Learn How to Create a Print Job Report

Open ChromaReports

Once you log into Chroma, you will be taken to the home screen. At this point, you will see a list of ChromaQA modules. Click on the gray ChromaQA icon titled “ChromaReports.”

After opening ChromaReports, you will see a list of jobs. At the top left corner of the page, the “Filters…” button allows you to search the job list by device, colors, scans, groups, and/or date of last modification.

The search bar to the right of the “Filters…” button allows you to search the job list by job name.

Icons at the bottom left corner of the page allow you to run a job (Run a Job) or refresh the job list (Refresh List of Jobs).

Create a Single Scan Report

(1) Double click on the job or select the job with a single click and then click the Run a Job icon in the lower left corner of the screen.

(2) A window titled “Report: [Job Name]” will appear. This window has 2 panels. The left panel contains the report settings, and the right panel contains the report preview.

(3) Choose a report template from the top left “Template:” drop down menu. Right now, the template options are “Default” or “Custom.” “Default” automatically includes every setting option. If you select the “Default” template and then begin to make changes, the template designation will automatically change to “Custom.”

(4) Make sure the drop down menu below the “Template:” drop down menu is set to “Single Scan.” If your job contains more than 1 scan. Use the drop down menu below “Single Scan,” to select which scan you will use for this particular report. Scans with a flag icon next to them were part of production.

(6) The next setting option is “General Info.” Uncheck the box to the left of “General Info” to remove all job-field-derived general info from your report. Click the triangle to the left of “General Info” to see individual job field elements. Check or uncheck the boxes next to each of these elements to customize the general information that will appear in your report. For example, you might decide you only need shift and location information for your report.

In the following image, all general info is enabled.

Now, only shift and location information is enabled. Because at least one “General Info” element is turned off, the box next to “General Info” is now shaded instead of checked off.

Notice the difference in the “General Info” section of the report.

Note that Job Name, Report Created Date, Report Type, and Report Scan are always included with the report.

(7) Additional drop down menus allow you to customize which “More Info,” “Measurement Info,” and “Report Summary” elements appear in your report. You can also decide whether or not to include an image of the color bar in your report.

Remember, you can scroll through the right panel to preview the results of your setting changes.

(8) Click Print Report to print your report.

If you think you might use the same report settings again, you might want to save this report’s layout as a template.

To save this layout as a template, click Save as a Template. Name your template. In the following example, we’ve named our template “Basic.” “Basic” will now be an option in the “Template:” drop down menu located in the upper left corner of the screen.

Create a Trend Report

(1) Choose “Trend” from the top left drop down menu to create a report of trends across multiple scans.

(2) Choose the range of scans from the drop down menus below
“Trends.” In ChromaPress, we assumed you were in make-ready mode until you flagged a scan for production. Here, all production scans appear with the flag icon.

You can also see whether you used the OK Sheet option in ChromaPress. A target icon appears next to the scan you were working on when you triggered the OK Sheet.

(3) The other options in the left panel allow you to customize the information that is included in your report. Uncheck the boxes to exclude full sections of information from your report.

In the following example, we started with a full report that included a section for “More Info.”

During the process of customizing our report setting, we decided we did not need any of the “More Info” fields.

(4) Use the drop down menus to the left of the setting options to more specifically customize sections of your report.

In the following example, we decided we only needed “More Info – Spot Colors,” “More Info – Scans,” and “More Info – Groups.”

(5) Click Print Report to print your report. Click Save as a Template to  save your report settings as a template.

The “Trend Graphs” setting is unique to the trend report.

The following is an example of 1 type of trend graph: “Tints: Delta TVI Trend.” Notice that there are 3 “Delta TVI Trend” graphs: 40% Tints and 80% Tints. You can choose to include or exclude 1 or more of these graphs using the boxes at the top of the “Tints: Delta TVI Trend” section of the report preview (right panel).

In the following example, we have decided to only include the trend for 40% tints.

The “Report Summary” and “Tables and Graphs” settings are unique to single scan reports.

Notice that both single scan reports and trend reports include settings for “Logo,” “General Info,” “More Info,” “Measurement Info,” “ColorDrive Info,” “and “Color Bar.”

Delete a Template

You cannot delete “Custom” or “Default.” To delete one of the other templates you created, select that template from the top left “Template:” drop down menu and then click Delete Template. Chroma will ask “Are you sure you want to delete [Template Name]?” Click “Yes.”