Recently acquired QuadTech and PC Industries to showcase automated print quality solutions for flexible packaging
ST. LOUIS — April 26, 2018 — BALDWIN Vision Systems, a new business segment of BALDWIN Technology Company Inc., will demonstrate its color management and defect detection technology at INFOFLEX 2018, held May 7 to 8 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Karl Fritchen, President of BALDWIN Vision Systems, comments: “The flexible packaging industry faces ever-growing demands for color perfection and defect-free production—from brand owners and printers alike. We are eager to demonstrate our automated workflow solutions at INFOFLEX! Our aim is to simplify workflows and help printers easily manage increasingly complex requirements. At the same time, our technology provides a fast return on investment and will make a major impact on printers’ bottom lines.”
In late 2017, both QuadTech and PC Industries were acquired by BALDWIN Technology Company Inc., a leading global manufacturer and supplier of process-automation equipment and related consumables for the printing, packaging and other industrial segments. Mr. Fritchen adds: “Being part of a larger organization means more diverse technical capabilities under one company umbrella. As a new print technology powerhouse, we can offer higher volume and a wider variety of options that fit our customers’ processes and budgets. Our product offerings are now stronger and more complete, and by being available to more markets, through more offices, agents, and service operations, we have already won new business with our combined portfolio.”
BALDWIN Vision Systems will occupy booths 511 and 125 at the show.
Among the products featured at Booth 511:
ColorTrack™ is a unique color management software for flexo and gravure packaging applications, and a highly adaptive “color expert in a box” solution for packaging printers. With a variety of options for hand-held and inline spectral measurement 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. The software can also enable press operators to make color corrections without ink reformulation, by suggesting process adjustments such as ink strength or anilox changes.
Color Measurement with DeltaCam™ makes advanced, inline spectral measurement affordable for individual packaging print houses. For about half the cost of other inline systems, package printers can utilize accurate, 31-channel spectral measurement on film, paper or board—ensuring that all printed product is within their customers’ color specifications. The ISO-compliant technology, supporting M0 and M1 measurement conditions, 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 hand-held device.
Inspection System on ICON™ provides true 100 percent inspection on 100 percent of your print or non-print product—100 percent of the time. Utilizing the most advanced algorithms in the industry, the Inspection System on ICON can detect and classify a wide variety of defects, such as ink spots, register/color variation, content issues and streaks.
Among the products featured at Booth 125:
Guardian PQV advanced 100 percent inspection system is a feature-rich system that provides true 100 percent print inspection for pharmaceutical, converting, label, flexo, wide, and narrow web applications. At home on any press or slitter/rewinder, the system provides unparalleled power and accuracy through defect detection, OCR/OCV, bar code grading and verification, dimensional gauging and much more.
Guardian OLP PDF proofing and off-line inspection system can automatically find and highlight differences in print quality from an approved master image. The Guardian OLP can compare a one-up electronic file or scan to a multi-up electronic file or scan. This system will detect printing defects, such as missing or extra print, pre-press errors, plate defects and color variations.
Graphic-Vision® 500 Series web viewers are easy-to-use systems designed with industrial, high-performance parts. These systems feature long-lasting LED lighting, making them perfect for high-speed applications. The GV-530 offers advanced camera multi, programmed and combination positioning, in addition to automatic lateral and linear scanning.
Another BALDWIN Technology Company, AMS Spectral UV, will showcase LED and UV curing solutions at Booth 224.
For more information, please contact:
Craig Du Mez, Branding, PR & Communications, Baldwin Vision Systems: Craig.DuMez@baldwintech.com or
Clare Porter, Bespoke: Baldwin@bespoke.co.uk
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ABOUT BALDWIN TECHNOLOGY COMPANY INC.
Baldwin Technology Company Inc. is a leading global manufacturer and supplier of innovative process-automation equipment, parts, service and consumables for the printing, packaging, textile, plastic film extrusion and corrugated industries. As a total solutions provider, Baldwin offers our customers a broad range of market-leading technologies, with a focus on improving the economic and environmental efficiency of production processes. Through a global footprint of 21 company-owned locations and an extensive network of partners, our customers are supported globally, regionally and locally by dedicated sales and service team members who add value by forming long-term relationships. Baldwin is privately owned by BW Forsyth Partners, a Barry-Wehmiller company. For more, visit baldwintech.com.
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