2019 was a great year for SpotOn Color. In this post, we would like to take you on a short year in review.
Earlier in the year, our own Bruce Bayne was featured on the IDEAlliance GAMUT Printing and Packaging podcast. The episode focuses on new BrandQ requirements and the Formula to Connect the Global Supply Chain. Listen to the podcast.
This year, we also completed some significant updates to both our Analyze/Verify and Flexo software. Both sets of software had two new releases this year.
In 2019, updates to Flexo were general bug fixes. But there are two exciting features that are worthy to note.
First, Flexo is now able to measure SCTV, or Spot Color Tonal Value. The addition of SCTV allows users to calibrate tonal values of spot colors as defined in ISO 20654-2017. The methodology works with all inks and all printing conditions.
Second, we added a new measurement report. Now Flexo has two reports: a measurement report and a job report.
The difference between the two reports is that the measurement report shows a single measurement instance (although you could have multiple spot colors) while the job report shows the trend of all measurements for a job.
Analyze and Verify Updates
Besides those fixes, here are some other improvements to the software:
- Improved license check functionality to reduce error messages
- Updated eXact driver
- Improved Verify device report layout
- Added instrument and mode to Verify when importing Barbieri data
- Updated G7 Colorspace to 2019 specs
With the updates to Flexo, Analyze and Verify, Windows 32-bit operating systems are no longer supported. The minimum Windows configuration is now Windows 7, 64-bit. Operating systems below Windows 7 SP1 and Mac OS 10.10.5 will no longer be supported.
In conclusion, we are happy to continue to improve upon our products and services. We have already started working on Version 3 of SpotOn and we are looking forward to its release in 2020.
If you have any questions about any of our software or other services, please contact us.