Tool for Analysis & Benchmarking of Digital Printers
Melville, NY, 28
November 2012 — The SpencerLab Digital Color Laboratory is excited to announce
the latest update to the SpencerLab Printer Test Suite. The update is available
to current licensees for immediate access at www.spencerlab.com/MySpencerLab
at no charge as part of their annual subscription. For those wishing to become
a licensee, and those needing site license renewals, please contact SpencerLab
at email@example.com for information.
update, version 4.5, provides an expanded level of testing capabilities
covering additional test objectives, target markets, and color options; and
continues SpencerLab’s commitment to providing a comprehensive tool for Print
Quality analysis and Benchmarking digital printing – an invaluable resource for
digital print providers and major users.
New features and
enhancements in the latest version of the SpencerLab Printer Test Suite
Additional Test Files, Target Markets, Color Options:
• SpencerLab Reliability Suite – a set of test files suitable for
testing reliability of consumables
and print system components
• CAD Target Market – a set of test files suitable for testing
line drawing, engineering design
and 3-D rendition capabilities of print systems
• Clear Coat – a set of test files to facilitate clear coat/ink
rendition of capable print systems
• K Blends – regenerated from the PostScript original to include
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continues to evolve and grow, we have identified additional test metrics and
developed associated test files that facilitate those measurements and
analyses,'' said David Spencer, President and CEO of SpencerLab. ''Since the
Suite 4.1 version update SpencerLab has continued to accommodate clients’ needs
and feedback and to provide up-to-date evaluation tools.''
Printer Test Suite consists of over three gigabytes of data, includes 100 test
files (in over 200 adaptations, printing over 510 pages), and covers the full
breadth of market segments, including: Consumer, SOHO/SMB, Office, Enterprise,
Photographic, Graphic Arts, Large Format and Production. The Suite has become a
printing industry standard for print and image quality analysis. Test files
include monochrome (black-and-white) as well as color; color-managed RGB and
CMYK; PostScript, PDF, and application formats; output sizes ranging from 4x6''
through large format; and both U.S. and international page sizes.
The version 4.5
update is immediately available at no cost to current subscribers of the
SpencerLab Printer Test Suite – the update is automatically available at their
MySpencerLab login page. For information on how to become a site licensee of
the SpencerLab Printer Test Suite, visit www.spencerlab.com
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Assisted by over a
dozen key corporate sponsors, SpencerLab has shared its expertise in Print
Quality, Throughput Speed Performance, Toner/Ink Yield and associated
Cost-per-Print, and Usability and Reliability Analysis in the development and
refinement of the SpencerLab Printer Test Suite. Since its 1990 introduction as
the CHQF Test Suite, it has become a generally accepted de facto standard in
facilitating evaluation of Print Quality. Test files in the SpencerLab Printer
Test Suite complement recent ISO/IEC standards (SpencerLab participated in
their development for nearly a decade). More than a dozen firms sponsored
development of Version 4 in order to share access to meaningful measurement
tools and standards. These have included Adobe, Canon, Eastman Kodak, EFI,
Hewlett-Packard, Konica Minolta, Lexmark, Océ, Okidata, Samsung, Toshiba, and
Xerox among others. Many of these sponsors as well as other major industry
firms use the SpencerLab Printer Test Suite, our testing services, and/or our
methodologies on a continuing basis.
SpencerLab Digital Color Laboratory
than two decades of industry service, Spencer & Associates Publishing, Ltd.
has earned an international reputation for expertise in Color Print Quality and
Consumable Yield/Cost-per-Print. SpencerLab Digital Color Laboratory, its
independent test division, is recognized as a leader in unbiased, third-party
digital image testing. Leading vendors also rely on SpencerLab to provide
Throughput Speed Performance, Cost-per-Print, Reliability benchmarking, and
Availability metrics for a wide variety of printing technologies – inkjet,
laser/LED, thermal, and photographic, to name a few. SpencerLab provides
leadership in quantitative and qualitative comparisons – test and evaluation
services, focus group management, compliance certifications, benchmark test
software/hardware, and custom consulting.For more information, please visit www.spencerlab.com.