SpectraLab to Show Absolute Color Measurement On-Press at drupa

Drupa 2012 is set to run May 3-16, 2012, in Düsseldorf, Germany.

SpectraLab measures automatically by sampling user-selected points anywhere on the web: several points of the same color and/or a large number of different colors – solid colors and halftone colors. The operator-friendly system interface allows the operator to add or change measurement locations, adjust target color values, and customize other key parameters as needed, even when the press is in production. It can reliably measure dedicated control target areas or color regions of interest, as required.

SpectraLab accurately measures color on clear and opaque substrates, and on clear films it can measure color printed on either side of the web.

The SpectraLab is in operation in several sites worldwide to great appreciation by the users.

Gilad Dekel, Packaging Product Manager for AVT adds: “Using SpectraLab’s automated measurements, printers can satisfy their customers’ increasing demands for more detailed and more accurate color quality monitoring. SpectraLab performs absolute color measurement online that correlates closely with color measurements made offline by prepress departments and print buyers. Accurate color measurements can be made anywhere on the printed web at any time during the entire production run. Such comprehensive measurements thoroughly document color quality and also provide valuable feedback on press performance. This automated feedback will drive process improvement well beyond traditional quality levels.”

The AVT PrintVision platforms are Automatic Defect Detection Solutions, Press Control systems and quality control for web printing applications. With their Advanced Automatic Inspection software module and ergonomic design, these systems visually inspect all kinds of printed materials on the press – including flexible, transparent and opaque substrates used in the packaging and label industries.

The AVT PrintVision platforms provide a visual indication of the position and the nature of the defect and guide the press operator to its source. Operators can then quickly react and correct the relevant problem. A colored light tower, clearly visible from a distance, informs the operator when a defect is detected.

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