Techkon USA (Danvers, MA) has expanded its line of ChromaQA colour Quality Control (QC) solutions designed to help printers improve their colour-matching capabilities, shorten make-ready times, and reduce their waste so they can maintain print quality and boost profitability. With ChromaQA, press operators are not required to be highly skilled users of spectrophotometres or computers, said the company. Instead, these new solutions are designed for simplicity and quickly guide operators and ink technicians alike to the optimum colour match using colour science and the elimination of “colour guesswork.” This new expanded family of ChromaQA solutions allows printers to choose “the right solution for their colour production environment” and includes the following:
ChromaQA INK global ink management isdesigned for packaging and commercial printers of any size that need a more efficient way to store, manage, and share colour standards throughout their organization. ChromaQA INK will save time and money by quickly locating colours for jobs and identifying when new colours and drawdowns must be created for customers. In addition, the solution allows ink technicians to perform quality control tests on new batches of inks to ensure that all colours are within specifications before they reach the pressroom.
ChromaQA LITE for simplified spot-colour matching, is aimed at packaging printers who are looking for a more affordable solution that’s easier to deploy in the pressroom and ink department. It provides a focused feature set that enables press operators to get up to colour faster and stay on colour throughout the press run. Designed for ease of use, ChromaQA LITE also provides colour-matching feedback that’s easy to understand, actionable, and with clear pass/fail indications – while job reporting improves communication with both internal quality groups and external brand customers.
ChromaQA SUITE for easier process and spot-colour make-readies,is an enterprise colour quality solution tailored for packaging printers who want to improve the colour accuracy of their ink supply chain, shorten pressroom make-readies, and ensure colour consistency across each press run. ChromaQA SUITE is specifically designed for spot colours, 4C process work, ECG jobs and tracking G7 compliance. In addition, job reporting, data query and customized scorecards provide visibility for external brand customers and internal quality managers, while also facilitating continuous process improvements.