Printpack 2019: BVS to introduce Guardian PQV detection system

Baldwin’s inspection systems for print quality perfection

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Baldwin Vision Systems
MultiCam TRIM camera

Baldwin Vision Systems designs and manufactures advanced color management and inspection technology solutions to help achieve print quality perfection with consistency. By automating workflow, the company helps its customers manage complex requirements and exacting standards. Its solutions also help reduce waste and improve print quality—delivering a fast return on investment.

Among the BVS automated solutions, DeltaCam and SpectralCam deliver accurate inline spectral data to achieve absolute color consistency. For packaging and converting, BVS is introducing Guardian PQV advanced 100% defect detection for the entire production process. The Guardian RTM adds real-time quality monitoring to track and compare many different production metrics. ColorTrack software facilitates fast, accurate press-side correction of ink. Additional solutions include the performance-proven AccuCam, MultiCam, MultiCam TRIM, CCR+, RIC, and the new Autotron 3600.

This is the first time that the company is exhibiting as BALDWIN Vision Systems, after last year’s acquisition led to the combined engineering resources, product portfolios, and global footprint of QuadTech, PC Industries and Web Printing Controls.

2023 promises an interesting ride for print in India

Indian Printer and Publisher founded in 1979 is the oldest B2B trade publication in the multi-platform and multi-channel IPPGroup. While the print and packaging industries have been resilient in the past 33 months since the pandemic lockdown of 25 March 2020, the commercial printing and newspaper industries have yet to recover their pre-Covid trajectory.

The fragmented commercial printing industry faces substantial challenges as does the newspaper industry. While digital short-run printing and the signage industry seem to be recovering a bit faster, ultimately their growth will also be moderated by the progress of the overall economy. On the other hand book printing exports are doing well but they too face several supply-chain and logistics challenges.

The price of publication papers including newsprint has been high in the past year while availability is diminished by several mills shutting down their publication paper and newsprint machines in the past four years. Indian paper mills are also exporting many types of paper and have raised prices for Indian printers. To some extent, this has helped in the recovery of the digital printing industry with its on-demand short-run and low-wastage paradigm.

Ultimately digital print and other digital channels will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future. For instance, there is no alternative to a rise in textbook consumption but this segment will only reach normality in the next financial year beginning on 1 April 2023.

Thus while the new normal is a moving target and many commercial printers look to diversification, we believe that our target audiences may shift and change. Like them, we will also have to adapt with agility to keep up with their business and technical information needs.

Our 2023 media kit is ready, and it is the right time to take stock and reconnect with your potential markets and customers. Print is the glue for the growth of liberal education, new industry, and an emerging economy. We seek your participation in what promises to be an interesting ride.

– Naresh Khanna

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