QuadTech and ColorConsulting agree to formal partnership, combine color expertise

New options being developed for packaging printers and converters

Sussex, Wisconsin, USA—19 May, 2015—QuadTech, Inc. and ColorConsulting S.r.l. today announced a formal partnership that will combine their years of expertise in color quality and waste reduction, along with their knowledge of the package printing and converting industry. The agreement will leverage the two companies’ understanding of prepress and pressroom workflows, and enhance printers’ efficiency by automating the exchange of color data within those workflows.

Carlo Carnelli, owner of ColorConsulting, comments, “QuadTech is smart enough to recognize the importance and power of combined expertise. ColorConsulting considered and approached multiple manufacturers, and found QuadTech to have the best technology and the deepest level of expertise. This is a perfect fit that will bring printers more than just equipment on press. Today more than ever, printers are seeking solutions, help, expertise.”

QuadTech Color Quality Solution

ColorConsulting’s knowledge and understanding of the entire print workflow has already been instrumental in the development of QuadTech’s Color Quality Solution, which enables automatic sharing and processing of color data between in-line color control and off-line color measurement industry leaders. The solution assures color quality and consistency from your defined color targets through on-press ink formulation recipe changes, and ongoing color measurement during the press run.

“We’ve had a very fruitful collaboration relationship with ColorConsulting for some time now,” says QuadTech president Karl Fritchen, “We chose ColorConsulting because of their extensive color knowledge and valuable experience. This formal partnership agreement comes at an opportune time for packaging printers, who are looking for new ways to increase print quality, reduce waste, and increase profitability. Developed around our combined color expertise, QuadTech already has a robust portfolio of products designed to get them there. Gearing up for drupa 2016, we’re very excited to bring options that don’t currently exist to the packaging and converting markets.”

QuadTech and ColorConsulting are exhibiting jointly (stand P21 R22) at Converflex 2015 in Milan, Italy, 19-23 May. Featured products include the Color Quality Solution, Color Measurement System with SpectralCam™, 100% Inspection System, Autotron™ 2600 with ClearLogic™ Register Guidance System, PDF Verification, and Waste Management System.

About ColorConsulting

ColorConsulting S.r.l. (www.colorconsulting.it) was founded in Saronno, Italy in 2001 to research and provide the best color management and control solutions to the Italian printing market. ColorConsulting provides consultancy, training, products and testing for the graphic arts industry—including print buyers, traditional and digital printers, and ink and press manufacturers. ColorConsulting is an active participant in the development of the TC 130 ISO standard, and has recently created a new division to provide—thanks to a well-equipped laboratory—any test of conformity for the graphic arts market relating to paper and inks. Contact ColorConsulting at +39 02 960 85 91, info@colorconsulting.it, Via Caduti di Cefalonia, 5 • 21047 Saronno (VA), Italy.

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