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January 28, 2023

Introduction to QuickChecker Interface

The key components of the QuickcChecker Interface are:

Scratchpad    Inspector's Bar
Action Bar
Measurement Report
Compare Report      

 

Scratchpad

This is a working space where all measurements from the last 24 hours are displayed. The measurement highlighted with YELLOW is presented in detail in Measurement Report. On the right side to the measurement, the trashcan icon enables permanent deleting - any measurement made incorrectly can be easily removed.

The Operator can point to any measurement to see the related Measurement Report.

All measurements are auto-named - but the user can override the proposed name. The name of the color sample is supplemented with the serial number to make navigation easier.

The "Substrate" and "Start Variation" functions create different types of data, with different Measurement Reports and with names corresponding to the applied tool.

Important notes: 

  • Measurements displayed are related to the type on the connected instrument only. Measuring with eXct you will not be able to see i1Pro data even made a few minutes ago.
  • If you need measurements - export them to the CxF file or to Assets (Pallete or Library)
  • For Quality Control we recommend using Project with an autosave function enabled. The Operator can use the trashcan icon to delete even auto-saved measurements but only for a limited time.

 

 

Inspector's Bar

This is where the Operator selects CC Capture Inspector.

Notes 

  • If you want QuickChecker to be the default tool for Operators in your Organization —  assign them as Team members with such a default.
  • The Operator can see only tools that he has permission for. CC Champion can simplify the interface so the Operator can see fewer options.

 

Action Bar

This is a place where the Operator can select what and how will be measured.

     Measure       Triggers regular measurement.  In most cases (except NIX) function is equal to the hardware button on the Instrument.  
    Calibrate       Calibrate/Recalibrate button enables invoking the instrument calibration process on demand. It makes sense to start with recalibration if a critical reference is about to be created.  
Start Variations This is the most advanced option, where a series of measurements of the same sample is performed to quantify uniformity (homogeneity) and create spectrally averaged reference learn more
     Substrate     If the measurement has to be evaluated in relationship with the Substrate (paper, textile, ...) the Substrate measurement has to be taken in advance.  learn more
         Clear        Some advanced features are using previous measurements (Job ID, Customer, Project,...). This button is used to reset settings. Function useful when working with Projects  
Average checkbox This is an alternative way to create averaged data. Using this option, only averaged data are sent to the server. No access to any individual measurements  learn more
other options Some instrument's specific options - if such exist -  can be displayed here.  

 

 

Measurement Report - Setting (gray bar)

For more advanced tasks additional descriptions or color specification selections might be important for future analysis. Description fields are optional.

Color Specification Instruments can offer different M-conditions and other settings. Spectral to colorimetric value conversion requires Illuminant and Observer and final values can be very different!     learn more
         Job ID            This description is optional. It might be used for filtering data by Job ID, required for Projects. Instead of manual input, a CC-2D barcode reader can be used.   
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       Customer         This description is optional. It might be used for filtering data by Customer, which might be useful. Instead of manual input, a CC-2D barcode reader can be used.
    Sample Name     For regular measurements, QuickChecker is suggesting plain English names with serial numbers. The Operator can change it to own one. On the Custom CC Instance, it is possible to use a custom auto-naming system.  

 

Important notes

  • CC Champion can edit the list of Color Specifications that are available there - In most cases, it comes with defaults that can be overwritten.  If Custom Lighting has to be used for sample evaluation - a dedicated Color Specification has to be created
  • Both Job ID and Customer description fields can be automatized with barcodes. Additionally, one hidden option for Project selection.
  • Sample Names in case of Projects come from the Project definition.

 

Measurement Report - Result

The report uses the Color Specification setting to calculate colorimetrical coordinates. If Instruments enable Multi-M-condition measurements (or function is enabled by the Operator) - once measured, the user can switch Color Specification and see how it determines final numbers. 

When the "Measure"  button is triggered  typical report looks like this:

 

The detailed Measurement Report explanation is split into the following scenarios - select one to continue

  • Basic measurement - the result of hitting the "Measure" button
  • Substrate measurement
  • Start Variation function

Notes

  • On the right side, there is a collection of tools that makes additional procedures possible. To learn more, click on the icon below to get detailed information.

    CxF Assets Grid Variator Snowflake

 

Compare Report - Setup (gray bar)

 To compare the Sample, a Reference has to be selected. There are the following options available:

Those are general sources of Reference data,  some additional selection might be requested. Click on one to learn more.

 

 

Compare Report Results

The following example - refer to ChromaSpot Color Library is one of the possible.

 

Notes

  • Set Source of Reference to Scratchpad to get an instant comparison to previously measured samples.
  • Both reference and sample need to have the same  M-condition data - otherwise, no comparison is possible. 
  • In the Measurement Report, a green spectral curve represents the Reference. Metamerism Tab shows the spectral difference.

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