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AVT/GMI is presenting products and features designed to maximise print quality, cut waste and improve the bottom line for commercial, label and packaging converters at Ipex 2010.

According to the company, which can be found on Stand E513 in Hall 6, built on the the GMI Colorquick closed-loop colour control solution, the new Colorquick/Clarios delivers productivity benefits and colour accuracy.

The Colorquick/Clarios’s inline ISO-specified 0/45deg spectrophotometer offers precision and compliance to ISO build standards, enabling tighter ink control and resulting in ink savings.

This new version of Colorquick offers live TVI curves and colour gamut plots at press side, allowing printers to quickly see if the desired ISO 12647-2 or other standards have been achieved.

Customers can now verify and audit compliance by use of an independent Certified Reference standard supplied with the system.

The Colorquick/Clarios also features the Rapid Response scanning mode, which reduces the time to complete make-ready scans, saving paper and time and improving quality.

This latest version of Colorquick is also available as a low-cost upgrade to existing users, extending the life of the original Colorquick investment.

The suite of prepress connectivity products, Spectral Reporting and Tone Value Analysis will also be available with additional products being previewed on the stand.

The Microcolor/Mercury remote ink control updates GMI’s patented digital servomotors with a graphical, touch-screen workstation.

Flexible product architecture is claimed to enable advanced automatic ink settings and control on virtually any model of litho or letterpress machine.

Also on show at Ipex is the new Operator Console, featuring more graphic control displays that are said to be easier to operate and learn.

An enhanced plate image preview facilitates presetting from cleaning-in-place (CIP) data.

The new Mercury operator consoles can be customised to match key spacing on any litho or letterpress.

The controls are all Ethernet based, so they can be positioned anywhere along the press line that supports productive activity.

Ink key data can be stored locally at the console or on pressroom networks so that they are always ready for recall and reuse.

Gal Shamri, president of GMI, said: ‘At Ipex, AVT/GMI is presenting an enhanced, complete press control package for commercial printing, including colour control, register control, ribbon control, remote ink control and automatic inspection solutions.

‘Either installed on a new press or retrofitted to an existing one, our combined solutions answer commercial printers’ challenges and enables them to explore future opportunities by enhancing print production efficiency and consistency while reducing the cost of quality and improving their competitive edge.

‘The next-generation platforms presented at Ipex are a result of our continued dialogue with printers and press manufacturers and are a clear indication of our commitment to further improve print efficiency, while reducing total waste in the make-ready and production phases,’ added Shamri.

Also at Ipex, AVT/GMI is presenting the next-generation Printvision/Apollo II 100 per cent automatic inspection platform with advanced inspection capabilities for all print applications.

With higher resolutions, improved levels of automation and an enhanced user interface, the Printvision/Apollo II incorporates a powerful hardware and software infrastructure, supporting high performance levels for demanding applications.

Printvision/Apollo II Commercial offers a dedicated solution for commercial presses, including the dual side inspection of specific web offset defects such as colour and register variations, water ink imbalance, ink drips and paper defects.

This commercial solution includes enhanced capabilities to reduce waste and improve press efficiency and utilisation.

Optional multiple and fast cameras are said to deliver high resolution and image quality.

The system is equipped with many standard and optional features for both on-press and on-rewinder operations, such as fast and dual-camera configuration and a master verification module that enables the comparison of saved master images to current jobs.

At the event, visitors can see AVT’s packaging solutions for improving print quality, cutting waste and improving profitability.

The Spectralab – an inline, spectral-based colour management solution – supplies traceable, ISO-standard graphic-arts-colour inline measurement for modern web presses.

L*a*b*, density, dot gain and other print control metrics are collected by scanning the print with a dual-beam spectrophotometer.

The inline automated scanning function allows the measurements to be collected, analysed and stored, thus reducing the labour and delay required by offline methods of measurement.

With Spectralab, packaging printers can utilise existing colour standards to improve consistency for the inline evaluation of standard colours between rolls, press runs and printing sites.

The Spectralab will be available as an optional module to the AVT/GMI automatic inspection platforms and will be upgradable to existing installations.

The Printvision/Jupiter is suitable for on-press automatic inspection, offering process control capabilities that reduce production costs and enhance product quality.

The system can be equipped press-control, colour-management and barcode-verification modules.

At Ipex, visitors can also see Ireg, an offline semi-automatic registration make-ready for CI flexo presses that utilises any graphic element printed on the web for fast registration.

Promis works with the Printvision/Helios II to provide quality assurance on press or on rewinder.

Promis is now able to have bidirectional communication with MIS systems in the print production environment.

Promis receives relevant job information from production and sends quality information to MIS systems.

This sharing of information is said to reduce setup times, increase the level of automation and eliminate the need to re-enter information, preventing data-entry errors.

Promis can be seen mounted on a Printvision/Apollo II at Ipex.

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