Xeikon has brought to market its new XCS Pro 2.0, a fully automated suite of colour management tools based in the cloud, which aims to deliver every advantage of quality colour control – predictability, repeatability and profitability.
According to the company, with the current high levels of e-commerce continuing to drive the need for colour consistency across the whole of the print process, this solution enables brand owners and retailers with just that.
The new colour package includes training courses plus ongoing consultancy and is offered as a ‘pay as you go’ subscription model.
Xeikon colour management expert Bruce Dransfield said, “Historically colour management software has needed an expert to deliver results and this takes time. Xeikon has developed its XCS Pro 2.0 as a ‘no waste’ ‘no expert’, fully automated colour system.
“Xeikon now has the first digital dry toner, web press solution which embraces self-fixing colour control, quality control and ICC profiling plus Pantone/brand colour generation to meet all industry standards.
“Xeikon has built its new colour management system’s architecture to enable it to remotely analyse, target and fix any colour problem in minutes. Xeikon’s cloud based analytical tools can diagnose any colour issue and the issue is sorted with no delays which adds to significant time savings in production.”
The solution also enables a lean approach to colour management, offering advantages that include:
- The quality control tools can be set to industry standards – either theoretical, ‘process corrected’ or ‘house’ standards and results are measured and traced using the new analytics in Xeikon’s cloud-based system
- Operators to fix and re-verify the colour quality of the print on the fly
- Xeikon’s dry toner engines are all fitted with inline spectrophotometers to automatically make this possible during production saving on waste and rejected jobs
- For packaging and label printers, accurate brand colours are vitally important
- Xeikon’s new suite of colour management software contains tools that can copy and paste from a pre-printed sample to optimise the brand colour for the selected substrate
- Xeikon uses .CxF (colour exchange format) in order to communicate with tools found in the analogue world such as Flint Group’s VIVO or Pantone LIVE as well as proofing systems.
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