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Analyze Is Here!


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Exciting news! Today, we’re announcing the launch of Analyze, the ultimate weapon for print industry professionals who are serious about printing great color. Analyze is a powerful addition to print management software that further increases the efficiency of the printing process. It presents detailed color data in a simple visual interface to help printers improve consistency and increase the accuracy of color calibration for all types of printing devices. It puts process control in users’ hands, helping deliver quicker turn times, reduced ink and paper waste, and improved profits.

In today’s competitive print industry, efficiency and accuracy are the keys to success, and Analyze also helps users streamline the G7 qualification process and maximize the results over time. We are thrilled to announce this significant step forward for the color industry, and we are ready to help you integrate it into your workflow.

Buy it now, or check out the full press release!

SpotOn! Press 4 keys to color consistency

4 Keys to Consistent Color – Series Intro


So, what is Consistent Color and why does it matter?

Consistent Color is about reliably producing the same results over and over again. It is about printing a file for approval and then two weeks later getting that approval for the production run, then having the results look the same as the approved print. It is about printing a job six months ago and getting an exact reorder today, and having no problems matching the original print run.

If the above scenarios are what you aspire to in your production, you might want to read on. The next 3 blogs will be a simplified version of what Bruce has learned over his 40 years of experience working to control the printing process. Here is a preview of what is ahead.

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SpotOn! Press Receives FTA Technical Innovation Award for SpotOn! Flexo


April 2014 — The Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) named All Printing Resources (APR) and SpotOn! Press winners of its prestigious 2014 Technical Innovation Award. SpotOn! Flexo Technology co-developed by the two companies, was the winner in the Prepress-Pressroom category. An elite team of industry professionals conducted the competitive judging, and the winners were announced at the annual awards banquet that took place on Sunday, April 27th at the FTA’s 2013 Annual Forum in Baltimore, MD.

On behalf of APR, we are honored to be recognized with the prestigious FTA Technical Innovation Award for our SpotOn! Flexo software,” says David Nieman, President & CEO of APR. Collaborating with SpotOn! Press has truly been a partnership of shared ideas resulting in a product that can save our customers time and money.

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4 Tips For Using SpotOn! Verify


Tips on Using the new Visual Match Scorecard feature in SpotOn! Verify 2

We have been experimenting with the new Visual Match Scorecard for a handful of months now, and have some tips on how to use it effectively in a process control program.

  • Tip 1: The most important thing to remember is that this feature’s ability to predict visual matches is tied to the number of patches being measured. The rule of thumb is that more patches are better. We’ve used it quite successfully with the new IDEAlliance ISO 12647-7 Control Wedge 2013, which has 84 patches. I’d hesitate to use it with a control strip that has fewer patches.
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SpotOn! Verify Delivers New Visual Match Scorcard


CHICAGO AND PORTLAND, ORE. – Sept. 8, 2013 – SpotOn!, a leading developer of software for the printing and publishing industry, today announced the release of SpotOn! Verify 2.5, a quality control tool used in the printing and publishing industry to improve printing consistency, increase customer satisfaction, and differentiate their production quality from others in their markets.

The key new feature of Verify 2.5 is the Visual Match Scorecard, which applies statistical probability to define an unambiguous score for comparing print-to-standard or print-to-print based on a visual match instead of pass/fail metrics and tolerances. The score is divided into four visual zones: no visual difference (90%-100%); good visual match (80%-90%); fair visual match (70%-80%); and poor visual match (below 70%).

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SpotOn! Verify Wins Best Color Management Software Award


CHICAGO AND PORTLAND, ORE. – Sept. 8, 2013 – SpotOn!, a leading developer of software for the printing and publishing industry, today announced that it received the Readers’ Choice Award from Quick Printing magazine in the category of Color Management Software for its SpotOn! Verify product.

The inaugural Quick Printing Readers’ Choice Top Products Awards competition was conducted in early 2013 by gathering opinions from print service providers about what they considered to be the most significant products introduced to the commercial printing industry between September 1, 2011 and December 31, 2012. Readers were asked to vote for the products within each category that had the strongest impact on their businesses or created the most excitement in the industry, with only one winner in each category.