System for distributing and controlling color reproduction at multiple sites

  • US 8,537,357 B2
  • Filed: 03/08/2010
  • Issued: 09/17/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/25/1997
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An apparatus for measurement of color rendered on media comprising:

  • an illumination source which directs light to the media;

    optics for collecting light of said illumination source reflected from said media, in which at least said optics are moveable to scan said media;

    at least a spectrograph for providing data representative of said light collected by said optics; and

    one or more programs executable by one or more processors to process said data provided by said spectrograph for comparison to reference data, to store said data provided by said spectrograph in a database of historical data, to provide at least information of the grayness of mixtures of colorants for display to a user, and to communicate one or more of said data provided by said spectrograph, said reference data, and said information to one or more other computer systems using a network protocol.

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