PressTune print standardisation solution and InkTune ink optimisation software, as integral parts of the ECO3 system, are just a few ways Agfa is demonstrating its commitment to sustainable innovation that focuses on ecology, economy and extra convenience.
Meeting the demands of clients with PressTune is giving Moeller Printing Company a competitive advantage. ‘We had an ink trapping problem and we didn’t even know it. PressTune was able to diagnose this almost immediately,’ said Chuck Moeller, Vice President, Moeller Printing Company.
Now, Moeller Printing can capture and collect real-time information to make adjustments on press and even in prepress, identify ways to be more consistently efficient, catch issues before they become problems and track trends over time, which ultimately reduces costs.
A family-owned business in Indianapolis since 1931, Moeller Printing installed PressTune as part of the Agfa’s ECO3 system. ECO3 is an integrated solution of plates, software and expertise that increases productivity, efficiencies and quality while lowering the total cost of print manufacturing. Moeller uses Azura TU chemistry-free plates for their high volume printing, which eliminates process variables and delivers reliable and consistent results.
PressTune helps Moeller monitor quality, raise print standards and ultimately reduce costs in the pressroom. It is a unique print standardisation solution with powerful analytic capabilities. PressTune guarantees colour consistency, increases productivity by lowering ink and paper consumption, reduces make-ready waste and improves communication between prepress operator, quality management and print buyers.
With PressTune, Moeller Printing:
– Found they were mixing fountain solution incorrectly. They cut back on fountain solution, saving money and improving quality.
– Decreased their make ready time.
– Learned they had an issue with calcium build up on their rollers that needed to be addressed.
– Received key information to maintain plate curves, ensuring compliance to published grey balance and dot gain targets.
– Knew when pulling their first press sheets where they were relative to their print standard, thus reducing make ready time.
PressTune is getting everyone excited at Moeller Printing, even the press operators who now have a benchmarking tool. Moeller is also testing InkTune, an ink optimisation software that improves colour stability on press as well as image quality and consistency. As a result, they are realising new levels of quality and savings by applying this technology to every job. The reduction in ink usage is tangible regardless of the run length.