Basel, Switzerland - Another successful training round at matchmycolor has opened new perspectives in color management. The two-day inhouse sessions for new and existing partners comprise a combination of lectures, knowledge exchange and hands-on exercises in the Color Competence Center. Participants learn to install Colibri® software and use it to formulate, monitor, and manage color.
Feedback from participants includes the following statements:
Kees van Middelkoop (IGT) “Colibri® software is very flexible. The user can modify and adjust formulation settings, including viscosity, film thickness and colorants, depending on the printing process. It is easy to add or remove colorants during formulation and the effect on the recipe is immediately visible. In addition, the production team can easily launch color quality sessions and correct existing recipes on the fly. In combination with IGT’s color proofing systems for all printing processes, this highly accurate and user-friendly formulation software makes adjustments on the press unnecessary, saves time, and reduces substrate waste.
Albin Baranauskas (TECHKON) “Colibri® provides extremely high flexibility in terms of supported instruments. The software offers interfaces for nearly all existing color measuring instrument vendors, including TECHKON SpectroDens. We see a strong demand of customers to be able to choose between a variety of different instrument brands in the production workflow. TECHKON is convinced that the combination of its own instruments with dedicated software can rapidly increase the ability of users to move successfully into the digital brand color management and ink formulation world.”
Samia Al-Aydeross (Color Middle East) “Our operational business covers different industries, where one production plant could consist of printing and plastic production lines. Most of our customers are constantly seeking unique software for all applications. Colibri® can accommodate different industries in one interface: For example, one software platform could easily be used for paint, masterbatch and flexographic printing ink production. All information can be saved in one database and then managed accordingly.”
Tomas Soeiro (MaSo Studio) “Since the core of our company's work is to optimize and accelerate customers’ workflow and processes, including efficient and standardized color management, an open and close relationship with the best software and solution providers on the market is a priority for us. The training session, various tests and in-depth technical discussions on the Colibri® software platform led us to the conclusion that the system has enormous potential and the company matchmycolor has the right mindset to thrive. The Colibri® platform provides color management from the design stage through to quality control on the press, including a great spot color formulation system for the ink kitchen. One of the biggest differentiators is the color correction function, which allows the printer to adjust the recipe directly on the press instead of having to send the ink to the lab. That’s a real game changer.”