Developed in association with the color expert Alwan, InkPerformer is an optional ink-saving module for CalderaRIP. Designed to help inkjet printers reduce their ink consumption while maintaining color accuracy, InkPerformer improves grey neutrality while reducing production costs.
How does it work?
You don’t need to be a color expert or redo your ICC profiles to save on ink— once enabled, the InkPerformer module automatically calculates a new color combination which decreases the amount of ink printed on the substrate. Based on Alwan’s Dynamic Maximum Black technology, InkPerformer adjusts the level of cyan, magenta and yellow inks and replaces them with black in order to optimize the ink consumption of the printer.
This method guarantees better output color precision compared to a GCR (Grey Component Replacement) process. Since there are no constraints on the black ink level, more ink can be saved. Moreover, users have the choice between 4 ink saving levels depending on the application, and the maximum saving level can help you save up to 35% ink.
In addition, when printed with color components, the greys tend to appear bluish, reddish or yellowish. The metamerism of the chromatic inks, which change the perception of the color according to the lighting, creates this impression of coloration. InkPerformer uses the black ink appropriately to reduce this effect, helping you achieve neutral greys and blacks.