“I’ve seen our pressman complete 80 plate changes in a day, all because of IntelliLoop.
Whether it’s short runs or long runs, there’s no more guesswork getting up to color.”
Lynwood Napier, President,
Rutherford engineers its color console and closed-loop system as a straightforward and uncomplicated system, one that ensures high print standards and profitable operations. For example, its IntelliLoop, a full-featured and user-friendly system, works in conjunction with XRite’s InteiilTrax color-management scanning system, which is automated for high-end, high-speed print operations. IntelliLoop also allows automatically loading of previous scan settings. For difficult jobs or unusual media, press operators can obtain further accuracy with X-Rite’s eXact™ Scan spectrophotometer – ExactLoop – that improves productivity by simplifying make-ready processes. It also allows you to print to GRACoL, G7 or ISO Standards with ease and confidence.
Lynwood, smiling again, said, “You’ll think I’m crazy,” “but we often run jobs of 250 to 500 tabloid-size images on the Heidelberg Speedster.” He explained that the Rutherford color console allows the Heidelberg to challenge the digital printer’s production time, but more importantly, he said, the Heidelberg print quality is much higher. The Rutherford color console allows quick and easy adjustments. It is user-friendly and engineered to reduce time, labor, and paper and ink costs and, further, it
assists in color management and improves color accuracy, which makes it an excellent companion for jobs requiring Heidelberg print quality. T&N specializes in short-run work. Before installing IntelliSet, which presets ink keys based on CIP3 data, production costs were high. Napier states that they cut 30 minutes of preparation time to ten. “We timed it,” he said. “We gave the pressman a load of plates and the press was running in ten minutes. RGP trained T&N Printing’s press operators on its system. A senior pressman said, “The Rutherford’s versatility and options are fantastic. I’ve worked with other systems that are nowhere as good as this.” Adding, “The Rutherford system has been running smoothly since day