness or Darkness. That’s […]
Earlier this year the FTA released results of a Flash Poll on ‘What Ink-Related issues are most common? Interesting results Over 60% of respondents stated Ink strength or color density Over 30% stated Color shift during run 40% stated Excessive pulls or Incorrect color during makeready
Well, that can be debated, however a free copy of SpotOn! Flexo QM pressroom software is something you shouldn’t pass up! Especially when it will show you how to improve press-side color matching by simply Running to Delta E rather than using your old ink density standards. Do you ever wonder why, in Flexo, we […]
Color communication, (Spectral Data, CIELAB, CIELch, Chroma, Hue, Saturation) can be difficult especially in the press room where there are no press adjustments for any of these items. SpotOn! Flexo makes this communication easy. With each measurement SOF provides the press operators a series of easy to understand icons.