A partnership between MeasureColor, the Color Management Group (CMG) and Schawk, Inc. now offers print providers a simplified way to collect and deliver print and color metrics through Schawk’s Enterprise Print Quality (EPQ) Solution while delivering print providers immediate feedback on quality measures.
The Schawk EPQ Solution is a scalable print quality control system that captures data directly from print providers – from a single location or from multiple print locations globally – to improve print quality throughout the packaging supply chain. This customizable print quality communication platform offers tighter color controls and simplifies the process of entering, presenting and delivering instrument and visual attributes. By standardizing these variables, print providers can improve their performance and help brand owners achieve greater brand consistency, improved print quality and faster time-to-market.
The Schawk EPQ Solution captures instrument and visual data from the print provider to monitor printer performance. The range of scoring criteria that was established covers objective measurements, and calibrated subjective evaluations. Because the tools are web-based, they are available to all members of the brand owner’s supply chain.
According to Stephen Kaufman, chief technology officer at Schawk, Inc., “We believe that MeasureColor has the best tool to connect the end-user spectrophotometer with an elegantly simple and actionable user interface at press, and then to integrate this data into an enterprise quality hosted data model and scoring system. I am confident that the Schawk EPQ Solution will not just serve the needs of our clients and print partners today, but will also set the standard in the supply chain management tools required to achieve consistency in brand colors globally.”