QuadTech Premiers the Precisa™ Ink Control System for Newspaper Presses at Nexpo

Sussex, WI--May 9, 2003--QuadTech, Inc., the worldwide leader in press and auxiliary controls, announces the North American introduction of Precisa™, a state-of-the-art ink control system and a precision-engineered fountain system that can control up to 120 fountains. Precisa debuts June 16-19 at Nexpo in Quad/Tech's booth 877.

According to Karl Fritchen, president of Quad/Tech, “We choose Nexpo to premier the Precisa product because we understand that the ink control system is one of the most important elements of a newspaper press operation, due to the need for superior accuracy and maximum durability. A major bottom line plus for newspaper owners is Precisa's superior control of adjustments. We believe our ink control system and fountain represent an unbeatable combination for the newspaper market.”

Precisa features superior segmented ink key technology that maintains peak accuracy, regardless of light or dark coverage. Hardened steel segment construction gives Precisa maximum longevity and increased accuracy because ink leakage is eliminated due to precision machining. In addition, Precisa offers advanced digital control, which consistently outperforms potentiometer systems by delivering unparalleled accuracy and superior durability.

Precisa allows for superior control, with adjustment capability of up to 0.25 microns. Individual gear motors and RISC processes drive the ink control system's hardened steel segmented keys. Once a move is made, Precisa confirms the move with a feedback signal to ensure system accuracy.

Precisa assists in streamlining operations by giving the operator maximum flexibility to adjust ink key profiles by segment, zone, fountain or the entire press, using the system's trackball to drag and drop or adjusting by percentages. Set up time is reduced through a copy profile feature. Precisa also enables the operator to store and recall jobs. In addition, CIP4 information is maximized with Precisa's available ink key presetting.

About BALDWIN | Vision Systems (formerly QuadTech)

BALDWIN’s Vision Systems division is the world’s leading innovator of advanced color and inspection technology for the printing industry. BALDWIN | Vision Systems sells its automated control systems in more than 100 countries to the packaging and converting markets, web offset newspaper and commercial markets, and publication gravure market. BALDWIN maintains a worldwide network of sales and service operations, and is privately owned by BW Forsyth Partner, the investment arm of multi-billion dollar global manufacturing and engineering consulting firm Barry-Wehmiller.

Contacts:

Craig Du Mez, BALDWIN | Vision Systems
Phone: +1 414 566 7500
Email: craig.dumez@quadtechworld.com

Clare Porter, Bespoke
Phone: +44 (0) 1737 215200
Email: quadtech@bespoke.co.uk

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