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Save on ink without impacting on quality: Less ink consumption – more cost saving – higher quality!

Less ink consumption – more cost saving – higher quality: With its lower percentage of color ink, you reduce your printing costs without affecting the quality of your images. They retain their brilliance and colorfulness. By replacing CMY ink with less expensive ink, Inksave Pro automatically reduces your CMY ink expenses. At the same time OneVision Inksaving Pro increases your productivity. Less use of ink leads to shorter drying times which offers also better post-processing times in your daily production. Moreover the brilliance of your images remains constantly high.

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Return on Investment and benefits

Example calculation:
Printing a 40-page daily newspaper that has a print run of 60,000 papers requires around 3,000 kg of color per month. OneVision’s Inksaving software makes it possible to save an average of 20% of color in newspaper printing. This means savings of 600 kg per month. Depending on the market and purchasing conditions the price varies per kg of color. For example you can estimate a price of 4 euro per kg of color. With this price the cost savings per months would be 600 kg x 4 €/kg = 2,400 €. If the price ratio continuously remains the same there are cost savings up to 30,000 € per year possible.

With and without Inksave calculation comparison

Even if Inksave Pro Black replaces costly CMY colors, this is not apparent in the consistently high quality of the images. There is no visual deviation. Colors are rendered uniformly.

  • Cost savings by ink saving – Black replaces expensive CMY colors

Before and after Inksave - 'Basketball' example for cost savings

  • Increased productivity with lower ink volume:
    – Shorter drying time
    – Lower risk of color bleeding
    – Faster processing

  • Consistent quality – Uniform color rendering and no visual deviations
  • Environmentally friendly – Less chemicals and powder
  • All-in-one system – No additional hardware needed
  • Compatibility with any printer and any printing press
  • Seamless integration with all existing workflows


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  • Direct 4-dimensional color space conversion while preserving primary colors as well as secondary colors
  • Grey Component Replacement (GCR) concept: replacing only grey component generated by CMY inks with only Black

Boat comparison with and without Grey Component Replacement of Inksave

  • Inksave Pro calculates best color values for printing correctly (accurately) while using a minimum amount of ink
  • Inksave accepts files with different ICC profiles and can convert them to the desired ICC output profile while at the same time reducing ink
  • Flexible output formats (PDF, EPS, PostScript, TIFF, JPEG)*
    *depending on how you integrated the software into your workflow
  • Preservation of exception colors: Special color values as well as rich black may be excluded from the color conversion
  • Fast setup, easy to use
  • Reliability with OneVision technology – Creation of optimised PDF files for an error-free production


We offer various customized solutions for ink saving depending on your individual workflow.

Inksave Pro:
Inksave Pro is OneVision's stand-alone solution for ink saving. The software can be integrated seamlessly into all existing workflows. No additional hardware is required. Inksave Pro is compatible with every type of printing unit.

Inksave can be integrated into all existing Asura® workflows (Asura® Access, Asura®, Asura® Pro).

Examples of how to save ink with Inksave

Inksave 'suited guy' example - comparison of CMYK consumption
Inksave 'horse race' example - comparison of CMYK consumption
Inksave 'New York City' example - comparison of CMYK consumption
Inksave 'green salad' example - comparison of CMYK consumption
Inksave 'boat' example - comparison of CMYK consumption

What our customers say about Inksave Pro

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Druckhaus Waiblingen:
"PlugINKSAVEin by OneVision impresses with significant ink savings, print results at the highest level – yet it is extremely easy to use."


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