Caldera boosts color matching for large print operations with Konica Minolta partnership
Nieuwegein, January 2017
Support for the Konica Minolta FD-5BT and FD-7 spectrodensitometers within EasyMedia, the popular RIP module for color calibration and profile creation, is announced today by Caldera. In a move aiming to boost the ability for larger print houses to initiate high-quality color profiling across devices, Caldera has extended its relationship with the popular equipment manufacturer while furthering its mission to encourage printers of all sizes to adopt repeatability and robustness in their color management processes.
The benefits of being able to match colors with a high degree of accuracy are self-evident: fewer reprints are required and brand colors can be hit more easily as color standards like G7, Fogra, ISO 12647-2 or -7 become achievable. This is particularly crucial for printers using a multi-process production environment, as well as those supplying retail and blue-chip clients. Furthermore, consistency between print devices can be guaranteed, which is critical for users of multiple machines and print clusters.
Arnaud Fabre, Product Manager for Caldera, observes: “This latest feature for EasyMedia illustrates Caldera’s commitment to its far-reaching partnership strategy. We want to allow printers the widest possible choice of equipment, which is why EasyMedia now supports not only the Konica Minolta spectrophotometers but a range of tools that can enhance the print production process.”
Spectrophotometers are used to read and evaluate colors so that brand owners, designers and manufacturers can communicate accurate color shades throughout the design and production process. Absolute accuracy in color control is critical for consistency across different media and along different steps of production. By getting the exact color right from the start, expensive wastage in inks and media can be eliminated, and time and money are saved.
EasyMedia is Caldera’s step-by-step color calibration wizard and ICC profile creator for print shops of all sizes. It allows users to fine-tune their color management for optimum stability and consistency across their output, especially now that it has incorporated support for the Konica Minolta FD-5BT and FD-7 spectrodensitometers. These particular spectrophotometers measure not only color but also density and illumination, and can standardize color adjustments even on substrates with fluorescent whitening agents – crucial for customers insistent on maintaining brand colors between indoor, outdoor and other lighting environments.
“The ultimate automated chartreader Konica Minolta Autoscan Spectrophotometer FD-9 is supported via file import. Dedicated test charts are incorporated into EasyMedia. The measurements are performed easily using Konica Minolta’s FD-s2w which exports the data for EasyMedia. Thus Caldera users can benefit from improved speed, flexibility and accuracy.” says Claas Bickeböller, Product Manager Graphic Arts Konica Minolta.
The latest version of EasyMedia is available now through all Caldera resellers.
About Konica Minolta Sensing Europe B.V.:
Konica Minolta Sensing Europe B.V., part of Konica Minolta Inc. Japan, is a leading provider of measurement solutions for applications in the fields of Colour & Appearance and Light Measurements. Konica Minolta Sensing Europe serves the industry in more than 30 countries in the EMEA region with Branches and qualified Distributors. Derived from our state-of-the-art optical and image processing technologies, measuring solutions from Konica Minolta Sensing help improve quality control and support R&D in a wide variety of industries. Our colour management solutions are essential to control and monitor quality in many areas of manufacturing, such as automotive, coatings, plastic, construction materials, food, chemicals and pharmaceutics. In the area of Light & Display measurement technology, Konica Minolta Colour Analysers enjoy an “industry standard” position. Konica Minolta Sensing Business unit will continue to innovate, utilizing the latest high-accuracy sensing technology, providing solutions that meet the everchanging needs in diverse fields.
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