The Color Communicator is a prepress color-viewing device that takes the guesswork out of color translation. It enables you to quickly specify a color in terms of dot area values on a printing surface. Easier and faster to use than a color chart, the Color Communicator gives a more reliable depiction of a color than you would expect to get from a color monitor. The Color Communicator consists of four process color wedges that have a tonal scale ranging from
0-100% dot area in 10% increments. It can be used to see variations in lightness or hue of a particular color, to determine what color will be generated from a set of halftone dots, to match colors, or to observe what effect different substrates have on color.