Accurate ink usage for continuous feed inkjet presses calculated by Ricoh Ink Estimator Tool
Ricoh’s unique dynamically generated droplet sizes deliver clear benefits when it comes to print quality but, until now, posed a challenge for accurate estimating ink usage. Following the launch of Ricoh’s Extended Gamut ink, that can print directly on coated stocks, Ricoh developed existing measurement tools to include the ink’s wide colour gamut. The retrofittable software enables more effective reporting and job costing.
- Total ink usage for a print file or job.
- Total ink cost for a print file or job.
- Flushing Pages Summary – page count of before/during/after printing flushing pages.
In addition, the tool includes a ‘virtual printer’ using the same digital front end (DFE) as a production printer allowing it to act as a soft proofing device. It can be used as an application testing tool to validate whether an application will run and what it will look like when it is printed. It also aids tuning and modifies settings to ensure files print smoothly.
Ricoh Ink Estimator Tool for the Pro VC60000 and Pro VC70000 is available now in EMEA.
For more information visit www.ricoh-europe.com.