Industrial Litografica Chooses EPG Remote Ink Control, Presetting, and Closed Loop Systems for Metal Decorating

Centerbrook, Connecticut - Industrial Litografica S.A. de C.V. has ordered its fourth EPG KeyColor C remote ink control system in 18 months to help keep pace with customer demand for consistent colorful metal decorating on packaging and promotional items, and to help save time and reduce waste. The purchase also included EPG's ( AutoSet presetting and AutoKey closed-loop software interfacing with an X-Rite EasyTrax scanner with spectral photometry capabilities. The technology was integrated into a Crabtree of Gateshead Marquess press.

Industrial Litografica, ( a Grupo Industrial company located in Colonia Neuva Anzures, Mexico, prints steel plate and aluminum for aerosol, food, and beverage cans, promotional buckets, and container caps and crowns. EPG integrated ink control systems with presetting and closed-loop software significantly reduce makeready time and waste. AutoKey interfacing with an X-Rite ( scanner helps maintain color consistency throughout the run. KeyColor systems are integrated into original equipment by leading press manufacturers and installed worldwide as press retrofits.

"At Industrial Litografica the customer is the ultimate supervisor," says Juan Carlos Gallegos, General Manager of Industrial Litografica. "They want just-in-time service and accurate brand color on every product. Since integrating the EPG KeyColor systems and scanning densitometry in 2011, we've reduced re-wash of defective sheets and increased overall productivity. Presetting gets us to color much more quickly and closing the loop with the X-Rite scanning systems produces reliable colors.

"We are loyal to EPG because their technology is high-quality, cost-effective, easy to use, and gets the job done. We also appreciate that they are dedicated to service-something we value in our business relationships," says Gallegos.

Indusrial Litografica acquired its first KeyColor C system, along with AutoSet and AutoKey software, and an X-Rite EasyTrax scanner in 2011. That technology was integrated into a Crabtree press. Two other KeyColor C systems, also with presetting and closed-looping software and X-Rite scanners, were installed earlier this year, also on Crabtree presses.

"Industrial Litografica works with some of the most renowned, trusted global brands," says Peter Griffin, President, EPG. "We are very pleased that KeyColor systems are part of their metal decorating technology, helping them to efficiently manufacture packaging and promotional items that have shelf appeal and deliver a message of quality."

For more than two decades, EPG has been helping printers save time and money with state-of-the-art KeyColor systems. KeyColor Systems are integrated into original equipment by leading press manufacturers and installed worldwide as press retrofits for commercial, packaging, metal decorating, and newspaper printing. KeyColor products include ink key control systems and presetting and scanner interface systems. For more information about EPG and integrated color control systems, contact Helga Kollegger, Sales Administrator; e-mail; telephone +1-860-767-7130; fax +1-860-767-9137. EPG's headquarters is located at 30 Industrial Park Road, Centerbrook, CT 06409. Visit the EPG website at

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