Canadian company GlobalVision has announced the release of the world’s first digital Colour Inspection system for print and packaging. The technology makes it far easier for colour inspections by creating a digital environment for the colour evaluation process for PDFs and printed components.
“We are excited to release the first product that digitally checks for colour changes. Adding Colour Inspection to our quality control platform delivers a complete solution for detecting errors on print & packaging,” said Reuben Malz, CEO of GlobalVision. “Partnering with Pantone and X-Rite ensures our customers work with the familiar, industry standards they depend on every day“.
GlobalVision Color Inspection compares Pantone Colours as well as references that use LAB, CMYK, and RGB colour models. First, users select colour points to compare against the printed component; then the software reports any estimated color differences beyond a defined threshold. Instead of manually checking colors by eye, users can detect and communicate potential color differences with colour reports alongside proofs for further evaluation and approval. When combined with text, graphics, and barcode inspection capabilities, the platform can now be used to inspect the entire package.
GlobalVision Colour Inspection makes use of multiple Pantone Publications to evaluate colour within PDFs or scanned proofs and printed materials. The system utilizes a calibration chart and an X-Rite eXact spectrophotometer to improve the colour precision of the scanner, making the evaluation of Pantone Colours more reliable. This allows users to check all specified colours on scanned materials at once, further accelerating the quality assessment process.