QuadTech to offer solutions at PackPlus 2014
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Press release from the issuing company
Press control supplier offers automated, in-line color measurement and inspection solutions to satisfy International brands
Sussex, Wisconsin, USA – QuadTech announces its participation at PackPlus 2014, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, (11-14th June, 2014, Stall No: 12.29). At the show, QuadTech will highlight its latest in-line inspection and color measurement systems for the packaging market, helping converters to increase productivity, maintain color consistency and dramatically reduce job setup time and waste.
Hemant Desai, QuadTech General Manager, India, comments, “With the Indian packaging industry growing at an annual rate of more than 7 percent1, it is an exciting time for the packaging industry in this region. However, much of this growth has come from International brands that demand high quality standards and quick turnaround times.
“With new production challenges, QuadTech’s automated press control technologies provide Indian printers and converters with the tools to ensure workflow efficiencies, but also high quality, fast and consistent output.”
For converters, QuadTech’s latest product is the Color Quality Solution, an in-line color and ink control system, utilizing QuadTech® Color Measurement System with SpectralCam™. The SpectralCam relays in-line spectral data to ink formulation software from X-Rite, resulting in a standard spectral color measurement from ink dispensing and throughout all stages of the printing process. This automatically assures color perfection to the final print and enables converters to simplify one of the most time-consuming and complex stages of make-ready.
Additional capabilities of the QuadTech Inspection System with SpectralCam include 100 percent defect detection along with colorimetric and density measurements at full press speeds. This provides consistent results, minimizes make-ready and reduces waste. Importantly for flexible packaging converters, it can also monitor all web-fed package materials including challenging substrates such as transparent films.
The QuadTech Inspection System inspects the entire substrate width, not just sample areas, 100% of the time, for defects throughout printing, rewinding and lamination. Suitable for flexo, gravure and offset printing situations it achieves total defect detection with the press running uninterrupted.
Additional products for waste savings and fast make-ready include QuadTech PDF Verification, for absolute repeatability and perfect quality. This compares a printed sample with the original artwork, identifying issues such as damaged cylinders or plates before they become costly problems. The Web Viewing System is a customizable, fully automated, real-time digital view of the moving web that detects defects for error-free printing and minimal waste.
For optimal performance, QuadTech Data Central® for Inspection is a central hub for live and historical data that can integrate with existing software. This system monitors and stores information for easy analytics and traceability, enabling management to control productivity.
Ultimate waste control is also possible with the QuadTech Waste Management System. This system processes information from the QuadTech Inspection System and Data Central, to enable precise defect removal and the minimization of substrate waste.
Mr. Desai concludes, “There is a bright future for all sectors of print in India. QuadTech has a variety of solutions to support both the upcoming opportunities, but also the challenges too. Our focus on print quality and the reduction of substrate waste, helps converters to remain competitive whilst ensuring they meet the requirements of International brands. We look forward to meeting visitors at the show, and discussing how we can work with them to increase their profitability.”
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