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QuadTech’s advanced color and inspection technology to be featured at PRINTPACK INDIA 2015

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Press release from the issuing company

Sussex, Wisconsin, USA - At PRINTPACK INDIA 2015 (11-15 February, India Expo Centre, Greater Noida, Delhi NCR), QuadTech, Inc. will present a broad range of press technology solutions for packaging converters, newspaper printers, and commercial printers at Hall 10, Stand F-1A.

"Printers are facing increasing demands to improve print quality," says Hemant Desai, QuadTech General Manager for India. "At the same time, tightening profit margins are a concern for all commercial, newspaper, and package printers. The good news is that all indications suggest significant growth and opportunity for the Indian print market. Our portfolio of market-leading color and inspection technology enables printers to meet these market demands and achieve reliable, high quality output with faster turnaround times, and reduced ink and substrate waste."

Solutions for packaging

The QuadTech® Color Quality Solution combines inline spectral color measurement, ink formulation data and ink dispensing technology to ensure accurate color matching. For the first time, color data is automatically shared and processed between QuadTech's inline spectral color measurement technology, X-Rite's offline Ink Formulation software, and ink dispensing systems. Color quality stays within targets and consistently high while downtime and waste are reduced dramatically.

The color targets are loaded into the QuadTech Color Measurement System with SpectralCam™, which collects and maintains live spectral data inline, at full press speeds.

Quality assurance is also guaranteed with the QuadTech Inspection System, which inspects 100% of the web 100% of the time. The system can be used with opaque, translucent and transparent substrates as well as on reflective materials, detects process faults (streaks, hazing, color variation and mis-register) as well as random defects (spots, mis-prints, hickies).

The QuadTech Web Viewing System can be used as a stand-alone system, or in conjunction with the Inspection System, for real-time viewing of the moving web and optimum defect viewing.

QuadTech PDF Verification software is an option that enables printers to catch errors before they go into production, by comparing approved artwork to a printed sample, ensuring correct press setup, print accuracy and quality.

QuadTech will also highlight other products including the QuadTech Autotron2600 with ClearLogic™ Register Guidance System, for minimizing waste and improving print quality for packaging and decorative printing applications.QuadTech DataCentral® for Inspection, a powerful database that stores job and defect information from one or more presses and facilitates quality control decisions. QuadTech's Waste Management System takes quality control information from QuadTech DataCentral, and enables automatic control of the slitter/rewinder/sheeter to ensure that defective material is removed efficiently.

Solutions for commercial and newspaper

Commercial and newspaper printers can benefit from QuadTech's MultiCam® technology, which is also available as an upgrade to RGS IV and RGS V products. Adding MultiCam ensures identification of marks as small as 0.36mm (0.014in) across the entire repeat length of the web and can find them 30%+ faster during make-ready.

The QuadTech Register Guidance System with MultiCam® is a closed-loop color-to-color register control system that enables printers to achieve good copy quickly, reducing waste. Optional fan-out control for newspaper printing automatically keeps the system in lateral register across the width of the web.QuadTech Ribbon Control System with MultiCam® is a print-to-cut and print-to-fold registration system that minimizes waste during make-ready and when cutting any imperfect substrate areas. It is easily integrated with other equipment like UV coaters, folders and rotary cutters.

The QuadTech Color Control and Web Inspection System with AccuCam™ for newspaper and semi-commercial applications is a closed-loop color control system that can include on-the-fly water control management. It automatically adjusts ink and water levels at full press speeds, reducing common newspaper printing problems such as scumming, creasing, and tramlines. The system inspects the moving web, catching errors automatically at startup and during the press run-including quick detection of plating errors.

The QuadTech® Digital Ink System is a computer-controlled ink injection system that replaces traditional open fountain ink trains, and can be used to upgrade existing "pump and rail" systems. It provides more accurate density control at all press speeds with significant cost savings, and delivers enhanced image quality with precise accuracy.

The QuadTech Color Control System with Instrument Flight® and SpectralCam™ enables commercial printers to adapt to shorter print runs and drive higher print quality with uniform color over the entire print run. Spectral data is used to calculate L*a*b* and densitometric values and is then evaluated by System Brunner's enhanced Instrument Flight® + L*a*b* for the highest levels of accuracy in color control and gray balance control.

To streamline operations, the QuadTech® ICON™ platform is a single, central station that can integrate with existing software and is designed for optimal efficiency. Operators can quickly recall and apply stored job setup data, delivering savings in terms of equipment setup time, labor and materials.

 

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