By PrintAction Staff
By PrintAction Staff
Just-Us Printers, a family-owned commercial print and packaging firm serving the Arkansas community, has installed InkZone Ink-Presets and Closed-Loop colour control technology through CMYK Distributors.
Having launched its packaging capabilities in January 2018, Just-Us Printers says InkZone brings a competitive advantage by increasing its capacity to control colour and to measure and monitor the quality of its work.
“We’ve only been using the InkZone solution for about a month, but we are already realizing measurable benefits,” says Brett Justus, President of Just-Us Printers. “We are seeing a significant reduction in colour variation during the print run and from job-to-job. In addition, our makeready waste is down 30 percent, on average. While reducing makeready was not a driving factor in our decision to invest in InkZone, with these results, we are on course to realize a return on our investment much faster than we anticipated.”
The InkZone solution at Just-Us Printers features an X-Rite IntelliTrax spectral scanner for measuring the colour bar now with standard M0/M1, M0/M3 or M1/M3 with a small aperture for colour bars that have patches greater than 2.0 mm in height x 3.0 mm in width. By measuring a colour bar, the collected data is sent directly into the InkZone Loop software to automate the process. The X-Rite IntelliTrax comes standard with the Pantone digital library.
“The pharmaceutical industry is our packaging business’ largest customer-base. With the combined forces of InkZone and Intellitrax, we can provide our pharma clients with exceptional quality. We now have the technology and tools to print folding cartons, as well as packaging inserts, with precise colour consistency across the varying substrates of carton and peripheral materials,” adds Justus.
Just-Us Printers’ services include wide-format, packaging, offset and digital printing, vehicle wraps, race wraps and fulfillment. The firm employs 36 people at its 37,000-square-foot facility in northeastern Springdale.