Ink-it: The #1 Ink Optimization Solution for the Harlequin RIP

May 6, 2011

Article by: Polkadots Software

Ink-it the ink optimization solution from Polkadots Software is the #1 Ink Optimization plug-in for the Harlequin RIP. In a little more than 3 years Polkadots has installed over 500 Ink-it licenses and has begun to see an even faster rate of installs since more newspaper groups have begun to realize how Ink-it’s fast ROI will save them on ink costs while improving quality.

Recent Ink-it installations include: The Virgin Islands Daily News (Times-Shamrock Communications: St Thomas USVI) Judd Publishing (Macon GA) Stigler News-Sentinel (Stigler OK) The Todd County Standard (Elkton KY) Lafromboise Communications (Centralia WA) Greenwood Commonwealth (Greenwood MS) Delta Democrat Times (Greenville MS) & Enterprise Journal (McComb MS) all three members of Emmerich Newspapers Inc. Hutchinson News (Hutchinson KS) Derrick Publishing (Oil City PA) The Daily Journal (Kankakee IL) The Register Guard (Eugene OR) Denton Publications (Elizabethtown NY) Penny Lane Printing (Avon NY) and Douthit Communications (Sandusky OH)

In addition to installs at sites that have a standard Harlequin RIP with output to an imagesetter or CTP Polkadots has seen increased demand from newspapers that have Harlequin RIP based workflows. NEWSflo NewsXtreme™ MaxWorkflow™ NewsWay™ and :Arkitex™ sites among others can realize all of the benefits of Ink-it: cost saving improved quality reduced make-ready waste and more all from a plug-in requiring only minutes to install and configure yet available at a fraction of the price of competing solutions.

Rick Gilstrap press manager from The Register Guard in Eugene Oregon an Agfa :Arkitex™ site states “Ink-It is everything as advertised. We installed Ink-It in our Arkitex Workflow Director v5.0 with Harlequin RIPs and Sublima Dots. We did plate tests with 4 color pages from previous press runs and you could tell right away the difference in the amount of process ink that would be used or saved. When we switched live only a few of us knew and no one noticed any change in quality. Ink-it also helped with the offset from the folding rollers. Ink-it is a very simple but effective program.”

All of the above installations were done remotely eliminating on-site costs as well as workflow disruptions.

INK-it includes an additional 10% discount to PAGE members. Contact Polkadots today (514) 595-6866 or online at for more information. Polkadots a PAGE Cooperative Preferred Supplier is a company of newspaper people who build solutions for newspaper people based on over 17 years of production experience.

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