By: E&P Staff
New ProImage, Princeton, N.J., and Netanya, Israel now counts 13 more newspaper publishers using its OnColor Eco ink optimization software, and it announced that commercial printers also have implemented the software.
After its installation last year, OnColor Eco delivered savings and improved print quality for the Wall Street Journal, Barrons and the New York Post, according to Dow Jones News and Production Systems IT Manager Michael L. Bird.
More recently installing the software were the Kansas City (Mo.) Star, Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader, Anchorage Daily-News, Wenatchee (Wash.) World, St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss., Naples (Fla.) Daily News, and Community Newspapers, Framingham, Mass.
European installations include Rheinische Post, Düsseldorf, Germany, Paris-based Le Monde, L’Alsace, Mulhouse, France, and Milliyet, Istanbul, Turkey.
At Valley Printers, Sylmar, Calif., which produces weekly, monthly and quarterly publications and advertising material, OnColor Eco provided average ink savings of 25-35%, and higher on some jobs, according to Digital Prepress Manager Ray Geiger, who noted that the operation prints approximately 1,500 pages weekly with a total of 1.4 million copies.
“We needed a control base for color density and saturation, a common problem with customer-supplied files,” Geiger said in a statement. “OnColor ECO solved this problem. It contains in-depth control for color settings, and since using the software customers report a brighter, cleaner, product.”
OnColor ECO analyzes PDF files to determine the amount of ink needed to produce the best quality, resulting in lower color ink consumption and a smaller cost and environmental impact.
Regardless of whether objects are RGB or CMYK, OnColor Eco, automatically converts pages containing both pixel and vector data dynamically to the right color space, while preserving the original color appearance, according to ProImage.
Printers can test OnColor Eco on their own files at no cost by visiting the ProImage Website’s OnColor Eco page.