Danvers, MA, Oct 6, 2020 – TECHKON – the innovation leader in high-precision color measurement solutions for the global print and packaging communities – announces a major multi-year purchase agreement with InterFlex Group (IFG), a global flexible packaging supplier and converter, supporting recognized brands for many Fortune 1000 packaged goods companies. The Company is implementing the Techkon Global Color Quality Control Solution in both its North American manufacturing facilities; Wilkesboro, North Carolina and Merrill, Wisconsin. The Techkon Global Color Quality Control Solution includes the SpectroDens Premium Handheld & Scanning Spectrophometer as well as the ChromaQA Color Quality Assurance Software platform.
The InterFlex Group will use the Techkon solution to ensure color accuracy in both the ink room as well as the pressroom. The team at IFG cites constant downtime in their previous color matching program as the number one reason for “making the switch” to the new Techkon solution. The new Techkon solution allows ink room technicians to perform color checks on all of their manufactured inks, thus enabling strict adherence to brand customer requirements and standards. The solution is also utilized in the pressroom where it quickly became an essential system for checking live print, maintaining color on all of the presses, managing print and color standards, and improved color match times.
According to the team at IFG, “Transitioning from one color program to another can be a daunting task. However, Techkon has made the process very smooth for us. The ChromaQA software is very user friendly and it seems to be designed for the printer” stated Bart Wright, Director, NA Graphics. “We were able to quickly get the system installed, our staff trained, and have already noticed shorter color match times on press. Currently, we have the Techkon software in use to check and maintain color on our 4 presses along with the QC of all inks coming out of our ink room. So far, the product has worked very well with no issues since it was installed. We also liked that other printers who have made the switch have given Techkon very favorable reviews and we would definitely do the same.”
The Techkon solution has been widely adopted by packaging printers worldwide because of the many reasons cited by IFG. The solution combines the use of Techkon’s award winning SpectroDens spectrophotometer coupled with its robust and easy to use color quality platform, ChromaQA, resulting in a powerful enterprise system for end to end color control.
InterFlex Group is a global flexible packaging supplier to consumer packaged goods companies in North America, the UK and Europe, supporting various end-use markets. InterFlex manufactures printed flexible packaging solutions in rollstock, bags, and pouches. InterFlex was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. The company has four US manufacturing locations North Carolina and Wisconsin and two UK facilities located in Sunderland, England and Dalkeith, Scotland.
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.