Curve4 VERIFY Released

Curve4 VERIFY is here!

CHROMiX and HutchColor are proud to announce the first release of Curve4 which will be the VERIFY tool. And as the name implies, it verifies!

The additional Calibration and other tools will be available later this year. They will ultimately be all together in the same application just like in Curve3. We decided to release Curve4 in two phases as we wanted to meet the market need for a G7 Master-level verification tool as soon as possible. So to be clear, there won't be a "Verify" version and a "Calibration" version, but rather an initial Verify release and then a larger update later this year that includes the rest of the toolset.

First, a summary of the features of Curve4 VERIFY release:

  1. Integrated measurement. This has been our #1 user request and we listened. Curve4 will directly drive i1Pro, iO, iSis, Barbieri LFP and Konica Minolta FD-9 instruments. You can load target data files created by MeasureTool, ColorPort, i1Profiler and Barbieri Chart Generator and use them for any instrument (with certain limitations like iSis)
  2. Full G7 Master-level Verification. Grayscale, Targeted and ColorSpace levels are all available and the results are clearly and graphically communicated.
  3. Mix-and-Match targets. Combine multiple targets in the Verify Tool's measurement list to create the required set of patches. For example, if you printed a P2P51 and an IT8 target on press, load both sets of measurements and Curve4 will extract the combined patches required for G7 Master verification.
  4. Simple Proof Verification. For those who just want a simple proof verification, without the stringent G7 Master requirements for targets, load/read any target and get proof pass/fail results.
  5. Verifications are auto-saved into files and previous verifications easily accessed. Curve4 introduces a new file type: .VerifyC4, and creates one each time a new verification is requested. Less technical users don't need to deal with them but more expericed users can rename them, arrange them, send them to others or submit them for technical support.
  6. Create References for easy, stable configurations and set one as the default. The combinations of G7 compliance levels, tolerances, SCCA selection, gray balance methods and Color References is mind boggling. Curve4 makes it easy to bundle each combination you use into a Reference, give it a name you like, and select it from a popup when creating a verification. Setting one Reference as the default means less-technical (or just busy) users just click "new" and start measuring and you'll have confidence they are getting the right results.

The measurement tools are inherited from our years of development on Maxwell so they are stable and have some great features. One great feature is the newly-introduced MemoryScan function that stores the position of a target (for iO, LFP and KM FD-9) and quickly scans other targets placed in the same position. Read below in Maxwell Client v5.5 for more on this functionality.

Is that all?

Actually, for the Verify release, that's about it. We purposely kept the user interface as clean and straight-forward as possible. This is the tool that your customers can easily use to do periodic verifications.