Do you know if your printing conditions have changed? Do you know if you are able to reproduce the same colors again? Media, ink, temperature, humidity, workﬂow, printer interventions; there are many factors which inﬂuence the color appearance in digital large format printing.
For this very reason, BARBIERI introduces Barbieri DOC (Digital Output Control). This process control solution checks the stability of the digital printing process and is tailored to the needs of large format, ﬂatbed and industrial printing. It is easy to use and straightforward thinking: the actual state of a printer/media combination is set as a reference and all following prints are compared to this. For the wide range of media used in digital large format printing, Barbieri provides presets and templates tailored to each special media characteristic. The comparison of the actual state to the reference reveals whether the printing process is stable. This enables the printer operator to decide on the spot if printing should continue or if an adjustment to the printing process is required.
The DOC process control solution by Barbieri consists of the innovative SpectroPad and built in DOC software. Using SpectroPad DOC, the stability of the printing process can be instantly veriﬁed and can determine if an actual print is within speciﬁcations directly at the printer. Being wireless (battery operated and data transmission by WiFi) the control strip is measured directly on the printer, the measuring device calculates the DOC report internally and instantly displays results on the touch screen. If required, the data can be sent wirelessly to a computer to print and store report data.
In addition to process control, Barbieri provides tools to evaluate image quality in digital printing. For instance, the homogeneity of a print can be evaluated according to the Fogra M-Score.
Barbieri DOC also supports calculations according to Fogra PSD and IDEAlliance.