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Supported Instruments

Virtual Colorimeter

Any measurement device like colorimeter if colorimetrical data available (L*a*b* D50/2°) can be tracked by Instrument Inspector.

CGATS .txt file with sample data (red  color) for ChromaChecker Instrument Inspector Target I-42 (additional start KCMY patches are skipped)

Measurement patches order:  —> start from [1] Black, next [2] Yellow   ... up to last [42] Green.


 

Procedure

  1. Measure patches in proper order 
  2. Write down or export in possible L*a*b* measurements for each 42 patches
  3. Replace values in sample file below
  4. Save it in text file (.txt)
  5. Upload to Instrument Inspector

 

CGATS sample file:

CGATS.17CGATS.17
ORIGINATOR "ChromaChecker"
DESCRIPTOR "ChromaChecker"
CREATED "2017-09-14 08:15:14"
INSTRUMENTATION "Virtual Instrument"
SAMPLE_BACKING "white"
MEASUREMENT_CONDITION "M0"
MAKEREADY_MODE "Production"
OPERATOR_NAME "Name"
CUSTOMER_NAME "Name"
JOB_NAME "ChromaChecker Target"
JOB_ID "X-42"
PRESS_NAME "auto-recognition"
PAPER_NAME "auto-recognition"
NUMBER_OF_FIELDS 8
BEGIN_DATA_FORMAT
SAMPLE_ID CMYK_C CMYK_M CMYK_Y CMYK_K LAB_L LAB_A LAB_B
END_DATA_FORMAT
NUMBER_OF_SETS 42
BEGIN_DATA

1

100.00

100.00

100.00

0.00

22.80

0.10

-2.02

2

7.06

1.18

100.00

0.00

89.31

-8.67

88.17

3

43.14

30.98

32.16

0.00

68.06

-0.45

-2.11

4

1.18

38.82

100.00

0.00

76.12

26.49

77.99

5

98.82

25.88

1.18

0.00

53.40

-21.73

-56.91

6

23.92

100.00

90.98

0.00

44.83

56.04

24.55

7

29.02

1.18

14.12

0.00

86.92

-12.55

-5.85

8

5.10

98.82

98.82

0.00

50.23

62.05

38.10

9

14.12

12.16

34.12

0.00

86.00

-0.19

17.88

10

67.06

100.00

83.92

0.00

32.88

25.22

4.17

11

16.86

1.96

10.98

0.00

90.16

-4.92

-1.77

12

60.00

9.80

1.18

0.00

71.58

-10.46

-32.98

13

100.00

83.14

1.96

0.00

28.18

14.66

-50.63

14

7.06

23.92

50.98

0.00

82.58

9.41

32.31

15

43.14

100.00

41.18

0.00

40.87

49.48

-2.10

16

38.82

23.92

41.96

0.00

71.87

-4.27

8.11

17

1.18

70.98

58.04

0.00

67.38

52.42

28.41

18

100.00

87.84

18.04

0.00

25.90

7.13

-31.24

19

32.16

1.18

100.00

0.00

83.78

-30.65

79.84

20

96.08

90.98

89.80

0.00

34.04

-0.08

-1.34

21

87.06

34.90

1.18

0.00

55.43

-9.44

-52.35

22

1.18

89.80

16.86

0.00

58.62

67.66

2.92

23

67.84

1.18

100.00

0.00

72.76

-63.94

55.89

24

27.06

10.98

14.12

0.00

82.51

-3.21

-6.31

25

100.00

49.80

27.84

0.00

42.18

-20.97

-33.99

26

9.02

3.92

5.10

0.00

93.63

-0.27

-4.75

27

41.18

83.14

100.00

0.00

44.95

31.28

32.43

28

63.14

1.18

54.90

0.00

77.76

-55.24

9.19

29

25.88

61.18

3.14

0.00

62.52

30.86

-15.23

30

65.10

52.94

52.16

0.00

52.89

-0.04

-1.71

31

36.86

20.00

20.00

0.00

75.08

-2.65

-7.47

32

43.92

85.10

1.18

0.00

49.18

47.17

-32.23

33

14.90

1.18

50.98

0.00

89.98

-10.97

36.59

34

100.00

49.02

100.00

0.00

37.12

-40.85

16.03

35

1.18

25.10

100.00

0.00

81.35

14.21

84.19

36

32.16

7.84

3.14

0.00

83.42

-3.43

-17.51

37

100.00

72.94

1.18

0.00

38.77

13.63

-63.87

38

27.06

27.84

60.00

0.00

73.10

1.87

26.02

39

100.00

1.18

45.88

0.00

58.89

-57.69

-16.12

40

1.96

40.00

7.84

0.00

79.42

26.51

-0.61

41

76.08

83.92

1.18

0.00

41.52

22.64

-33.67

42

100.00

1.18

98.04

0.00

53.15

-70.70

25.67

END_DATA

 

 

Download sample file for X-42, B-42 or I-42 Target

Virtual_Colorimeter sample file

 

Other Targets

Create a corresponding to Target CGATS file.

CMYK reference values have to be exactly as specified for specific Target (second decimal place)

 

Tips

Some software that drives Instruments may build Job Template using list of patches - in most cases,
a CGATS file can be uploaded. 

If your software can manage metadata:

PRESS_NAME "auto-recognition"
PAPER_NAME "auto-recognition"

you may use it for the auto-recognition feature. Files uploaded to user root FTP directory will be auto-recognized. This requires corresponding auto-recognition setting on Instrument/Target side. 

 

Sample Instrument: Color Muse