October 23, 2023 By PrintAction Staff
Techkon USA, a provider of colour measurement and quality control solutions for the print and packaging industry, introduces ChromaQA 5, a colour quality software solution designed to automate and simplify the colour matching process for packaging printers.
Achieving precise brand colours in the inkroom and on the press has traditionally been a complex and time-consuming task due to various factors affecting the printing process, such as the condition of anilox rolls, doctor blades, and even the press wash-up between jobs. Press operators often resort to manual adjustments, a process known as “ink toning” during make-ready, which can take up to one to two hours. ChromaQA’s SmartInk technology uses a formulation engine that removes all the subjectivity with toning ink on press.
Stephen Rankin, director of product management at Techkon, said, “The SmartInk recipe correction feature in ChromaQA 5 is in an industry-first for packaging printers who must match brand colours under tight tolerances. SmartInk removes the guesswork by providing precise recipe corrections using the printer’s base inks, streamlining the process, and cutting make-ready times in half. In addition, we’re excited to announce that ChromaQA 5 also includes a completely new, dynamic and interactive, web-based reporting system and a new global instrument management dashboard to ensure instrument accuracy across a fleet of devices.”
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