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Koenig & Bauer (US/CA) Announces Partnership With Techkon USA

Press release from the issuing company

Available immediately, a powerful closed loop color control solution for older Rapida presses in North America

Dallas, Tex. – Koenig & Bauer US/CA, in partnership with Techkon USA, an industry leader in print measurement technology, is offering a unique value-added solution for upgrading older Koenig & Bauer Rapida presses.

Key benefits include;

• Automation

• Waste reduction

• Metrics capture

• ISO & G7® compliance

• Integration with third party reporting software

This upgrade package provides workflow automation;

· Before the press run begins, an ink pre-setting module analyzes the digital image and automatically presets the ink keys on the press.

· During the press run, a sheet is pulled and the spectro-densitometer

scans a color bar spanning all ink zone locations in a single scan. Ink keys are automatically adjusted and the results are displayed on a press-side touch screen monitor for easy

interpretation by the press operator.

· The color control software verifies that the press is “printing by the numbers” correctly (density,TVI, Graybalance, G7®,CIELab, etc.) and enables reporting on key metrics.

One of the first to receive this new upgrade on its Rapida is a packaging printer in the Southeast. Since the installation on its press, the benefits have been a dramatic improvement in makeready, consistent color throughout the run, better color management, and reduced waste. The upgrade switch, says the customer, takes less than a day to perform and a week of training. They were pleased that Koenig & Bauer provided them with a personalized ROI, which demonstrated that the ROI is less than a year.

“This new partnership will provide our valued Rapida customers with a way to easily update older equipment to today’s process control standards and meet the demands of plant and brand-owners color communication needs, extending the life of their machines even further. ” says Michael Eichler, Koenig & Bauer’s sales director of Service Select.

“Our team is excited to expand the relationship with Koenig & Bauer to include this closed loop SpectroDrive system,” says Jim Lange, executive vice president at Techkon USA. “It builds upon the existing partnership in place for in-line measurement components and technical support services, adding new workflow automation for older Rapida presses.”

To learn more about this Rapida upgrade, please contact Michael Eichler, Koenig & Bauer’s sales director of Service Select at [email protected]

www.koenig-bauer.com;  www.techkonusa.com. 

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