Articles tagged with: Flexo

Tuesday, 09 January 2018

Hine Labels match their colours

Alwan CMYK Optimizer Flexo Labels Xeikon

Hine Labels match their colours

Hine Labels is a producer of very high quality selfadhesive and hot foil labels. The Rotherham company delivers a fast speed of service for trade only customers. Hine Labels, a 42 staff operation has significant firepower with a battery of five flexo presses alongside both Xeikon and Screen Trupress digital presses.
When Hine Labels was looking for better colour consistency between its Xeikon dry toner and Screen Trupress UV digital ink devices it turned to technical colour specialists Colour Engine for help.
Bill Hine, director at Hine Labels, explained: ‘When we started we had quite a few issues with colour. Consistency was lacking from device to device, process to process, month to month, year to year. We weren’t the only ones; other label printers were telling us that they also had issues with consistency of colour with pressesand with front with consistency of colour with presses and with front ends similar to the ones we had.'

 

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Alwan New HIFI Technologies

Alwan CMYK Optimizer Flexo Spectral

Alwan New HIFI Technologies

Alwan CMYK Optimizer 4

Vibrant Colors and Success for Printers Adopting Alwan Color Expertise’s New HIFI Technologies

 

 

Lyon – France – August, 5 2013, Industry first: Alwan Color Expertise, a leader in color control and standardization technologies, hit a major milestone with the release of its complete suite of multicolor and HiFi solutions. Printers using Alwan software to color manage and control their jobs will be able to print accurate brand colors and vibrant expanded gamuts with unprecedented automation. 


Consumer products necessitating multiple printing processes – such as offset, digital and flexo – are very common today. Printing plants integrating several printing technologies are also becoming widespread. These printing workflows require sophisticated technologies in order to maximize, harmonize and control different process capabilities: color management in prepress, color calibration and profiling in the pressroom, and color control in the entire workflow. Thanks to Alwan, these technologies, once available only to the happy few, are now within the reach of the entire graphic arts industry.” announced Elie Khoury, founder and president of Alwan.

Alwan HIFI technologies are available as new options and editions of the current suite of Alwan color management, print and verification software: CMYK Optimizer, PRINT Standardizer and PRINT Verifier.

CMYK Optimizer 4.0 provides HiFi support for spot colors and images. It also offers sophisticated HiFi color separation options such as minimum TAC and minimum number of primaries. This is very useful for multicolor printing processes like flexography. Print Standardizer 5.0 ensures spectral linearization and calibration for spot colors, spectral calibration and profiling for multicolor processes allowing the optimization and maintaining of the printing conditions that are anticipated in prepress with CMYK Optimizer HiFi. Print Verifier 3.0 ensures brand color and process color control for both proofing and printing systems. Conforms with international standards such as ISO 12647 series, CGATS TR015/G7® ;CGATS.21/ISO 15339 print aims and CGATS TR016 for tolerancing guidelines.

In addition to its multicolor technologies, Alwan’s new software will embed ground-breaking and innovating technologies that will enable print buyers and printers to communicate and share secure and reliable production data:

"Color Library" technology allows the definition of process colors as well as spot colors that need to be assessed and controlled throughout the production workflow.
"Job Conformance" technology allows the definition of printing aims and tolerances for each job taking the guesswork out of the production run

Alwan‘s new metadata system enables fully automated, secured color management and reproduction with all prepress workflows and printing technologies.

Dave Hunter, a recognized G7®, G7PC® and PSA® Expert and Alwan representative in North America proudly adds: “This unique and complete suite of solutions will enable commercial, packaging, label and specialty printers to easily optimize and control their CMYK, spot color, multicolor and expanded gamut printing while maintaining at the same time the shared appearance of their reproductions thanks to the certified G7® calibration technology that is imbedded within the software.”

By providing its HiFi technologies to the printing industry, Alwan has again demonstrated its color expertise and dedication to bringing innovating technologies to the printing industry.

For a demo send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Alwan and QuadTech @ Print 13

Alwan Flexo Quadtech Spectral

Alwan and QuadTech @ Print 13

Alwan and QuadTech to join forces for Print 13

 

 

Alwan and QuadTech have decided to join forces for Print 13 in order to demonstrate to packaging and commercial printers how QuadTech SpectralCam and Print Standardizer HiFI can help them calibrate and control their multicolour and spot printing processes with an unprecedented automation and ease of use. Alwan HiFi printing technologies will be showcased for the first time on QuadTech stand #2472 at Print 13, 8 - 12 September 2013.

