Bonnie and Clyde

The Story of Bonnie and Clyde


Our new SpotOn! Verify 2.5 software explained plain and simple using a real customer and their printers!

Bonnie and Clyde, two identical inkjet printers, were originally calibrated to match the GRACoL specification as proofers. Over many months they drifted from the GRACoL target, as inkjet printers will do over time. After some time, the two printers were no longer printing the same. It was quite noticeable that they looked different when printing the same file on both printers.

We printed an IDEAlliance ISO12647-7 Control Wedge 2013 on both printers and found they both passed an IDEAlliance verification for G7 Colorspace tolerances.

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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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