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An interview with Karl Fritchen, president of Baldwin Vision Systems, on the acquisition of QuadTech and PC Industries

Karl Fritchen, president of Baldwin Vision Systems, answers questions around the acquisition, explains the market impact of this agreement, and shares his ideas for the company moving forward (Source: Baldwin)
In late 2017, both QuadTech and PC Industries were acquired by Baldwin Technology Company Inc., a manufacturer and supplier of process-automation equipment and related consumables for the printing, packaging and other industrial segments. In this interview, Karl Fritchen, answers questions around the acquisition, explains the impact this agreement will have on the industry and the…

Fogra – Colour managment symposium 2018

Dr Andreas Kraushaar, head of the R&D department “prepress technology” at Fogra (Source: Fogra)
The 6th edition of the international Colour Management Symposium event will take place on 28 February and March 1, 2018 in Munich. The motto of this event is: “Colour communication in 4C and multicolor printing – CMYK++”. An interview mit Dr Andreas Kraushaar, head of the R&D department “prepress technology” at Fogra What is the…

Fogra – 6th Colour Management Symposium

The 6th edition of the international Colour Management Symposium event will take place on 28 February and March 1,2018 in Munich. The motto of this event is: "Colour communication in 4C and multicolor printing - CMYK++" (Source: Fogra)
GERMANY • The 6th edition of the international Colour Management Symposium event will take place on 28 February and March 1,2018 in Munich. The motto of this event is: “Colour communication in 4C and multicolor printing – CMYK++”.

Schawk – Quality management solutions driving new ISO standards

The Schawk ColorDrive print quality programs and tools will add support for new ISO standards 20654 (SCTV, Spot Color Tone Value) and 20616 (PQX, Print Quality Exchange) in 2018 (Source: Schawk)
USA • Schawk, a part of the SGK Brand Solutions group of Matthews International Corporation, announced that their ColorDrive print quality programs and tools will add support for new ISO standards 20654 (SCTV, Spot Color Tone Value) and 20616 (PQX, Print Quality Exchange) in 2018.

Comexi – More than 1500 students at the Manel Xifra Boada Technological Centre

Comexi CTec appreciated its 1500th attendee: Andrey Zavgorodniy, employee in the KubRotoPack, company based in Krasnodar (Russia) received a commemorative gift (Source: Comexi)
SPAIN • The Manel Xifra Boada Technological Centre (Comexi CTec), currently has more than 1500 students. In 2016, the centre was visited by more than 200 companies in the sector and hosted more than 320 technical tests. Since the beginning of 2017, the Technological Centre’s figures have continued growing and the forecast is to surpass last…

DFTA – Prof Dr Martin Dreher responds to flexo forme market survey

Prof Dr Martin Dreher, Scientific director of the DFTA (German Flexo Technical Association)’s Technology Centre (Source, DFTA)
GERMANY • In order to further differentiate between the current and future status of flexo printing formes, whether it be plates or sleeve systems, Flexo & Gravure Global’s editors have asked several suppliers of printing formes and prepress service companies for their opinions. Below are the responses of Prof Dr Martin Dreher, Scientific director of the…

BST Eltromat – Third year anniversary

BST eltromat has eleven subsidiaries working at the local level – six of which have their own production facilities (Source, BST eltromat)
GERMANY • Time to review – that’s the reflective theme being struck by BST Eltromat as they assess the last three years following the merger of the former BST International GmbH with eltromat GmbH. Now with a global presence, BST eltromat has eleven subsidiaries working at the local level – six of which have their own…

ERA – Forum over the status of industrial digital printing

The conference was moderated by ERA Secretary General James Siever, with (left to right) Jürgen Freier of HP and Dr Andreas Kraushaar of Fogra (Source, ERA)
GERMANY • Taking place in Munich, Germany on 19-20 June, the European Rotogravure Association (ERA) brought together representatives from the gravure printing and supply industry to discuss the current status of digital printing and give their perspectives about its impact on markets.

Quadtech – Live demonstrations of Colortrack at Infoflex

Quadtech’s Deltacam provides inline spectral measurements (Source, Quadtech)
USA  • Live demonstrations of the Colortrack colour management software will be held at Infoflex 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona (May 1-2, Stand 716). Launched at drupa 2016, Quadtech claims that the Colortrack management software facilitates fast, accurate press-side correction of ink formulations. Without any hardware modifications to the press, the software integrates with ink recipe software…