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New features and enhancements

Support i1iO M1 and M2 measurements in scan mode

ColorFlow now supports i1iO M1 and M2 measurements in scan mode, which considerably reduces the time it takes to measure a characterization chart using these measurement conditions. To take advantage of this feature, ensure that you have installed the latest firmware from XRite. 

Note: You can’t measure the built-in Minimum Full CMYK i1iO chart, or charts generated from a previous version of ColorFlow, using M1 and M2 scan modes.

Selectable spot mode measurement for i1Pro hand scan

Previously, when measuring a P2P chart with the i1Pro hand-held device in scan mode, you were returned to spot mode after a measurement failed twice. Now, if the measurement fails, in the Measurement Error dialog box that appears, you can either retry in scan mode by clicking Retry or return to spot mode by clicking Spot Mode.

Measure P2P25 chart with i1Pro hand scan

You can now measure a P2P25 chart with an i1Pro and i1Pro2 by hand scanning. Measurement methods includes:

  • Single scan for M0 (i1Pro2 and i1Pro without UV cut filter)
  • Single scan for M2 (i1Pro with UV cut filter)
  • Dual scan for M1 and M2 (i1Pro2)

To measure with the i1Pro(2), connect it to your computer and choose the P2P25-i1iO or i1iPro chart. You can then measure the chart by following the measurement wizard.

In the wizard, you are provided with different hand scanning instructions for i1Pro2 and i1Pro:

  • Place the sheet on a white background for the i1Pro
  • Place the sheet on the provide backup board for the i1Pro2

Profile generation from P2P chart measurements is disabled

Previously, you could generate device condition profiles, PCO profiles, and DeviceLink profiles from P2P chart measurements but the generated profiles were not accurate and were not acceptable for color management. In this release, you are not allowed to generate profiles from P2P chart measurements.

Export P2P25 chart

Previously, if you wanted to print a P2P25 chart, you needed to download the   chart from   http://www.idealliance.org . You can now export P2P25 charts from the Measurement tab.  

Measurement chart wizard improvements

  • The title and messages in the Load Page state dialog have been modified to improve clarity.
  • Row identification numbers are now displayed.
  • You can reverse your actions by clicking the Back button.

Report modifications

The tint values in Figure 4.2.1, Figure 4.3.1, and Figure 4.4 of the Print Comparison report have been modified for measurements obtained from a P2P25 chart.

Hide Flexographic Press curves

You can now hide Flexographic press transfer curves by clearing the Show Flexographic Press Curves check box in the Transfer Curves section of the Print Curves tab.

New Ink Optimizing Solution DeviceLink method for RGB color input conversion

If you have the license for Ink Optimizing Solution, you can now select the Ink Optimizing Solution method when generating DeviceLink profile for an RGB color input conversion.

Distinguish gray balance response from full color response

Process inks response types have been updated to distinguish gray balance response from the full color response:

  • If a process inks response is defined by a spectral measurement of a P2P25 chart, the response type is "Gray Balance and Tonal".
  • If a process inks response is defined by an imported CIELAB-only measurement of a P2P25 chart, the response type is "Gray Balance only".
  • The "Color only" response type has been renamed as "Full Color only".
  • The "Color and Tonal " response type has been renamed as "Full Color and Tonal".

New PDF/X Output intents

ColorFlow now supports the following new PDF/X Output Intents:

NameSeparate same asTotal ink limitICC Profile file name
WAN-IFRAnewspaper26v5Offset Press - Coldset Web220WAN-IFRAnewspaper26v5.icc
PSO Coated v3Offset Press - Heatset Web300PSOcoated_v3.icc
PSO Uncoated v3 (FOGRA52)Offset Press - Heatset Web300PSOuncoated_v3_FOGRA52.icc

Default spot ink colors

When you define a spot ink using any of the following names, a default RGB color is provided:

  • Red
  • Orange
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Purple
  • Violet

Verification dialog improvements

To improve the usability, the following changes have been made to the Verification dialog box:

  • The Output Version selector in the PCO Verification and SCO Verification dialog box now appears above the Charts and Measurements tab. It has been removed from the Calibrated Output Verification dialog box.
  • In the Measurements tab:
    • The Inactive Measurements table has been renamed as Measured Responses.
    • The Active Measurements table has been renamed as Predicted Responses.
    • The Measured Responses table is now on top of the Predicted Response table.
    • The Measured Responses table is now always open and cannot be closed.

