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…
Dr Andreas Kraushaar, head of the R&D department “prepress technology” at Fogra (Source: Fogra)
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…
BST eltromat has eleven subsidiaries working at the local level – six of which have their own production facilities (Source, BST eltromat)
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…
Quadtech’s Deltacam provides inline spectral measurements (Source, Quadtech)
If the colour of a product’s packaging seems off in any way, the perception is that something is not right with its contents! Consumers’ way of thinking is very much this way and so it is understandable that the product will not sell.
GERMANY • Chromasens announced its new print inspection system, Truescan, can handle expanded colour environments that other inspection methods can not. The number of colours in print production has increased from CMYK conventional process colour inks to new dimensions like Hexachrome and Octachrome printing.
The device-independent colour measurement is based on the ISO 13655 standard so that colour formats from RGB over CIE-L*a*b* to spectral data can be computed
GERMANY • What is innovation management and how does it work? What are the advantages for companies that use it and for its customers? Dr Michael Dattner, who is responsible for innovation management at BST eltromat writes about this concept in the drupa daily (in both German and English).
In the field of inline spectral colour measurement, collaboration with the University of Wuppertal led to the development of an algorithm for non-standard backings
GERMANY • The German announced it is offering advanced courses on flexography in English from 13-17 June flexographic technological association in Stuttgart. According to the association, the training course introduces flexography and other printing methods on a beginner level, but then turns to advanced levels of prepress with its sections of repro and plate making.
Contract colour proofs serve as quality evidence of the print job and must be supplied to the client. In the print room, they must be produced within the shortest possible set-up times. To ensure this, efficient software and measuring technology are essential.
GERMANY • BST eltromat International announced it will present its portfolio this year’s drupa – both in Hall 10 (Booth D41) and in the drupa innovation park dip in Hall 7 (Booth B22).
New for drupa is the Ecoguide guiding device
The fast and secure achievement of in-house standards for CMYK and special colours is an important production factor for high-quality packaging printing. Systems for in-line spectral measurement on printing presses becomes a central component if integrated in a complete colour workflow. This article provides information on the reasonable use of this technology and gives an…
In certain cases a fixed colour palette offers cost savings and enhanced store shelf appeal. Yet, it is not an all-encompassing solution to all problems printers are facing these days.
comparison illustrates the
brighter colours possible
with expanded colour