proimage recently installed its OnColor ECO SaaS at the Kingsport Times News in Kingsport, Tennessee. The newspaper's goal with the solution was to reduce ink cost and improve color reproduction quality.

OnColor ECO is an ink optimization application designed to reduce ink consumption while maintaining the highest possible print quality, according to ProImage. OnColor ECO SaaS processes color PDF files over the web and returns them containing substantially less ink while retaining their original color, the company says.

The Sandusky Newspaper Group-owned Kingsport Times News reports an approximate 1,000 lbs. shift from color ink usage to black ink usage plus a 400 lbs. savings of each ink color per month, according to ProImage.This results in an approximate saving of $1,100 per month and cuts the plate production costs by $0.11 per square foot based on 10,000 square feet per month, according to ProImage.

Tim Archer, vice president of operations at the Times News, reports “crisper images, less rub-off and improvements on press starts with cleaner press start-ups.”

Agfa-owned New ProImage America is based in Princeton, New Jersey. Agfa is headquartered in Mortsel, Belgium.

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