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Color measurement, control and inspection - inline and offline

Proven Quality
20 years of experience - used in more than 1500 printing plants worldwide.

LithoScan
LithoFlash
LithoCheck
LithoCIP
LithoFlash - Inline density measurement and control

Drupa 2016
We had a very successful Drupa 2016 - Nearly all visitors had specific questions about our products, most of them being retailers with a noticeable interest in our LithoFlash inline.

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Spectral inline measurement and control in web offset printing and special applications

LithoSpectral WEB inline enables the spectral measurement and colour control of printed products especially in web offset printing. Measurement is performed in print control strips or at appropriate positions in the printed image, and the system can achieve considerable savings in a short time.

Reduced setting time increases job throughput. High waste savings directly lower substrate costs. The use of a measurement and control system additionally ensures production quality both through density and Lab control.

Application areas

  • Measurement and control of Lab values and the densities of process inks and special colours
  • For web offset printing machines with a production width of 52-205 cm
  • Monitoring of tone value increase, print contrast, trapping, delta-E and contamination parameters
  • Compact complete system for new and used printing machines

Customer benefits

  • High savings thanks to LithoDyn dynamic control
  • Minimal energy costs thanks to LED lighting
  • Clearly structured user-friendly interface
  • Definable print control strips
  • Long service life and low operating costs
  • Can be adapted to various printing machines

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100% inspection of printed products

LithoInspect is a powerful system for complete image control on printing machines or during the print finishing process. The geometric resolution of the system (DPI) can be scaled within wide limits.

Application areas

  • Die cutters
  • Digital and offset printing machines
  • Flexographic printing

Customer benefits
  • Freely selectable inspection width and resolution
  • Short setting time
  • Inspection against reference image
  • Activation of an existing ejector
  • Extensive logging of all errors
  • Interface for PDF inspection
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Checking station for job identification based on image content

LithoJobident enables permanent job identification and marking based on image information. Incorrect processing steps or deliveries can thus be effectively prevented.

Application areas

  • Print shops
  • Print further finishing process

Customer benefit

  • Prevention of incorrect deliveries
  • Prevention of incorrect further processing steps
  • Permanent assignment without barcodes or job numbers

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Ink key presetting system for all printing machines

LithoCIP allows offset printing machines to integrate ink key presetting. Based on digital job data, CIP3,PDF and TIFF file system, LithoCIP identifies optimum ink presetting values for all printing units.

Application areas

  • Supported by various types of printing machines and manufacturers
  • Offset printing sheets / roll
  • Metal printing

Customer benefits

  • Fast setup process with optimised presetting values
  • More accurate control and fast response times thanks to balancing
  • Preset curves for process inks on different substrates available

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Spectral 2D online measurement system for Lab and density values

LithoScan Professional® is the best selling spectral 2D measurement system. As Densitronic Professional,it has been installed over 1400 times worldwide. High measurement accuracy, optimum correction valuesand clear operation are its main features. The measuring table latest generation contains a high-speedmeasuring head for fast Lab-Scan and the new long-life LED lighting with M1 option as standard.

Application areas

  • For sheet-fed offset printing machines from all systems
  • Available in 3 table formats for machines with sheet width of 780-2,200 mm
  • Control of up to four printing machines via Multi-Interface
  • Measurement and control of spectral, Lab and density values as well as grey balance on Lab-Basis

Customer benefits

  • Non-contact measurement in print control strips or in the image
  • Various strategies for optimal colour and density control
  • Standardisation according to PSO or company standards
  • Customisable quality logs
  • Reduction of quality costs
  • Low service and maintenance costs

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15 years of experience - more than 700 times in practical application

LithoScan Basic is our classic and least expensive aid for quality assurance in the printing room.

Options for the LithoScan Basic® System

  • LithoDyn - Dynamic Control
  • LithoCIP - Presetting
  • PC with Touch screen

Customer benefits

  • Measurement and regulation of density values for quality evaluation
  • Low-cost, effective solution for both used and new machines
  • Measurement of sheet leading and trailing edges
  • Optimum design: 15 years of practical experience in quality control

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Inline measurement and control system for offset printing

The use of LithoFlash® Inline systems can sustainably improve the productivity of your existing or newprinting machines. With a small investment volume, this kind of systems achieve significant savings in ashort time. Reduced setting time increases job throughput. High waste savings directly lower substratecosts. Moreover, the use of a measurement and control system additionally ensures production quality.