Problems fixed

Ticket Number

Descriptions

CLRFLW-6030In the previous version of ColorFlow, if the estimated response gain was 0, the measurement point didn't appear in Figure 3.1.1 of the report. This issue has been fixed.
CLRFLW-6120In the previous version of ColorFlow, the German translations for Rendering Intents were wrong. This issue has been fixed.
CLRFLW-6134In the previous version of ColorFlow, the Channel Binding Warning message always appeared when you manually entered the measurement data and chose C,M,Y Same or C,M,Y,K Same in the Channel Binding section. This issue has been fixed.
CLRFLW-6169In the previous version of ColorFlow, the PCO icon didn't turn green after you imported a PCO profile into a color setup. This issue has been fixed.
CLRFLW-3560In the previous version of ColorFlow, sometimes the Devices dialog box appeared on the upper-right corner of the screen with a small size when it was enabled. This issue has been fixed.
CLRFLW-5613In the previous version of ColorFlow, in the Print Curves tab, the Calibration curve list was not re-sorted when you updated the Last Modified value for a curve. This issue has been fixed.
CLRFLW-5885In the previous version of ColorFlow, only half of the measurement points were displayed in Figure 2.1.1 of a Print Characterization report. It shows all the measurement points now.
CLRFLW-5962In the previous version of ColorFlow, wrong error messages were displayed when you imported Harmony Calibrate Density or Calibrate Current curves. This issue has been fixed.
CLRFLW-6172In the previous version of ColorFlow, the Curve Set value in the Harmony Curve Properties dialog box showed "CmykCurves". It now shows "CMYK Curves".
CLRFLW-6173In the previous version of ColorFlow, in Print Curves and the Plate Curves tabs, the Date Modified column for an imported Harmony curve showed the imported date and time rather than the date and time in the original Harmony file. This issue has been fixed.
CLRFLW-6184In the previous version of ColorFlow, unused objects in the color store were not deleted when you closed ColorFlow. This issue has been fixed.
CLRFLW-6189In the previous version of ColorFlow, the Date Modified value in the Device Condition tab was not updated if you imported measurement data for a non curve-controlled device condition. This issue has been fixed.
CLRFLW-6214In the previous version of ColorFlow, after you updated the measured plate response for a plate calibration curve and pressed the Enter key, the plate curve and the plate response graphs didn't get updated. This issue has been fixed.
CLRFLW-6249In the previous version of ColorFlow, large alignment errors were allowed for i1iO measurements.This issue has been fixed.
CLRFLW-6253In the previous version of ColorFlow, the JDK installer failed in Mac OS El Capitan without an error message. This issue has been fixed.
CLRFLW-6278In the previous version of ColorFlow, the section 2.3 (Absolute Density Across Form) in the Print Characterization and Comparison reports was missing. This issue has been fixed.
CLRFLW-6358In the previous version of ColorFlow, In Print Characterization reports, one of the 75% 3-color Gray values in Figure 4.3.2 was missing. This issue has been fixed.


Known Issues and Limitations

Color matching (especially Ink Optimizing) certain files containing transparent objects can result in significant changes in appearance

This problem is file specific and is dependent on the transparency blending modes applied, the object's color, and the DeviceLink or ICC profile used to color convert the objects. The problem occurs because each graphic and image object used in the transparency group is color converted separately. Blending of the objects in the destination color space after color converting changes their appearance.

Recommendation: Flatten PDF files before color matching. If your PDF files contain RGB data, it is highly recommended to color convert this data prior to flattening.

Note: Contone proofing cannot be used to predict this issue when color matching is performed on final output.

CLRFLW-6634

If you characterize a device condition with a full color chart measurement, and then update the response with a P2P25 chart measurement, profiles may be generated incorrectly.

CLRFLW-6686

When you characterize the response of a discontinuous flexographic device condition with the P2P25 chart, if you generate Gray Balance calibration curves for that device condition, you cannot adjust the Mindot of Gray Balance calibration curves for that device condition.

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