There is good news for all users of the SpectroDens spectrophotometer device. These are new practical features that can be added to the devices by downloading from the Techkon
website free of charge. The new measurement function for the quality control of spot colors SCTV (Spot Colour Tone Value) can now be used with all SpectroDens units having color displays.
The useful feature Average Measurement is now available for all devices. The PhotoLab Module for colorimetric quality control, which is embedded within the software SpectroConnect, also works with the Advanced version of SpectroDens. SpectroConnect supports the export format ISO 18620:2016.
The Techkon software SpectroConnect now supports the exchange of tone adjustment curves between different applications on the basis of the international standard ISO 18620:2016. This is a standardized but simply extensible format for applications like color
management, calibration and raster image processor systems. Prerequisite are transfer curves created with SpectroDens or SpectroJet.
Although we became aware of one of these new features at the end of November 2017, when Steve Smiley was in India for a G7 project that we did together, we did not download
and test the SCTV feature on our color lab’s Techkon SpectroDens Advanced. We will download and try out the new features, including the Average Measurement and the
support for the export format ISO 18620:2106, and report on these in the next issue.