Three large Hong Kong print companies - Toppan Printing, Hong Kong Economic Times and Paramount Printing - have installed five QuadTech inline colour control systems from System Brunner.
Toralph Franz, system consultant at System Brunner, who carried out all installations at the customers mentioned above, says, “Generally speaking, the trend towards ever higher quality is also noticeable in the booming Asian market, and this demands efficient production of the widest variety of print jobs in compliance with different standardisation methods. It is above all the globally oriented print buyers who demand that their print services providers from the Far East comply with references in accordance with ISO 12647-2 or the G7 method.
“In order to meet all these requirements, more and more commercial printers in this region are investing in the high-end Instrument Flight color control technology that has been proven several hundred times over.”
The company says its colour/gray balance control ensures consistent colour during production, even with difficult images adding that the software offers functions such as a balance navigator and ensures flexibility and compliance with international standards and methods like Globalstandard, ISO, and G7. It claims that Globalstandard from System Brunner is the most comprehensive standard definition and combines the parameters of the other concepts.
The company says it installed the new option Instrument Flight +L*a*b* at the Hong Kong Economic Times. It says that, in addition to the more than 30 process parameters used for balance control, the L*a*b* measured values and their deviation to the respective references are now included in colour control as well. The system compares the data, automatically makes the necessary corrections, and sends the appropriate signals to the ink key control. The comprehensive evaluation possibilities simplify analysis of the working processes. According to System Brunner, with Instrument Flight + L*a*b*, one can establish the production workflow with an efficiency never before achieved.