CMYK Distributors Announces Release of InkZone Version 6

Press release from the issuing company

CMYK Distributors, Inc., the exclusive distributor of Digital Information products in North America and the leading distributor and installer of graphics and printing products that bring automation and waste reduction technology to the industry, is delighted to announce the release of Digital Information’s InkZone Version 6.  Digital Information has seen worldwide success with its revolutionary InkZone product line which delivers state-of-the-art ink key presetting technology for almost all offset presses via network, as well as closed-loop color solutions for digital ink control on offset presses from all leading manufacturers.  This latest version of InkZone represents a significant enhancement to Digital Information’s already incomparable ink-presetting and closed-loop solution and is available immediately to existing InkZone customers and comes standard with all new installations. 

“We are very excited about this latest iteration of the InkZone solution,” said Mark Williams, Director of Sales, CMYK Distributors, Inc.  “The benefits of InkZone Version 6 include simplified setup, the ability to monitor trends and track job history, utilization of a rollback feature to revert ink key positioning, the creation of ink key preset linearization curves based on measurement data, and the use of BestMatch to print according to ISO standards and to drive spot colors into LAB targets.  The value that this enhancement to InkZone brings to our customers is truly outstanding and we are delighted to help North American printers gain a competitive edge by enhancing their pressrooms with InkZone Version 6.”

InkZone Version 6 is also the prerequisite for installation of InkZone Instrument Flight from System Brunner, a comprehensive new solution for color control, process diagnosis and quality assessment, allowing users to harness the power of the world’s leading closed-loop instrumentation with the most sophisticated technology in standardization and printing process verification. 

Upgrades to the InkZone solution included in InkZone Version 6 are:

Job set-up to 3rd party software for a combined job set-up

  • Faster and easier job setup
  • Job setup only once
  • Forward print targets and tolerances
  • Forward job name from prepress CIP3 file

Job History with ink key position/density/LAB

  • Monitor production run
  • Monitor press stability           
  • Monitor key position from ink preset thru the end of the job

Rollback to previous ink key position

  • Return quickly to previous ink key position at any time

Trend indication during production run

  • Quick overview of inking stabilization after key change

Analyze print run through density deviation and Delta E

  • Ability to monitor press performance at a glance
  • Quick overview of the production run

IZCockpit:  Controls key status/target mode/key transfer

  • Accessible as an app
  • Change unit and key status quickly and efficiently
  • Monitor target density and job status

Linearization wizard with SmartFilter

  • Analyze linearization jobs via Delta E and density deviation
  • Filter jobs by time slider (e.g. use only jobs from the last week, month, etc.)
  • Create own filter sets (customize Delta E, density deviation, and time period)
  • Run wizard automatically by creating rules

BestMatch (printing toward optimized Delta E)

  • Print with the best (smallest) Delta E
  • Adjust target density automatically
  • Keep production run within tight limits

InkZone Version 6 is available immediately in North America through CMYK Distributors, Inc.  Please contact Mark Williams at 973-459-0524 for more information.   


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