When it comes down to absolutely uniform inking over the entire sheet, you are always on the safe side with Prinect Image Control 3.

No other unit in the world spectrally scans the whole print sheet and balances out even the smallest deviations in the print image – automatically. It automatically detects not only all measuring elements but also solid areas using the prepress data and incorporates them into the control process.

CMYK images and halftone areas can be perfectly corrected using print samples and proofs. Prinect Image Control 3 is the first measuring instrument to not only be able to measure opaque white, but also control it. This permits much more reliable control of the chromatic colors when printing on foils or metal surfaces. If, in addition to perfect color, flawlessness on the printed sheet must also be achieved, the "Offline Inspection" option provides a 200 dpi inspection option for PDF matching as well as for sheet-to-sheet inspection.

Prinect Image Control 3:

  • Standalone color measurement system for connection to up to four Speedmaster printing presses
  • Autofocus to compensate for different printing substrate thicknesses
  • Space-saving micro print control strips can be used without restriction across all formats
  • Additional display of the color deviation on the Wallscreen XL of the Prinect Press Center XL 3
  • Netprofiler for colorimetric calibration


  • Extremely high resolution of 50 million pixels or CIEL*a*b* values
  • Proof Match for faster alignment of the finished print with proofs and print samples
  • Optimum flatness from lightweight paper to cardboard due to vacuum suction
  • Automatic feedback of color data and tone values to the Prinect prepress workflow with Color Interface
  • Color Interface for the transmission of spectral measured values to quality analysis software of other suppliers such as Bodoni pressSIGN or Colorware MeasureColor



Everything you always wanted to know
about color management.

Even though modern digital imaging software can automate the process of color management, certain aspects will always remain subjective. Having a deeper understanding of the principles behind color management and what choices to make helps printers achieve optimal printing results.

Get the lowdown on colorimetry, densitometry, standardization in printing, dot gain vs. dot loss and much more in our expert guide.


Our color and quality measurement systems

Prinect Easy Control

Prinect Easy Control is the ideal entry point into spectral measuring technology – easy to use, yet with the precision you would expect from Heidelberg.

Prinect Image Control 3

Standalone color measurement system for connection to up to four Speedmaster printing presses.

Inpress Control 3

Highly automated spectral measurement system. Lays the foundation for Push to Stop.

Prinect Axis Control

Prinect Axis Control is the high-performance color measurement system for packaging and commercial printing.

Prinect Inspection Control 3

Two high-resolution color cameras in the coating unit of the press fully check each sheet for material defects, hickeys, ink splashes, scumming and so on to prevent follow-up costs.

Dipco Elements

The Prinect print control strips are optimized for color control on Speedmaster presses and the use of Prinect color measurement systems.

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