QuadTech Brings Closed-loop Color Control to Peru

Sussex, WI--22 June 2009--QuadTech customer, MetroColor, S.A., a Lima, Peru-based offset and digital printer that specializes in catalogs, books, cosmetic and flexo packaging, is the first company in Peru to use closed-loop color control, after installing QuadTech's ICON™ integrated product platform. The network-based ICON™ platform allows operation of automated press controls from a single, centralized station.

QuadTech products installed on MetroColor's brand new Goss Sunday 2000 press include the Register Guidance System with Vector®, Ribbon Control System with MultiCam® Color Control System with Instrument Flight®, and Data Central® application. As the world’s preeminent designer and manufacturer of automated print controls, QuadTech is proud to be the first provider of this kind of equipment to Peru. QuadTech's state-of-the-art systems allow cutting-edge companies like MetroColor to print high quality products with consistent color, while reducing start-up waste. This allows them to keep their competitive edge in today’s market.

“MetroColor selected these solutions because of QuadTech’s prior performance and its reputation in the industry,” said Manuel Hidalgo, MetroColor's Production Director. “QuadTech’s continual leadership and commitment to the customer’s experience is why we chose to bring the QuadTech press automation to MetroColor, and to Peru."

The partnership between MetroColor and QuadTech demonstrates QuadTech’s growing presence on the world market. As newspapers and commercial printers continually work to improve color quality and implement advanced technology into their printing capabilities, they have increasingly depended on products from QuadTech to help them to meet their objectives.

“We are excited to be delivering these kinds of efficiencies to the Peruvian printing industry,” said Karl Fritchen, President of QuadTech. “This is yet another example demonstrating that we're the print industry’s global technology leader. By offering quality innovations like the ICON™ product platform, and forming strong bonds with customers, we will continue to meet the demands of the global marketplace.”

MetroColor installed the QuadTech press controls at its Lima, Peru headquarters in October 2008.

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.


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