SpotOn! Flexo Now Supports Konica Minolta FD-Series Spectrodensitometer

   SpotOn! Flexo Now Supports Konica Minolta FD-Series Spectrodensitometer

PR Newswire

RAMSEY, N.J., Nov. 28, 2012

RAMSEY, N.J., Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The challenge of printing spot
colors due to lack of density information just got a lot easier, thanks to
hardware and software available now to flexographic press operators. SpotOn!
Flexo, a proven pressroom software package for optimal color matching, now
supports the new Konica Minolta FD-7 spectrodensitometer. These innovative
tools now work together to make it easier than ever to get optimum color
reproduction and density information for any spot color, right at your


"The Konica Minolta FD-7 spectrodensitometer with SpotOn! Flexo software is a
unique solution that is unprecedented in the industry. The FD-7 is an
industry-leading and highly accurate handheld measurement device. When used
with the user-friendly SpotOn! Flexo software, you get a really efficient and
productive way to match spot colors on a flexographic press," says Russell
Doucette, Business Development Manager for Konica Minolta Sensing Americas.

The Konica Minolta FD-7 measures density and color while compensating for the
fluorescence of paper substrates. The FD-7 features many industry-first

  oKonica Minolta's original VFS (Virtual Fluorescence Standard) technology
    enables color evaluation under Illuminant D50, the standard light source
    used by the printing industry for color assessment.
  oThe FD-Series was developed to be the first spectrodensitometers on the
    market to correspond to the ISO 13655 M1 standard for fluorescence and
    color measurement.
  oIt features the industry's first Automatic Wavelength Compensation, which
    automatically calibrates in the wavelength direction when white
    calibration is performed.

The Konica Minolta FD-7 is compatible with SpotOn! Flexo software, which gives
press operators instant access to spectral data to determine the best ink
density for optimum color reproduction, right from an easy-to-use interface on
their computer monitors. SpotOn! Flexo compares the spectral data of a color
measured on a press pull to the spectral data of the reference color. A quick
calculation gives the press operator the optimal density to obtain the closest
(lowest Delta E) match to the reference color.

"There's always been a challenge in printing spot colors because of the lack
of density information available to the press operator," says Richard Black,
Director of Digital Solutions for APR. "Using the Konica Minolta FD-7 with
SpotOn! Flexo software can help determine the best ink density for optimum
color reproduction. This allows a press operator to run a spot color to match
a customer's approved color. Using these two innovative products together can
literally change the way you print spot colors."

About Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc
Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc. (KMSA), a wholly owned subsidiary of
Konica Minolta Holdings USA, Inc., is recognized as the international leader
of industrial color, light and 3D shape measurement. The company is
responsible for product lines that continuously revolutionize how visual
perception is measured by the world. Further product information can be found

Lou Carulli
Manager, International Marketing Communications
Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc.

About All Printing Resources, Inc (APR)
All Printing Resources, Inc. (APR) is a proven resource for solutions, trusted
service, and support to the flexographic printing industry that delivers
measurable performance enhancements and total cost reductions including the
after sale attention needed to see optimal results. APR represents some of the
most innovative product lines worldwide and takes a "team" approach to deliver
process improvement and innovative solutions. Visit for more

Patrick Gerrity, 630-614-7812

About SpotOn! Press
SpotOn! Press, LLC is a software developer for the printingand graphic arts
industries. SpotOn! is a calibration and process control software tool for the
proof-to-press process and was released in 2008. Bruce Bayne, founder of
SpotOn! Press, has over 30 years in the printing industry and is a GRACoL
Certified Expert. Bayne specializes in color management and prepress workflow
hardware and software solutions. He uses this experience to create unique and
valuable software tools toempower users to measure and manage color. SpotOn!
Press is headquartered in Portland, Oregon. Learn more

SOURCE Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc.

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