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AGS brings digital offset inking to Australia

Wednesday, 30 January 2019
By Wayne Robinson

Digitising offset: Cron EZ Color from Australian Graphic Servicing

Australian Graphic Services (AGS) is launching the Cron EZ Color digital inking system for offset presses, which it says reduces waste, increases quality and brings down profitable run lengths to challenge digital at just 20 sheets.

According to AGS the Cron EZ Color replaces the conventional mechanical ink duct with an ink pumping system controlled via a digital Expert database, which predicts the exact ink demand, giving accurate control over ink volume for specific printing conditions, and requires no manual intervention to ensure colour consistency.

Australian Graphic Servicing business development manager, Andrew Dunn said,”This system has been in development for some time and has been refined to the point where it is now ready for our market.”

Dunn said five commercial benefits are include short-run jobs of just 20 sheets become feasible and competitive; there are significant savings in paper waste, ink waste – up to 20 per cent – and make-ready time cut down to six minutes; more jobs care be done – increasing productivity by up to 30 per cent; colour is accurate, consistent and compliant with ISO standards, and said Dunn the system offers great financial returns.

Cron says when combined with a Cron CTP the combined system makes it possible to achieve ISO 12647-2 compliance with a single click.

The EZ Color system allows printers to work continuously without cleaning, and the fast colour changeover greatly increases efficiency.

Dunn said “If you are thinking of modernising your conventional offset press we now have a great solution for you, any press, any model.”

2 Responses to “AGS brings digital offset inking to Australia”

  1. February 05, 2019 at 10:02 pm,


    Great to see such systems, but you cannot compete with digital on a 20 sheets run.
    20 sheets x 5.5 cents per click = $1.10
    What about your plates?

    Somebody should have another look at their spread sheet.

  2. February 13, 2019 at 1:06 pm,

    Inky McFee

    C’mon Print21 – you can do better than this. A cursory challenge of that price break is obvious to just about anyone who is in the industry. 20 sheets? If you’d said 300 I’d still be sceptical with the speed and click rates of the commercial digital machines I have seen lately.

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