Offset Closed-Loop for A Lot Less

Are you currently only using a handheld densitometer in your offset pressroom to perform print quality control? Have you considered investing in a closed-loop color control system but backed off because you thought the price was out of reach? Well, what if I told you that Techkon offers a solution with a price tag in the mid $30,000 range? That’s right! A full blown, closed-loop, system with the same software feature set as our automated…

SpectroDrive…The “Switch” Is On!

Here at Techkon, we are thrilled with the response we have gotten since we launched our “Make the Switch” campaign at the end of 2019.  Back in December we started this campaign by highlighting the unique features and selling points of our SpectroDens handheld spectrophotometer and the response has been tremendous.  This month, we are continuing the “Switch” campaign but with focus our SpectroDrive, automated, sheet scanning spectrophotometer.  But before I highlight a few of…

What’s the Best Spectrophotometer for Automation in the Pressroom?

I know what you’re thinking…..”he’s the ‘Techkon guy’ so naturally he’s going to say that a Techkon spectrophotometer is best”. And you would be right! Then, I could go on and on and give all the reasons why our instruments are so much better than the other, “x-type”, devices. However, I’ll save that comparative information for another session because the focus of this blog is about how to automate your pressroom color measurements for increased…

SEE WHY THESE CUSTOMERS CHOSE PRESSLINK CLOSED LOOP COLOR CONTROL

WHY CLOSED LOOP? Closed loop press side color management improves the stability of your print processes on older presses. This is especially important as customers continue to demand greater color accuracy and color consistency from their print supply chain. Rather than turning away or losing business because you can’t meet a customer’s quality specifications or pricing expectations, modernizing your presses with closed loop makes it possible to deliver the right product at the right price,…

Components of a Closed-Loop Color Control System and How They Work Their Magic

Adding a Closed-Loop Color Control System is often the best and most effective way to breath new life into an older offset press.  The result is automation which decreases job make-ready times for instant time and material savings but it’s also the “great equalizer” too, which increases the color consistency across individual press runs, over time, and even across multiple presses or different shifts of press operators.  However, to better understand how the closed-loop system…

Improving press productivity with closed loop color control

With shorter print runs, presses are printing many more jobs per day. In this scenario, it becomes particularly important to reduce make-ready time. One way to get there is is with an ink-key presetting system. A typical after-market system consists of software for calculating ink coverage from pre-press data and a hardware box that enables communication with the press console. Ink coverage can be calculated from CIP3/4 or from other RIP formats. Ink presets are…

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