QuadTech Embraces Theme of PRINT 13August 15, 2013
QuadTech offers fully integrated solutions including register and ribbon control, color control, ink control, 100 percent web inspection and data management software for virtually all printing and converting situations. For example, QuadTech’s Inspection System has a modular architecture that enables the system to inspect at any resolution on a variety of substrate surfaces on any web width—regardless of whether a press is gravure, offset, flexo or digital. The system ensures 100 percent inspection on all print or non-print product, web or sheet, throughout the entire print run.
For the converter, QuadTech provides reliable in-line solutions that give consistent inspection and color measurement for virtually all types of packaging substrates. As a result, the flexo/gravure packaging printer can meet the need for universal quality standards while minimizing waste and manual intervention.
QuadTech’s recently introduced Color Quality Solution is the world’s first in-line color and ink control for packaging presses. The solution enables automatic sharing and processing of color data between QuadTech’s in-line color measurement and off-line color measurement industry leader X-Rite. This enables a standard spectral color measurement from ink dispensing and printing stages. Comparisons of printed work with the original color information begin immediately and the Color Measurement System with SpectralCam shows real-time ∆E, solid density and dot gain values via an operator touchscreen.
QuadTech’s Color Measurement System with SpectralCam HD enables continuous, in-line monitoring of all packaging substrates, including challenging transparent, translucent and reflective films. It accurately measures the spectral response and calculates L*a*b*, ΔE, Density and ΔDensity, and dot gain all at full press speeds, ensuring consistent results and minimal make-ready waste. The system also utilizes a web stabilizer unit that enables color measurement over a certified BCRA ceramic tile without risk of substrate corrugation.
Also available for the package printer is the Autotron 2600 with ClearLogic Register Guidance System, which is suitable for foil, film and paper, as well as for non-print processes such as die-cutting. Its unique scanning heads can detect a wide range of pale and low-contrast marks and are flexible to transition to any new production substrate.