CC Capture

X-Rite eXact/eXact Scan


  • X-Rite eXact/eXact Scan/eXact Auto-Scan

  • Supported instruments: Premium or Advanced version.

  • Modes: Spot, Scan (depending on instrument version)

  • M-Condition supported: M0, M1, M2, M3 (M3 not available for XT version)

  • Inspectors: Print Inspector, Instrument Inspector,

  • Soon: Color Inspector, Substrate Inspector, Plate Inspector



From November 2018 X-Rite manufactures eXacts with new firmware 4.0 

All Instruments dated or recertified by X-rite after this date have new features that make measurement faster and more accurate. The user may upgrade firmware himself - but n order to take advantage  INSTRUMENT HAS TO BE SEND TO X-RITE FOR RECERTIFICATION. Some hardware changes are required to complete this upgrade!

ChromaChecker recommends to upgrade Instrument to the new version - Capture is capable to take advantages coming from it.


Benefits from M1-Part2 upgrade

The instrument can measure All M-condition in one pass - Activate function, turn knob into ZERO position and CC Capture will control M-condition according to your track preferences automatically. 

  1. Measure sample for your Color Library in all M-conditions in one step 
  2. Create
  3. Create Substrate definition for Substrate Inspector in one step 
  4. Print Inspector will select proper data to match your track preferences without operator intervention
  5. Substrate button in Print Inspector will fully identify Paper (measure and compare OBA index and all critical parameters to Reference  stored in Substrate Inspector Library) - Substratematch to Reference report will be displayed
  6. Instrument Inspector now can create multi M-condition baseline or verify Instrument two times faster
  7. New calibration is faster now
  8. The operator doesn't have to measure paper before hand-scanning anymore and all readings are more accurate!


How to activate M1Part 2

The new or recertified instrument comes with M1 Part 2 export inactive. The user has to activate this function manually.  Notice that some 3-rd party application may not work correctly with this feature.  Your CC Capture also requires an upgrade to version 1.2 in order to work properly.


Activation procedure

  1. Go to Instrument preferences
  2. Click on My Settings
  3. Go to Instrument
  4. Set M1-Part2 Export to On
  5. Turn the knob to position "ZERO" - keep it there the whole time



CC Capture driving eXact

Features / unique benefits:

  1. Any Start/End - the user may start from the first patch or before, ends on last or behind the last one.
  2. Any Direction - the user may start scanning with the normal or opposite direction
  3. Bar-code support for Scanning Template selection and description.
  4. Quick Report on Instrument Display - the operator will gest Pass/Fail + E-Factor report immediately after calculation ( typically < 2 sec.)



  1. Activate M1 Part 2 function –  if not available send instrument for recertification for a free upgrade 
  2. Track your instrument with Instrument Inspector Target frequently.
  3. ChromaChecker Backer is strongly recommended - Errors caused by improper backing might be more than ∆E00>2 (Standard Proofing Paper)
  4. Calibration Standard (white plaque), as well as optical path, have to be cleaned
  5. Launch X-Rite eXact manager (free utility) to check Instrument at least semi-yearly. Check for firmware updates.
  6. Make sure that your USB socket delivers enough power and you are using high-quality connection cable.
  7. Be sure that environmental conditions (RHT) are in the recommended range



  1. Current version supports only USB cable connection - BT coming soon
  2. BT on the Mac may be very unstable (caused by unsupported my mac hardware communication classes)
  3. Without M1 Part 2 upgrade – all multi M-condition measurements require that operator will manually turn the knob to switch between M1/ M0, M2, M3


eXact Auto-Scan

CC Capture will drive eXact Auto Scan soon 



Knowledge database

BT connection


Measurements on flexible packaging substrates / M3 measurements


Aperture size