The Prinect Inpress Control spectrophotometric inline color measurement system from Heidelberg already been installed on over a thousand Speedmaster presses, the system provides on-the-fly measurement and control of both color and register.
Heidelberg has now launched Prinect Inpress Control 2, featuring a faster measuring and control algorithm that substantially cuts makeready times and paper waste during setup. Initial users report further 10 to 20 percent less paper waste and increased productivity.
Prinect Inpress Control 2 can be installed on Speedmaster presses in the XL 75, SX 102, CX 102, XL 106, XL 145, and XL 162 series. The system is ideal for industrial printers of short runs with frequent job changes who want to deliver quick, cost-effective, and high-quality results. Recent Speedmaster presses already equipped with Prinect Inpress Control can be upgraded to the latest system.
Inpresses new feature is the automated register and quality measurement process, which removes the need for manual intervention. This ensures that quality measurements are not left out during production, but instead are displayed automatically and logged in quality reports. The all-new handheld spectrophotometer also offers printers significant benefits in usability. Wireless operation – if Bluetooth can be used – combines with a substantial increase in its range of functions. Alongside existing basic functions for Inpress Control 2 such as sample measurement, the device also supports all the functions expected of a handheld measuring instrument. If required, printers can still color calibrate the device themselves using the “Netprofiler” option.
The new Prinect Inpress Control 2 system also makes it possible to measure metallized and transparent substrates with opaque white below the print control strip.