2017 May // Trade Show Report

Looking Back:
JUST Normlicht with ECI at ExpoGrafica

EXPOGRAFICA 2017 marked JUST’s introduction of the lastest LED viewing products into the Latin America markets. With over 256 exhibitors, 231,000 square feet of exhibit space and estimated 20,000 attendees, the show is the largest in Latin America, held in Guadalajara this year.

JUST products were presented at both Delta E Cero and ECI Color Consulting who demonstrated both the new LED Tabletop 3B viewer and the LED moduLight 2-1200 color critical viewing solutions, both which exceed the requirements of the strict ISO 3664 and ISO 3668 specifications. The response was particularly strong from flexographic, offset and digital printers focus on packaging and consumer goods.


2016 November // Trade Show Report

Looking Back:
JUST Normlicht at K 2016

Since the last event three years ago, the plastics and rubber industries welcomed a wide range of innovations from JUST in the field of visual color viewing. Over 230,000 show visitors assessed the lastest in products and technologies for the assessment of colored plastics and surfaces, including both conventional fluorescent lamp and new LED-based systems (Pat. No. US 8,592,748 B2).

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Experts in quality assurance, R&D, retailers and marketers alike, appreciated the wide range of solutions configurable to any viewing environment. While portable viewers appealed to mobile workers, the revised Color Control Center multiLight, a complete “visual assessment room-in-a -box“ was a real eye-catcher, allowing controlled assessments of large colored plastic substrates to industrial standards as ISO 3668, DIN 6173-2 and VDA part 8B/8C.

Many visitors were impressed with how readily metameric colored substrates could be identified while switching among different illuminants of the Color Control Center (D50, D65 and A). Metameric colors, ones that appear color-balanced with one illuminant but different with an other illuminant, are particularly problematic in the plastics and rubber industries.

Thank you to all visitors for the positive discussions at our booth. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

 

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Photo: Messe Düsseldorf, Constanze Tillmann


2016 October // JUST news.

Fogra and JUST – a strong link

Since 2001, JUST Normlicht has been working side-by-side with the Fogra Forschungsgesellschaft Druck e.V. in the development of color communication standards. Fogra now honors JUST Normlicht for 15 years of partnership.

"The certificate can mean only a small gesture that honors your commitment to the collective research," says Dr. Eduard Neufeld, Fogra Managing Director and head of the institute. JUST is proud to contribute our expertise in color and appearance for standardized print workflows, and we look forward to continuing the successful collaboration. Color viewing devices from JUST are Fogra certified to meet the ISO 3664:2009.

Fogra Forschungsgesellschaft Druck e.V.

Source: Fogra.org


2016 September // Trade Show Report

Looking Back:
JUST Normlicht at Labelexpo Americas 2016

Representing a full range of label applications using wide and narrow web flexo and a plethora of digital technologies, attendees from US, Canada, Latin America, and as far as India and Japan were eager to learn how JUST could help improve their color critical viewing conditions and exceed requirements for ISO compliance.

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Our Americas division presented a full line of JUST products for the label market, including the first presentation of new JUST LED technology in the Americas. Launched at DRUPA this year, the new LED proofStation 20 (Pat. No. US 8,592,748 B2) was well received, as attendees noted its versatility with both D65 and D50 light sources, lifespan of 10,000 hour and ISO 3664:2009 compliance. They were surprise to learn all these capabilities are provided at nearly the same price as traditional fluorescent viewing lights.

We also demonstrated the new JUST LED lamp SL-T5 II 950 proGraphic with high CRI for generalized lighting in the pressroom and other production areas where light quality is important, showing solutions with performance significantly superior to inferior retrofit lamps are here today.

Also of great interest were JUST’s multiple light source solutions „Color Viewing Light“, allowing visualization of how products are used in the end-customer’s environment, as well as inspection of UV coatings and adhesives. More advanced customers appreciated the ease of measuring lighting conditions using the GL SPECTIS 1.0 Touch spectrometer, produced by our GL Optic division.

Many thanks to visitors and numerous discussions about standardized lighting.

 

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2016 July // JUST news.

Researching a viewing device has improved!

For sure you already noticed: a lot of things have changed on our web site! Both the design and the content have been completely revised, making it easier than ever for you to find a suitable standardized-light solution.

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Alongside items concerning the latest Trade shows, New Product presentations, or the FAQs section, the site offers you lots of useful information about color matching technology and the interaction of Light and Color. The product range is presented in the restructured Online Shop, where just three clicks and some helpful text modules are all it takes to guide you to the appropriate product group. Icons and images illustrate equipment functions and features at a glance. If you are still not sure when looking for a product just turn to the Product Finder Tool for help.

...by the way: no matter if you're using your laptop, tablet PC or smartphone the content will look great on every device, thanks to the responsive design of the web layout.

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2016 June  // Trade Show Report

Looking Back:
JUST Normlicht at drupa 2016

Over 260,000 visitors from 188 countries converged in Düsseldorf Germany to see and learn about new products and developments in the printing industry. For JUST customers and visitors, visual color control and assessments to ISO 12647-2:2013 with LED lighting (Pat. No. US 8,592,748 B2) were paramount.

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2016 May // Color Matching Solutions

"The Missing Link"
Print. Measure. See. To ISO 12647-2:2013

Following adoption of the new standard ISO 12647-2:2013 for a standardized offset printing process, the prerequisites for its practical implementation have now been fulfilled.

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In the form of FOGRA51 for coated papers with moderate fluorescence, and FOGRA52 for uncoated papers with high fluorescence, characterization data for offset printing are now available with corresponding ICC and Device-Link profiles. The definition of measuring condition M1 in ISO 13655:2009, the standard for spectral measurement and colorimetrical computations, created a further important prerequisite. With illuminant D50, measuring condition M1 is based on a higher UV component, this being necessary for measuring papers containing optical brighteners.

The updated ISO 3664:2009 is an important standard in connection with the practical implementation of ISO 12647-2:2013 for standardized printing with papers containing brighteners. The standard for visual color matching is of essential importance in this context. The requirements of ISO 3664:2009 regarding a limited metamerism index in the UV range, and the closer adaptation of the UV component in the spectrum to daylight, have already been met by the JUST daylight 5000 proGraphic fluorescent lamps from JUST Normlicht since 2010. As a result, all JUST Normlicht devices comply with ISO 3664:2009, meaning that, in combination with an M1-compatible hand-held measuring instrument, what you now see really is what was actually measured beforehand. Consequently, there is no longer anything to stand in the way of standard-compliant color matching in accordance with the new process standard.

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