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Significans Automation launches Virtual InkBooks


February 10, 2022
By PrintAction Staff

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Significans Automation Inc., a provider of integration and automation solutions for the graphic arts industries, has made its first foray into software development with the launch of Virtual InkBooks, a colour management tool for creating cloud-based custom ink libraries.

Designed to work in conjunction with Esko’s WebCenter and Automation Engine, Virtual InkBooks enables users throughout a printing or packaging operation to view Pantone and custom ink libraries in real-time, and allows production teams to easily customize and record job-specific ink data in the cloud. These libraries can be used for repeat work downstream or across multiple jobs or output devices, reducing make-ready costs and improving and augmenting colour consistency across multiple platforms.

According to Marc Raad, CEO of Signficans Automation, the entry into the world of software development was a natural progression for the company, which has a “track record of improving production efficiencies and automating workflows for its clients throughout the Americas.”

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“In fact, Virtual InkBooks was first conceived after a conversation with one of our packaging clients, Bay Cities, which expressed a desire to reduce the variables, manpower, and costs associated with managing colour consistency, particularly with re-orders,” explains Raad. “Over the next couple of months we worked closely with Bay Cities to develop a solution to address these specific needs, and the result was a robust piece of industry software.”

Headquartered in Pico Rivera California, Bay Cities is an expert in printed corrugated displays and packaging operations. With the addition of Virtual InkBooks, the company is now able to track and accurately reproduce colours.