Ink Desks - KeyColor III
The KeyColor III ink control system from Essex Products Group

KeyColor III combines the most advanced technologies to provide a remote ink control system designed to meet the needs of today’s, and tomorrow’s, pressroom.

Advanced electronics and AutoSet software provide the ability to accurately preset the ink keys from a CTP system, image setter, or Plate Scanner.

AutoKey software is the interface with color measurement systems that enables closed-loop color control for web or sheet-fed applications.

KeyColor III is designed to be easy to learn and easy to use.  All KeyColor III functions are quickly accessed through drop down menus. The TouchScreen displays Ink key positions and current job information for the selected SmartFountain.

Ink key settings are displayed both on the monitor and with LED displays above each key zone on the Ink Desk.  Key settings can be quickly adjusted from the key zone rocker switches or by using the TouchScreen.  Simply touching the desired fountain icon on the screen rapidly selects the next fountain for adjustment.

All SmartFountains on the press are driven concurrently to provide rapid presetting and job recall.  Individual ink keys are adjusted as rapidly as the operator inputs changes at the ink desk.

In shops with multiple presses, KeyColor Ink Desks can be networked to a central server allowing any job to be recalled to any similar press.  The use of multiple KeyColor Ink Desks on multi-web presses enables several operators to set color simultaneously during make-ready.  Networking of the Ink Desks allows any fountain to be controlled from any desk, providing your operators maximum flexibility.  If desired, a single desk can then be used to maintain color through the balance of the run.

KeyColor III systems can store thousands of jobs on the internal hard drive, ready for rapid make-ready of repeat work.

KeyColor III is housed in an industrial grade console.  Advanced engineering permits KeyColor III to be configured to meet your specific requirements, yet the simplicity of design assures rapid installation.  In most cases, installation can be made during normal press downtime.  With modular design maintenance is easy, and the included modem capability allows on-line support.

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Essex Products Group • 30 Industrial Park Road • Centerbrook, CT 06409 • p: (860) 767-7130 • f: (860) 767-9137 •