TECHKON – the innovation leader in high-precision color measurement solutions for the global print and packaging communities – today announced their strategic OEM partnership with Screen Americas. SCREEN Americas, a SCREEN Graphic Solutions group company, is headquartered in Rolling Meadows, Illinois. The company provides a wide range of solutions to meet graphic communications needs, with a strong focus on production-class inkjet printing technology. Their versatile, reliable product portfolio includes Truepress inkjet printers and presses, PlateRite thermal platesetters and PDF/JDF-based workflow solutions for computer-to-plate and print-on-demand.
The strategic partnership is significant because Screen Americas will be including the Techkon SpectroDens Premium handheld spectrophotomer as a core component of each new customer’s Equios color management workflow solution. This new integrated solution is also a standard offering for all configurations of the press series including the TPJ 520ZZ, TPJ 520NX, and TPJ 520HD.
The SpectroDens was chosen by Screen for its unsurpassed ease of use, versatility, and color measurement accuracy. Of particular interest to Screen was the side-aperture design of the SpectroDens which makes alignment of the device quick and easy for the operator. In addition, Screen was also impressed with the ability to seamlessly switch between spot measurements and color bar scanning without requiring the purchase or installation of additional accessories. In the Screen color eco-system, the SpectroDens will play an integral role in capturing color measurements to allow for color calibration of the press and to ensure color consistency of the Truepress across a variety of print media.
The Truepress Jet520 series remains the best-selling inkjet press for the direct mail, transactional, commercial print and book printing markets with more than 1500 machines manufactured by Screen since the first model Truepress Jet520S was launched in 2007. Conventional commercial print job lengths have been reduced as tastes shift to full-color variable printing that targets the specific needs of a particular customer or market segment. The Truepress Jet520 series addresses a variety of business opportunities in the world of one-to-one printing and work requiring an ultrafast turnaround. In addition to printing different images and text at high quality on each page, the Truepress Jet520 series features extremely fast, high-volume printing. With its ability to print onto a wide range of paper types, including standard coated papers with the TPJ 520HD SC Inks, the Truepress Jet520 series offers the flexibility and productivity demanded by today’s variable printing market.
The SpectroDens remains the fastest handheld spectro-densitometer on the market. The innovative measurement head allows a single spot measurement approximately every 1 second while the patented, side-aperture design allows the operator to easily position the optics over the desired measurement location for even faster operation. The high-resolution spectral engine fully complies with ISO-13655 requirements and enables spectral sampling in 10 nm intervals from 400 nm to 700 nm for even more accurate M0, M1, M2, & M3 measurements. The unibody case is precisely machined from a single block of aluminum to maximize durability and reliability in harsh production environments. Additionally, an encoder is embedded in the instrument and allows for scanning of color bars up to 40-inches in length in only 10 seconds without the need for additional accessories.
The teams at both Screen and Techkon are thrilled to be partnering to offer such an exciting solution and are eager to share how their installations have positively impacted printers quality, efficiency, and growth.