The InkZone concept for presetting the ink keys on offset printing press is making life easier for printers: they are saving money and gaining time; at the same time, they are achieving considerable increases in quality and productivity.

InkZone smoothes the way into a future with JDF: JDF files supplied from the workflow or bitmap or CIP3 data that has been converted by DI-Plot into the Job Definition Format are then converted by InkZone into the required preset control commands for the specific machine. As a direct continuation of the preset function, the Closed Loop technology is responsible for non-stop control of the press and compliance with print production standards.

Inkzone Move Software

The on-screen display of the InkZone Press solution makes it easy and quick for the press operator to interpret the measurement results.

InkZone Move Press has at it’s foundation an unique software solution which makes clever use of automation to gather color measurements quickly from a color bar positioned at each press sheet. To ensure accurate alignment, the measuring device rides upon a precision guide which is included with the IZM Press package. This allows smooth and steady movement of the Eye-One and results in dependable, repeatable data – every time. When compared to slower manual color measurements, IZM Press completes a comprehensive evaluation of the entire press sheet in just a few seconds.

Inkzone Perfect Software

Drag & drop: straightforward operating with mouse or touch screen

With InkZone Perfect, Digital Information offers an interface between prepress and press that’s equally powerful and economical.First, the solution provides networked ink key presetting, so color start-up is accomplished in a fraction of the previous time, bringing a clear increase in productivity. What’s more, InkZone generates a database of your settings, allowing corrections and continuous improvement in results over time. This makes InkZone Perfect a component that’s indispensable on the road to a standardized printing process.

Inkzone Loop Software

The launch of InkZone Loop puts a manufacturer-independent online solution for digital control of offset presses onto the market for the first time ever. Supported by measurement technology, InkZone Loop enables the automatic measurement and evaluation of control strips, as well as the continuous transmission of computed correction values directly to the printing press. InkZone Loop is based on tried-and-tested IZ Card, IZ Tape, IZ Strip and IZ Perfect preset solutions.

Input: Direct connection to prepress

InkZone Loop supports measuring systems from a wide range of manufacturers. Density values on the sheet containing the printing control strip are measured in a matter of seconds, and can be visualized in IZ Loop.