Live ColorTrack™ demonstrations to include seven “color management breakthroughs” for packaging printers
Sussex, Wisconsin – At CHINA PRINT 2017 (May 9-13), QuadTech will present its extensive range of color management, register control, and defect management solutions—designed to ensure consistently high color quality, significantly lower production times, reduced waste and increased profits for printers. Alongside the featured portfolio at the show, visitors to the QuadTech stand (E4-017) will receive live demonstrations including QuadTech’s latest color workflow solution for packaging printers, ColorTrack™, launched at last year’s drupa.
Karl Fritchen, President of QuadTech, comments “CHINA PRINT is one of the leading exhibitions in the print industry and we are excited about participating in this year’s show in Beijing. With printing and converting businesses all over the world continually facing pressure to improve competitiveness and profitability while adding further customer value, the show offers QuadTech the ideal platform to demonstrate how our products enable printers to meet these challenges by taking better control of their print production.”
QuadTech Solutions for Packaging
For packaging presses, QuadTech presents Color Measurement with SpectralCam™, an inline system offering exacting color on a variety of substrates. Smart spectrophotometer technology enables the system to quickly detect and analyze colorimetric and density variations from targets located anywhere within the printed product, while the press is running. 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.
Color Measurement with DeltaCam™, launched at last year’s drupa, makes advanced, inline spectral measurement affordable to individual Packaging print houses. For about half the cost of other inline systems, package printers can utilize accurate, automated L*a*b* measurement on film, paper or board—ensuring that all printed product is within their customers’ color specifications. The M1, M0, ISO compliant technology enables printers to reduce time and waste while confidently maintaining color throughout the roll—without the need to wait for a roll change to measure with a handheld device.
ColorTrack™, a unique new color management software for flexo and gravure packaging applications, is an industry first highly adaptive “color expert in a box” solution for packaging printers. With a variety of options for hand-held and inline configurations, the software facilitates fast, accurate press-side correction of ink formulations. Without any hardware modifications to the press, ColorTrack automates the process of delivering absolute consistency from press-to-press, shift-to-shift, and plant-to-plant.
Seven “Color Management Breathroughs”
According to Wang Zhenhua, QuadTech’s Sales and Operations Manager for China, the live ColorTrack demonstrations will be used to introduce seven “color management breakthrough” technologies. “Our developers and engineers have been very busy since launching ColorTrack last summer,” said Mr. Wang. “We are eager to unveil and explain seven worldwide firsts that we expect to make a very large impact on the industry”:
- Pre-Laminate/Post-Laminate Color Support
- ColorTrack Press-Side Recipe Correction Module
- Ink strength/Anilox Color Correction
- Spot Color Tone Value Calculation to ISO 20654
- Enhanced Color Measurement through Strip Scanning
- Simplified Ink Quantity Tracking via Patented “Virtual Scales”
- Complete, Simplified Workflow
Streamlining Commercial and Newspaper
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. The newest feature enables printers to control print production to G7® standards—every day on every print run.
The QuadTech Digital Ink System provides commercial web and newspaper printers a significant quality and cost-saving improvement by providing more accurate ink 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 solution that replaces traditional open fountains, and can be used to upgrade existing “pump and rail” systems.
Register Guidance with MultiCam® TRIM™ is a highly economical, advanced color-to-color register and cutoff control solution for newspaper printers. Designed for single width, single folder newspaper applications, MultiCam TRIM offers a streamlined set of features for simplified operation, which reliably delivers perfect register for high quality print at a low cost.