One important application of DeviceLink profiles is saving ink while retaining the visual color impression. Today, SaveInk (or sometimes referred to as ink optimization) is a popular application for saving ink and enhancing quality in standardized offset, gravure and newspaper printing. This application in large-format printing is relatively new, but should be evaluated for cutting the cost of ink consumption.
In this tutorial I create a SaveInk DeviceLink profile that has a Total Amount of Color of "300" and an Ink Saving of "80".
NOTE: In the Setting drop down list there are some predefined settings for the SaveInk calculation.
The saved SaveInk DeviceLink profile setting "TAC300 - InkSaving80" is available in the Setting drop down list.
NOTE: The SaveInk DeviceLink profile setting is available in the SmartLink feature in the color management server ZePrA. The profile setting can be selected and used in ZePrA to build DeviceLink profiles on-the-fly.
The SaveInk DeviceLink profile "CoatedFOGRA39_TAC300_InkSaving80.icc" is successful created in the ColorLogic shared folder (Users/Shared/ColorLogic).
The profile report from the created SaveInk DeviceLink profile opens automatic in your default PDF reader. The report contains profile statistic details, gray balance curves, gradients curves and sample images. The report is saved in the CoPrA "Reports" folder (User/Documents/CoPrA/Reports).
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