Techkon USA to Showcase SpectroEdge and Chroma QA at Graph Expo 2012

Danvers, MA (October 2, 2012) TECHKON USA – The innovation leader in densitometers, spectrophotometers and software solutions for the global print and packaging communities will be exhibiting at Graph Expo in Chicago, Illinois in Booth #749 at the McCormick Center on October 7-10, 2012.

Following a successful presence at drupa 2012, Techkon USA plans an equally notable exhibition at Graph Expo. It is a perfect venue for Techkon USA representatives to demonstrate how their advances in color measurement instrumentation and technology will positively impact the marketplace. Techkon USA will be showcasing their newest products as well as their traditional line of spectro-densitometers at their booth. Visitors will see a live demonstration of the SpectroEdge®, an inline spectrophotometer that measures and maintains accurate color at production speeds of up to 1000 ft/min, ChromaQA®, its new cloud-based color quality assurance software, and the new SpectroDens Premium complete with a high resolution color display.

Based on Techkon’s leading-edge color measurement technology, SpectroEdge marks a turning point in the print markets. Installed on a mechanical arm that traverses the web SpectroEdge reads color samples either at preset intervals or frequencies, or via a hard-wired signal initiated by the printing press operator. SpectroEdge converts the raw data, instantly interpreting the color values sent to the host computer to indicate needed press adjustments. This inline spectrophotometer will dramatically impact the print marketplace by significantly reducing set-up time, catching unacceptable color variations as they happen and increasing overall press run efficiencies to deliver previously unattainable levels of color quality.

Sophisticated, yet easy-to-use, ChromaQA is a powerful set of tools designed to provide both direct and remote access to pressroom color data, allowing print quality control managers to monitor color quality in real-time on press, locally or remotely. It empowers digital, flexographic, and packaging press operators to make timely, critical adjustments on press, substantially increasing quality and profitability by catching problems early in the print production process.

“Until now, packaging printers were limited to using subjective ‘trial and error’ methods to control color on press that many times fell far short of customer expectations,” states Bob Byrnes, Director of Technical Services. “It was hard enough to control color quality on a single press, much less color quality across multiple presses, and in varied locations. The inability to stop a press to check color quality causes significant amounts of paper and ink to be wasted, and often the final results lack the color consistency required by brand owners. Printers simply did not have the right tools to overcome these obstacles … until now.”

SpectroEdge and ChromaQA provide press operators or quality control personnel a wide range of benefits:

  • Efficiency in measuring and monitoring press room results either locally or remotely, and receiving press room data in real-time during a press run
  • Savings in catching color problems early in the press run and avoiding expensive remakes
  • Ease of using an intuitive interface to configure job specifications and color bars
  • Versatility in importing colors from multiple industry standard file formats like MIF, CXF, CXF3, TCB, .INK and Excel CSV
  • Speed in choosing previously created tolerance settings used in other print jobs
  • Convenience of simply creating and saving configured color bars for use in other print jobs, eliminating the need to create a new color bar for every job
  • Productivity in exporting detailed Trending and Statistical Reports in PDF or Excel CSV formats for consideration in future press runs

In addition to Techkon SpectroEdge, ChromaQA software can be fully integrated with Techkon’s wide array of color measurement devices that includes: Techkon SpectroDens®, Techkon SpectroJet®, and Techkon SpectroDrive®, as well as devices from other leading manufacturers.

Visit us at Graph Expo (Booth #749) to see demonstrations of these exciting new products. More information at:


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About Techkon
Techkon is the innovation leader in densitometers, spectrophotometers and color software solutions for the global print community. With a track record of 28+ 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.  Techkon. . . We measure color and more.

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