X-Rite has added a Spot Color Tone Value (SCTV) feature that supports the latest ISO 20654 standard to its eXact family of handheld spectrophotometers.
This is a firmware update that allows commercial and package printers to verify tone value for spot colors that correlate well with visual appearance. It means that users can separately configure the tone value formula for spot colors as well as CMYK. The Tone Value, Tone Value Increase (TVI) or dot gain, TVI Table and Print Characteristics can all be configured, which should make it easier for printers to measure both spot colors and the process colors used in extended color gamut printing.
Ray Cheydleur, Printing and Imaging Product Portfolio Manager for X-Rite, explains: “X-Rite now provides SCTV support across our eXact family, IntelliTrax2 and ColorCert Suite 3.0 process control software, providing customers with the colour management and workflow tools required to meet evolving industry standards, better formulate inks and take into account the effect of substrates on colour.”There’s also a new search function for the eXact devices for better access to color standards such as Pantone.