OneVision launches wide format automation

The German prepress software developer OneVision has developed a new Wide Format Automation Suite to improve workflows for wide and super wide format printing.

This image shows the various production processes with OneVision’s Wide Format Automation Suite

Essentially, OneVision has built upon its core workflow automation software, which targets specific applications such as newspapers and magazine publishing and printing. This is built around a flexible workflow management system and includes a drag and drop editor for users to build their own workflows. It also includes features such as Inksave to optimize the files to reduce the amount of ink used.

To this, OneVision has added features that are specific for wide format printing. This includes a Nesting module that can intelligently nest jobs from multiple customers in different shapes on a single sheet or roll, which can reduce the amount of substrates used.

In addition, there’s an integrated Cut Line Manager that can take in all types of cut lines and can automatically correct any damaged or incomplete cut lines. It’s an automated process, including creating missing bleed, varnish or white masks.

There’s a Preflight module for checking incoming jobs, which can automatically correct some errors and add elements such as registration marks and barcodes. There’s also a normalization module that optimizes the print data for consistency with the print environment.

The Wide Format Automation Suite includes a direct connection to the Onyx RIP, which presumably means that it really works best with printers run through this RIP. It was demonstrated at last week’s Viscom show in Dusseldorf on the Canon stand, working with the Arizona and Colorado printers.




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