Well, I did not achieve my goal of a blog post everyday. With all the customers and other trading partners as well as the normal Las Vegas distractions it proved to be an impossible task. So, this post will cover the highlights of our Tuesday morning session:
- We spent about half the morning discussing and showing how to create reference values and tolerance ranges to be used with primarily ColorMetrix. There are a variety of options, and I expressed my overall preference for a greater reliance on process capabilities. This is because proper use of process capabilities will lead to higher quality output at an overall lower cost. Obviously customer specifications can’t be ignored, but instead a way should be found to make sure that customer specifications falls within the process capabilities.
- The balance of the morning was spent on reviewing best practices for press finger printing. From my point of view this was a great session, because of all the user input from the room. Many felt the highlight was reviewing a method of press characterization utilizing grey balance numbers measured with a simple densitometer, and our retired GATF Hexagon software. This technique worked 6 years ago, and now looks similar to what GRACoL is proposing.
- Check my links section to the right on this page. There are many good resources represented. I utilized many of these links to prepare for the User’s Group Conference.
In closing, a good time was had by all. Our plans at this point are to return to the Mirage is late September or early October next year for our 6th annual User’s Group Conference. Based upon user comments and busy schedules we will be compressing the meeting to a shorter format.
I extend a personal thank you to all who took time out of very busy schedules to attend.