ICC Color Management -- Saving Time And Money
"We have had color control on the presses, with ink presets and full sheet densitometry," explains William Jacot, vice president of manufacturing. "But, as our work became more complex, we were looking for something that would help us control our color even better."
After a lot of trial and error, ICC color management emerged as the solution. "It's not perfect," he says, but adds that it's "now running in about the 90 percent range." The immediate dividends are much shorter makereadies. "Many of our makereadies are now as quick as 15 or 20 minutes, and they average about 30 minutes. That's obviously a big savings," Jacot points out.
ICC itself, having just finished a decade of work, continues to refine its specification and respond to field issues, aiming for continuous improvement.
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