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Print Plus UK adds PressProfiler and PressSave

In Pre-Press on March 8, 2016 at 11:16 am

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Print Plus UK, Bradford, have turned once more to the experts at Prepress UK, the pre-press specialists based in Cheltenham and Brighton, to order its third PressProfiler product, and to add PressSave Colour Server to its pre-press operation.

Having purchased an eight-colour B2-format Heidelberg CD75 press to run alongside its B1 SM102, Print Plus UK  owner Salman Malik had no hesitation in adding PressProfiler to the configuration. “PressProfiler has given us consistent results from the first time we tried it. We can save as much as 70% on make-readies using PressProfiler. With run lengths continuing to fall, such savings on make-readies are essential. This enhancement will pay for itself in no time at all.

“PressProfiler is a great value product. To do the same with the manufacturers own branded package would cost five times as much. The team at Prepress UK do a fantastic job at a great price!”

The supplier also recommended the use of PressSave. Prepress UK had so much confidence that this was the right product for the Bradford printer, that they installed it for a 10-day trial. In just that short time the print business found that they were making savings of some 35% on ink usage.

“We have been delighted with the results of PressSave,” said Salman Malik. “We produce a range of leaflets for a client that incorporate quite a lot of heavy solids. We were running these at the time of the trial, and were amazed at the results. It will be interesting to see the savings that it will offer over a longer period of time, but we already have confidence that it will pay for itself very quickly. Products that offer such a quick pay-back are an easy investment to make.”

As well as having previous experience of the PressProfiler product, Print Plus UK also uses a StudioRIP package from Prepress UK to run its Epson 9800 colour proofing system. “We have been delighted with the performance of this product. Prepress UK calibrated the RIP to our printing profile ensuring that proofs produced on the Epson closely match our printed output – customers know that what they see on a proof is what they will get when we product the final print run,” said Salman Malik.

Commenting on the installation, Prepress UK’s Sales Director Nic Chapman said: “It is a pleasure to add further product at Print Plus UK. They understand print and appreciate products that make their life easier and make their production more effective.”

How it Works: PressSave

Part of the ColourLinx family of PDF colour management tools from Prepress UK, PressSave Colour Server is the affordable way to automatically optimise all PDF and image files to reduce unnecessary ink, standardise colour, and save between 10 and 40% on ink volume.  It reduces ink costs, shortens drying times, reduces set-off and makes printed colour easier to control.

PressSave works by the automatic application of Device Link profiles through an incredibly fast colour server, applying a combination of Grey Component Replacement (GCR) and Total Area Coverage (TAC) technology, while maintaining pure primary and secondary colours. This all adds up to great cost savings, control and efficiency on press.

How it Works: PressProfiler

PressProfiler examines digital files received from any workflow and generates ink key pre-setting data to save set-up time on an offset litho printing press at job changeover. Whilst the pre-press data can be fed directly into the press console of newer machines, integration with older equipment can involve the profiling software working in conjunction with Prepress UK’s unique CardWriter package.

 

About Print Plus UK

Established in 1987, Print Plus UK has shown a remarkable growth during the nine years life. The Bradford based business now employs a team of 31 to produce graphic design, pre-press, print, and post-press work. Products produced include a wide range of brochures, leaflets, booklets, and most recently greetings cards.

About Prepress UK

Prepress UK is an independent supplier of pre-press hardware and software. The company is able to provide significant experience and a professional and reliable approach to pre-press problems. With offices in Brighton and Cheltenham, the company provides specialised software solutions backed by an unparalleled personal service from initial enquiry through post sales support. If you have a pre-press problem, let Prepress UK solve it for you. Prepress UK supplies cost effective device independent prepress workflows; PDF and PostScript RIPs and RIP upgrades; CIP3 pre-press and press integration systems; technical support for existing systems; and colour management and ICC profile creation services.

See www.prepressuk.com for more details.

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Save Ink, Save Waste, Save Time with PressSave

In Pre-Press on November 21, 2013 at 4:13 pm

Prepress UK, Cheltenham and Brighton, an independent supplier of pre-press hardware and software, has announced the release of the latest version of its PressSave Colour Server product.

PressSave Server Screenshot

PressSave Colour Server is the highly affordable way to automatically optimise all PDF and image files to reduce unnecessary ink coverage, standardise colour, and save between 5% and 25% in ink volume.

Nic Chapman, Director of Prepress UK, commenting on the product, said: “PressSave is a very simple but effective way for printers to make significant savings. There have been a number of similar products on the market in recent years, but too many are over-priced for what is actually delivered. This has given the whole concept of making savings through such software a bad name. An effective PressSave installation can be achieved for an investment in the region of £4,000: that is a sum that any printer can quickly recover from the savings that are delivered. It is also significantly less than some of the products that are being offered to the market, where sums of up to £25,000 have been mentioned for a products that do no more than PressSave delivers!”

The benefits of reducing ink coverage on a sheet are manifold. Savings on ink are the headline news, but reducing drying time means faster on-press back-up, faster finishing, and faster job delivery. Less ink means reduced set-off issues, leading to less spoilt sheets and less waste. Reduced coverage and closer monitoring of ink laydown also gives the printer significantly more control over colour on the sheet.

Commenting on the technical aspects of the product, Andrew Aldridge, Technical Manager at Prepress UK, said: “PressSave works by applying Device-Link profiles via an incredibly fast colour server, using a combination of Grey Component Replacement (GCR) and Total Area Coverage (TAC) technology while maintaining pure primary and secondary colours. This all adds up to great benefits in cost, control and efficiency on press.”

Simple to Use
PDF or image files are simply placed in a hotfolder and PressSave takes care of the rest, delivering back a colour optimised file, ready for planning and output.

Get Saving Right Now
Printers are urged to call Prepress UK to discuss how they can start saving almost immediately by optimising files for predictable colour and ink savings every time they print: call 08450 520 701.

About Prepress UK

Prepress UK is an independent supplier of pre-press hardware and software. The company is able to provide significant experience and a professional and reliable approach to pre-press problems. With offices in Brighton and Cheltenham, the company provides specialised software solutions backed by an unparalleled personal service from initial enquiry through post sales support.

If you have a pre-press problem, let us solve it for you. Services include: Prepress UK supplies cost effective device independent prepress workflows; PDF and PostScript RIPs and RIP upgrades; CIP3 pre-press and press integration systems; technical support for existing systems; and colour management and ICC profile creation services.

See http://www.prepressuk.com for more details.

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