Simplifying print performance and cost savings are being addressed successfully with CMA ColorCloud, designed to be a cloud-based colour management solution for production businesses of all sizes. This "cost-saving and easy-to-use" tool enables users to deliver precision accuracy across all output devices and materials. This ensures stability and consistency; and generating correct results across all digital platforms, computer monitors and, even, smartphones and tablets says the company.
Developed by colour specialist CMA Imaging it's designed to be used with a measurement device via a standard web browser. Requiring no hardware or software, nor any maintenance downtime or costs, it utilises a set of patented management algorithms. These ensure accuracy of colour throughout both proofing and printing, with calculations that ensure the right relationship within the CMYK model; correct grey balance; and a resulting reduction in ink or toner usage.
“The colour related problems encountered by users reliant on consistency and accuracy are becoming more prominent now that short turnaround times are essential to maintain machine uptime and optimise margins,” says Gerardo Cerros, Chief Technology Officer at CMA Imaging.
“With CMA ColorCloud it’s easy to print identical colours across a series of different materials and surface types. This is essential with today’s brand colour matching requirements as well as being desirable in everyday use because of the ink savings that are generated.”
CMA Imaging has based its ColorCloud concept on the challenges that have resulted from the growth in precision colour throughout digital job generation, proofing and printing. And by understanding the needs of today’s print service providers and display specialists.