Application areas

  • For sheet-fed and web offset printing machines with a production width of 52-205 cm
  • Measurement and control of the densities of process inks and special colours
  • Monitoring of tone value increase, print contrast and trapping parameters

Customer benefits

  • High savings thanks to LithoDyn dynamic control
  • Minimal energy costs due to flashing LED
  • Clearly structured user-friendly interface
  • Definable print control strips
  • Effective protection against contamination thanks to innovative glass/visor system
  • Long service life and low operating costs
  • Can be adapted to various printing machines

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Die cutter control system for misprinted sheets without special markers

LithoCheck determines all faulty sheets in the die cutter and stops for release at the feed table. An automatic lock out can be started. Measurement is performed using an RGB camera sensor. For measurement, printed motifs or structures are suitable as markers.

Application areas

  • Trusted detection of faulty sheets in die cutters
  • Sheet position control in die cutters
  • Imprint electronic register control
  • Detection of the smallest geometric errors

Customer benefits

  • Prevention of mixed typefaces and turned sheets
  • Outward transfer or removal of faulty sheets
  • Automatic saving of log files
  • Input display in motif selection
  • Less additional space and maintenance requirements

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100% inspection and PDF check for printed products outside the machine

LithoScan PDF is a powerful system for complete RGB image control on printing units outside the machine. Between one and four printing machines can be checked.

Application areas

  • PDF and image control on printing machines
  • Different lighting for different needs

Customer benefits

  • Short setting and check time
  • Check against reference image and PDF
  • Extensive logging of all errors

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Litho PSO Control is a software option for the Densitronic Prof. and LithoScan Prof. systems. The software controls the colour in the press, so that the PSO specifications are rapidly and safely met.

Deviations in the color bar and in the sujet will be recognised and - if possible - corrected before they cause problems.

Scope of application

  • PSO certified printing companies
  • Printing companies, who wish to produce PSO-compliant products
  • Printing companies preparing for PSO certification

Customer benefits

  • Supply of the latest PSO standard values in form of reference files
  • Special masks for better visualisation
  • Optimised spectral control to achieve lab targets
  • Logging of the results as a PDF and paper print-out
  • Upgradable on all Densitronic Prof. and LithoScan Prof. systems

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LithoDyn - Due to the slow adjustment processes, each offset inking unit needs many sheets to convert setting steps into hue changes.

Scope of application

  • Retrofit equipment for print shops with the wish to save make ready and printing costs
  • Optional for Densitronic Professional / Basic, LithoScan Professional / Basic

Customer benefits

  • Significant time reduction of pre-setting and control procedures
  • Up to 50% less waste due to faster make ready

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Optimale Voreinstellung

LithoCIP allows offset printing machines to integrate ink key presetting. Based on digital job data, CIP3,PDF and TIFF file system, LithoCIP identifies optimum ink presetting values for all printing units.

The auto-matic adjustment of all inking units before the first hard-proof significantly enhances productivity.

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LithoCIP allows offset printing machines to integrate ink key presetting. Based on digital job data, CIP3,PDF and TIFF file system, LithoCIP identifies optimum ink presetting values for all printing units.

The auto-matic adjustment of all inking units before the first hard-proof significantly enhances productivity.

News

DRUPA 2016

May 24th 2016

Lithec exhibits at DRUPA - Color measurement and control, inspection of print products, inline and offline

Touch the future

May 2016

Our new products for DRUPA:

April 10th 2016

1st LithoFlash installed on a Ryobi

1st LithoFlash inline on a Ryobi double-sided printing machine located in Germany

1st LithoFlash at Stora Enso China

March 3rd1 2016

1st LithoFlash inline in China at Stora Enso / Guangdon


6th LithoFlash at EDS Passau

March 15th 2016

EDS Passau receives its 6th LithoFlash inline


Cooperation with SinoMV

February 20th 2016

Lithec and SinoMV / Beijing agree on a mutual cooperation. SinoMV is a specialist for inspection on security printing machines.

1st LithoFlash installed on a web press

February 5th 2016

1st installation of a LithoFlash inline on a Komori Chambon web press located in Sweden.

Printer Trento: Complete upgrade with LithoFlash Inline

November 1 2015

Our first customer Printer Trento receives its 6th LithoFlash inline.
Thus all its presses have been equipped, further underlining its valued position as a reference customer - a position taken when the first LithoFlash inline got installed installed in 2012.

Events
Press

May 28th 2016

Deutscher Drucker, spread

April 28th 2016

Deutscher Drucker, company portrait

May 5th 2015

Deutscher Drucker, technology review

Service Hotline

We are available from Monday to Friday 08:00 - 18:00 to help with all problems and questions you may have with our systems.

We won't let you alone even if the office is closed.

