CC1, Inc. Forms Joint Partnership With Color Density Measurement Firm
Press release from the issuing company
CC1, Inc., the premier provider of digital Automatic Register Control, Web Video, Register Motorization, and Pre-Registration solutions for the web offset market, is announcing that it has formed a partnership with Enterprise Design Inc., Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, to provide a new on-line scanner for the web offset market that accurately measures color densities at high speeds on web presses to achieve higher color consistency and productivity.
The new PCD-5000 on-line color scanner will be introduced at CC1's Booth 4067 at Print 05 & Converting 05, the largest, most comprehensive event for the commercial, package printing, and converting industry in the world in 2005, scheduled for September 9-15 at Chicago's McCormick Place.
“We're very excited to be able to offer this new technology for color monitoring and control to the web printing market,” says Jim Lewis, Vice President of Engineering of CC1, Inc. “We feel that now more than ever web printers are faced with critical color jobs and need to be able to quickly and efficiently check for color consistency without stopping or slowing the press down. The PCD-5000 (Polychromatic Densitometer) allows web press operators to run roll to reel for critical color jobs and gain better productivity and efficiency. It will alert press operators of variation beyond specified tolerances so that they can address variations and eliminate waste.”
The PCD-5000 uses proprietary technology, which, unlike typical on-line color bar scanning systems, reads and defines the four process colors on a high-speed moving web. The system reads selected points in the actual printed image providing color consistency and control during a press run. Not much larger than a typical densitometer, the scanning head is able to measure and define the four process ink densities in any area (s) of the image selected by the operator. The density of the four process colors and/or PMS colors in each ink zone are displayed in real time on a monitor for the press operator with alarm indicators if defined density tolerances are exceeded The scanner is capable of reading multiple user selected points on the moving web up to 3,000 feet per minute even when running roll to reel.
The first PCD-5000 has been recently installed on a direct mail press in the Northeast.
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