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Functional Change: Enhancements to ColorTune Measure
At A Glance:

New targets and new reading capabilities have been added to ColorTune Measure. Enhancements to the 3D visualization tools have been made. Now it is possible to print an ISO validation directly on the proof with the Epson x900 series when equipped with a built-in spectrophotometer.

Applies To:

ColorTune 7.0 (Apogee Color Quality Manager license)

How It Works:

ColorTune Measure is designed to generate and measure printed color characterization targets with the most commonly used spectrophotometers, and to report the results.

ColorTune Measure can generate color characterization targets with a number of spectrophotometers. The targets can be customized in terms of design (patch size, ordering, document size). Export formats are: TIFF (8-bit CMYK), EPS, PS and PDF.

The list of displayed targets in the :ColorTune Measure application can be customized.

The gamut of measurement files and ICC profiles can be analyzed in 3D and 2D crosssection plots in an extended set of theoretical color spaces. ColorTune Measure 7.0 can visualize both LUT and Matrix based RGB (Display) profiles in 3D gamut visualization.

ColorTune Measure 7.0 can be used for spot measurements with the following devices:

Gretag SpectroEye, Spectrolino, and EyeOne; X-Rite DTP45 and DTP530

Density values can be added to the measurement file. The following density filters are supported: Status A, Status T, Status E/DIN, Status M, Status I

Drivers for supported devices should be installed from the manufacturer supplied CD/ DVD. Alternately, you can find then in the Goodies folder on the ColorTune CD.

ColorTune Measure 7.0 contains a new feature called Press Validation. Press control strips can be validated for compliance against the ISO12647-2 and 3 standards. Additionally Apogee Prepress Press calibration curves can be created to compensate for dotgain deviations of a press (even on non linear calibration curves).

ColorTune Measure is supported on Windows 2003 Server Sp1 or higher, Windows XP Sp3 or higher, Windows Vista Sp1 or higher and Windows 7.

ColorTune Measure requires an :Apogee Color Quality Manager license for Report generation and 3D gamut visualizations.

Why is this Important?

ColorTune Measure allows a wider group of tools to validate a larger group of targets to an increasing list of standards in an effort to ensure the best adherence to industry standards ever.

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