Prepress UK, Cheltenham and Brighton, an independent supplier of pre-press hardware and software, has announced the release of the latest version of its PressSave Colour Server product.
PressSave Colour Server is the highly affordable way to automatically optimise all PDF and image files to reduce unnecessary ink coverage, standardise colour, and save between 5% and 25% in ink volume.
Nic Chapman, Director of Prepress UK, commenting on the product, said: “PressSave is a very simple but effective way for printers to make significant savings. There have been a number of similar products on the market in recent years, but too many are over-priced for what is actually delivered. This has given the whole concept of making savings through such software a bad name. An effective PressSave installation can be achieved for an investment in the region of £4,000: that is a sum that any printer can quickly recover from the savings that are delivered. It is also significantly less than some of the products that are being offered to the market, where sums of up to £25,000 have been mentioned for a products that do no more than PressSave delivers!”
The benefits of reducing ink coverage on a sheet are manifold. Savings on ink are the headline news, but reducing drying time means faster on-press back-up, faster finishing, and faster job delivery. Less ink means reduced set-off issues, leading to less spoilt sheets and less waste. Reduced coverage and closer monitoring of ink laydown also gives the printer significantly more control over colour on the sheet.
Commenting on the technical aspects of the product, Andrew Aldridge, Technical Manager at Prepress UK, said: “PressSave works by applying Device-Link profiles via an incredibly fast colour server, using a combination of Grey Component Replacement (GCR) and Total Area Coverage (TAC) technology while maintaining pure primary and secondary colours. This all adds up to great benefits in cost, control and efficiency on press.”
PDF or image files are simply placed in a hotfolder and PressSave takes care of the rest, delivering back a colour optimised file, ready for planning and output.
Printers are urged to contact Prepress UK now to discuss how they can start saving almost immediately by optimising files for predictable colour and ink savings every time they print.