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Heidelberg presents Prinect Easy Control

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Entry-level color measuring system for fast inking-up and less waste
The new Prinect Easy Control is the ideal color measuring system for print shops handling small and medium formats.

At IPEX, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) will be showcasing Prinect Easy Control, another color measuring system integrated in the Prinect Press Center control station. The new system is aimed in particular at small and medium-sized print shops that require professional yet cost-effective color measurement and wish to concentrate on the key functions. Although Prinect Easy Control is not as highly automated as Prinect Axis Control and has fewer additional functions, it still enables fast and precise quality assurance in perfecting mode on the Speedmaster SM 52 and SM 74 with up to six inking units. The system helps ensure faster inking-up, less setup waste, and effective production control. Like all other Prinect color measuring systems, Prinect Easy Control measures spectrally.

As a result, it can be used for both process (CMYK) and spot colors. The printer places the sheet to be measured on the control station's sheet deposit area in the normal way and aligns the measuring head manually to the height of the quality control strip. Laser focusing facilitates the positioning process. Automated measurement is started by pressing a button on the Prinect Press Center touchscreen. It takes just three seconds to measure an A3 sheet and just five to measure an A2 sheet. The ink zones are automatically set to the required colors straight after the measurement. Depending on the operating mode selected, this is done either directly or following approval by the printer.

Prinect Easy Control will be available from the beginning of 2011.