Appvion Adopts Techkon SpectroDens for its Thermal Paper Manufacturing Operations

Appvion produces thermal, carbonless, security, inkjet, digital specialty and colored papers.

Danvers, MA, February 26, 2018 TECHKON – the innovation leader in high-precision color measurement solutions for the global print and packaging communities – today reported that Appvion, Inc.,  a leader in creating product solutions through its development and use of coating formulations and applications, has adopted the Techkon SpectroDens Premium for use throughout its manufacturing and research and development facilities. Appvion produces thermal, carbonless, security, inkjet, digital specialty and colored papers. Appvion, headquartered in Appleton, Wisconsin, has manufacturing operations in Wisconsin, Ohio and Pennsylvania, and employs approximately 1,300 people.

The team at Appvion, led by the Quality Services Manager, Matthew Mayotte, conducted a comprehensive study on the various color measurement instruments available in the marketplace today and reported that the Techkon SpectroDens was superior in terms of repeatability, ergonomics, and ease of use. Mayotte states, “Techkon SpectroDens came to us highly recommended.  We put it through rigorous testing against other products in the market and it came out on top.  Techkon has been great to work with and they have helped us every step of the way.”

Appvion is North America’s largest producer of direct thermal media and offers a wide range of thermal papers for the transaction and item-identification markets. The company’s thermal products are used for point-of-sale receipts and coupons, entertainment and transportation tickets; lottery and gaming tickets; tags, label and charts. Appvion will use the SpectroDens Premium to ensure the quality and functionality of its thermal paper that is used to produce such products.  Additionally, in utilizing the advanced features of the instrument including Whiteness, Yellowness, OBA checks, CIELab, and color bar scanning, the Appvion team expects an increase in manufacturing efficiency and productivity.

Techkon SpectroDens is just one example of Techkon’s commitment to technological innovation and unique focus on developing color measurement solutions that support their customers’ need for quality, efficiency and accuracy.

Techkon is the innovation leader in densitometers, spectrophotometers and color software solutions for the global print community. With a track record of 30 + years of continued technological excellence, Techkon products are chosen for their high degree of measurement accuracy, repeatability, reliability and ease of operation in all sectors of the printing industry. Techkon’s innovative color measurement solutions have led to highly successful implementations by leading OEM press manufacturers and large commercial printers, yielding dramatic gains in quality, productivity and cost savings.