- October 11, 2013
HOD-HASHARON, ISRAEL | Advanced Vision Technology (AVT) is continuing its cooperation with Nilpeter, introducing added-value features to the integrated AVT’s Microcolor/Mercury digital ink color control system. The new features are said to decrease startup time and materials waste.
One recent development is a CIP3 pre-setting that converts digital job files and accurately pre-sets ink fountains on the press. With the new pre-setting, startup time and materials waste reportedly can be reduced by as much as 50%. The product has built-in intelligence that allows it to become smarter over time: Pre-set accuracy can be gradually improved through the addition of an automatic self-learning feature, which applies corrections to the ink keys of digital pre-set files based on previously run jobs. The enhanced Microcolor/Mercury and CIP3 pre-setting solutions can be installed on new and existing presses.
This latest version of Microcolor/Mercury and CIP3 pre-setting is on display at the Nilpeter Technology Centre in Slagelse, Denmark, where it has been installed on the company’s MO4 press.
Gal Shamri, VP of corporate business development at AVT, says, "Following the growing demand of the label and narrow web market for faster changeover and shorter make-ready time, AVT and Nilpeter have collaborated, once again, to provide an integrated digital remote inking and CIP3 pre-setting solution to the Nilpeter M3300 and MO4 presses. With a full upgradability path policy, new and existing customers can easily enjoy a major improvement in productivity and profitability while gaining a competitive edge, even with short-run jobs."
"An increased number of Nilpeter customers are now ordering the CIP3 pre-setting with new offset combination presses,” says Nilpeter A/S sales director Jakob Landberg. “This technology makes an already efficient press even more attractive for short-run printing by significantly reducing start-up time. The potential for decreasing materials waste is also highly valuable."