QuadTech to Feature Packaging Solutions at Drupa 2008

Enhanced Autotron 2600 With ClearLogic™ and Heliostat™ 300 Will Hit the Market This Year

Sussex, WI--29 May 2008--On the heels of the recent acquisition of Vigitek, a pioneer and leader in print inspection technology, QuadTech today announced it will feature its newly enhanced Autotron 2600 Register Guidance System with ClearLogic™ and Heliostat™ 300 Electrostatic Assist, as well as Vigitek’s QX-100 100 percent Print Inspection with 100 percent Defect Detection at Drupa 2008 in Düsseldorf, Germany as the company builds a stronger product portfolio for their packaging customers.

The enhanced solutions from QuadTech will be on display at a time when packaging is seen as a critical component of a product’s overall brand.  In fact, packaging appearance and color quality are often recognized as determining factors for discerning consumers making purchases at supermarkets, at retailers, or anywhere final buying decisions are made.

“Today, consumers have more product choices and options than ever,” said Karl Fritchen, President and CEO of QuadTech. “For many companies, positive brand identification has become increasingly dependent on package quality, which is why business-building quality integrity was our top priority in developing these technologies.”

The QuadTech Autotron 2600 Register Guidance System has already proven itself as the complete register control system for large-scale packaging printers, with hundreds of installations worldwide.  The latest version of the QuadTech Autotron 2600 with ClearLogic features a new user interface that simplifies set up for the operator, saving time and money during the make ready process.  Renowned accuracy of registration complemented by modularity, flexibility and cost-effectiveness, make it suitable for use across the widest range of gravure packaging applications.

QuadTech will also show its improved Heliostat 300, the latest version of its Electrostatic Assist (ESA) system used extensively by gravure printers of packaging and publication products.  The Heliostat recently underwent a redesign that includes new and improved amorphous brushes for transmission of the electric charge to the impression roller for enhanced ink transfer ultimately reducing common quality issues including dot skip, haze and streaking. 

Vigitek’s QX-100 print inspection and defect detection technology will also be presented. Featuring industry-leading inspection technology that provides 100 percent defect detection 100 percent of the time, the QX-100 provides the industry unequaled predictable quality and dependability. Additional options for reporting and defect removal optimize quality control and reduce costs.

QuadTech is strongly focused on becoming the print industry’s global technology leader by offering high quality products and establishing a close bond with its customers.  The company understands that expanding its global reach in the packaging industry begins with clear one-on-one communication. 

“QuadTech engineers leverage their superior skill with a genuine desire to see our customers succeed,” said Fritchen.  “QuadTech is more than just a supplier to our customers. We’re a partner in their success. These two solutions being exhibited at Drupa will go a long way toward cementing us as the foremost technological experts in the packaging industry.”

Through the acquisition of Vigitek, QuadTech further strengthens the company’s leadership position in the industry, as well as adds to the full array of products and services it can offer to meet it’s customers’ needs.

For more information about the Autotron 2600 Register Guidance System with ClearLogicTM, the Heliostat 300 Electrostatic Assist, or the Vigitek QX-100 product line, visit www.quadtechworld.com or call +1 414 566 7500.

QuadTech and Vigitek will exhibit during Drupa which runs May 29, 2008 through June 11, 2008.  Visit QuadTech in Hall 17, Stand B40, and Vigitek in Hall 3, Stand D44.

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