T’Hooft opts for savings with colour control from Q.I. Press Controls

To install IDS-3D closed-loop colour control on press

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Aerial view of T'Hooft

Printing Company T’Hooft in Aalter Belgium has invested in new press automation of Q.I. Press Controls (QIPC). The specialist in measuring and control systems for the printing industry will install IDS-3D closed-loop colour control on the Koenig & Bauer Compacta 818 press.

Printing Company T’Hooft was founded almost 70 years ago by Raphaél T’Hooft and is still a real family business today. Over the years, the company has grown to one of the most important players in the Benelux and far beyond by continuously investing and offering added value to its customers. The decision to install the IDS-3D colour control system was a very conscious one. Tom Desmet, production manager at Printing Company T’Hooft, says, “Due to the fast, accurate start-up that the QIPC system makes possible, we expect to be able to reduce the start-up waste considerably. Koenig & Bauer’s powerful advice also certainly contributed to the choice.”

In addition to printing high-quality magazines, catalogs and leaflets, the printing company also provides contract orders. It takes care of all processes, from the initial design to the customer-ready printed product. In addition to printed products, T’Hooft also offers online marketing services in order to keep up with developments in the digital field.

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C80 press

Q.I. Press Controls is pleased with the order at T’Hooft. Erwin van Rossem, director of Global Sales and Marketing of QIPC, explains, “Q.I. Press Controls is known by the general public to be active in newspaper printing. With this order we can emphasize our presence in the heatset segment, which has had a strong focus for years. The large players in press automation of the past have started to focus on other market segments, while we have made the choice to mainly serve our existing markets. This has resulted in optimal service and continuous improvement of our solutions. T’Hooft will continue to benefit from this in the years to come.”

Q.I. Press Controls develops and delivers innovative, high-quality optical measure and control systems. It is globally active in the newspaper and magazine printing industry. Its solutions are supported by a worldwide service network. These reliable systems are proven in the market of existing and new printing presses and offer our customers better structural results.

 

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