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Kingsport Times News Reduces Total Cost of Print Production with ProImage’s Ink Saving Software

Press release from the issuing company

Princeton, N.J. – ProImage an AGFA Company recently installed its ink saving solution “OnColor ECO SaaS” at the Kingsport Times News in Kingsport, Tennessee. The newspaper’s goal was to reduce ink cost and improve color reproduction quality which both could be met and exceeded by ProImage’s OnColor ECO.

During the evaluation process, The Times News was looking at similar products but was impressed by the positive results from existing OnColor ECO users. OnColor ECO is an ink optimization application that reduces ink consumption while maintaining the highest possible print quality. OnColor ECO SaaS processes color PDF files over the web and returns them containing substantially less ink while retaining their original color.

The Kingsport Times News reports an approximate 1,000 lbs. shift from color ink usage to black ink usage plus a 400 lbs. savings of each ink color per month. This results in an approximate saving of $1,100 per month; net of the cost of OnColor ECO SaaS service. This reduces their plate production costs by $0.11 per square foot based on 10,000 SqFt per month. Besides the tremendous savings, print quality also improved. Tim Archer, Vice President of Operations at the Times News reports ‘crisper images, less rub-off and improvements on press starts with cleaner press start-ups’.

In addition, the paper reports a seamless integration of OnColor ECO into their workflow with simple in and out folders being one of the highlights. The staff at the Kingsport Times News finds the service very easy to use and very simple to setup and operate. Tim ads “ProImage Engineers were very helpful and quick to respond to any questions.”


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