Brand owners are placing ever increasing demands for color accuracy and color consistency on their print supply chain. Achieving these exacting requirements with older offset presses is especially challenging. It can mean turning away, or losing business due to a presses inability to meet customer specifications and pricing expectations.
PressLink is a cost-effective answer that enables a wide range of press makes and models to take advantage of an efficient closed-loop color control system. Its remarkably fast ROI begins at setup. Automated image analysis and ink key setup quickly brings your press up to color and significantly reduces make ready times. PressLink then gives operators quality control feedback during the run, and the software automatically adjusts ink keys to keep colors on target.
In addition to improving quality and repeatability and reducing make-ready time and media waste, PressLink’s ‘autopilot’ efficiencies increase overall throughput. This combination leads to impressive savings and a return-on-investment that is typically less than 6 months.
PressLink is available in 3 different configurations. All configurations include the same ink preset software, color control software, PC with touchscreen display, and a hardware interface for communication with the make and model of your press. Just choose the spectrophotometer solution that best meets your scanning and budget requirements and leave the rest to us. We’ll come to your site for installation of the system, training of your staff, and optimization of the ink presetting system.
Installing PressLink typically results in make-ready time reduction of 8 to 10 minutes per job. For a press that runs 10 jobs/day, 250 days/year and costs $200/hour, the savings in make-ready time alone is worth $100,000 per year.
In addition, paper savings of 100 sheets per job can be seen. Assuming a cost of 10 cents per 40” sheet this results in $27,500 additional savings per year.
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