Model #: iqc

Color iQC

Quality Assurance Software

Color iQC is a unique, job-oriented upgradeable color quality control solution designed to meet evolving color measurement and management requirements in all industrial market segments.

Ensure Color Quality Control Across the Supply Chain

Ensuring accurate, consistent color across a global supply chain can be challenging. With Color iQC as an integral part of the color workflow, specifiers and suppliers alike can be assured that color quality is consistent in the laboratory, pre-production and production. Whether you are approving production samples or finished goods, Color iQC adapts to your workflow to make controlling color fast, easy and accurate. Color iQC is easily configurable to meet specific industry and quality control requirements.

Color iQC is available in a variety of configurations to meet most, if not all, industrial, print and packaging color quality control needs, including:

  • Color iQC Professional, a high-end, job-oriented, template-drive quality control solution containing the industry’s most complete set of quality control features, streamlining color measurement, reporting and recording to maintain a centralized, cost-efficient process.
  • Color iQC Management, a management and analysis configuration that has all of the functionality of Color iQC Professional but does not connect to a spectrophotometer.
  • Color iQC Print, a job-oriented process control solution designed to meet evolving color measurement and management requirements in the print and packaging industries, incorporating the latest digital workflow technologies and standards for a complete color quality control solution.
  • Color iQC Basic, an upgradeable entry-level color quality control solution ideal for color quality control and management in less complex environments.
  • Color iQC Online Edition, a server-based solution that allows any number of locations to easily communicate and share color data over time. The Online configuration ensures centralized control and management yet provides easy access for all authorized users within the color network.


  • Job-based solution leveraging portable jobs that contain color data and all criteria necessary for color management decisions, enabling all stakeholders to see data consistently across the color workflow.
  •  Define templates to establish common processes or materials, including pre-defined standards, tolerances, settings and displays to ensure operational consistency.
  •  Ability to define instrument calibration and measurement modes to ensure data integrity and accurate, correct measurement practices.
  •  Use the remote output feature to tailor and format any color data in order to seamlessly share consistent information with color partners.
  •  Centralized control and management of functionality and data with the ability to move from quality control to quality assurance, analyzing performance, identifying leading indicators and adjusting processes as necessary.

Color iQC is PantoneLIVE enabled. This means that users can retrieve the most up-to-date digital color standards from the cloud-based PantoneLIVE library in addition to or instead of using physical reference standards, which can be damaged, deteriorate over time, or be measured differently by operators in various locations using a variety of instruments.


Measurement Conditions Reflectance, Tranmission, Reflectance / Transmission, Over Light / Over Dark, SCI / SCE
Supported Profile Format N/A
Color Differences FMCII, CIE DL*, Da*, Db*, CIE DL*, DC*, DH*, Hunter DL, Da, Db, All Attributes of CIELab, CIELch or HunterLab, CMC (l:c), CIE2000 (l:c:h)
Color Spaces CIE L*a*b*, CIE L*C*h*, Hunter Lab, CIE (XYZxy)
Illuminants D50, D55, D65, D75, F2, F7, F11, C, A, Horizon, TL84, Ultralume 3000
Observers 2 degree,10 degree
Standard Indices Whiteness [ASTM E313, CIE, GANZ, Berger, Stensby, Taube, Tappi], Yellowness [ASTM E313, D1925], Opacity [Contrast Ratio, Tappi], Strength [SWL, Summed, Weighted Sum], Haze, Munsell Notation, Orange Juice, Gloss [ASTM E429, Gloss60], Grey Scale [ISO 105, Staining, Color Change], Metamerism, Color Constancy Index, APHA, Gardner Color Index, ASTM Color Index, Saybolt Color Index, AATCC TM203 Light Blocking Index, DIN55979 Blackness Index, G7 Substrate Compensation
Compatible Software Supporting DNG Profiles N/A
Configuration Options Basic, Professional, Management, Online Editions
Databases MS Access, MS SQL Server
Experience Level Beginner to Advanced
Import/Export Format CxF, QTX, JB5, MIF, XTF
Languages Supported English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese
Software Modes N/A
Supported Devices eXact, eXact Scan, eXact XP, CI4200, CI52, CI62, CI64, 962, 964, Color i5, Color i7, CE-7000A, CI7600, CI7800, SP62, SP64
User Experience Configurable
Industry Standards See Standard Indices
Ink Wells / Ink Units No
Mobile Device Compatibility No
NetProfiler Support Yes
PantoneLIVE Support Yes
Pass / Fail Yes
Sample Preview Yes
Scanner Target Support N/A
What's Included? Installation CD with Instructions
Android No
Apple iOS No
Macintosh No
Windows Win 7, Win 10
Available Disk Space 5 GB - 100 GB
Connectivity USB-Port
Display Resolution 1024 x 768
Internet Connection Yes, for PantoneLIVE
Memory 2GB
Number of Displays Supported per Workstation 1
Optical Drive Yes
Processor Core 2 Duo, 2 G
Security Install Only
Video Card N/A
Compatible Android Devices None
Compatible iOS Devices None

Case Studies

UNIMAC Ups its Color Game with X-Rite Technology and Services

UNIMAC needed to improve its level of quality and consistency, and reduce the overall amount of waste in time and materials caused by the need to reformulate special inks during press runs, remake plates and re-manufacture work that does not meet internal or customer expectations.

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