Spot Color Report

Review accuracy of spot color conversion

Spot Color Report

Overview

The spot color report shows the results achieved with a spot color conversion in relation to deltaE00, deltaE76, and the separation into process colors. This allows the accuracy of spot color conversions to be checked before processing or printing, and to determine in advance how ZePrA converts spot colors (e.g. PantoneĀ® colors) of specific PDF and image files.

Procedure

  1. Configurations: Select one or more configurations from the list which contain all settings for the conversion. Only Configurations which have spot color conversion enabled are displayed in the list.
  2. Select a PDF or Image File or a Library under Source Data.
    PDF or Image File: Select the PDF or pixel image file with spot colors to be processed using the settings of the selected configuration.
    Library: Select the spot color library to be converted using the settings of the selected configuration.
  3. Select the Sort order.
    Sorts the list according to various criteria. When sorting by Delta E, spot colors with the lowest dE are listed at the top, and the highest dE at the bottom.
  4. Create the report. It can be created in various formats (PDF, XML, Text, CGATS or Color Exchange Format).
    Save: Creates the spot color report and saves it. Optionally, a Preview can be created beforehand.

The spot color report shows the results achieved with a spot color conversion in relation to deltaE00, deltaE76, and the separation into process colors.

Note: When creating the report, all spot color settings made in the Configurations are used, including manual settings and warnings. Colors with warnings are displayed in red deltaE values.

The screenshot shows the preview for processing spot colors with two different configurations. All spot colors found in the PDF file are included. One configuration uses a CMYK target profile and the other a 7C target profile. The report shows that in this case the 7C profile is much better suited for simulating the spot colors of the PDF file.

Reviewing the Spot Color Conversion