Inline at Insane Speeds

  Here at Techkon we often get the question, “How fast can your inline spectrophotometer measure?”  While in the end the answer is simple, sometimes it takes a little bit of mental dexterity to grasp it.  Today we will answer the simple question and then give you the details behind it. QUESTION:  How fast can your inline measure? ANSWER:  How fast can your press print! I know that seems like an outrageous answer, and well…

Full Vision Print Inspection System or Inline Spectrophotometer for your Web/Flexo Press? 3 Things to Consider

Competition in the print industry is fierce and profit margins are thin. As a result, companies have to be diligent when making capital equipment purchases. When it comes to equipment that helps maintain inline/continuous print quality for every print impression, costs can range from $30K for an inline spectrometer or densitometer to nearly $300K for a full vision print inspection system. Which one do you need? That depends. Here are three things to consider before…

What is Closed-Loop Color Process Control for Digital Presses

Periodic monitoring of the aim characteristics (required colorant and overprint values) of a digital press is an important prerequisite for ensuring consistent color reproduction. The remainder of the necessary and sufficient operations for commendable color quality is the ability to correct colorant densities to meet aim values. Each of these two operations can be accomplished either manually or automatically via hardware and software. The former is the traditional process, which leaves lots of margin for…

Top 5 Reasons to Consider “Closed Loop” for Digital Presses

The traditional method of color calibration of a digital press is a manual operation, which falls into two logical categories. The first is a one-time task during the make-ready operation and the second is on going during the press run. With an automated process, color make-ready and run time press calibration fold into one continuous operation from press startup to print run completion. A high-speed color measurement instrument (in-line spectrophotometer) mounted on the press will…

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