In a modern color-managed print production workflow, it is assumed that the color measurements produced at various stages of the production workflow are fully inter-relatable. In this paper we examine that assumption by comparing the output of a range of spectrocolorimeters on the same basic test target. The statistics of the readings are then used to compute expected and worst case errors in the color measurements that are used to characterize the work flow. The errors are propagated from the ink supply following ISO 2846, through the finger printing of the press and the proofer following the protocols established in ISO 15076 and then for process control following ISO 12647.
Danny C. Rich, Yoshio Okumura, Veronika Lovell, "The Effect of Spectrocolorimeter Reproducibility on a Fully Color-managed Print Production Workflow" in Proc. IS&T CGIV 2008/MCS'08 4th European Conf. on Colour in Graphics, Imaging, and Vision 10th Int'l Symp. on Multispectral Colour Science, 2008, pp 77 - 79, https://doi.org/10.2352/CGIV.2008.4.1.art00017