20 Oct ALWAN ColorHub: The Best PDF Color Server For Ink Savings
Alwan’s Ink Saving Boost technologies
Alwan ColorHub includes three different levels of ink savings:
- Gray Component Replacement (8 levels of GCR),
- Dynamic Maximum Black (10 levels of DMB),
- Minimum TAC & Ink Usage (5 levels of MTIU).
GCR offers advanced color separation as black is preferred over cyan, magenta and yellow inks.
DMB goes further, using up to 10% less ink and toner than GCR Max without compromising quality.
MTIU technology minimizes TAC (Total Area Coverage), regardless of channel, resulting in ink savings of up to 50% compared to original separation. As a result, costs are significantly reduced, printing speed can increase considerably, and run length stability is unmatched.
Alwan ColorHub: what do its users think?
“Alwan’s Dynamic Maximum Black ink saving technology has been selling and used successfully by our customers since seven years. However, when we tested Alwan’s new Ink Saving Boost technology, we were impressed to see that not only ink savings were significantly boosted in many cases, but that color accuracy and reproduction quality were improved as well!” – says Patrick Zimmermann of Caldera
Nicola Sartorio Manager of CNI Print: “Although we already had an ink-saving system built into the RIP, after testing ACH we had no doubts and included it in our workflow, thus managing to achieve amazing results. Speaking of numbers, we reduced makeready times by 50 percent and waste went from 350 sheets to 180.“
“Our competitors tried to put Alwan out of several printing plants among the largest in Europe. Each time, I advise customers to conduct real production tests and calculate ink consumption for the same job optimized by each software vendor and printed with the same press and printing conditions. The outcome is always the same: Alwan ColorHub’s “Ink Saving Boost” gives better print quality and higher ink savings than any other ink-saving technology, and customers always choose it!” – says Menno Mooy of ISI publishing
Fabio Santoro of Rekordata, Fogra Digital Print Professionals confirms,” Alwan Color Hub offers significant benefits in terms of savings, efficiency and flexibility. Savings because it reduces ink usage without compromising quality. Efficiency because of the ease of integration with Enfocus Switch that enables essential automations to reduce controls and operations. Flexibility in handling transparencies in large files, where limits in the number of pixels contained in a PDF are easily overcome. Protection of special tints in color management completes the picture.
In my opinion one of the best products available on the market.“