CMA ColorPrediction

Digital Ink Drawdown Software Solution



  • Import CxF from Ink Formulation
  • Color cards with Standard, Min & Max
  •  Spectral calculation algorithms
  •  Predict color on multiple substrates
  • Color library best match function
  • Compare frame with target & measure
  • Numerical solver for best ink separation
  • Proof on paper or direct-to-stock
CMA ColorCard
CMA ColorPrediction


CMA ColorPrediction is an innovative software to predict spot colors digitally and accurately for all packaging printing applications (labels & flexible packaging, folding carton, in-mould-labeling, plastics & films, corrugated, metal decoration, etc). Print color cards cost effectively in a few simple steps using water-based or eco-solvent proofing devices like Epson (SC-P5000, SC-P7500, SC-80600) and Roland VSi (300, 540). Also works with digital printing equipment such as HP Indigo. Optimum results are achieved using the CMA Quantum Proofing Paper or the CMA Transfer Film to produce color cards on production stock with the ability to simulate effects such as white, metallic, matte and gloss varnish.

CMA ColorPrediction delivers accurate spot color reproduction thanks to its advanced mathematical prediction model based on spectral data. Easy to use, it is the solution to digitize colors and import libraries from the ink formulation system. Predict colors on different substrates and produce unlimited numbers of color cards with standard, minimum and maximum accepted tolerances.

Predict COLORS on multiple substrates

CMA ColorPrediction is an easy-to-use software for packaging designers and printers that need accurate color reproduction on different substrates in just a few clicks using the latest CMA Spectral Color Predictive model. Simulate the substrate on the CMA Quantum proofing paper or use the CMA Transfer Film for a direct-to-stock color cards.

Predict colors in different substrates

from production to design

Digitizing ink production recipes

CMA ColorPrediction is the solution to digitize your ink production color recipes and to exchange color data accurately in the entire supply chain. The color libraries can be exported in CxF format from your Ink Formulation software and imported into CMA ColorPrediction to produce accurately digital ink drawdowns color cards on proofing paper or direct to the production stock under tight dE control.


Matching the Master & Dependent Colors

Expectations and tolerances can be translated into a Delta E between the reliant (proof) and master standard. A subdivision for the tolerances can be defined by minimum, standard and maximum, this will help in creating standard production tolerance acceptance. As part of the color matching digitizing process, the digital colors are matched to the master standard coming from the conventional ink recipes and also to the dependent references in the proofing process. The colors approved from the customer will go into your Absolute Color Library. This will become the master standard to target from different locations or printing processes. The printing processes can be specified in Relative Color Libraries to host the best color match on a specific combination of substrate, ink and printing process.

Master and Dependent Standard to match a specific printing process.

Centralized color library

CMA has the expertise to offer the service to digitize your own ink color library. CMA will provide the instructions and procedures to exchange or access the color data from a secure and centralized color library. A set of rules to exchange the color data can be defined with your main stakeholders in the supply chain.

*Color Card Cost From $0.15 Calculated Based Proofing Paper & Ink Cost.