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QuadTech to present automated press controls at GRAPH EXPO 2015

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Press release from the issuing company

Sussex, Wisconsin, USA – At GRAPH EXPO 15 (September 13-16), QuadTech will present a comprehensive range of solutions for packaging converters, commercial and newspaper printers, looking to improve print quality, increase profit and reduce waste.

Provided via advanced automation and effective waste control, QuadTech’s technology portfolio enables printers and converters to improve press performance. Presented on booth 3345, visitors will learn how to achieve print consistency and reduce production costs, whether offset, flexo or gravure.

Karl Fritchen, President of QuadTech, comments: “Printers and converters the world over face the same business pressures—the need to improve competitiveness and profitability, while retaining high print quality and introducing additional customer value. Whether for new or existing presses, our portfolio has been developed to enable customers to take tight control of their print production, to achieve these benefits and protect the customer relationship.

“What’s more, by minimizing waste, reducing errors and automating many on-press operations, many QuadTech customers are now reporting an ability to service additional business they couldn’t previously support. We look forward to meeting new and existing customers at the show, and discussing how QuadTech can positively impact their business.”

QuadTech Solutions for Packaging

For packaging presses, QuadTech presents the world's first in-line color measurement and ink control system, the QuadTech Color Quality Solution, utilizing the Color Measurement System with SpectralCam™. It enables automatic sharing and processing of color data between in-line color measurement and off-line color measurement industry leaders. Maintaining color quality throughout a print run provides new levels of color accuracy and assurance to converters and brand managers that color specifications have been met.

The modular and integrated 100% Inspection System; inspects the entire substrate width 100 percent of the time, delivering high levels of accuracy and quality, increasing efficiency, reducing waste and minimizing costs. The system can identify any common printing faults with its 100 percent detection capabilities, making it the system of choice for quality conscious clients.

Commercial and Newspaper

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. Also, 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.

QuadTech Color Control and Web Inspection System with AccuCam™ is designed to meet the needs of commercial and newspaper printers. It is an image-based color control system that provides fully automatic closed-loop color control by adjusting the ink-key settings for consistent color, eliminating the need for gray bars or color bars. The system also has a water control capability that monitors and controls press damping levels, reducing paper waste and ink usage. The inspection capability warns press operators of many common printing faults such as scumming, creasing, transposed plates and tramlines.

The QuadTech Digital Ink System provides commercial web and newspaper printers a significant quality and cost-saving improvement by providing more accurate density control at all press speeds. The system delivers ink savings along with enhanced image quality with precise accuracy. The 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.

The QuadTech Color Control System with Instrument Flight® and SpectralCam™ offers unmatched color control and quality along with the L*a*b*, TVI and density data needed to support color management efforts and monitor adherence to industry standards. The system not only controls solid ink density, but also three-color gray balance and midtone dot gain, ensuring consistent top quality color.

For further benefits, all QuadTech systems can be covered with QuadTech Service Advantage™. There are five levels of coverage to choose from, including a comprehensive program of support from telephone and remote diagnostics, to site visits that ensure peak performance.

As part of its global commitment, QuadTech is continuing to develop its worldwide network of representatives and dealers, adding not only geographic coverage, but also depth of expertise, to respond more effectively to customer needs.

 

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