updated 12:10 pm EDT, Tue April 6, 2004
PrintFab printer driver
ZEDOnet GmbH has released (€70), a new printer driver suite that features RIP functionality, a CMYK proof mode for prepress, and new "dynamic" PrintFab color profiles, which offer full control over color mixture and ink consumption on any kind of paper, offering "more realistic, more colorful and brilliant photos than economy mode." ZEDOnet says that the intelligent ink saving system reduces ink consumption by 25-50% without a noticeable loss in print quality; it additionally offers a color profiling service for creating profiles specifically for specific printer, paper and ink combinatinos (€20 per color profile). PrintFab runs on Mac OS X 10.2; a 30-day demo is available.