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GretagMacbeth announces vipPAQ

Press release from the issuing company

Regensdorf, Switzerland; August 2005 – Package printers equipped with flexography or gravure printing processes that need to save time and materials and implement improved job quality controls, now have a new high performance alternative to camera-based systems for inline inspection of prints, with the introduction today of vipPAQ from GretagMacbeth. The new vipPAQ from GretagMacbeth, the worldwide technological leader in color measurement and management solutions, is the only inline densitometric color measuring system designed for production control and quality assurance in flexography and gravure printing. vipPAQ reduces set-up time for print runs and enables press operators to recognize errors earlier in the printing process. Print jobs can now run at higher speeds, improving the overall production output. vipPAQ is based on the same precision measurement technology used in standard multicolor handheld densitometers. “vipPAQ is the most recent addition to our growing portfolio of solutions for the packaging market,” comments Iris Mangelschots, VP and GM, Digital Imaging at GretagMacbeth. “In addition to the SpectroEye system and the iCPlate II platereader, our recently announced Ink Formulation System 5 (IFS5) now accommodates the metallic substrates and transparent materials commonly used in packaging and ProfileMaker 5 Publish Plus is the first professional color management system capable of building profiles for multi-color (CYMK+N) color printing which is increasingly becoming popular in packaging. We’ll be introducing products aimed at the packaging market over the coming months and we’ll be showcasing our full range of packaging solutions at the upcoming Print ‘05 exhibition in Chicago this September.” vipPAQ has been extremely well received by many flexo press manufacturers and major packaging printers, several of which have already committed to integrate vipPAQ in their presses creating a closed-loop quality control solution.