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Ultimate Impostrip BetterPDF: Re-engineering PDF files for production efficiency

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Ultimate TechnoGraphics has announced BetterPDF, an exciting new module for Ultimate Impostrip Scalable which will be previewed for the first time at Hunkeler Innovation Days 2023 in Lucerne, Switzerland and released shortly afterwards. Ultimate BetterPDF was developed as a solution to the common customer challenge of problematic, deficient PDF files that can become a bottleneck to the imposition and ripping process, reduce production output speed, or sometimes not output or print at all. These files are typically very large and may have structural issues, not visible to the eye, that can choke any press.

With Ultimate BetterPDF, PDF files are re-engineered to the specific requirements of the target output device via a series of user defined options. Multiple different configurations can be created as a set it and forget it approach for a fully automated and scalable workflow. ‘Internal testing with real world customer problem files has shown some impressive increases in speed,’ said Andrew Bailes-Collins, head of product management at Ultimate TechnoGraphics. ‘Not only during the imposition phase, but also in the speed of the subsequent Rip/DFE processing, making Ultimate BetterPDF an essential tool for print service providers with very large problematic files.’ Print companies are faced with the daily challenge of meeting fast turnaround times that are sometimes contractual to meet mailing deadlines. They are usually not the creators of the file and therefore need a late stage PDF re-engineering tool to help them produce efficiently and maximise the use of their press to get more jobs out the door. Ultimate BetterPDF is built-in Ultimate Impostrip Scalable as optional processing modules available on Windows 64 Bit, and macOS Arm and Intel processors. ‘Most customer files we receive are simply too large for standard PDF fixing such as preflighting,’ said Julie Watson, CEO of Ultimate TechnoGraphics. ‘Our customers needed a solution further down the workflow that could efficiently address large files and re-engineer them specifically to the requirements of Impostrip Scalable and ultimately the press they are being delivered to. This is exactly what we are delivering with Ultimate BetterPDF.’



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