Just released online color monitoring for printing applications in ImageFlow. Now an operator can define multiple points on a job and measure the LAB value on each and every repeat.
Set up multiple points
Once a job is in specification, simply point and click to learn. Assign a name to the point. The area to be measured is adjustable.
Monitor and trend during the job
The system will trend every repeat so that you can see in the machine direction the variance in the color quality of the points being monitored. This is plotted using DeltaE as a basis. Beneath the trend the value of each point is shown in a color gamut display.
Early warning of color drift
The system will warn the operator of color drift. Green is OK, Yellow a warning and Red is out of specification. The thresholds can be stored based on the contract requirements per print job.
Record for process control
All measurements are recorded so as to enable a certificate of compliance and also for use as a process control parameter for manufacturing optimization.
Come meet us at PackExpo 2018
We will be exhibiting with our partner Acquire Automation at PackExpo in Chicago at Upper lakeside center E-7038. We will also be demonstrating the following capabilities :
- Print inspection for packaging and labels
- Variable data inspection and serialization
- Pouch, seam and perforation verification
- Measurement of opacity and color for films and packaging