7 days a week a service engineer is available via cell phone to help in emergencies.
This service includes the assistance via phone. Ordering spares or consumables however is not possible, usually also a remote control can not be performed.

Process control problems? Software feature request?

We are very interested that our systems are working to your satisfaction and offer our help not only on current problems, but also for common questions regarding the measurement process.

Also, if you miss a certain feature in our software: Contact us! It is not unlikely that it costs only a little time to realize that feature. And the update can be installed via remote control.

Don't hesitate: Many of our software's features were developed as a response to customer requests. We happily take your feature requests into consideration.

The Management

Dr. Ing. Annette Fuchs

Managing Partner

Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Fuchs

Managing Partner

Dipl.-Ing. René Becker

Managing Director Development / Engineering

Marco Basile

Managing Director Sales / Service

Dipl.-Ing. Olaf Götze Head of Construction / Production +49 8025 9972 13
Peter Leenen Head of Training / Service +49 8025 9972 18
Martin Vogelsang Assistant Head of Training / Service +49 8025 9972 121
Josefine Basile Administration / Shipping +49 8025 9972 24 jbasile@lithec.de
Petra Baumann Administration / Shipping +49 8025 9972 24 pbaumann@lithec.de
Sabiene Hemkes Administration +49 8025 9972 23 shemkes@lithec.de
Cornelia Donat Administration / Purchasing +49 8025 9972 124 cdonat@lithec.de
Practical Applicance - Experience

These colleagues either perform a training or service on customer's site or help our customers on the hotline.
Therefore they always have experience from the practical daily work.
They are occasionally supported by some freelancers.

Giuseppe Barone DE, IT +49 8025 9972 127
Ali El-Khatib DE, ENG, FRA, Farsi +49 8025 9972 22
Jens Lange DE, ENG +49 8025 9972 29
Peter Leenen DE, ENG, SPA, POR +49 8025 9972 18
Peter Petrow DE, ENG, BUL +49 8025 9972 128
Hendrik Pietzek DE, ENG +49 8025 9972 120
Martin Vogelsang DE, ENG, SPA +49 8025 9972 121
Eren Bereketoglu DE, ENG, TUR +49 8025 9972 122
Florian Rössler DE, ENG +49 8025 9972 151
Andreas Grunskij DE, ENG, RUS +49 8025 9972 206

Quality and cost effectiveness

… are the key to success in times of internet and smartphones.
Lithec with its measurement and control systems has been a very dedicated supplier to the industries major players for more than two decades.

Densitronic professional with control panel, dynamic control inclusive

Smart family business located in bavaria

By 2008 only exline measurement was possible, though being fully automated regarding the closed-loop control.

More than 1300 sold Densitronic Professional worldwide make it the most successful brand for spectral measurement on sheet.
Until 2012 Lithec was an exclusive supplier for KBA - eight years later we offer a palette of machine connections.

Developed in 2002, our fully-featured and proven dynamic control "LithoDyn" guarantees the fastest ROI by reducing the startup waste and its incredible boost to make-ready.

Concerted zonal over- and undermodulation allows for optimization even in cases of low area coverage. All Lithec measurement systems can be equipped with this option if only the machine link allows for it.

In 2001 Lithec moved to Miesbach/Bavaria, with a second expansion in 2006 - completely relocating the production to Miesbach. 2013 Rene Becker and Marco Basile became members of the management - development/production and sales/service being their respective domains.

40 employees, among them service technicians, engineers, specialists und assistants, pay ongoing attention to your questions and wishes, not just in germany but worldwide.

Responsibility & ethics

Innovation, responsibility and ethics are important characteristics of Lithec, not just in print business. We are proud of our achievements and ongoing engagement in fresh water. In 2014 Lithec initially became an investor and in 2016 a shareholder of the companies UST, Söll and Lavaris - leading companies in the field of wastewater disposal with new concepts regarding the production of fresh water.

Drinking water is the topic of the future. We are proud to make our contribution.

Contact Details

Carl-Feichtner-Ring 29
83714 Miesbach
Germany
 
+49-8025-9972-0
+49-8025-9972-28
info@lithec.de
Dr. Annette Fuchs
Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Fuchs
Dipl.-Ing. René Becker
Marco Basile

Bank Details

Bank:
KSK Miesbach-Tegernsee
Bank ID Code:
711 525 70
Account Number:
200 16
IBAN:
DE 627 115 257 000 000 20016
SWIFT-BIC:
BYLADEM1MIB

Legal Notes

Responsible for the Content:
Tim Fuchs
Technical Responsible:
Tim Fuchs
Commercial Registry:
München, HRB 134 377
VAT Number:
DE 212 320 379