is close enough for YOU?
E-Factor™ is the expectation of the color match. So, it defines how close is close enough to be satisfied. From a Technicians point of view, E-Factor™ relates to the ∆E(00) difference of multiple comparisons.
We can apply E-Factor™ to a person, a brand, a manufacturing shop and all the workflow components (output device, substrate variation, instrument variation, lighting variation) necessary for the successful color reproduction.
We can promise that you can monitor your process,
to ensure that your devices are performing to
your desired level of color expectations.
Also, you can track your maintenance changes
with your actual color results to know that the
maintenance that you have completed is improving
or not improving your results – your E-Factor™.
Three levels of competence
The site supports virtually and color capture software that can export a spectral measurement file in CGATs, CXF, SVF or XML formats. It works especially well with Alwan Print Verifier and Print Standardizer even accepting the meta data to automatically organize data in the correct Print Tracks. The Print Inspector has three key pages – 1st the Owners page which allows the owner to see the E-Factor for all their printing devices in any location to track the manufacturing of print over any time period (shift, per day, per month etc). The second page provides trend graph detailing of the measurements and separates the precision (device compared to itself) versus the accuracy (the device compared to Reference condition like GRACoL) and the variation of the substrate color. The third page provides the technical details on what specifically is passing or failing regarding precision and accuracy in order to fix it.
If the E-factor calculated by Print Inspector doesn’t match your expectations, then our ChromaChecker™ audits will take you through a process to determine where your problems are. Based on the problems, you can fix them which will produce a smaller E-Factor™ which provide a more accurate and precise print.
The genius of ChromaChecker™ is that it quantifies the expectation of the buyer, or the owner and correlates it with an output devices capability to match or exceed that expectation. Often times the output devices E-Factor™ is larger then the buyer, which means the buyer will not have expectations met. In this case, our on-line audits will lead an operator through the necessary steps to discover what the problem is, and help them fix it which will bring the E-Factor™ of the output device into the customers expectations.
All variables in a color workflow can be defined with an E-Factor™ which calculates the precision and accuracy of all devices that are used for color reproduction including Instrumentation, Substrates/Paper, Output Devices, Lighting, Ink. ChromaChecker™ is also announcing Print Inspector. Print Inspector is a solution which defines an output devices E-Factor™, and automatically associates the Instrument E-Factor™ and Substrate E-Factor™ at the same time to ensure the key variables related to an output devices printed result is due to the operation of the device versus the variables outside of the operators control including the substrate and instrumentation variable. The Print Inspector tracks both the precision and accuracy of an output device. Precision is defined through Variation Tool which calculates Intra-page variation, inter-page variation and inter-job variation. Accuracy is defined using Pie which calculates how close the output device is matching the Target Reference Space.
This cloud based solution is dedicated to anyone who cares of color precision and accuracy for any process. Whether you are manufacturer in Plastics or Fabrics or Print you will want to use ChromaChecker™, because this is the first “color cloud” which incorporates all the components that are required for accurate color reproduction: lighting, instrumentation, substrates and actual devices. It allows for reporting conformance based on the operator, based on timeframe, job number, customer; any way you want to define your process.
Our goal is to educate the user on what the precision and accuracy is for any device, and provide tools which help you interpret actual results to optimize the color accuracy of your devices.
Our other tools
Most of our tools are available for registered users only.
Registration is free and simple.
A lot of demo data helps learn how the system works.
Zero initial investment
Uploading data is free for the first 100 files,
and in volume the cost is as little as $ .15 a file.