OneVision Introduces Asura Plug-in for Color-Ink Savings

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By: E&P Staff

OneVision, Regensburg, Germany and Jersey City, N.J., has released PlugInkSavein, an optional plug-in software module for OneVision’s Asura and Asura Pro, which automate preflighting, optimization and normalization in print production and output to several formats, including PDF, EPS and PostScript.

PlugInkSavein uses four-dimensional color management techniques to reduce the amount of cyan, magenta, and yellow ink required in process-color printing and to maximize the amount of less expensive black ink — without affecting image quality or appearance.

The interface facilitates parameter setting and adjustment without demanding third-party expertise. Besides reducing ink cost, print quality is enhanced and productivity increased, as set-up times can be reduced and fan-out and web breaks avoided.

OneVision Marketing Vice President Siobhain Towell said that in developing PlugInkSavein, “we took into consideration the requirements of our customers, who cited the need for a customizable, yet flexible and straight-forward, approach to ink management in their prepress production processes.”

Designed to be compatible with most existing software from third-party vendors, PlugInkSavein requires Asura 8.2 and Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition, Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 2, or Windows 2000 Professional or Server, Service Pack 4.

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