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How to use the Nearest Color Finder tool in VersaWorks

by Jay Roberts, Roland DGA Product Manager - UV Printers

One of the really cool features available in VersaWorks is the “Nearest Color Finder” tool. It allows you to select a Spot Color and find the “best” representation of the color the device is printing based on your color management settings (paper type/print mode/.icc profile, etc.). While this tool can be incredibly useful, there are some rules, outlined below, that must be followed in order to take advantage of the feature:

Rule #1

It must be a SPOT color! This means CMYK colors, RGB colors, or LAB colors made in Illustrator, Corel or similar applications, will NOT work. It must be a SPOT color (like Pantone).

Rule #2

Not all SPOT colors will work.

Nearest Color Finder Tool

So, how do we go about using this tool? Here’s a brief step-by-step tutorial for you to try, practice, and utilize at your facility! Once you have a file with the SPOT Color in it, proceed with the following:

Step 1

  • Load the file and click on Nearest Color Finder
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Step 2

  • Select the SPOT color to be “tested”
  • Set the values to define the number of patches
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Step 3

  • Print and Review
  • Once the print is done, select the SPOT that best represents the color desired and “highlight” the box
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Step 4

  • Print the job
NOTE: In the VersaWorks File Format tab, the color selected will now show as the desired color. Nearest Color Finder Tool
Jay Roberts Roland DGA

Jay Roberts

Jay Roberts is Roland DGA’s UV print specialist. A foremost expert in print, color optimization and UV print methods, he educates dealers, Roland DG users, and custom graphic providers about VersaUV printers and products and leads workshops on digital printing and creative art.