COLOUR FORMULATION & PREDICTION with COLIBRI®
Formulating and predicting colours has always been a time-consuming task with little to no reliability that the colour you wish to create is in fact the colour that will be created. For years companies have spent a lot of time and money creating new colours for new products or ensuring their brand colours around their global operations. Introducing Colibri® Colour Managment Software to revolutionize the way colours are formulated, predicted, managed and dispensed in the ever-evolving modern-day era.
Colibri® has been developed with the entire supply chain in mind, with the hope that creating new colours, managing colour during production and resource management will become effortless and almost immediate.
Colibri® is a colour management and matching solution like no other. This fully modular software platform for colour control is scalable from one site to a global supply chain whilst maintaining strict control and data ownership. The solution allows streamlining of the entire supply process from specification to colour matching to quality control.
Colibri® is packaged into 4 modules, each serve a different purpose and is completely tailored to your industry and application. Use Colibri® and take advantage of both our industry expertise and our assistance with:
- Specification of brand colours
- Customization of colour standards
- Colour management for the entire value chain
- Colour measurement with the associated application support
- Colour communication tools and services
- Accelerated creation of quality products
- Connection with enterprise resource planning tools and other third party software products
The 4 modules of Colibri® are:
Colibri® ColorSpec enables creative and prepress designers, brand owners, manufacturers and material producers to use real colours in their artwork.
Users can define colour standards, dependent standards and related tolerances for their products, and communicate these brands, designs and standards to their suppliers.
Colibri® ColorSpec features and benefits include:
- Management of brands and designs
- Mark-up of designs for accurate and consistent colour monitoring
- Definition, standardization and referencing of shades
- Store historical data of colour standards
- Improved communication between brand owners, manufacturers and their suppliers
- Increased cooperation between supply chain participants
- Seamless transfer of colour standards, catalogues and substrates to third-party software
Colibri® ColorMatch is efficient, powerful and easy to use. Using a proprietary algorythm it ensures accurate matching of colour and opacity on opaque, translucent and transparent materials as well as metallic effects while reducing the number of correction steps.
Users can easily switch between several base materials helping to save time and resources in all stages of the matching process.
Colibri® ColorMatch features and benefits include:
- User-friendly, intuitive and seamless interface
- Highly efficient matching of opaque, translucent and transparent colors
- Recipe calculation on different substrates
- Vary base material as required, using only one colorant library
- Simplifies the use of leftover materials, reducing waste and costs
- Customization of functionality and feature settings to match your application and workflow
- An integrated “Expert System”, allowing pigment pre-selection according to application requirements to simplify use of parameters such as light fastness or other criterias.
- One standard recipe to calculate every possible colour recipe combination
- Automatic database update with every change in colour strength, allowing for colour fluctuations in base materials
- User management, access rights and permissions management using existing enterprise IT management tools
- Compatibility with all Konica Minolta as well as the majority of other brand spectrophotometers
Colibri® ColorQuality enables manufacturers and suppliers to manage and control production. The “Job” function helps to organize quality control tasks, no matter of application or requirement.
Flexible creation of job displays and job reports is possible to meet internal or external requests.
Colibri® ColorQuality features and benefits include:
- Improved colour communication between management, production and partners
- Increased cooperation between supply chain participants
- Fast assessment of the conformity of production to a standard under different illuminants
- Visual display of limits on screen
- Availability of the most common pass / fail criteria, including delta E (CIE Lab), CIE 94, CMC, FMC-2 and Hunter Lab
- Chart mode enables to see at a glance where and how deviations affect the colour
- Template function allows to optimize the workflow of end users
- Selection of colour strength methods, help to determine the quality and consistency of production batches
- Compatibility with multi-angle measurement devices, improves control over the quality of effect shades
Colibri® ColorTint is designed to control the dispensing of colour products (new orders and batch additions) on tinting machines.
ColorTint helps to produce the quality expected in different can sizes and with different pre-fillings. Connections to various tinting machines are available.
Features and benefits of Colibri® ColorTint:
- Fast access to recipes developed from colour standards and colour catalogues.
- Accurate recipe transfer to dispensing machines improves quality of production.
- Simple workflows and automatic communication with your dispensing machine help to reduce time-to-supply.
- Customization to filling conditions gives you the flexibility to supply to order.
- Easy connection to large enterprise networks facilitates scale up to production.
Colibri® is an innovative and complex software that requires detailed information about what you are trying to achieve with the software. The benefits of a fully implemented Colibri® system are endless but reaching that point requires time, effort and expertise. If you are interested in looking at one of the Colibri® get in touch with us and we will demonstrate the power and benefits of this revolutionary software.