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QuadTech to Introduce New Press Control Innovations at drupa 2012

February 28, 2012
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SUSSEX, WI—Feb. 28, 2012—Press control technology provider QuadTech will showcase an assortment of groundbreaking color control and inspection innovations that will help printers to achieve consistent quality, reduce waste and improve profit margins. The new technologies enhance the company’s performance-proven, industry-leading collection of press control solutions. All will be on display at drupa in Hall 17, Stand A10.

Significant new QuadTech introductions at drupa include: The addition of water control to the Color Control and Web Inspection System with AccuCam; introduction of the AccuCam system for the Retail Insert market; Service Advantage with Proactive Care; and for packaging printers, the ability to measure color information in-line on paper, film, or foil at full press speeds, along with a high-resolution view of dot structure. QuadTech will also announce an important cooperation agreement with Alwan Color Expertise.

QuadTech President Karl Fritchen explains the rationale behind the company’s drupa stand theme, “The Power of Better.” “The philosophy that real solutions depend on both technological advancements and innovative people permeates everything we do at QuadTech. Thinking strategically with our customer at every stage, from understanding their problems and developing  the right solution, to round-the-clock diagnostics, QuadTech ensures that our customers gain maximum value from their investment, throughout the product life cycle.”

QuadTech’s current product range broadly covers the areas of register and ribbon control, color control, web inspection and print-data management. These capabilities are customized to specific applications by focused teams working within a Strategic Business Unit structure of newspaper, commercial and packaging print.

Commercial web offset
QuadTech empowers the commercial printer to adapt to shorter print-run and frequent job-changeover situations, while simultaneously driving quality levels higher.

Color Control System with Instrument Flight and SpectralCam is designed for all web widths including the latest generation 96-page presses. Its spectral-based sensor gathers colorimetric and densitometric data across a fast-moving web from a continuous color bar.

The system captures 31 channels of accurate spectral color data from multiple patches of the color bar, with each image capture. The data, converted to L*a*b* and densitometric values, is then analyzed by System Brunner’s enhanced Instrument Flight + L*a*b* to facilitate the highest levels of accuracy in color control and gray balance. The system gives a better match between proof and print and automatically maintains optimal color throughout the run, compensating for any change in running conditions on the fly, irrespective of press speed.

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