QuadTech's SpectralCam systems to enable Gallus press owners to reduce waste, increase productivity and achieve rapid ROI.
QuadTech has announced a new partnership with the Gallus Group (St. Gallen, Switzerland), to provide QuadTech closed-loop colour control and colour measurement systems for its offset, flexo and gravure presses. Gallus believes that by utilizing QuadTech technology, its customers can now speed-up make-ready and offer top class print quality and productivity, with in-line colour management.
QuadTech maintains that its colour control systems have a typical ROI of less than two years, and are now an essential consideration for many web printers looking to meet changing customer requirements and demands for high colour standards, with consistent repeatability from run-to-run and site-to-site.
Dr. Thomas Weber, Supplier Relationship Management at Gallus commented, "Gallus has vast market experience and the widest customer base in the label printing industry. However, we recognized the opportunity to partner with QuadTech to provide our customers with state-of-the-art spectral color measurement and color control systems, with the automation to drive further reduction in make-readies and savings in valuable substrate waste."
Designed for offset printers, the QuadTech® Color Control System with SpectralCamTM provides automated, in-line, closed-loop colour control. On-the-fly and at full press speeds, it adjusts ink keys to maintain specified colour targets, designed to prevent avoidable waste and operator inaccuracies.
Flexo and gravure printers can also benefit from the QuadTech® Color Measurement System with SpectralCamTM, which enables in-line monitoring of all packaging substrates, including challenging translucent, transparent and reflective films. Colour variations are sent to the operator in real-time to change colour specifications, eliminating press stoppages and the manual process of removing sections of the web to measure colour.
The ability to control colour on problematic substrates such as films has been a significant problem for the printing industry. QuadTech said it has been able to solve this, by utilizing its web stabilizer to remove common issues of web movement and substrate corrugation. The QuadTech web stabilizer measures substrates over a certified BCRA ceramic tile, for a constant known backing, and momentarily stabilizes a small surface area of the substrate with a high pressure vacuum. This enables accurate colour measurement on very thin, transparent and translucent films - ideal for self-adhesive labels, monofoil labels, wet-glue and laminates.
Stephan Doppelhammer, QuadTech Market Manager for Packaging, said, "Gallus and QuadTech are perfectly aligned in the drive to create solutions that maximize customer benefits and profitability. We are delighted to offer a faster way for Gallus customers to achieve and maintain perfect colour, for guaranteed high-quality output, optimal performance, cost savings and fast ROI."
QuadTech introduced the technology to the Gallus's worldwide sales force during the world sales meeting and will showcase the SpectralCam systems at Gallus Innovation Days, September 23rd-25th 2014.
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