Xeikon has announced XCS Pro 2.0, an automated suite of cloud-based colour measurement tools designed to bring predictability and repeatability to work produced on its toner presses.

The new colour package includes training and ongoing consultancy support, and is offered on ‘pay as you go’ terms, which should make it more attractive to adopt. The tools in the suite can be set to match industry standards and allow press operators to correct and re-verify print colour quality on-the-fly via the inline spectrophotometers fitted to Xeikon dry toner presses, improving match and consistency in brand colour reproduction as well as accuracy in reproduction of photographic images.

Colour matching to printed examples is supported, even when on different substrates (within limits) and the CxF colour exchange format is used to communicate colour information with tolls used in analogue print, such as Pantone Live and proofing systems.

Xeikon’s colour management expert Bruce Dransfield stated, ‘Historically colour management software has needed an expert to deliver results and this takes time. Xeikon has developed its XCS Pro 2.0 as a ‘no waste’, ‘no expert’ fully automated colour system. Xeikon now has the first digital dry toner web press solution which embraces self-fixing colour control, quality control and ICC profiling plus Pantone/brand colour generation to meet all industry standards.

‘Xeikon has built its new colour management system’s architecture to enable it to remotely analyse, target and fix any colour problem in minutes. Xeikon’s cloud-based analytical tools can diagnose any colour issue and the issue is sorted with no delays which adds to significant time savings in production.’

The system is available for online demonstration immediately.