SpotOn Color – How it Works!

SpotOn Color uses spectral data to provide optimal density information, allowing the operator to run a color to match a reference color. This software compares the spectral data of a color measured on a press pull (using a spectrophotometer) to the spectral data of the reference color. A quick calculation gives the press operator the optimal density to obtain the closest (lowest Delta E, or dE) match to the reference color.

SpotOn Color is very easy to use. You load your reference colors into the SOC Database, choose the colors to be used, measure the colors on press and let the software do the rest!

Loading reference color into the SOC database can be done in one of three ways:

  • Ink formulations files such as MIF or CxF files can be uploaded
  • Colors can be measured into the software using a spectrophotometer
  • Colors can be migrated from earlier versions of SpotOn! Flexo

SpotOn Color supports all of the popular Delta E equations: dE1976, dECMC, dE1994, and dE2000. The software allows the user to set the dE tolerances for a specific job to include both warning and fail tolerances. For example, a customer may require all colors to be within a range 3 dE to be accepted and will be considered failing at 5 dE.

Reading test patches with the MYIRO-1

SpotOn Color supports popular measurement instruments:

  • Konica-Minolta MYIRO-1
  • Techkon SpectroDens
  • X-rite eXact
  • X-Rite i1 Pro, i1 Pro 2, i1 Pro 3 (restricted)
  • X-Rite Ci64 (spherical)

Stand-Alone or Client-Server Configuration

SpotOn Color is available in a single version that operates as stand-alone or as a multi-user networked configuration by connecting to the in-house database server. SpotOn Color is compatible with both Windows and Mac.

Download:  SpotOn Color - Data Sheet, Adobe PDF, 216KB