January 4, 2022

How to Implement ChromaChecker

ChromaChecker enables you to monitor and manage your workflow to produce consistent quality color and enable Print Manufacturing. Most importantly it enables communication of color for the organization and across organizations such as with Print Buyers and Print Service Providers. In addition, it allows for the production and communication to extend to objects in a manufacturing process such as injection molding, paint, and textiles.

ChromaChecker services start with the first client interaction forming the ongoing partnership between your organization and ChromaChecker's team of Implementation Coaches, Pre-sales Engineers, Industry Experts, and Developers. We work together with your team to establish the goals for color quality control in preparation for an analysis that defines the roadmap for deployment.  This implementation success model follows three simple steps including.

  • Data Gathering
  • Analysis
  • Deployment





Phase 1 – Data Gathering

Collection and analysis of data. This gives a snapshot of how the devices are running today and we’re able to baseline current production. No changes are instituted other than measurement so production is not changed in this first phase. The implementation and training focus on the processes for collecting data in preparation for analysis with no changes to production.

This provides the most valuable information for making decisions regarding Color Conformance. It is approached from an organizational perspective and the collection of data has the greatest value when it represents a full breath of production throughout the organization.

If the data has limitations, that is ok at this phase as it provides valuable insight into devices, instrumentation, software configurations, operator capabilities, control strips, etc. These early acknowledgments are required to advance the system. It clarifies legacy issues that will be addressed as part of a Road Map to reach organizational goals.

Baseline Devices: Baselines use data that represents devices running in an optimum state, no changes to how they are currently running production are required. Baselines will be monitored in preparation for analysis.
Benchmarking: If you are planning device purchases, we recommend having the manufacturers run benchmark files for analysis. A benchmarking process can be instituted for all production presses over time and ensures the device is functioning within published specifications.

Phase 2 – Analysis

System Review: Once you have a sampling and determine the production capabilities, we can time the roll-out for change and institute improved workflows. Changes may include: control strips, workflow configuration, profiling and/or curve generation, centralization of Spot Libraries, centralization of Substrate Libraries, Print Condition Qualification, etc.

Phase 3 – Deployment

Roll-out is based on the analysis.  If the tolerances set by the organization are being met, only monitoring is required. If the tolerances are not being met, the roll-out will be designed to troubleshoot and change workflows to meet defined goals.

Deployment can utilize various tools available such as the E-Learning system and OnDemand tutorials. This can be complemented by more formal training if needed. Overall, a “Train-The-Trainer” approach is used during the initial deployment to extend knowledge to the production environment and ease language barriers.

Return to Step 1 – Data Gathering

After initial deployment, the data is monitored and reported to ensure defined goals are met.




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