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Enhancements to ColorTune Spot

ColorTune Spot

At A Glance:

Support for more reading devices, export swatches to Adobe Applications

Applies To:

ColorTune 12.0 (Apogee Color Quality Manager license)

How It Works:

ColorTune Spot is designed to measure spot colors and save Color Profile data, which can be exported to Apogee Prepress Color Books as well as most Adobe applications.

ColorTune Spot supports the following spectrophotometer devices:
Gretag SpectroEye, and Spectrolino; X-Rite EyeOne, DTP45, and DTP530

Reading Devices

ColorTune Spot exports color data in the following formats:

  • Apogee Prepress Color Book
  • Apogee series 2.dat format
  • PhotoShop Color Book
  • PhotoShop Swatch Palette
  • Indesign Swatch Palette
  • Illustrator Swatch Palette
  • Artpro Ink Book
  • Tab Delimited

Note that as of Apogee Prepress 9.1 custom spectral spot Color Books can be made directly in the Apogee Prepress (or Asanti) Client, with the same feature set as ColorTune Spot. It is highly advised to use the Apogee Prepress Client to create custom spot color books instead of ColorTune Spot

Advanced CMM in the Gamut Warning Sets is only available when the selected Destination profile is an Agfa profile created in ColorTune 4.2 or higher.

ColorTune Output is supported on Windows Operating Systems (64 bit only): Windows 8, Windows 10 + Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2019.

Why is this Important?

Matching precise custom spot inks requires a tool to measure, record and distribute the precise spectral values to the color-aware parts of the workflow. Accurate spot color mixing in PDFRender requires spectral color book information such as the type created in ColorTune Spot.