By: E&P Staff
France’s Journal de Saone et Loire, Le Monde Imprimerie, and La R?publique du Centre recently invested in OnColor Eco ink-optimization software from New ProImage.
Stand-alone PC-based software, OnColor ECO also may be integrated within existing third-party workflow solutions.
After a year of using OnColor ECO, Nouvelle Republique du Centre Ouest (NRCO) reports ink savings of approximately 20% and improved print quality.
Beyond saving money, OnColor ECO enhances highlight detail, reduces set-off, and reduces visibility of misregister, New ProImage Europe Manager Izzet Edige said in a statement.
NRCO uses RGB images for editorial pictures, but owing to differing press configurations, some pages are printed mono. Embedded within NRCO’s ProImage NewsWay workflow, OnColor ECO software automates the process, converting RGB images to enhanced blank-and-white.
The first step in the workflow, performed by an embedded Adobe Acrobat Distiller within NewsWay, is to build a PDF page, which is sent to OnColor ECO. The next step is to RIP the page. NewsWay is set up so that if a page is to be printed mono, ECO outputs it as black-and-white, and if it is to be printed in color, it is converted to CMYK for output.