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Heidelberg Measurement Devices

Heidelberg Quality Monitor 

Image Control • Axis Control • InPress Control

The Quality Monitor is part of the Prinect Profile Toolbox and the Prinect Calibration Tool-box. The Quality Monitor supports various predefined CMYK, CMY and RGB test elements, CMYK monitoring elements and linearization wedges, which can be selected to match the desired check.

Learn how to Harmonize Heidelberg measurement Instruments here

 

Measuremeny files

Heidelberg measurement file is a typical CGATS file (human readable).

ISO28178
ORIGINATOR "HEIDELBERGER DRUCKMASCHINEN AG"

FILE_DESCRIPTOR "Output Characterization for Prinect_Fogra4" 
CREATED "2016-01-29T13:54:35"
INSTRUMENTATION "ImageControl v5.1.0.24 "
MEASUREMENT_SOURCE "Illumination=D50 Observer=2degree Density=Status DIN16536"
POLARIZATION "none"
SAMPLE_BACKING "black"
KEYWORD "FIELD_TYPE"
KEYWORD "X1POS"
KEYWORD "Y1POS"
KEYWORD "X2POS"
KEYWORD "Y2POS"
KEYWORD "INKZONE"
KEYWORD "INKINFOS"
INKINFOS "Unit=1,InkName=B,InkNameL=BLACK,DFilter=D_VIS,Lab=13.545519 1.293585 3.154340,Blocked=3992977408"
INKINFOS "Unit=2,InkName=C,InkNameL=CYAN,DFilter=D_RED,Lab=53.340107 -35.720081 -50.322784,Blocked=4177526784"
INKINFOS "Unit=3,InkName=M,InkNameL=MAGENTA,DFilter=D_GREEN,Lab=47.859520 73.352753 -4.173064,Blocked=4286578688"

INKINFOS "Unit=4,InkName=Y,InkNameL=YELLOW,DFilter=D_BLUE,Lab=87.019508 -4.942477 93.939583,Blocked=4286578688"
NUMBER_OF_FIELDS 51

BEGIN_DATA_FORMAT
SAMPLE_ID FIELD_TYPE X1POS Y1POS X2POS Y2POS CMYK_C CMYK_M CMYK_Y CMYK_K INKZONE D_RED D_GREEN D_BLUE D_VIS LAB_L LAB_A LAB_B NM_400 NM_410 NM_420 NM_430 NM_440 NM_450 NM_460 NM_470 NM_480 NM_490 NM_500 NM_510 NM_520 NM_530 NM_540 NM_550 NM_560 NM_570 NM_580 NM_590 NM_600 NM_610 NM_620 NM_630 NM_640 NM_650 NM_660 NM_670 NM_680 NM_690 NM_700 NM_710 NM_720 
END_DATA_FORMAT

NUMBER_OF_SETS 103

BEGIN_DATA

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END_DATA

A file doesn't contain all expected metadata - some are coded by naming convention

 

Naming convention (customizable)

Sample file name:
LS000795-test job-IC1-2017_01_29T12_54_33-Sheet30-Prinect_Fogra4-9.txt

where:

  LS000795 job ID
  test job jobname
  IC1 press
  2017_01_29T12_54_33 timestamp
  Sheet30 sheet number
  Prinect_Fogra4 Control strip name
  9 serial number of measurement


Image Control may collect more Control Strips/ Test Forms / MiniSpots from one sheet. T
he user can select any from the list of delivered by Heidelberg e.g:

  • ECI2002_random
  • ECI2002_visual
  • HDProofColorBar_CMYK
  • IT87_3_random
  • IT87_3_visual
  • IT87_4_random
  • IT87_4_visual
  • MB_Process_13_CMYK
  • MB_Process_13
  • MB_Process_25_CMYK
  • MB_Process_25
  • PCS_40AB_ControlStrip_CMYK
  • PCS_60AB_ControlStrip_CMYK
  • PO_Basic_135_CMYK
  • PO_Basic_210_CMYK
  • PO_CMY
  • PO_CMYK
  • MB_100_70_40_CMYK
  • MB_100_75_50_25_CMYK
  • MB_100_80_40_CMYK
  • MB_100_CMYK

 

Connecting to ChromaChecker Cloud

  1. Check if your current license (installed modules) enables to grab measurement files.
    You require Heidelberg Quality  Monitor module - ask Heidelberg representative If you have installed all necessary components to get measurement file out of Heidelberg Prinect.
  2. Find the folder where measurement data are stored — it is typically on the computer where Image Control software is launched  - map this folder to make it accessible from the local network
  3. On any Windows computer in your local network install and setup ChromaChecker DataCollector