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Benefits in the Pressroom

InkZone Loop’s high-performance soft- ware and yourselected measuring technology can work together to accurately characterize, and systematically correct, ink key settings. These results are much faster, more consistent, and permanently archived, unlike results with hand-held color devices or purely visual color control.

Immediately after each measurement, the ink and density values for all zones are displayed on-screen. The operator sees a graphic representation of all of the job colors in a format that is familiar – resembling the ink key graphics of a press console. Of course, the underlying color data can also be seen at a glance.

When the operator is ready, the ink adjustments can be carried out automatically. Naturally, there’s still an option to adjust ink keys manually on the console, or to exclude certain zones and printing units from the automatic control. InkZone has two ways to set the color reference conditions, with preset customer or standards-based values, or with the unique «OK sheet» function.

With this second approach, the touch of a button is all that is required to save the status of all ink keys as color reference conditions. Then, each sheet is compared to this goal and the ink keys are adjusted via the closed-loop network, thereby assuring that the customer quality needs are met.

With InkZone Loop the operator can spend less time evaluating color and guessing at the ink settings, and more time making those critical adjustments which can make or break the profitability of either a short or long print run.