The Register Guidance System with MultiCam is a closed-loop color-to-color register control system designed to work on the ICON integrated platform with other QuadTech products including the Ribbon Control System with MultiCam, Color Control System, and Data Central Reporting. QuadTech’s Register Guidance System provides fan-out control, automatically keeping the full width of the web in lateral register throughout the entire run. The Ribbon Control System is a print-to-cut and print-to-fold registration system that minimizes cutoff waste.
QuadTech’s MultiCam boasts industry-leading performance by searching the web 30 times per second, identifying register marks as small as 0.36 mm (0.014 in) and making adjustments at press speeds up to 17.8 meters per second (3,500 ft/min).
QuadTech offers the package printer fast in-line inspection and spectral color measurement solutions for virtually all packaging substrates including transparent, supported, unsupported, reflective, and various laminates.
Launched in May 2012, the Color Quality Solution provides in-line color and ink control. It comprises in-line spectral data obtained from QuadTech’s SpectralCam, ink formulation data from X-Rite and ink dispensing technology from Huber Group or other ink dispensing system suppliers. This assures color quality and consistency from customer-defined prepress color targets, through ink formulation, and then color measurement during the press run. Any color deviations are automatically captured and rectified immediately.
The Color Measurement System with SpectralCam HD enables continuous, in-line monitoring of virtually all web-fed package materials with QuadTech's patent-pending web stabilizer technology, including transparent, translucent and reflective substrates. Using advanced spectrophotometer technology, the system quickly detects and analyzes colorimetric and density variations from predetermined targets, accurately calculating L*a*b*, ΔE, Density and ΔDensity at full press speed. Also, featuring an optional HD capability, images are captured at up to 2500dpi and made available to the operator via the user interface. As a result, a host of defects barely perceptible to the human-eye can be pinpointed and remedied without production stoppages.
The QuadTech Inspection System inspects the entire substrate width 100% of the time throughout the entire press run. It is suited to gravure, offset, flexo or digital processes, and wide to narrow web widths. The system utilizes the Golden Template Comparison, which is a printed copy considered by the press operator to be as close to the original artwork as possible. All copies are compared to the Golden Template, resulting in a fixed, repeatable quality standard.
The Inspection System with SpectralCam combines complete web inspection with advanced color measurement. This system ensures 100% defect detection, greatly reducing makeready and waste. It utilizes the same patent pending technology as the Color Measurement System to enable continuous in-line monitoring of virtually all web-fed package materials. Using advanced spectrophotometer technology, the system quickly detects and analyzes colorimetric and density variations from predetermined targets, accurately calculating L*a*b*, ?E, Density, and ?Density at full press speed.
Another product available for the package printer is QuadTech's Autotron 2600 Register Guidance System with ClearLogic. This system achieves accurate register regardless of ink, speed or substrate. It can be used on a wide range of difficult materials such as BOPP, metalized film, high-gloss cast and polypropylene. Scanning heads that identify a wide range of pale and low-contrast marks with precision assure accurate repeat print copy, thus eliminating waste.
For the commercial printer, QuadTech provides solutions for companies to stay competitive and maintain quality while experiencing frequent makereadies and printing shorter runs.