Digital Information Newslounge (4/2010).
A Manroland-Rotoman at Isafold
in Reykjavik, Iceland, runs more efficiently with a direct connection to
InkZone, the digital
ink-key color control solution from Digital Information, has recently been
put into action on heatset, web offset presses.
For nearly ten
years, InkZone has been a leading, manufacturer-independent color control
solution for sheetfed offset presses. With several thousand installations
around the world, InkZone has proven to be a reliable solution for ink-key
presetting as well as closed-loop color control, yielding the highest
accuracy through real-time monitoring of each press run.
year, Digital Information developed an extension of the InkZone solution
which allows cost savings to be realized at print shops with commercial web
offset presses from a wide variety of manufacturers.
with web offset presses from KBA, Heidelberg, Goss, Manroland,
Muller-Martini, Drent Goebel, Sanden, Komori, Mitsubishi, and others can
take full advantage of InkZone presetting via this new capability. In 2011,
web-offset compatibility will be extended to nearly all manufacturers,
rivaling the long-standing, wide support capability of InkZone for sheetfed
With the faster speeds and potential for cost savings
associated with roll-fed offset presses, the affordable InkZone presetting
solution can yield an impressive reduction in paper waste often providing
investment payback within several months or less. In addition, print
quality can be increased in parallel, providing improved capability and the
potential to expand to new print markets.
At CPC in Skopje/Macedonia,
InkZone provides better control of a Harris M-1000.
By making use
of off-the-shelf scanning spectrophotometers, InkZone allows adherence to
color standards or specifications such as ISO, SWOP, or GraCol. These
specifications, as well as any customer-specific quality requirements, can
easily be monitored using a direct, network interface between the printing
press and InkZone. And InkZones report-generation tool provides the
ability to provide a record of the quality results to meet customer
scorecard or reporting requirements.
investing in InkZone pays off with new or legacy offset presses, in either
sheetfed or web configurations. In many cases, the life cycle of existing
installations can be extended by several crucial years; plus InkZone offers
a consistent control interface and the potential for improved print
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