CMYK Distributors announces multi-press installation at

CMYK Distributors has announced the multi-press installation of InkZone CIP Data, Ink-Presets and Closed Loop technology at, one of North America’s largest trade-only printers. “With this installation,” said CMYK Distributors, “ takes a significant step toward colour calibration to ensure customer print jobs are printed with accurate colours.” With roots as a small commercial print house featuring a single two-colour press and a small storefront, (Sina Printing, Markham, Ontario) has grown exponentially over the last two decades into a leader in the trade printing industry. Today, it operates from a 100,000-square-foot facility with several high-end presses and a full bindery. is a trade-only ecommerce website, offering services solely to those who are resellers of print – such as printers, brokers, designers, copy houses, sign shops and advertising and marketing agencies throughout North America.

“CMYK Distributors is pleased to welcome to our distinctive customer base,” said Mark Williams, Director of Sales for CMYK Distributors. “As the premier distributor and installer of cutting-edge technology for the commercial printing and packaging industries, CMYK Distributors was entrusted by to introduce them to a cost-effective, sustainable solution to help reduce paper waste, increase productivity, and reduce colour variation from job to job. As one of the largest trade printers in North America, colour consistency is critical to’s business. With InkZone, is at the forefront in terms of colour control.”

The InkZone Ink-Presets and the Closed Loop solution features:

  • An intuitive interface and the ability to preset minimum ink-key opening thresholds.
  • Colour-bar patches that allow for G7 compatible data readings.
  • A calibration curve for a given set of printing conditions that can be continuously corrected and will gradually approach an optimum.
  • Automatic measurement and evaluation of colour bars and then direct, digital feedback of the appropriate ink-key adjustments.
  • Best Match for printing toward optimized Delta E and adjusting the target density automatically.
Mike Meshkati.
Michael Meshkati.

“InkZone press automation technology is definitely one of the smartest investments we’ve made in our pressroom,” said Michael Meshkati, President of “By installing InkZone on our three 40” Heidelbergs, we’re up to speed with the latest in automation, waste reduction and colour control technology. With InkZone, all scanned sheets are recorded and reports for any print job can be extracted to show compliance with given standards or specific brand colours. Furthermore, the overall speed and accuracy of incoming colour data, as well as data sent to the press for adjustment during the run, allows us to be much more consistent and productive. We’re extremely impressed and satisfied with InkZone.”

The InkZone solution at features three 40” X-Rite IntelliTrax colour scanning systems. IntelliTrax is X-Rite’s advanced, automated colour bar scanning solution featuring the Pantone library for integration with the InkZone solution. IntelliTrax automatically scans the colour bar of a typical press sheet in less than 15 seconds and reports the information to the InkZone Loop instantly. CMYK Distributors, headquartered in Weymouth, MA, is a leading distributor and installer of graphics and printing products that bring automation and waste reduction technology to the industry, while conserving environmental resources. It’s the exclusive distributor of digital information products in North America, including the InkZone product line. The company is also the premier distributor of the full Tecco Paper product line, the Filter Klear Fountain Filtration System, and the Ink Can Dispenser (through their dealer network in North America).


Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.