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Print data preparation in record time

Print Solutions

Along with technology partner Canon Production Printing (booth 7-A60) and on its own booth 7-A61, printing workflow specialist OneVision Software will present an automated end to end workflow from data input to finishing at Fespa.

Thanks to the perfect interplay of press, finishing equipment and automation software, numerous wide format, signage and screen printers benefit from shorter throughput times, reduced waste and higher profitability.

Consistently fast printing speeds are guaranteed with high speed inkjet printers such as the Canon Colorado or the Canon Arizona for example. Now, the challenge is to get maximum use of the machinery. With an increasing numbers of jobs, the pre-press department can’t keep up with the speeds of the printing machines. In order to reduce the preparation times per print job and to synchronise pre-press with production, a high degree of automation is required.

With its comprehensive functionalities, the Wide Format Automation Suite helps print companies to achieve minimal production times: time consuming preflighting, nesting, creation of cut lines or tiling is done automatically by the Wide Format Automation Suite.

The software solution is based on a flexible, easy to use workflow management system that can be seamlessly integrated into the existing system landscape (eg MIS, web shop, RIP, cutter). The workflow management system downloads print data from FTP, web or e-mail servers and processes the files through defined workflows for automated print data preparation. The integrated pre-press package (preflight, colour management, transparency flattening, file normalisation etc.) creates error free, print ready files, normalised to the specific machine profile. A nesting function specially developed for wide format printers automatically places print subjects that require the same substrate in a space-saving manner. The result: fewer print runs, lower material consumption and significant time savings.

Further finishing and embellishment is also part of the automation process. An integrated Cut Line Manager – taking into account functions such as cut line merging and optimised cutting paths – generates a separate cutting file and sends it to the further finishing process. This allows jobs that have been printed across customers to be cut and assigned to specific jobs.

Large format printers benefit from an end to end workflow from order entry and print data creation to finishing preparation. The Wide Format Automation Suite also proves to be very valuable when it comes to synchronising an on-time production of products with different long production times.

Meet the OneVision Software team at booth 7-A61 and at the booth of cooperation partner Canon Europe 7-A60.

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