Color Inspector

Create Custom Color Palette/ Library

There are several ways of creating custom Color Palette/ Library. We strongly recommend using Instrument Inspector Master Instrument for this task! It is recommended to take spectral measurements of all colors in all conditions (M0/M1/M2/M3). From an accuracy and productivity point of view working with an instrument like X-Rite eXact that can save modern CxF file format provides the highest level of file integrity and data exchange. 


X-Rite eXact™ Manager / eXact

It is easy to create custom Color Pallets or Libraries with X-Rite eXact™ Manager. The user can enter values manually or by using eXact Instrument connected to the software. When the instrument is driven by X-Rite eXact™ Manager it is easy and efficient to make complete spectral measurements in all M0, M1, M2 and M3 conditions. First, each patch has to be named and then three measurements are taken (M0, M2, M3 in the first step and M1 in the second). Measuring one sample only takes a few seconds.
Every single color sample, palette or even entire color library can be entered in a fast and efficient way. Additionally, the user can specify tolerances for each patch if necessary. Color Library implemented in X-Rite eXact™ Manager can save either spectral and/or colorimetric value for each sample. 

To define a palette (small selection of color samples - e.g. critical brand color definitions) start from defining the name of the library/palette.

  1. Launch X-Rite eXact™ Manager, connect Instrument to the computer. Go to Color Libraries and Create a New one  (click on the button with +). Name it according to your needs.

  2. Click on the name of new Library. "Plus button (+)" will add a new Color Entry (new sample).
    Now Enter the name of Color Entry — e.g. "Yellow 331" 

  3. Now your eXact can be used for color measurements – in this case, the instrument is switched to M0/M2/M3. Perform measurement (you will be prompted for calibration first).


  4. Next turn the knob on the instrument to switch to M1 and measure once again ( the second calibration will be required)

    Sample has been measured in 4 different measurement conditions and named properly.
    If required, user can define specific (different from default) tolerances (click Add Tolerance).

  5. If more samples have to be measured repeat steps 2, 3 and 4. 

    Above is a List of Color Samples showing that spectral data has been collected for all entries but Red-2017 has missing M1 measurement! It is easy to add it.

    All entries can be edited. Values can be measured or entered manually (both spectral or colorimetric values). Samples may be imported from existing Color Libraries or Job Templates. There are a variety of possibilities. 

  6. Export library to CxF file and upload it into ChromaChecker™ Color Inspector.

  7. It is easy to upload Library into eXact Instrument – which makes quality control more complete and efficient. This allows the operator to use the stand alone instrument to measure spot color conformance, no software required.




BabelColor PatchTool / i1 Pro 2

  1. Launch Patch–Reader feature (Tool menu), select Unconstrained measurements

  2. Start measuring the colors that you want in your library, (you will be prompted to calibrate instrument first)

    Each sample has 3 measurements made: M0, M1, and M2

  3. Stop when finished,  save the measurement file. 

    Upload measurement file to the ChromaChecker Color Inspector. Samples will be numbered in the measurement order — edit names and add custom tolerances if required.



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