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Aug 16, 2011 12:00 AM
ColorQuick/Clarios provides web offset printers with an automated solution for closed-loop color measurement and control. The system makes fast, automatic color moves during makeready and maintains tight control on color consistency during production. Each adjustment is based on accurate spectral measurements that conform to ISO standards for graphic arts color measurement, making it especially valuable to ISO pre-press workflows like G7.
MicroColor/Mercury provides a fully digital upgrade path for ink key control on almost any web offset press or rotary letterpress. This automated tool has demonstrated makeready improvements in print applications ranging from direct mail to carton printing, metal decorating and high speed web offset. Working from a touchscreen control station, operations can preset and control ink keys on the entire press with just a few touches. Mercury now supports CIP presetting, with plate preview, for both new and existing presses of almost any age and size. The system is available for single- or double-web presses, and for sheetfed presses up to 80 inches wide.
PrintVision/Neptune is a new 100% inspection technology designed to meet the unique requirements of commercial heatset web production. It is an evolution of AVT’s Apollo 100% inspection technology. Neptune’s sophisticated inspection algorithms highlight the defects that are most offensive to publication and commercial print buyers – like ink and solvent drips, small blind spots on the plate and hickies. Neptune’s sensitivity can be tuned to match the degree of discrimination needed for a specific buyer, or specific classes of work. Because Neptune inspection watches each and every impression, the press crews know precisely when to start saving after a blanket wash. After the run, Neptune’s PrintFlow reporting reveals tell-tale patterns of defects that give early warnings of press maintenance issues and quickly generates detailed reports on the time and location of detected defects.
Amir Dekel, Vice President of Marketing for AVT commented, “Although AVT’s booth at Graph Expo focuses primarily on the commercial print market, AVT has solutions for every type of printer. We invite all those involved in packaging, labels and folding cartons to visit us also.”