Agfa Graphics Releases InkTune and PressTune

New software is designed to reduce production costs.
Agfa Graphics Releases InkTune and PressTune Software

Agfa Graphics (Mortsel, Belgium) announced the release of their new InkTune and PressTune software, which allow greater control over printing resources and standards, for optimized performance and low total cost of ownership, the company states. Both are part of Agfa Graphics’ ECO³ offering, which give print houses complete control over all printing elements, from ink use to compliance with ISO, G7 and client-specific standards, at the same time as reducing production costs. Insights into print quality in real time drive these capabilities, independent of printing technology and press manufacturer.

"Building on grey component replacement (GCR) technology, InkTune dynamically substitutes CMY inks with black ink. As an intuitive software solution that is fully integrated into the prepress workflow, InkTune uses Agfa unique technology such as Dynamic Ink Limit Control and Dynamic Device Link Generation to maximize ink reduction up to 30%, while maintaining color fidelity," according to the company.

Agfa Graphics PressTune software

PressTune controls consistency, productivity and the ability to print to exacting standards, according to Agfa Graphics. "As the required print quality standard is reached faster by means of dynamic ink density adjustment and a data-driven scoring mechanism incorporating dry-back compensation, make-ready times get reduced by up to 40% –  which in turn leads to less waste. Through intelligent analytics capabilities applied to print and color data obtained from the press, PressTune also reports in real time across printing technologies."

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