Reputation for Performance Leads to New Investments in QuadTech Controls

Leading Companies Choose QuadTech to Enhance Production

Sussex, WI--23 February 2009--QuadTech, Inc., the world's preeminent designer and manufacturer of automated print controls, today announced four new customer projects to start off 2009. After successful showings at drupa and All-in-Print China, QuadTech returned to home to complete product orders with Mid-Atlantic Graphics, Graphic Packaging, Progress Printing and Omnova.

Mid-Atlantic Graphics, located in Shirley, New York, is a recognized leader in the printing industry. With over 30 years of printing service, Mid-Atlantic has been a long-time QuadTech customer. Graphic Packaging, a Kalamazoo, Michigan-based company, has been called an innovator and a pioneer in the packaging solutions business. Both companies have found great success with the QuadTech products, such as the RGS IV; however, with the introduction of QuadTech’s Register Guidance System with MultiCam®, both saw an opportunity to increase their production and better their businesses.

“A key to working with our customers is making sure we’re offering the best products and services possible,” said Karl Fritchen, President of QuadTech. “Our goal is to not only develop best-in-class products for our customers, but to also understand how those products are going to help their businesses.”

Mid-Atlantic Graphics added a new MultiCam® system to two new towers, and replaced their RGS IV on an existing tower. Graphic Packaging replaced its existing RGS IVs with two new systems including MultiCams. In both cases it was the performance-proven history of QuadTech products and support that helped each to feel comfortable upgrading their existing systems.

Accuracy will become routine as the Register Guidance System with MultiCam® automatically and simultaneously detects and corrects both circumferential and lateral register errors as small as 0,0254 mm (0.001 in).  And with an array of features designed primarily to improve productivity, high efficiency will become routine as well. QuadTech's MultiCam® has quickly become the industry's most popular register control system, with 7,525 cameras installed worldwide since its introduction in 2004.

Building on the momentum of 2008, QuadTech also made significant sales to Progress Printing and laminate manufacturer Omnova.

Virginia-based Progress Printing has chosen to add an extensive range of QuadTech press controls to its new manroland LITHOMAN press, including QuadTech’s Color Control System and the Data Central® Performance Reporting Module. The QuadTech equipment will ensure that Progress continues to deliver excellent quality to its customers. Ohio-based Omnova continued to maintain its leadership position across several categories with the purchase of QuadTech’s Autotron™ 2600 for its Mississippi facility. The Autotron™ 2600 is designed specifically to enhance quality, flexibility and waste reduction. As part of an integrated system, the Autotron™ 2600 helps to ensure best-in-class quality throughout the course of the print run.

“If our customers aren’t successful, then we’re not successful,” said Fritchen. “When we work with customers, our goal is to provide them with solutions that will allow them to increase their return on investment and deliver the best products possible. At QuadTech, we have a long history of being partners in our customers’ success.”

For more information about any of the innovative products offered by QuadTech, please visit www.quadtechworld.com.

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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