Canon updates PrismaPrepare

Canon has updated its PrismaPrepare document preparation software, which covers both composition and production.

Version 6.2 gains a Content Editing function that allows a print service provider to make minor changes and corrections to the text, such as amending typographical errors, copy and move graphical PDF objects inside the document and select a bitmap area of a scanned image and copy and move it inside the document. It also allows colour adjustment to be applied simultaneously to multiple images, even if on different pages.

There’s a Soft Proof function that generates a PDF file and allows a buyer to annotate it with any required corrections. There’s also improved support for PDF bleed, trim and crop boxes, as well as the ability to open and print Microsoft Office documents from within the application.

The software is said to be device-independent though this release also optimizes the productivity capabilities of Canon’s own printers including the ImageRunner Advance devices, the VarioPrint and ImagePress and the Océ VarioPrint line-up. It also supports a variety of other colour and black and white production cut-sheet printers.

It’s available now with three different types of licence – Full, Light and Solo. Further details from



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