Innovator in Compact, Portable Instruments

Quality Engineering Associates

QEA designs and manufactures compact portable test instrumentation for industrial applications worldwide. Historically a leader in advanced non-destructive bench-top test equipment for the printing industry, our core competency is in novel measurement technologies and rapid image quality analysis software development for digital printing, packaging, and security printing industries. Our current focus is on off-the-shelf hand-held tools built for ease of use, productivity, standards adherence and low cost.

QEA News

Older PIAS-II, newer PC?

Have an older-model PIAS-II running with a newer PC? Read More for best practices.
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For Our PIAS-II Users!

Software upgrade v.3.0 supports Windows® 7 to 10. Significant advances greatly expand the system’s usability, consistency, and capability!
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New For Small-Sample Inspection In Production Environments

Our new IAS-3000P is a lower-cost, powerhouse tool for sampling cards, labels or other samples up to 4” x 6”.
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New for label analysis

Our recently introduced IAS-1000L is the ideal tool for quantitative, fully automated label inspection.
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Recent Events


IMI Digital Print Week 2019
February 5-8, 2019
Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando North
Altamonte Springs (Orlando), Florida 32701

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QEA’s core competencies: novel measurement technologies and rapid product development, for production and R&D in objective print quality analysis, color and density measurement, spectroscopy for material analysis, security printing and forensics. Ease of use, productivity, standards adherence, low cost–they all come with the package.


On display at IMI: our PIAS-II handheld image analysis system and PSpec-series handheld spectrometers for color/light/security/materials analysis.