Ink-it: The #1 ink optimization solution for the Harlequin RIP
Monday, November 02, 2009
Press release from the issuing company
Montreal, Canada – Ink-it, the ink optimization solution from Polkadots Software is the #1 Ink Optimization plug-in for the Harlequin RIP. In a little more than 1 year, Polkadots has installed over 200 Ink-it licenses and has begun to see an even faster rate of installs since more newspaper groups have begun to realize how Ink-it's fast ROI will save them on ink costs while improving quality.
Recent Ink-it installations include: The Virgin Islands Daily News (Times-Shamrock Communications: St Thomas, USVI), Judd Publishing (Macon, GA), Stigler News-Sentinel (Stigler, OK), The Todd County Standard (Elkton, KY), Lafromboise Communications (Centralia, WA), Greenwood Commonwealth (Greenwood, MS), Delta Democrat Times (Greenville, MS) & Enterprise Journal (McComb, MS) all three members of Emmerich Newspapers Inc., Hutchinson News (Hutchinson, KS), Derrick Publishing (Oil City, PA), The Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL), The Register Guard (Eugene, OR), Denton Publications (Elizabethtown, NY), Penny Lane Printing (Avon, NY) and Douthit Communications (Sandusky, OH)
In addition to installs at sites that have a standard Harlequin RIP with output to an imagesetter or CTP, Polkadots has seen increased demand from newspapers that have Harlequin RIP based workflows. NEWSflo, NewsXtreme, MaxWorkflow, NewsWay and :Arkitex sites, among others, can realize all of the benefits of Ink-it: cost saving, improved quality, reduced make-ready waste and more, all from a plug-in requiring only minutes to install and configure yet available at a fraction of the price of competing solutions.
Rick Gilstrap, press manager from The Register Guard in Eugene, Oregon an Agfa :Arkitex site states, "Ink-It is everything as advertised. We installed Ink-It in our Arkitex Workflow Director v5.0 with Harlequin RIPs and Sublima Dots. We did plate tests with 4 color pages from previous press runs and you could tell right away the difference in the amount of process ink that would be used or saved. When we switched live, only a few of us knew and no one noticed any change in quality. Ink-it also helped with the offset from the folding rollers. Ink-it is a very simple but effective program."
All of the above installations were done remotely eliminating on-site costs as well as workflow disruptions.
INK-it, a PAGE Cooperative Prime Pick, is available for only $3495 USD. Contact Polkadots today (514) 595-6866 or online at http://www.polkadots.ca for more information. Polkadots, a PAGE Cooperative Platinum Supplier, is a company of newspaper people who build solutions for newspaper people based on over 17 years of production experience.