The Techkon USA SpectroDrive Chosen as the Scanning Instrumentation of Choice For The Prolific Group’s Multi-Press Closed-Loop Installation

Danvers, MA- (November 13, 2012) – Techkon USA today announces that SpectroDrive, along with Techkon’s Expresso software, has been selected by The Prolific Group of Graphics Arts Companies in Winnipeg, Canada to support their scanning needs as part of a major, multi-press installation of Digital Information’s InkZone ink-presets and closed-loop solutions. This installation represents a significant investment by Prolific in pressroom automation technology designed to decrease waste and increase efficiency. The Prolific Group installed the InkZone Closed Loop System in conjunction with the SpectroDrive on five presses from 29” to 40” of various vintages.

The SpectroDrive, with its automatic color and density measurement capabilities, substantially increases press productivity by ensuring consistent print-to-print color accuracy throughout the press run. The motorized measurement system scans the complete color bar on a printed sheet within seconds and simultaneously sends the spectral measurement data wirelessly to InkZone where all relevant information for controlling the printing press is displayed.

Driving the decision to go with the Techkon SpectroDrive, Prolific Graphic’s priorities included:

  • A fast, reliable scanning solution
  • The ability to read a color bar in any position on the sheet
  • The ability to accept spectral and densotometric readings
  • The capability to wirelessly use the scanning head in handheld spot reading mode
  • Excellent customer service and technical support

“For speed and accuracy, as well as for product durability, Techkon’s SpectroDrive was the clear choice for our scanning needs as part of this recent and significant investment in pressroom technology,” said Mike Lesyshen, Technical Manager of Prolific Graphics. “Techkon has earned a reputation for excellence for their innovative product offerings, as well as for their commitment to ongoing, consistent customer support and service. We are very pleased with our decision to go with Techkon SpectroDrive for our scanning needs.”

Techkon USA’s incomparable line of densitometers, spectrophotometers, and software solutions serve a wide range of customers in commercial, corporate, and package printing facilities. Techkon’s handheld device offerings provide a perfect entry point into user-friendly, precise color control. With Techkon products, customers yield dramatic gains in quality, productivity and cost savings.

“We are delighted that the Techkon SpectroDrive has been chosen as the scanning instrumentation of choice by Prolific Graphics in Winnipeg,” said Bob Byrnes, Director of Technical Sales for Techkon USA. “The Techkon team’s innate understanding of the critical issues related to color measurement translates into scanning solutions that are recognized in the industry for their quality and wide range of capabilities. It is with great pleasure that we welcome Prolific Graphics to our growing list of customers who are increasing the efficiency of their pressrooms in terms of time and money with Techkon’s scanning solutions.”

Techkon’s entire product line is recognized by leading industry organizations, and its products are positioned as the color measurement tools of choice for printers around the world. For more information on Techkon USA’s products and services, please visit or call us at 978-777-1854.

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, Techkonproducts 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.

About Prolific Group of Graphic Arts Companies
Prolific Graphics has been a proud print and communications service provider in the Canadian and US market for 37 years, offering a full range of sheetfed, web, digital, and variable data print, plus direct mail. We have always been faithful to a philosophy of unparalleled customer service, with a commitment to maintaining leading edge technology, and personnel to achieve that goal.

Leave a Reply