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QTI Achieves Milestone: First Supplier to Sell Color Control System in Asia

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Sussex, Wisconsin - QTI is the first auxiliary equipment manufacturer to sell and install a Color Control System (CCS) in Asia. Kyo Hak Sa, one of South Korea's largest web offset printers, understands the value that closed loop color brings to a printer and is pleased with the operation of the CCS. The CCS is installed on the company's new Heidelberg M600 4-unit press. Kim Tae Sik, chief operator of the CCS at Kyo Hak Sa, commented, "The CCS is a system that saves paper, maintains good quality and is easy to operate." Other operators and management share Sik's views, according to David Mitchell, Regional Sales Manager for QTI Asia-Pacific. "Both operators and management are very impressed with how quickly they were able to achieve good color and maintain it during the run," Mitchell said. One of the challenges printers face in controlling color on press is that the process is both subjective and inconsistent. For Kyo Hak Sa and other CCS customers, QTI's in-line system takes the guesswork out of color control. The CCS uses patented video densitometric technology to reliably and consistently measure and control color. The system's automatic ink adjustments result in color that is uniform, predictable, and repeatable. QTI's CCS currently controls several hundred webs throughout the world. It automatically searches for, locates, and tracks micro color bars to relate color density information and other print attributes to press operators, then automatically sends necessary corrections to press ink key control consoles. This results in achieving accurate color quicker, reduced makeready time and waste, and more efficient staffing. The CCS also provides valuable real-time evaluation of the printing process, providing essential feedback to prepress, press, and print customers. Kyo Hak Sa, which recently celebrated its 50th anniversary, is the largest printer of textbooks South Korea. The company employs approximately 350 people. In addition to the CCS, Kyo Hak Sa has several other QTI products on their presses, including the Register Guidance System IV, Print-to-Process Controller 3000X, Web Guides, Web Break Detectors, and Web Severers. QTI has established itself as the premier process control expert in web auxiliaries. It is the only supplier of both closed loop color and color register control that has sold thousands of register control systems worldwide. QTI also designs and manufactures other press control systems, material handling equipment, and a complete line of finishing control products. QTI's worldwide presence includes QTI Asia-Pacific, located in Singapore, which has been serving the region for 10 years. QTI also has offices in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan, and Europe, along with its headquarters in the United States. The company sells and services its products worldwide. To date, QTI has sold products in more than 85 countries. QTI is registered to ISO 9001.