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A recipe for ink savings

Feb 1, 2010 12:00 AM


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Developed for ink manufacturers and printers who formulate their own ink, X-Rite's (www.xrite.com) InkFormulation software (IFS) provides accurate and consistent formulation for offset, flexographic and gravure inks. Incorporating an ink formulation engine that provides better prediction of ink interactivity with substrates, IFS quickly calculates the optimal and most cost-effective recipe based on the printing process, ink, pigment pricing, and number of components and materials to be used. In addtion to dramatically reducing waste, IFS speeds on-press corrections, resulting in more uptime.

A leftover management feature means that printers can eliminate all costs associated with waste inks.

IFS enables printers who previously lacked in-house ink formulation capabilities to streamline the ink mixing and matching process. See X-Rite's ink formulation ROI calculator at: www.xrite.com/documents/ROI.