Sussex, Wisconsin, USA – 18 April, 2017 – At
INFO•FLEX 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona, USA (May 1-2, Stand 716), QuadTech
will conduct live demonstrations of its new ColorTrack™ color management
software. ColorTrack was launched at drupa 2016, along with the new
Color Measurement with DeltaCam™ and completely redesigned Inspection
ColorTrack facilitates fast, accurate
press-side correction of ink formulations. Without any hardware
modifications to the press, ColorTrack software seamlessly integrates
with ink recipe software to not only simplify workflow, but also
dramatically reduce the number of ink corrections needed to achieve
accurate, optimal color.
According to QuadTech President Karl Fritchen, “ColorTrack’s
potential to have a big impact on the industry attracted enthusiastic
crowds when we first launched at drupa last summer. Since then, our
developers and engineers have completed more new features that we
believe will change the way printers manage color quality.”
ColorTrack’s Seven “Color Management Breakthroughs”
Pre-Laminate/Post-Laminate Color Support
Define both pre- and post-laminate color targets within
the job, measure color inline, and use both targets to manage the
difference on-press. This first and only automated workflow solution
replaces cumbersome “trial and error” methods of achieving post-laminate
color that is within your customers’ specifications.
ColorTrack Press-Side Recipe Correction Module
For the first time, it is now possible to track ink
quality and manage corrections when needed at the printing press—with
one product. The new ColorTrack Correction Module streamlines the
correction process, allowing for fast, accurate color correction at the
press to dramatically reduce waste caused by color problems.
Ink Strength/Anilox Color Correction
Manage ink color without correcting ink. Avoid
the cost and time involved with recipe corrections by managing print
conditions. Accurately predict the impact an ink concentration change or
anilox change will have on color. Advanced “Perifarbe” math formulas
tell you if and how the best-match can be achieved.
Spot Color Tone Value Calculation to ISO 20654
Designed specifically with Packaging print in mind, the
Spot Color Tone Value Calculation allows you to conform to the new ISO
20654 standard by showing how well your Spot Color mid-tones match your
Enhanced Color Measurement through Strip Scanning
Gather a full set of color targets for solids, tones,
and substrate in one sweep with a hand-held spectro. Measure and average
multiple color strips.
Simplified Ink Quantity Tracking via Patented “Virtual Scales”
Actively track ink consumption without the use of
costly scales on each ink unit. Because it is software-based, this
precise tracking solution can be retrofit to any flexo or gravure press,
allowing you to standardize on a single color management solution
across any range of press types and models.
Complete, Simplified Workflow
Increase press productivity 25% or more. Reduce color
makeready and setup time up to 75%. Keep records of which ink batches
are used. Dramatically reduce ink inventory and storage needs.
Color Measurement with DeltaCam
Also launched at drupa 2016, QuadTech’s Color Measurement with
DeltaCam makes advanced, inline spectral measurement affordable. For
about half the cost of other inline systems, you can utilize accurate,
automated L*a*b* measurement on film, paper or board—ensuring that all
printed product is within your customers’ color specifications.
The modernized Inspection System sets a new standard for fast,
easy detection of print defects. The advanced 100% inspection technology
has been “reimagined from the ground up,” based on user feedback, to
create a better process for the detection and disposition of defects.
Utilizing the most advanced algorithms in the industry, the Inspection
System can detect a wide variety of defects such as ink spots,
register/color variation, content issues, and streaks.
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, WI, USA, QuadTech maintains a worldwide network of sales and
service operations, and is proud to be registered ISO 9001:2008 DNV.
Craig Du Mez, QuadTech
Phone: +1 414 566 7500
Nicole O’Donoghue, Bespoke
Phone: +44 (0) 1737 215200