IDEAlliance+IPA Study on Ink Optimization Software
ROSEMOUNT, Ill.—Results from the 2010 IDEAlliance+IPA Ink Optimization RoundUP were released June 9 during the 45th annual Technical Conference. The 2010 Ink Optimization RoundUP study compared leading ink optimization software systems in terms of total ink reduction, color change, stability on press, file integrity, and the individual features of each solution. Results of the independent examination, led by Dr. Abhay Sharma, Ryerson University, and Ben Starr, reported ink savings in print production between 17 percent to 30 percent, with limited or no reduction in print quality, recast of color, mis-registration, or instability during printing variations. The 69-page results book, complete with printed samples submitted from each participating supplier, is available.