Uteco Group, QuadTech join forces on color management technology

Leading industry innovators offer a unique combination of inline color measurement and press-side correction of ink formulations

Uteco's CONVERDROME technology facility

Sussex, Wisconsin, USA – 6 September, 2017 – Uteco Converting S.p.A. and QuadTech, Inc. today announced an agreement to demonstrate the benefits of the newest color management technology at Uteco’s headquarters outside of Verona, Italy. Beginning in mid-September, QuadTech’s recently launched ColorTrack™ and Color Measurement with DeltaCam™ will be featured at Uteco’s ConverDrome® technology demonstration facility.

Uteco is the world leader in the production of printing machines designed for flexible packaging applications, and will exhibit at Labelexpo Europe 2017 (September 25-28, Brussels, Belgium) at stand 4B37 & 4A25. The QuadTech solutions will be available for demonstration at Uteco’s “Gravure Technology Meets Innovation” open house event on September 28-29. QuadTech will also display the latest color management technology at Labelexpo Europe, giving regular live demonstrations of ColorTrack™ and InkWeigh™ at stand 3B52.

ColorTrack User Interface

QuadTech’s ColorTrack, a unique new color management software for flexo and gravure packaging applications, is an industry-first highly adaptive “color expert in a box” solution for packaging printers. With a variety of options for hand-held and inline configurations, the software facilitates fast, accurate press-side correction of ink formulations. Without any hardware modifications to the press, ColorTrack automates the process of delivering absolute consistency from press-to-press, shift-to-shift, and plant-to-plant. With the optional InkWeigh, press operators can view and weigh ink recipes received from the formulation software to easily make press-side corrections.

Color Measurement with DeltaCam™, launched at last year’s drupa, makes advanced, inline spectral measurement affordable to individual Packaging print houses. For about half the cost of other inline systems, package printers can utilize accurate, automated L*a*b* measurement on film, paper or board—ensuring that all printed product is within their customers’ color specifications. The M1, M0, ISO compliant technology enables printers to reduce time and waste while confidently maintaining color throughout the roll—without the need to wait for a roll change to measure with a handheld device.

QuadTech's DeltaCam

“We could not be more pleased to join forces with one of the most technologically innovative companies in the flexographic and rotogravure printing industries,” says QuadTech President Karl Fritchen. “Uteco’s reputation and commitment to forward-thinking research & development is perfectly aligned with QuadTech’s efforts to bring new cost efficiencies and powerful color management solutions to the market.”

Mr. Aldo Peretti, Uteco CEO comments: “Uteco Group demonstrates that we are state-of-the-art by investing and operating on the major guidelines that make the industry a ‘4.0’ business, and by making large investments with particular attention to research, development, knowledge and innovation. In a complex and niche market, Uteco has become a market-reference thanks to its investments in new technologies and in automation. We also invest in continuous organizational improvements, in line with the World Class Manufacturing.”

About Uteco Group

Uteco Converting S.p.A. is the world leader in the production of printing machines designed for the most diverse flexible packaging applications. Uteco offers innovative solutions through its broad range of flexographic and rotogravure printing machines, laminating machines and high-tech machines with special configurations, while constantly focusing on research and innovation. The company's headquarters are based in Colognola ai Colli, to the east of Verona (Italy), and include some 65,000 m2 of production space, with the central plant, Uteco 2 and the new plant Uteco 3. Over 350 specialists in design, production, control, assistance, sales and marketing work in the plant.

About QuadTech

QuadTech, Inc. is the world's leading innovator of advanced color and inspection technology for the printing industry. Founded in 1979, QuadTech sells its automated auxiliary control systems in more than 100 countries to the web offset newspaper and commercial markets, packaging and converting markets, and publication gravure market. Headquartered in Sussex, WI, USA, QuadTech maintains a worldwide network of sales and service operations, and is proud to be registered ISO 9001:2008 DNV.

Contacts:

Craig Du Mez, QuadTech
Phone: +1 414 566 7500
Email: craig.dumez@quadtechworld.com

Nicole O’Donoghue, Bespoke
Phone: +44 (0) 1737 215200
Email: quadtech@bespoke.co.uk

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