Techkon SpectroVision – The 3 in 1 Solution for Flexo Print Quality

Part III – Web Viewing: Over the past 2 weeks, we have examined how SpectroVision is an invaluable pressroom QA tool with its automated color measurement and bar code grading capabilities.  Together, these features allow SpectroVision to play an extremely important role on press by helping operators get up to color faster, stay there throughout the press run, and prevent problems that ultimately cause wasted time, wasted materials, and reduced profit margins. This week, in…

Techkon SpectroVision – The 3 in 1 Solution for Flexo Print Quality

Part II – Bar Code Grading: Last week, we kicked off this 3 part blog series by looking at the changing landscape for package printers and how brand owners are moving towards more SKU’s, shorter run lengths, and tighter color tolerances.  Together, these dynamics mean more frequent and longer make-readies for packaging printers which further reduce already thin profit margins.  As we discussed last week, Techkon’s SpectroVision has been designed specifically to reduce make-ready times…

Techkon SpectroVision – The 3 in 1 Solution for Flexo Print Quality

Part I: Ever wonder if there is new technology out there that was designed specifically to help you increase your flexo pressroom efficiencies and save you money?  If you answered “YES”, then sit right down and let me explain how Techkon SpectroVision may be precisely the solution you have been searching for. We know that brand customers are moving toward more SKU’s, shorter run lengths, and tighter color tolerances.  Together, these factors add up to…

Top 5 Reasons Why Printers Are Making the Switch to Techkon

Throughout the first half of 2020, we investigated to find the primary reasons why print manufacturers have made the switch to Techkon. With 30+ years of history in Europe, Techkon came to the US in 2007. Since that time, Techkon has been rapidly winning over print manufacturers who now utilize Techkon hardware and software every day to achieve exceptional color in their pressroom. After using other brands for years, there are many reasons why a…

Does Your Pressroom Densitometer or Spectrophotometer Have an Expiration Date?

The short answer to this question is “no”. However, while there is no real expiration date on your measurement device, there are a few important factors to consider regarding the efficacy of older pressroom color measurement instruments. Just consider how the print market has changed and matured over the last 10 years or even the last 5 years. Do you really think your old densitometer or aging pressroom spectrophotometer still has the right mix of…

A Two-Pronged Approach for Increased Profitability – Part II

Welcome back everybody to Part 2 in our blog series title “A Two-Pronged Approach for Increased Profitability”. Last week we took a look at how printing to the numbers can help to transform your print manufacturing process into a more repeatable and predictable process. This week, we’ll look at the benefits associated with inline color measurement systems and how they can further help printers reduce make-ready times and ensure conformance with the print standard. Don’t…

A Two-Pronged Approach for Increased Profitability – Part I

Have you noticed the push for higher quality flexo printing? What about the more devasting trend where brand customers are moving toward an increased number of SKU’s, shorter print run lengths, and tighter color tolerances? This kind of shifting landscape creates some pretty tough conditions for printers who must then incur many more make-readies to accommodate the shorter press runs. In addition, make-ready times are getting even longer so that printers can achieve the new…

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…

Deployment of Press-Side Color QC Is Easier Than You Think

Good afternoon everybody and I sincerely hope you are all doing well during the COVID-19 crisis that we are all facing. Like many of you, I am currently working from home now for the foreseeable future and this has given me a chance to reflect on the many conversations I have had with printers about implementing one of our press-side color quality solutions throughout a print organization. As you probably know, these color quality or…

How to Clean Your Densitometer

During these uncertain times we would like to ensure you that the safety and health of our employees, customers, and partners is of utmost importance to us. We want customers to have the information they need to effectively clean Techkon devices and to assist customers in maintaining a healthy work environment. The best cleaning agent for your densitometer, whether it be a handheld or scanning device is 99% Isopropyl alcohol.  Please refrain from using any…

A Comparison of ChromaLT and ChromaQA Color QC Software

So you are a packaging printer and interested in a color quality software solution to help you reduce your make-readies, increase profitability, and produce more accurate & consistent color for your brand customers.  Well, Techkon has a range of hardware and software solutions to help you achieve this goal.  But today, I would like to spend a few minutes comparing and contrasting our two Chroma branded software solutions; ChromaLT and ChromaQA. At a high level,…

Creating Colorbars for the SpectroVision Inline Quality Inspection System

A question we get asked a lot when talking to print shops is regarding color bar requirements for our SpectroVision inline spectrophotometer.   It seems like a simple question, but when you take into account all of the little nuances it can be a little tricky.  Below you will find answers for many of those questions we get that will hopefully help you understand how the system works and the efficiencies that can be garnered if…

Make the Switch – to Techkon Color Quality Solutions

Commerical and packaging printers in all markets and of all sizes are making the switch from their current densitometers, spectrophotometers, and color software to newer Techkon solutions. The reasons are compelling and plentiful – so we decided to create comparison charts for some of our key products including the SpectroDens, SpectroDrive, and the SpectroPlate. If you are interested in why so many printers around the world are switching, check out these links: SpectroDens – Make…

3 Reasons You Will Love the Techkon DENS

February has been called the “month of love” by many and it’s certainly a time when some of us give pause to our busy lives and remember why we love those closest to us (even though sometimes it’s only long enough to scribble our names onto a Hallmark card). So for Valentine’s Day in 2020, I would like to give pause and reflect on all the reasons why I think YOU will love the Techkon…

Multiple Measurements From One Sample

Greetings everyone and welcome to Blog 2 in our series on ChromaLT.  As a reminder, ChromaLT is the ultimate companion software for your handheld pressroom spectrophotometer and by far the easiest color quality solution for packaging printers to deploy in their pressroom.  Throughout this blog series, we’ll be highlighting specific pressroom use cases and illustrate how ChromaLT can increase the efficiencies of your press operators and ultimately lead to better color matches and a higher…

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…

Chroma LT – We can help press operators match spot colors faster!

Good afternoon everyone and welcome back to our blog series on ChromaLT. As a reminder, ChromaLT is the ultimate companion software for your handheld pressroom spectrophotometer and by far the easiest color quality solution for packaging printers to deploy in their pressroom. Throughout this blog series, we’ll be highlighting specific pressroom use cases and illustrate how ChromaLT can increase the efficiencies of your press operators and ultimately lead to better color matches and a higher…

Chroma LT – It is Super Easy to Use

This is the start of a mini blog series on how Techkon’s ChromaLT color quality solution really is the ultimate companion software for your handheld pressroom spectrophotometer and by far the easiest color quality solution for packaging printers to deploy in their pressroom. Throughout this blog series, we’ll be highlighting specific pressroom use cases to illustrate how ChromaLT can increase the efficiencies of your press operators and ultimately lead to better color matches and a…

How SpectroVision Slashes Flexo Make-Ready Costs

  As a refresher, the Techkon SpectroVision is an inline color quality or color QC solution that can be mounted to your existing flexo, gravure, or digital press.  It features a true, 31 point, spectrophotometer that is capable of measuring color bars, color patches, or anywhere inside the printed artwork while the press is running at speeds of over 1,000 ft/min.  However, SpectroVision is quite unique in its’ ability to measure an entire process control…

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…

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