APR and SpotOn! launch SpotOn Color™ Management Software for Flexo Printers
Glendale Heights, IL (January 20, 2021) – All Printing Resources (APR) and SpotOn! have introduced SpotOn Color™ — a new color management platform for the pressroom and other areas of production. APR is the exclusive distributor of the new software tool.
SpotOn Color combines all of the popular features of SpotOn!™ Flexo software with new solutions for job management, production setup, process control, and overall job and color assessments.
According to Catherine Haynes, Co-developer of SpotOn Color and Director of Digital Solutions & Training, APR, “We’re thrilled to launch SpotOn Color after an extensive overhaul. The new capabilities of this software will help flexo printers produce more consistent results, match proofs better, reduce waste, and improve customer satisfaction.” Chris Pregent-Halford, Developer and Owner, SpotOn! adds, “By collaborating with APR on this new product launch, we were able to develop new easy-to-use features that will make our software platform even more robust. The best part is that you do not have to be an engineer or a press expert to use this tool and understand what the reports are telling you.”
With SpotOn Color operators can track job parameters and easily compare measurements across the web to help optimize job setup. Interactive trending data and enhanced data display options allow users to easily navigate and visualize areas for improvement to better troubleshoot. The process for setting up SpotOn Color with new jobs has been further enhanced with a unique PDF file upload functionality and dynamic color library management. Industry-standard databases are also now supported and enable third party reporting tools to connect.
Once a converter has taken a few measurements to establish trending data, the tool can be used as a vendor validation tool as well. SpotOn Color can help identify trouble with inks, indicate how new production configurations are performing compared to the previous ones, compare the quality of printing on different types of paper, and more. SpotOn Color can also pull job-focused or color-focused reports, making it a valuable tool for analyzing variations throughout a shift, for reruns, and across jobs to validate how successful operators are at meeting customer standards for printing.
SpotOn! Flexo users that are current on their maintenance support will be able to migrate to the new SpotOn Color solution at no cost. Haynes adds that “new users will find pricing to be extremely competitive and can choose between perpetual or subscription licenses. More product enhancements are planned on the near horizon.”