French software developer Caldera is celebrating winning a Best of 2012 award at last month's Viscom Frankfurt show with its InkPerformer module. The ink consumption management tool impressed the awards' judging panel with the 'considerable potential savings' the software offers, while also helping print business take a step towards more sustainable production.
InkPerformer, created in conjunction with Alwan Color Expertise, is a ground-breaking solution that allows PSPs to not only monitor but also control their ink consumption for optimal ink economy without compromising on output quality.
"We are truly delighted that InkPerformer has been recognised by the Viscom jury as one of the top products to have been launched in 2012," says Sebastien Hanssens, Vice President Marketing, Caldera. "It is testament to our hard work, and our collaboration with Alwan, that InkPerformer won the software award and we feel the product really deserved it. It is always foremost in our development strategy to create products that make printing more rewarding for our users, and it is edifying when they are then independently acknowledged to do so by industry experts."
Launched in May this year, InkPerformer is an option for version 9 of Caldera's RIP solutions that sits in the print workflow before the RIP process and allows users to determine the required level of ink saving, and the threshold at which black is allowed to replace other ink colours in the print. As the Viscom jury noted, this simple adjustment can realise reductions of between 20 and 35 percent of the typical ink laydown, thus offering significant financial and environmental savings for PSPs and paying for itself within weeks.