Zund is to start selling its Prep Center workflow software in the UK, which interfaces with Zünd Cut Center and GTK Cut. Thus it can create fully laid-out, ready-to-print files, automatically extracting cutting and printing paths from PDF, EPS and AI files and placing them onto the correct layers. It can handle most type of cutting requirements including routing, creasing, kiss-cutting, V-cutting and engraving.
Prep Center creates hot folders that monitor for new files, feeding them into the print-to-cut workflow. There’s an integrated vector editor that supports offsets and transformations while precision adjustments can be made to the final print with the panel and layout editors. It features settings for bleed, cropping, scaling and vectorising and can also nest objects to reduce waste. It automatically places register dots for cutting, with the option of adding metadata such as QR codes and barcodes for cutting guidance.
Peter Giddings, sales director for Zünd UK, says: “It is specialist software that reduces the work needed to be performed by printer and cutter operators in the production environment while delivering precise, resource-efficient results.”
Prep Center was developed by Grafitroniks, Zund’s French reseller, and runs on Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and GNU/Linux.