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FUJIFILM Launches INKdrop Professional Service for Rampage

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VALHALLA, N.Y. -- Fujifilm Graphic Systems U.S.A., Inc. now offers the INKdrop Professional Service for Rampage INKdrop 2.0. Printers looking to increase efficiencies and cut costs now have a new tool in their arsenal. Many products have been offered to reduce ink consumption. However, all of these offerings come with some sort of cost. They often require PDF files to be processed outside of the primary workflow, requiring the flattening of important elements, or provide poor quality color conversions or don't have the flexibility to allow the user to select or protect the areas of ink optimization all the way to the imposed press sheet. INKdrop Professional Service for Rampage INKdrop 2.0 addresses these limitations and provides many enhanced features.

Fujifilm combines the power of Rampage INKdrop 2.0 and Oris DLP creation tools in a single package with expert implementation services provided by the company's Professional Services Group.

Rampage Systems' INKdrop 2.0 is seamlessly integrated within the Rampage workflow and transforms data downstream just before screening, meaning users aren't required to start a job again just because of one change in the conditions (stock, press, coatings or screening). INKdrop 2.0 can be easily applied to any project and is capable of excluding black overprints, pure colors and other specifically defined colors. Printers are also able to protect selectable areas such as logos or advertisements. Unique to INKdrop 2.0 is the ability to allow for defined protected areas not only within a single page, but also within imposed press sheets. Proofs of the job can easily be made of the ink optimized job or simply showing the customer's original intent without any ink optimization applied.

ORIS profile creation is at the core of successful color proofing and press matching products.  The INKdrop Professional Service makes use of specially designed software created to provide a single source solution to generate ORIS ink optimized and protected device link profiles.

"Coupling the Fujifilm Professional Services team with the Rampage INKdrop 2.0 and powered by ORIS software creates a truly unique solution and offers more functionality – and ink savings – than any other workflow on the market," says Bryan Hughes, Fujifilm's product marketing manager for workflow. "And, it offers printers one more way to improve their automation and their efficiency, which is crucial in today's economic climate."