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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

QuadTech grows support for packaging industry, appoints Tim Hilton as UK packaging agent

Stewart Dyer (Left), QuadTech UK Sales Manager with
Tim Hilton, Sales Director, Innovo Packaging Technology
QuadTech announced the appointment of Tim Hilton from Innovo Packaging Technology, as a UK agent for sales of QuadTech web inspection and color control systems for the packaging sector.

With a graphic arts background spanning 18 years, Tim has worked for a range of businesses including Cerruti Graphic Systems and Paper Converting Machine Company. More recently with Cerrutti, Tim was a Sales Manager responsible for sales of rotogravure and flexographic printing machinery for the flexible packaging and folding carton markets.

Tim, now Sales Director for Innovo Packaging Technology, comments: "I am delighted to work with QuadTech and include its products in our portfolio. We are always looking for partners and technologies that can provide added value services to customers, or more specifically, solve the many important production workflow issues that UK printers and converters face in remaining competitive and profitable.

"QuadTech technology will not only ensure that UK customers are able to minimize waste, but also enable them to meet brands' high expectations for print and color quality consistency, while also opening the door to other profitable, shorter run opportunities."

Innovo Packaging Technology today will be responsible for QuadTech's full portfolio of products including:
  • The QuadTech Color Quality Solution (CQS), which offers an integrated solution for color and ink control, utilizing the expertise of QuadTech, X-Rite and leading ink manufacturers. The system combines inline spectral color measurement, ink formulation data and ink dispensing technology to ensure accurate color matching throughout the print run.
  • QuadTech Color Measurement System, used within the CQS, collects and maintains live spectral data inline at full press speeds, calculating L*a*b*, ΔE, Density and ΔDensity. QuadTech's patented web stabilizer maintains stability on the widest range of packaging substrates, including paper, foil and film.
  • Another powerful solution for converters is the QuadTech Inspection System, which utilizes the most sophisticated defect analysis in the industry to provide 100% inspection on 100% of your print or non-print product, web or sheet, 100% of the time.

Karl Fritchen, President of QuadTech comments, "Tim's experience is ideal to represent QuadTech in the UK packaging industry, further expanding our specialist local agent sales network. He has substantial knowledge of the flexible packaging and folding carton markets, and his ability to match business issues, challenges and opportunities with the most suitable technology will be an asset to our business."

Headquartered in Sussex, WI, USA, QuadTech, Inc. is the world's leading innovator of advanced color and inspection technology for the printing industry. Founded in 1979, QuadTech sells its automated auxiliary control systems in more than 100 countries to the web offset newspaper and commercial markets, packaging and converting markets, and publication gravure market.