X-Rite and Pantone, leaders in color science and technology, released the next generation of the ColorCert ScoreCard Server with new customizable dashboards and reports designed for packaging converters. Used by leading consumer packaged goods (CPG) brands as part of their brand quality control programs, this new release now offers print suppliers greater visibility into their press and production facilities to quickly identify color-related issues, optimize production processes, and improve color quality scores.
“With the redesigned ColorCert ScoreCard Server, we are extending and expanding our statistical analysis capabilities to help converters elevate color performance and drive process improvements,” said Cindy Cooperman, vice-president, Brand Global Strategic Accounts, X-Rite. “Now brands, as well as print suppliers, can use ColorCert ScoreCard Server to access unbiased quality results and collaborate on the packaging production workflow by seeing every color metric and identifying areas for improvement. This strengthens the print supplier and brand relationship while improving efficiencies.”
Modern, Connected, and Cloud-based Platform
Part of the ColorCert Suite, the ScoreCard Server provides an overall view of print quality and color performance in a single number score that is relevant and easy to understand. Built from the ground up using a modern, secure, and flexible architecture, the redesigned ScoreCard Server features a new interface that allows converters to configure dashboards and create automated quality reports tailored for their daily print production meetings.
Using one, integrated, cloud-based platform, pre-media and production managers have real-time visibility into color performance across all brand customers, presses and production facilities. Advanced analytics allow managers to drill down into specific jobs, compare color quality between print and packaging component runs, and uncover trends over time. This level of visibility enables operators to identify causes of color problems related to ink, press, or plate, make adjustments, and act on preventative maintenance issues to avoid unexpected downtime. Converters can better meet and exceed customer color quality requirements the first time and every time.
ColorCert ScoreCard Server is an open software ecosystem and supports today’s digital packaging workflows. It integrates with X-Rite Color iQC, IntelliTrax2 Pro, eXact Auto-Scan Pro, PantoneLIVE, XRGA-based pressroom spectrophotometers, AVT SpectraLab, Esko Color Trace, and qualified third-party quality control software. Converters can add ScoreCard Server as part of an end-to-end connected packaging workflow for centralized production reporting and scorecard reporting into brand quality control programs.