Our history of technology testing goes back for more years than we care to remember. It is a fundamental part of what Digital Dots is all about, starting with RIP tests in the last century, film digitisation tests in the 1990s, and high end digital scanner tests in the 2000s. More recently we have tested spot colour proofing systems, monitors, colour measurement tools, wide and superwide format printers.
We have our own colour lab and a range of high end testing equipment. Our testing work extends to beta testing of hardware and software, and we have extensive experience in this area, dating back to the early days of the Apple Macintosh, PageMaker and the IBM PC. Today our testing work covers colour management tools and production workflow technologies. Much of this work is bespoke, however we have produced a number of reports. The most significant of these is our implementation documents for ISO 12647-2. The Standardised Print Production guides are written for printers and print buyers who want to produce print that conforms to this quality and process control standard.