Even when color libraries are perfectly matched between machines, sometimes there is not an exact match on the progression and/or tone of the gradients. To this end, neoMatch and neoStampa are now also able to also match mid-points on the curve of a color.
The process is quite simple and very similar to how to calibrate a color library:
- We print a PDF with some steps of the color gradient we want to match on the Reference machine (see example SPOT COLOR.pdf file below).
- We set up neoMatch with the same configuration we would for a color library.
- We read some of the mid-steps and we introduce the name and the value as COLOUR NAME%value (see SPOT COLOR.csv as reference).
Usually, only 3 or 4 values are enough to calculate a perfectly matched color curve. [70 - 40 - 20 - 10] or [50 - 25 - 15] are some good mid-points recommendations (more on lighter tones). <sublimation>
Depending on the darkness of a color, we need more control points than lighter colors. So for very dark colors, we recommend [100%, 90%, 75%, 50%, 25%, 10%], for medium colors [100%, 75%, 50%, 25%, 10%], and for lighter colors [100%, 50%, 25%] were enough. This is especially visible/necessary if you have to match output systems with different ink sets or processes. <Joe>
- We match the samples like a normal library on the Matched machine/s.
- We export the results (Best RGB or Best LAB) and import them into the color library of neoStampa.
- We print the same PDF we printed on the Reference Machine to check the results.
|For more information, please consult the neoMatch manual on our website.|
In case of doubt or for further information, please contact Inèdit Technical Support.