QuadTech partners with Alwan Color Expertise to automate dot gain compensation curves
Cooperation brings automated plate curve standardization and color control to web offset printers.
Sussex, Wisconsin, USA—10 April, 2012—Global press controls provider QuadTech and graphic software provider Alwan Color Expertise (Lyon, France) have joined forces to provide on-the-fly automated plate curve monitoring and adjustment for web offset press applications. Working with QuadTech's Color Control System with SpectralCam™, Alwan's PRINT Standardizer® software automatically compensates for dot gain deviations in virtually all printing situations and also provides ISO 12647 and G7® compliance confirmation.
Alwan Color Expertise Announces its New Multicolor Technologies
for PDF and PRINT Control and Standardization on Drupa 2012
Alwan solutions to ensure CMYK, Multicolor as well as Spot Color Control and Conformance across printing workflows and technologies.
Lyon, April 4, 2012. Alwan Color Expertise, a leader in color control and standardization technologies, today announced it is demonstrating its entirely updated range of products at DRUPA 2012 Alwan's new X suite of software enables publishers and printers to use Alwan's leading technology for packaging and speciality applications, across printing technologies.
“For years, print buyers and printers have been looking for solutions to help them predict and stabilize color reproduction” said Elie Khoury, Alwan’s President. “But this can be a daunting process. With print buyers increasingly demanding consistent colors, it is critical for printers to step up their efforts to standardize their printing processes and to demonstrate compliance on a daily basis. Alwan has developed its new solutions to allow printers easily obtain ISO 12647 or G7 certification, but also to extend their color control and standardization to non CMYK printing processes such as multicolor and spot color printing.” Khoury also points out that all checks, corrections and process assessments performed on files or on press using Alwan solutions are documented in xml and PDF reports. Those reports delivered by all Alwan solutions conform to ISO 9001 quality management requirements, delivering an unprecedented level of operational security and information traceability.
SunDance Graphics, Nationally-awarded Orlando print company, reveals the secret of its production accuracy and consistency: the state-of-the-art quality control system, Alwan Print Standardizer.
Lyon, France, January 24, 2012. SunDance Graphics, one of the most renowned and awarded print-company in the USA redefines production accuracy and consistency limits with Alwan Color Expertise’s Print Standardizer.
With more awards than employees, Sundance Graphics is an enigma. Whereas no one can question the production quality of the Orlando printer, some are eager to know what technology enables such accuracy.
“Our business is in art print reproduction,” said JohnHenry Ruggieri, Director of Operations. “On the initial run we need to match the artist’s original piece, and then we must reproduce that run 6 months to a year later. Often these pieces are “mates”, meaning one run will be hanging right next to a piece done on a previous run, so color variance is very easily noticed.” With such high customer expectations, SunDance Graphics needed an automatic high-performance solution.