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Constant quality and chromatic fidelity, certified by ISO-12647: the new technological record of Grafiche Mercurio

Milan, October 16th, 2012 – For once it is an industrial reality of the center-south to achieve for the first time the goal of the technological innovation applied to the graphic arts. The record, actually awaits for Grafiche Mercurio S.p.A. of Angri (Salerno), the first graphic company in the world to have implemented the new online color regulatory system developed by QuadTech, a global leader in control systems for printing machines, in collaboration with Alwan Color Expertise, a software house specialized in graphic arts applications. Thanks to this important technological integration, Grafiche Mercurio is at the cutting edge among the largest manufacturers of printed advertising, magazines, brochures, and labels of southern Italy.

The system adopted by Grafiche Mercurio, represents the state-of-the-art in automized management of quality and chromatic consistency in the production of four color printing on rotating offset, allowing the company to achieve the same excellence standards in color reproduction as the ones already achieved in the sheetfed department. Essentially, the system is able to measure the color as it is printed and to transfer the data to the software in the prepress stage. Any deviation of the standard condition is automatically detected and the software will generate real-time tone curves needed for correction, in a way that the press is in accordance with the specifications of ISO 12647-2.

Furthermore, the installation of the new online regulation and correction system has allowed Grafiche Mercurio to successfully complete strict checks for certification under the international standard Fogra ISP 12647-2: approval that our country has obtained for a limited number of printers (not more than 10). For the clients of the company of Angri, who range from large-scale distribution groups to the food industry and companies from various commercial sectors, the immediate benefits of Grafiche Mercurio’s fresh world record are is a guarantee of constant and certified quality of the printing, with an absolute adherence to the color printing proofs edition after edition.

“We are proud of being the first company in the world to have chosen and installed this technological solution, that enables us to always answer better to our clients’ requests,” says Diodato Mercurio, sole director of Grafiche Mercurio. “We believe that this important innovation and adherence to international quality standards will help us be even more competitive on every front, starting ith the segment of the printed catalogs and for the chains of Modern Distribution”.