Demystifing Techkon SpectroDens4 GrayGuide

Techkon SpectroDens4 has integrated our newly revamped GrayGuide function for checking G7® compliance with a total of 11 reference print conditions and 4 different modes when targeting G7® specifications. In this blog, will discuss each of the modes and how they might be helpful in various scenarios. G7 Absolute To configure settings under the Techkon GrayGuide feature, navigate to the bottom right corner and hit the Enter button. Once a Custom Reference Print Condition is…

New G7 Pass/Fail Requirements

Along with the publishing of an updated G7 Master Pass/Fail Requirements (version 34, January 2018), IDEAlliance further revised the procedure and aim reference for all printers that are interested in becoming a qualified G7 Master Printer. The article’s goal is to highlight the differences in the latest Pass/Fail Requirements versus the previous version 31 released in June, 2015. Non-Standard Substrate (SCCA) It is not uncommon for the actual press stock to vary from the standard…

Why Techkon SpectroDens is the preferred G7® measurement device

Techkon SpetroDENS was the first handheld device to offer integrated support for the Idealliance G7® specification and is the only measurement device which reports G7 measurements relative to the measurement of your actual printing stock. This is important because G7 is substrate relative. This means the color of G7 gray adapts to the color of the substrate. For example, on a blue paper the gray will have a bluer target value or aim than it…

How does paper color impact your G7 compliance?

WHY DO OPTICAL BRIGHTENERS IN PAPER MATTER? In the world of print, optical brightening agents in paper have often been referred to as a ‘game changer’ because of their inherent impact on achieving an acceptable color match. Although G7® has proven to be a valuable method for calibrating printing devices, as well as specifying color, one of the limitations of G7, as well as other calibration methods, has been the problem of paper color. The…

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