QuadTech to highlight in-line inspection and color measurement innovations at ICE USA 2013

Modular and flexible solutions achieve complete control over every phase of production on virtually any packaging press—regardless of substrate, ink, or printing technique.

Sussex, Wisconsin, USA—27 March, 2013—Under the theme of "The Power of Better: People + Technology = Solutions" press technology leader QuadTech, Inc. offers automatic on-the-fly inspection and color measurement equipment for virtually all packaging substrates, at ICE USA 2013, Orlando, Florida, USA (April 9-11, Booth 842).

QuadTech SpectralCam
The QuadTech SpectralCam™ delivers L*a*b*
data for precise, cost-effective color
management—in the image, in-line,
on paper or film substrates.

Color Measurement System Deck View
QuadTech's optional high-resolution view of
dot structure enables operators to quickly
identify any issues, without production

QuadTech Inspection System Cameras
The QuadTech® Inspection System utilizes
the most sophisticated defect analysis in
the industry to provide true 100% inspection
on 100% of your print or non-print product,
web or sheet, 100% of the time.

The Color Quality Solution ensures color quality and consistency from customer-defined prepress targets. It uses in-line spectral data from QuadTech’s SpectralCam™, ink formulation data from X-Rite and ink dispensing data from market-leading suppliers.

Color Measurement System with SpectralCam HD enables continuous, in-line monitoring of all web-fed package materials with QuadTech’s patent-pending web stabilizer technology, including transparent, translucent and reflective film substrates. The system quickly and accurately calculates L*a*b*, ΔE and ΔDensity at full press speeds, correcting colorimetric and density deviations from predetermined targets.

The QuadTech Inspection System inspects the entire substrate 100% of the time and throughout the entire printing run. It is suitable for flexo, gravure, offset, and digital processes, regardless of web width. QuadTech PDF Verification is a software add-on that compares approved artwork against an actual printed sample to verify correct press setup, ensuring accuracy and quality, to catch errors before production starts. The Web Viewing System provides direct, real-time digital viewing of the moving web to detect defects and register errors before they become visible to the human eye.  Autotron™ 2600 Register Guidance System with ClearLogic™ achieves precision register regardless of ink, speed or substrate and can be used on a host of thin, unsupported substrates.

Randy Freeman, Vice President and General Manager of Packaging at QuadTech, comments: “Printers and Converters continually tell us that getting to accurate color quickly is their biggest issue. Our new product developments are focused here and we’re pleased to offer tools to help them achieve this.”

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