Closed Loop Color Management

PressLink combines our best-in-class automatic scanning color SpectroPhotometer, SpectroDrive, with color control software and hardware into an integrated closed loop color management solution. 

It’s installed and integrated with your press-side ink key console and moves the keys for you. It will eliminate the guesswork of color correction and reduce make ready times and the waste created from inferior production runs of all your offset presses. 

As your customers continue to demand greater color accuracy and color consistency from every new SKU, PressLink helps you maintain customer satisfaction.

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How PressLink Works

1. Before the Press Run Begins

An Ink Presetting module in PressLink’s Color Control Software will analyze the digital imposed image and automatically open and close the ink keys on press so the printed densities will be fairly even across the sheet at the start of the job.

2. While the Press is Running

A sheet is pulled and the SpectroDrive automatic color scanning spectrophotometer measures all ink zone locations in one single pass. These measurements are automatically sent to your PressLink closed loop color management software.

3. Automatic Color Measurement & Correction

The color control software checks that the press is “printing to the numbers” correctly (density, TVI, graybalance, G7, CIELab, etc.) and, if not, automatically calculates and sends the necessary ink zone corrections directly to the press console.

The Result

The result is accurate and consistent color across the sheet, throughout the press run, across multiple press runs, and across multiple presses & press crews.

With PressLink, you’ll how to stop turning away or losing offset business because you can’t meet a customer’s color specs or pricing expectations profitably.

PressLink makes it possible to deliver the perfect printed piece at the right price and increase overall profitability of your entire press room.

In fact, PressLink’s machine learning capabilities and efficiencies increase over time and the return-on-investment (see ROI calculator below) of an installation is typically less than 6 months! Integration with the press consoles of Akiyama, Ferrostaal, Heidelberg, KBA, Komori, Manroland, RM Machinery and Sakurai offset presses is achievable.

“PressLink has lived up to its promise and brought us huge cost savings and improved color consistency. PressLink allows us to be 100% sure that our colors are spot on every time.”

Brant Chesner
Director of Quality & Process Engineering, TCG Legacy Printing & Packaging

PressLink Configurations

PressLink Basic

Includes the Techkon SpectroDens Premium manual hand scanning with encoder

PressLink Advanced

Includes the Techkon SpectroJet manual hand scanning with optical encoder

PressLink Premium

Includes the Techkon SpectroDrive motorized, fully automated scanning system

PressLink Pre-Install Checklist

Are you interested in a closed loop system, but wondering if it will work in your environment? Answer these basic questions and we’ll get you started.

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