January 28, 2023

Central Repository

ChromaChecker is designed as a Central Repository for different kinds of data. 


Onboarding steps:

One of the key prerequisite steps before the system can be launched is to organize all assets that the system needs for proper data evaluation. 


1. Color Libraries and Pallets (Assets)

In Color Inspector there is a tab Assets - which lists all Color Libraries and Pallets that all other tools and all users can have access to.  Additionally, there is the ability to import libraries from CxF files or from  CC Public Library. 

Take into account that Print Inspector requires Color Library or/and Color Palette as a source of references for spot colors. 


Library vs. Palette

Import CxF as a new Library or Pallete    

Create a Library on the website   

Save samples measured in CC Capture

CxF/X-4 Spot Halftone Characterization


2. Color Inspector Global Preferences

Global Preferences are used by several ChromaChecker tools. Color Inspector and QuickChecker are the most important. If in your Spot Color Tracking you prefer to use one uniform tolerance - specify it there.  


Learn more here Go to Global Preferences 

3. Color Specifications

Print Inspector uses D50/2° Observer but the user may want to select any M-condition. In the Color Inspector potentially the user may need to specify any Illuminant ( including Custom), and select any Observer and M-condition.
For this purpose, the Color Specification tool makes it possible to create a predefined combination and save it with a unique name


Learn more here   Go to the Color Specification tool

4. Define Projects (Color Inspector)

Especially for QC tasks Projects are very practical. With the small subset of spot colors, substrate Projects can use auto-recognition mode. Learn more here.


Learn more here  Go to the Projects

5. ICC Profiles 

ICC profiles are typical sources of reference data mainly for Print Inspector, but also other tools like Color Inspector, and Lighting Inspector. ChromaChecker ICC Public Profile Library offers moist of common profiles to be imported, but some of them might be already preinstalled. Go to ICC Profile Inspector and examine if all-important profiles are listed there, delete unwanted and upload all which are missed. 


Go to the ICC Profile Inspector   Visit  Public ICC Profiles  Library


6. Control strips and Charts

If you want to scan control strips the proper definition has to be accessible for the software. During installation, the basic default set is installed - but the user may need any additional - browse CC {Public Library or create own.

Please note that ChromaChecker offers control straps with Placeholders - that specific kind of control strips can have dynamic patches that the operator can assign to specific spot colors - a single template can support most of the production scenarios. Learn more before. 


 Learn more here 
Go to Control Strips  Visit Public Library   Create a new one 


7. Create Scanning Templates

ControlStrip is just an ordered list of patches - to make it scannable by instrument a few additional parameters have de specified - e.g. physical patch dimension. Some instruments have additional requirements and formatting limitations. Some basic Scanning templates might be preinstalled - but any missed has to be created. Of course, all custom charts require manual creation. Once the scanning template is created it can be downloaded as a PDF file (except iSis). 


Browse the Public Library  Create a new one

8. Substrate Libraries

Substrates can be tracked by Print Inspector, Color Inspector (via Projects), or directly in Substrate Inspector. 


9. Custom Lighting 

If you want to use custom Lighting - create it in Lighting Inspector. Please note that if you want to evaluate Color Inconstancy Index or Metamerism Index in Custom Lighting — it has to exist in the system, and be selected in Color Inspector Global Preferences.

Also, perform an ISO3664 audit of all critical areas.

 Define new Lighting   Measure Lighting with CC Capture   ISO 3664 and Instruments

10. Register T-42 Instrument Inspector Target or any other targets

To track your Instruments - register all your Instrument Inspector Targets. Create a baseline to make the first fingerprint of each Instrument. Compare baselines to see if differences between Instruments are acceptable.

If you have iSis

Register Instrument Inspector Target 


Additional  procedures (optional)




Contact ChromaChecker Support

Additional information and Support Form is available for logged users.