US-based flexible packaging converter InterFlex Group (IFG) has signed a multi-year purchase agreement to implement Techkon's color measurement technology at its production plants in Wisconsin and North Carolina.
The company is implementing Techkon’s global color quality control technology in both its North American manufacturing facilities in Wilkesboro, North Carolina and Merrill, Wisconsin. It includes includes the SpectroDens premium handheld and scanning spectrophometer as well as the ChromaQA color quality assurance software platform.
InterFlex will use the Techkon’s software and hardware will allow ink room technicians to perform color checks on all of the manufactured inks, thus enabling strict adherence to brand customer requirements and standards. The technology will be also utilized in the pressroom where it is an essential system for checking print, maintaining color on all of the presses, managing print and color standards, and improved color match times.
‘Transitioning from one color program to another can be a daunting task. However, Techkon has made the process very smooth for us. The ChromaQA software is very user friendly and it seems to be designed for the printer,’ said Bart Wright, director of North American graphics at IFG.
‘We were able to quickly get the system installed, our staff trained, and have already noticed shorter color match times on press. Currently, we have the Techkon software in use to check and maintain color on our four presses along with the QC of all inks coming out of our ink room. So far, the product has worked very well with no issues since it was installed. We also liked that other printers who have made the switch have given Techkon very favorable reviews and we would definitely do the same,’ added Wright.