An independent technical evaluation of ink optimization press technologies.
Study Coordinators: Dr. Abhay Sharma, Ryerson University & Ben Starr
Publication Price $89
IPA/IDEAlliance present the 2010 Ink Optimization RoundUP, an exhaustive evaluation of ink-saving technologies. In the Ink Optimization RoundUP, participating systems are put through a series of tests designed to assess their capabilities, as well as educate printers and print buyers on the use, benefits and pitfalls of ink optimization software.
Joe Fazzi, Vice President Print Media at IDEAlliance states, â€œInk Optimization technology is a great tool for both printers and print buyers to use for continued improvement in producing quality products, being as â€œgreen as possible,â€ and keeping an eye on the bottom line. IPA/IDEAlliance is committed to providing forums that bring these technologies to the forefront for the industry.â€
The results of the tests provide an invaluable resource for prospective buyers of ink optimization solutions. The IPA Ink Optimization RoundUP is the first independent technical evaluation of ink optimization solutions that are tested using inkjet proofer and offset press. Test results are presented here, complete with printed samples submitted from each solution. This publication and these results were released at the IPA/IDEAlliance Technical Conference in Chicago, Illinois, June 7-8, 2010.
11 commercial ink optimization solutions were studied.
â€¢ Agfa :Apogee InkSave
â€¢ Alwan CMYK Optimizer ECO
â€¢ Beijing Founder EcoInk
â€¢ CGS ORIS INKSAVER
â€¢ FineEye ICEserver Litho
â€¢ GMG InkOptimizer
â€¢ KODAK COLORFLOW software with Ink Optimization option
â€¢ MPX360 Colorserver
â€¢ OneVision PlugINKSAVEin
â€¢ ppi Media InkReduction
â€¢ TGLC PerfX Pro and PerfX DeviceLink Pro
Great read, quite useful. Enjoy!!