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Kodak honored in IPA, IDEAlliance Ink Optimization RoundUP

Jun 15, 2010 12:00 AM


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Kodak (Rochester, NY) ColorFlow Software with Ink Optimizing Solution participated in the recent IPA / IDEAlliance Ink Optimization RoundUP, achieving the best overall ink savings in the test. Judged side by side with 10 other solutions, ColorFlow Software with Ink Optimizing Solution significantly reduced ink consumption while boasting among the highest color accuracy and on-press stability of all solutions tested. The results of the RoundUP were presented at the IPA Technical Conference June 7-8 in Chicago.

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.

“Ink Optimization technology is a great tool for both printers and print buyers to use for continued improvement in producing quality products, being as ‘green as possible,’ and keeping an eye on the bottom line,” says Joe Fazzi, vice president, Print Media, IDEAlliance. “IPA / IDEAlliance is committed to providing forums that bring these technologies to the forefront for the industry.”

The KODAK Ink Optimizing Solution is an option for Kodak ColorFlow that enables the creation of CMYK ICC DeviceLink profiles with a high level of GCR to achieve press stabilization and ink savings on press. The Ink Optimizing Solution applies color-conversion intelligence to convert color formulations and reduce the amount of CMY ink without affecting the appearance of color images or the sharpness of text or line art.

At the core of Kodak’s Ink Optimizing Solution is an ICC DeviceLink color profile that applies color conversion algorithms to CMYK processes. The Ink Optimizing Solution profile preserves pure primary and secondary colors for crisp reproduction of black text, vector graphics and other pure color elements. The profile also limits Total Area Coverage for additional ink control.

See www.printtools.org/pt/publications/inkoptimization.