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InkZone Move for Digital and Flexo Printers

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Press release from the issuing company

InkZone Move, already an established color measurement solution for commercial print applications, is now available in a format specifically designed for digital and flexo printing applications. InkZone Move Digital & Flexo is both cost-effective and easy to use. The Eye-One measurement device from X-Rite is an integral part of the system and supports manual as well as automatic measurements. Digital and Flexo printers now have a complete package for quality control and color consistency with a never-before seen price-performance ratio.

Quality and Productivity
The InkZone Move Digital & Flexo (IZM Digital & Flexo) solution works both in manual and automatic mode. For manual monitoring, the user can measure single elements across the substrate width during makeready or production. Once measured, the color results are displayed graphically and as numeric values using the included IZM Digital & Flexo software. Measured results are compared to colorimetric tolerances which can be tailored to individual customer or process requirements.

IZM Digital & Flexo is equally well-suited for automated measurements via the Eye-One and the optional DC 2/4/8 motor drive. For each measured color, the operator can evaluate solid and tonal density to ensure highlights, midtones and shadows are reproduced within pre-established tolerances. In addition, neutral gray can be evaluated to assess color balance between primary process colors. All measured patches are represented in an additional chart as Delta E deviations from the target color. At a glance, the IZM Digital & Flexo software shows if the measured color values are within the established tolerances so that corrective action can be taken.

IZM Digital & Flexo is the only solution on the market that requires a single, comparatively-inexpensive, scanning device for both manual and automatic measurements. Unlike many other solutions in the market, IZM Digital & Flexo is specifically tailored to the needs of flexo and digital printers in order to maintain high quality with an uncomplicated solution. The objective measurement of color control patches guarantees process results based on data and tolerances, not on visual assessment and subjective press adjustments. Using IZM Digital & Flexo can help bring consistency based on metrics to digital, packaging and label printers, reducing costs and increasing quality.

InkZone Move Digital & Flexo will be demonstrated for the first time at the Grafitalia trade fair (Fieramilano, Rho-Milano, Italy, March 24-28, 2009, Hall 14, Stand H09/I12 of TWS S.p.A.) and on the occasion of the symposium of the German-speaking Flexoprinting Expert Group (DFTA) on March 26 in Kassel (Germany).




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