Directions for Measurement and Upload of GRACoL, SWOP and Custom Control Strips

- Measure and compare to GRACoL, SWOP, and FOGRA will allow you to upload your measurements and compare the deltaE and delta Grays to the target dataset. You may then view lab values and deltas for all patches, view a summary, as well as print a report and pass/fail label.

- Measure and compare to your own custom dataset will allow you to upload your measurements and compare the deltaE and delta Grays to the target dataset. You may then view lab values and deltas for all patches, view density and dot gain, view a summary, as well as print a report and pass/fail label. Values will be held in an SQL database for your reference. (To access this database you must be a customer of the freeprocesscontrol.com web store, ron ellis consulting llc, or selected affiliates.)

Click here to learn how to configure Colorport and measure control strips

For questions and help please post questions on the forum.






IDEAlliance Control Strip

To Measure and Compare to GRACoL Data


1.    Go to the Login window
2.    Enter FREETEST in the user field.
3.    Enter FREE in the password field.
4.    Select GRACoL as the device.
5.    Select browse and browse to the measurement file you wish to upload
6.    Select upload.
7.    The file will be uploaded and a report will be generated.
8.    The report will show delta E results for each patch, as well as a summary of the average delta E, as well as a summary for delta E for gray patches.
9.    You may print the summary
10.    To print a label select generate label. You may then download and print the label.

IDEAlliance Control Strip

To Measure and Compare to SWOP 3 Data

1.    Go to the Login window
2.    Enter FREETEST in the user field.
3.    Enter FREE in the password field

4.    Select SWOP3 as the device.
5.    Select browse and browse to the measurement file you wish to upload
6.    Select upload.
7.    The file will be uploaded and a report will be generated.
8.    The report will show delta E results for each patch, as well as a summary of the average delta E, as well as a summary for delta E for gray patches.
9.    You may print the summary
10. To print a label select generate label. You may then download and print the label.

IDEAlliance Control Strip

To Measure and Compare to SWOP 5 Data


1.    Go to the Login window
2.    Enter FREETEST in the user field.
3.    Enter FREE in the password field

4.    Select SWOP5 as the device.
5.    Select browse and browse to the measurement file you wish to upload
6.    Select upload.
7.    The file will be uploaded and a report will be generated.
8.    The report will show delta E results for each patch, as well as a summary of the average delta E, as well as a summary for delta E for gray patches.
9.    You may print the summary
10. To print a label select generate label. You may then download and print the label.

IDEAlliance Control Strip

To Measure and Compare to FOGRA 39 Data

1.    Go to the Login window
2.    Enter FREETEST in the user field.
3.    Enter FREE in the password field

4.    Select FOGRA39 as the device.
5.    Select browse and browse to the measurement file you wish to upload
6.    Select upload.
7.    The file will be uploaded and a report will be generated.
8.    The report will show delta E results for each patch, as well as a summary of the average delta E, as well as a summary for delta E for gray patches.
9.    You may print the summary
10.    To print a label select generate label. You may then download and print the label.

IDEAlliance Control Strip

P2P 25

spot on control strip

To Measure and Compare to a Custom Standard

If you are a customer of the www.freeprocesscontrol.com store, Ron Ellis Consulting LLC, or selected affiliates you may upload and compare measurements to your own custom benchmark. To do so please contact us ron@freeprocesscontrol.com and we will set up a user account for you and set up your custom devices and benchmarks. You will be able to track multiple devices, measurements, and benchmarks through out online SQL server.

Once you have a benchmark and devices established:

1.    Go to the Login window
2.    Enter your custom user name in the user field.
3.    Enter your custom password in the password field.
4.    Select browse and navigate to the measurement file you wish to upload
5.    Select upload.
6.    The file will be uploaded and a report will be generated.
7.    The report will show delta E results for each patch, as well as a summary of the average delta E, as well as a summary for delta E for gray patches.
8.    You may print the summary
9.    To print a label select generate label. You may then download and print the label.

To review older measurements:
- You may select any of your devices and you will see a list of previously uploaded measurements sorted by date and time of upload. You may select and display any of these as needed.

For questions and help please post questions on the forum.





Intitial Setup of Your Computer

Data capture is performed by scanning a control strip into Xrite Colorport using an i1 or other compatible instrument. Colorport is a free utility provided by Xrite for use with Xrite measurement devices. Colorport can be downloaded from http://www.xrite.com

Next you will need to download the appropriate control strip and corresponding xml definition file.

Control strips can be downloaded from the following locations:

IDEAlliance Control Strip

IDEAlliance ISO 12647-7_Control Strip2007 (recommended for proofing)
http://www.idealliance.com

P2P 25

IDEAlliance P2P25x (recommended for capturing initial press benchmark data)
http://www.idealliance.com

spot on control strip
SpotOn! (recommended for daily press or proof process control)
http://www.spoton.com

One you have downloaded the target and .xml file you will need to load the .xml reference file into ColorPort. To do this you need to launch ColorPort.
-    Select the File Menu
-    Select the Target Manager
-    Select Import, and navigate to the appropriate .xml definition file.




IDEAlliance Control Strip

Measuring a Control Strip

Measure the control strip and save the data   
  • Launch ColorPort     
  • Click the 'Measure Target' tab    
  • In the 'Target' pop-up select the appropriate target
  • Measure the target     
  • Click 'Save Data…'     
  • Select 'CSV' as the format type    
  • Check 'Lab'
  • Check density and status 2
  • Ceck spectral
  • Select 'D50' and '2' in the 'Illuminant' and 'Observer' pop-ups 
  • Save the file using a descriptive name   

(Once you have selected these options ColorPort will keep them selected during future exports)
        
 
For questions and help please post questions on the forum.


Limited Warranty

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E-mail:ron@ronellisconsulting.com