CMYK Distributors launches InkZone Inline Sheetfed for offset presses along with other initiatives

CMYK Distributors, the exclusive North American distributor of Digital Information’s InkZone ink-presetting and closed-loop technology, has unveiled InkZone Inline Sheetfed for sheetfed offset presses. With this latest launch, it’s now possible to retrofit legacy offset presses from most major press manufacturers (including Heidelberg, KBA, Komori, Manroland, etc.) with InkZone’s state-of-the-art, inline colour measuring system. InkZone Inline Sheetfed is mounted onto the offset press, measuring the colour bar in real-time inside the running machine. Connected to InkZone’s online ink-key presets, customers will experience a new level of speed transitioning between jobs and a reduction in paper waste, said the company.

In addition to the launch of InkZone Inline Sheetfed, CMYK Distributors has partnered with Digital Information in the latest iteration of InkZone Move. InkZone Move 4’s offset print colour measurement and reporting combines a sleek user interface with open software architecture, “bringing new quality to colour measurement and reporting.” InkZone Move 4 interfaces with new and legacy spectrophotometres and densitometres from X-Rite, Techkon and Grapho-Metronics. The new InkZone Move 4 reporting option allows press operators to check the printing quality of single printed sheets, as well as to complete press runs within current offset printing standards.

InkZone has also introduced InkZone for Komori. The InkZone for Komori solution addresses a critical need created by the obsolescence of PDC-I and PDC-II, said CMYK Distributors. InkZone for Komori connects with Komori presses, enabling modern colour scanning technology from leading scanning systems. InkZone for Komori is a cost-effective solution that allows Komori shops to keep Komori presses printing up-to-date colour quality, and to “prolong the value of their investment in their presses for years to come.”

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.