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Ink reduction for food packaging printers: how low can you go?
Sometimes you have to challenge common knowledge to innovate. ‘Old truths’ are often only old. To help one of its members, a food packaging printer that was very often confronted with PDF files with a very high ‘total area coverage’ TAC), VIGC did some practical tests with lower TAC levels. Eventually finding that much lower levels are acceptable, or even visually not distinguishable from a high TAC. The lower amount of ink can make a real difference for the food packaging printer: ink drying is faster, lowering the risk of set off. But the lower TAC needs to done the right way. Both in the composition of the CMYK (i.e. the construction of the profile) as well as the place in the workflow to apply the ink reduction.