GlobalVision: Digital Color Inspection

New system aims to revolutionize color inspection by creating a digital environment for the color evaluation process for PDFs and printed components.

New system aims to revolutionize color inspection by creating a digital environment for the color evaluation process for PDFs and printed components.
New system aims to revolutionize color inspection by creating a digital environment for the color evaluation process for PDFs and printed components.

In partnership with Pantone, provider of professional color standards for the design industry, and X-Rite, global provider of science and technology of color and appearance, GlobalVision announces the release of what it refers to as the world’s first digital color inspection system for print and packaging.

This technology aims to revolutionize color inspection by creating a digital environment for the color evaluation process for PDFs and printed components. It

digitally checks for color changes. Adding color inspection to the company’s quality control platform delivers a complete solution for detecting errors on print and packaging. By partnering with Pantone and X-Rite, customers are ensured that they are working with the familiar industry standards.

GlobalVision Color Inspection compares Pantone colors as well as references that use LAB, CMYK, and RGB color models. First, users select color 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 color 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 Color Inspection makes use of multiple Pantone publications to evaluate color within PDFs or scanned proofs and printed materials. The system utilizes a calibration chart and an X-Rite eXact spectrophotometer to improve the color precision of the scanner, making the evaluation of Pantone colors more reliable. This allows users to check all specified colors on scanned materials at once, further accelerating the quality assessment process.

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