USE of .CXF FILES within adobe cc
As >cxf files will soon be the future of colour communication why do x-rite and adobe not integrate .cxf files with each other. The idea of a .cxf file is to help stabilise colour across various substrates, regardless of background hue, it allows the use of a spectrophotometer to read the colour and match it against a dE tolerance to make sure the colour is within specified range.
Hence pantone live was born as every pantone book differs in colour, however a .cxf file never changes.
So pantone want you to use pantone live, which is fine until the colour you want is not in a pantone book, from a print perspective thats ok with me. We simply measure the colour generate a .cxf file and do a drawdown on the substrate and get it within tolerance.
But the problem arises when the designer is given the .cxf file, which he cant use because its not compatible, he then has to alloocate a spot colour from pantone and instruct the printer doing the job to replace the pantone colour with the .cxf file which leaves the whole loop very vulnerable.
Now adobe get your act together after all you are supposed to be the market leaders in graphic art.
And x-rite stop ******* about and allow a .cxf file to be re saves as a .ase file so we can all start talking to each other !!!!!!