Muller Martini to supply QuadTech Colour Control Systems


QuadTech has announced a partnership with Muller Martini Press Division to provide the QuadTech Colour Control System with SpectralCam, for Muller Martini Alprinta V, Concepta and VSOP web offset presses.

The QuadTech partnership now enables Muller Martini customers to not only ensure accurate colour information for the entire web and throughout the print run, but for the first time, automatically measure and control colour on both paper and film.

Removing the previous common issues of web movement and substrate corrugation, QuadTech’s system now enables Muller Martini customers to measure precise colour on film and provide exact reproduction of brand and special colours. In turn, this allows customers to enjoy the benefits of a streamlined workflow with faster make-readies and reduced waste.

“With 80 percent of Muller Martini presses purchased for printing on films, the ability to control colour on these substrates has been a significant objective for the market,” said Stephan Doppelhammer, market manager for packaging for QuadTech. “We solved the issue by utilizing the key capabilities of our SpectralCam and web stabilizing technologies to compensate for web deviance, and achieve accurate colour measurement on opaque, translucent and transparent films as well as on paper.”

The QuadTech web stabilizer technology achieves this control by momentarily smoothing and flattening the film substrate, at full press speed, for accurate colour measurement. The solution is also available to existing Muller Martini customers as a retrofit option, and typically provides a returnon- investment (ROI) within 1 – 1.5 years. Bernd Sauter, CEO, Muller Martini Press Division says, “We are delighted to partner with QuadTech. We strive to find partners that add value to our offering, and in this case, provide our customers with important quality and productivity improvements for increased profitability and competitiveness.

With a QuadTech Colour Control System with SpectralCam and web stabilizer installed on a VSOP 850 press in our Print Technology Center in Maulburg, Germany, we look forward to demonstrating these benefits to printers and converters first hand.”

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