Overview


This guide introduce the usage of X-Rite eXact portable spectrophotometer in combination with neoStampa Calibration Wizard. The full process of Calibration Wizard is described in the separated user manual. Please refer to neoStampa - Calibration Wizard.





Device Configuration

 


Driver Connection


The device driver will be installed by Windows automatically when is connected to the computer and switched on. If you have trouble with automated installation of the driver, follow the description below.



Connect the device to the computer using the supplied USB cable and switch the eXact on.



Open Control Panel | Device Manager. In the list, open Other devices and select X-Rite eXact.



Click right and select Update Driver Software…



From new window chose to Browse my computer for driver software to locate the driver.




Browse to and select C:\Program Files\Inedit\neoStampa 10\required\eXact. Click on Next to continue.



The installation of the driver starts and when is completed, click on Close.


In case this step fails, access the root folder 'eXact' and and start driver installation with embedded .exe file.




Configuration in Calibration Wizard


Start Calibration Wizard. Click on Configure… bottom of the window.



Select x-Rite eXact device from the list.



Select Illumination (D65 or D50) and Observer (2 or 10).



If you need to use UV-Filter in enable the option from Configuration window.



Performance


Start the Calibration as usual until the point to measure printed Single Ink Cut chart, Linearization chart and Printer profiling target chart. 



Single Ink Cut/Linearization chart measurement


Print the charts as Calibration Wizard requires in the manual.



Before starting using the device, it must be calibrated. The device has an integrated calibration plaque and will calibrate automatically when required. The calibration plaque is located directly below the optics when the device is in the open position (not locked).



Click on Calibrate button to make the action and follow the steps on the device display. Locate the device on a flat surface and tap the START button on display. It will display a countdown screen and then perform the calibration.



Press Measure… button to read the chart. It opens the measurement dialog and is ready to be measured.



Position the ruler with the device on the media above the first patch of row #1 of your chart. Lower the device to the target base and hold steady until the measurement is complete.



In one continuous motion, roll the device across the color bar without stopping. Use the black scribe line on the edge of the chassis to align device during the scan, and view the device display for scan speed indication. One of the circles appears on the device to provide feedback on your scanning speed.



Scanning the color bar too fast or too slow for an extended period of time may produce inaccurate measurement results. Always try to maintain a steady scanning speed with the white circle showing as much as possible for best results.

When the last patch is passed release the device.



Position the ruler with the device in front of the next row of your test chart and measure the next row.



Simultaneously in Calibration Wizard the lines are completed with each measures line. When done, click on OK in the measurement dialog and continue with the calibration until you reach the printed profiler target chart.




Profiler target chart measurement


Print the charts as Calibration Wizard requires in the manual. Once again repeat the device calibration as described above.



Using the large target chart of 1516 patches.



Press Measure… button to read the chart. It opens the measurement dialog and is ready to be measured.


Remember to calibration the device as described above before starting the measurement.



As seen above, position the ruler with the device on the media above the first patch of row #1 of your chart. Lower the device to the target base and hold steady until the measurement is complete. When the last patch is passed release the device.


Simultaneously in Calibration Wizard the lines are completed with each measures line. When done, click on OK in the measurement dialog and finish the calibration.





Video Tutorial


Watch the video tutorial and see how to do it.