ProImage's ink savings solution OnColor ECO gets thumbs up


The Albert Lea Tribune, Albert Lea, Minn., is the latest newspaper to purchase the ink-saving solution from ProImage called OnColor ECO Saas.

The Albert Lea Tribune, part of Boone Newspapers, Inc., installed the cloud-based software application less than two months ago, with the primary goal to improve print quality. Even though it is too early for them to determine monthly financial ink savings, the staff instantly noticed a decrease in color ink, less ink rub off and improvement of print quality. The paper runs about six to 10 pages through the ink-saving software each day. 

OnColor ECO partially replaces cyan, magenta and yellow colors in an image with black without compromising sharpness or quality. The conversion process reduces the overall ink volume required for printing. Cost reduction is achieved by both reducing the volume of the expensive color inks and replacing them with less expensive black ink, thus reducing the overall volume of inks used. 

Albert Lea Tribune has other ProImage software as well and OnColor ECO integrates seamlessly with it. ProImage tech support say they often get complimented on the quick and easy setup of the ECO SaaS, and Terry Thissen, production director of the Albert Lea Tribune, praised the efficient set-up: "The process took a few minutes to configure." When asked about the major benefits of ECO, Thissen cited the "sharper print quality" and "ease of use."

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