'Alwan Print Standardizer's new HiFi technology ensures spectral linearization and calibration for spot colours as well as multicolour profiling and process control for HiFi processes,' announced Elie Khoury, founder and president of Alwan. 'Alwan Print Standardizer and QuadTech's SpectralCam are a perfect match that will enable printers having processes other than CMYK to improve and control their colours as well as their multicolour production process. This is a big step towards achieving fully automated quality-control in the packaging and multicolour printing industry. We are very excited to demonstrate Alwan-QuadTech joint solutions for packaging and commercial printers at Print 13.'

Randall Freeman, QuadTech's vice president and general manager packaging concluded. 'Alwan and QuadTech have provided the commercial printing market with an incredibly efficient solution combining QuadTech SpectralCam and Alwan Print Standardizer enabling our customers to achieve ISO 12647-2 and G7 conformance in an automated way. This year, we decided to offer this solution to packaging markets with the new version of Print Standardizer HiFi. QuadTech offers packaging, commercial and newspaper print markets an extensive range of automated press controls that improve quality, performance and productivity. We look forward to share these great solutions with Print13 visitors.'

For more about Alwan Color Expertise, visit: www.alwancolor.com. For more about QuadTech, visit: www.quadtechworld.com, or simply click on the QuadTech banner or sponsor logo links on our Home Page at any time.

For a demo send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Sunday, 01 December 2013

Alwan CMYK Optimizer v4 out now

Alwan CMYK Optimizer Flexo

Alwan CMYK Optimizer v4 out now

Alwan CMYK Optimizer v4 out now

 

What's new

Alwan CMYK Optimizer X version 4 is now available for upgrading and includes :
 
Higher productivity: 30% - 50%  faster than previous versions.
 
New Alwan Colour Engine: higher ink savings, Updated Adobe BPC.
 
New Alwan Colour Engine: higher colour accuracy.
 
Jumbo file support, can easily process 1GB+ files.
 
Cross-platform: Mac OS X and Windows platforms supported and VM.
 
Better support of PDF, PDF/X1-a and PDF/X4 with the New Adobe PDF Library.
 
- Queue Priority option.
 
Very large PDF files improved support: for printing of posters, signage etc.

 

Alwan CMYK Optimizer® ECO edition (ACE) is a unique solution that allows printers to significantly reduce ink and toner consumption of their presses without any visible change to the printed colors.
ACE is the ideal complement of prepress workflow and Alwan Prepress products color management.
ACE preflights PDF files or imposed forms color content and ink consumption and ensures the highest possible color ink reduction and printability while maintaining color.
ACE recognizes your output printing conditions and press ICC Profile and optimizes black generation for the destination process.
ACE delivers ISO 12647 Color conformance reports that can be used for internal Quality Assurance purposes or sent to clients.

For more about Alwan Color Expertise, visit: www.alwancolor.com.

For a demo send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Colour Engine Delivers Cost Efficiencies at Garnett Dickenson

Alwan CMYK Optimizer Flexo Garnett Dickenson

Colour Engine Delivers Cost Efficiencies at Garnett Dickenson

Colour Engine Delivers Cost Efficiencies at Garnett Dickenson

Delivering powerful standardisation of files and flexibility for advanced colour management controls now.

 

Colour Engine, the leading specialist distributor for colour management and soft proofing tools is working closely with Garnett Dickenson to streamline production through the standardisation of files.

Using advanced colour management with Alwan CMYK Optimizer in Prepress complemented by sophisticated and accurate press calibration and controls in the press room, Colour Engine is delivering results.

Garnett Dickenson has been using tools supported by Colour Engine’s expertise for over two years and is reporting significant improvements in quality, consistency and cost savings across the group.

Mark Bennett, Managing Director at Garnett Dickenson says, “We can highly recommend Colour Engine’s services.

Their expertise is making a massive difference to our business. We can now produce a final product on a vast range of stocks from 45gm up to 250gm and still maintain sharpness and vividness of colour.

Importantly, these levels of quality meet our customers’ expectations. Colour management is something that we now manage throughout our business no matter what the job or process.

Since Colour Engine has been on board we continue to achieve outstanding results.”

 

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For more about Garnett Dickenson, visit: http://www.garnett-dickinson.co.uk

For more about Alwan Color Expertise, visit: www.alwancolor.com

For a demo send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.