QuadTech celebrates success with Color Control Systems

Sussex, WI--April 2004--Enabling commercial printers to offer higher quality print reproduction and differentiate their production, the QuadTech® Color Control System has had unprecedented success in the first quarter of 2004. So great has interest been, that QuadTech recently achieved four sales in just one day.

“As commercial print becomes increasingly competitive, our customers need to maximize the potential of their press investments,” states David Barton, Sales Director for QuadTech. “The Color Control System not only maintains perfect color throughout a print run, but also reduces makeready times by bringing ink settings to their ideal level very quickly.”

This improvement in pressroom efficiency has recently been enhanced by the transfer of the Color Control System onto QuadTech®’s universal ICON™ platform. The ICON™ architecture allows all QuadTech controls on a press to integrate seamlessly, sharing common hardware and operator screens.

“QuadTech’s development of the ICON™ Platform is clearly what today’s pressmen are looking for – the ability to handle multiple functions from a single control location,” states Bill Turner, Pressroom Manager of Geographics of Atlanta, USA.

Geographics has chosen the QuadTech® Colour Control System on ICON™ for installation on its new Heidelberg Sunday 2000 press. “The QuadTech® ICON™ platform enables us to upgrade our systems, which is essential in today’s pressroom where we have tighter margins and turnaround times. The ability to reduce makeready waste and time with all QuadTech products working together from the same location makes a huge difference to the overall profitability of a company.

“Our selection of QuadTech®’s Color Control System, Register Guidance System and Ribbon Control System, all residing on the ICON™ platform, is designed to meet the demanding print quality requirements of Geographics clients, while still providing press operators with a highly integrated and intuitive automation package.”

Not only has the Color Control System on ICON™ attracted new customers, QuadTech has made sales to current customers who are upgrading existing systems. “We are extremely pleased that more and more commercial web offset printers are looking to QuadTech to provide an integrated platform press controls. The new QuadTech® Colour Control System on ICON™ has been very well received as witnessed by orders from leading commercial printers around the world, such as Habo Dacosta, Holland, Schlott Gruppe, Germany (3 systems) and Appl Druck also in Germany.

Like its predecessor, the QuadTech® Color Control System on ICON™ provides closed-loop control, to deliver accurate colour over an entire print run. In addition, the new ICON™ version offers new features, including set-up of next job while another is running, enhanced control via adjustments carried out during closed-loop operation, and advanced support for special colours.

“By integrating our press control products, we are removing the inconsistencies and minimizing the variables in the printing process,” concludes Barton. “And this means higher press utilization – a key driver for any commercial printer that wants to stay profitable.”

The new ICON™-based Color Control System is available to order now and will be showcased on QuadTech’s stand (Hall 6, D61) at drupa 2004 in Düsseldorf from 6-19th May.

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.


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