QuadTech, ColorConsulting Combine Color Quality Expertise Through Formal Partnership
SUSSEX, Wis.—May 21, 2015—QuadTech Inc. and ColorConsulting S.r.l. have announced a formal partnership that will combine their years of expertise in color quality and waste reduction, along with their knowledge of the package printing and converting industry. The agreement will leverage the two companies’ understanding of prepress and pressroom workflows, and enhance printers’ efficiency by automating the exchange of color data within those workflows.
Carlo Carnelli, owner of ColorConsulting, commented, "QuadTech is smart enough to recognize the importance and power of combined expertise. ColorConsulting considered and approached multiple manufacturers, and found QuadTech to have the best technology and the deepest level of expertise. This is a perfect fit that will bring printers more than just equipment on press. Today more than ever, printers are seeking solutions, help, expertise."
ColorConsulting’s knowledge and understanding of the entire print workflow has already been instrumental in the development of QuadTech’s Color Quality Solution, which enables automatic sharing and processing of color data between in-line color control and off-line color measurement industry leaders. The solution assures color quality and consistency from your defined color targets through on-press ink formulation recipe changes, and ongoing color measurement during the press run.
"We’ve had a very fruitful collaboration relationship with ColorConsulting for some time now," noted QuadTech president Karl Fritchen, "We chose ColorConsulting because of their extensive color knowledge and valuable experience. This formal partnership agreement comes at an opportune time for packaging printers, who are looking for new ways to increase print quality, reduce waste, and increase profitability. Developed around our combined color expertise, QuadTech already has a robust portfolio of products designed to get them there. Gearing up for drupa 2016, we’re very excited to bring options that don’t currently exist to the packaging and converting markets."
QuadTech and ColorConsulting are exhibiting jointly (stand P21 R22) at Converflex 2015 in Milan, Italy, this week. Featured products include the Color Quality Solution, Color Measurement System with SpectralCam, 100 percent Inspection System, Autotron 2600 with ClearLogic Register Guidance System, PDF Verification, and Waste Management System.
ColorConsulting S.r.l. was founded in Saronno, Italy, in 2001 to research and provide the best color management and control solutions to the Italian printing market. ColorConsulting provides consultancy, training, products and testing for the graphic arts industry—including print buyers, traditional and digital printers, and ink and press manufacturers. ColorConsulting is an active participant in the development of the TC 130 ISO standard, and has recently created a new division to provide—thanks to a well-equipped laboratory—any test of conformity for the graphic arts market relating to paper and inks.
QuadTech Inc. is the world's leading innovator of advanced color and inspection technology for the printing industry. Founded in 1979, QuadTech sells its automated auxiliary control systems in more than 100 countries to the web offset newspaper and commercial markets, packaging and converting markets, and publication gravure market. Headquartered in Sussex, Wisconsin, QuadTech maintains a worldwide network of sales and service operations, and is proud to be registered ISO 9001:2008 DNV. QuadTech is a subsidiary of Quad/Graphics, one of the largest and most technologically advanced printers and multichannel solutions providers in the world.