OneVision has teamed up with Screen to integrate its Label Automation Suite with Screen’s Equios workflow for its L350UV+ inkjet label presses. Naturally, both companies will demonstrate this end to end workflow system at this month’s Label Expo in Brussels.
This workflow starts with incoming orders and includes automated print file preparation in prepress and production planning through to finishing preparation and machine actuation. OneVision’s Label Automation Suite sits between the MIS and the DFE, covering the automated preparation of print files and the finishing process such as automatic creation of varnish masks, cut line management, barcode generation. It also deals with production planning including the collective printing of different jobs.
Meanwhile, Screen’s Equios workflow focuses on RIP’ing the PDF files, queue management, high-end screening and the adjustment of colors and spot colors. In day-to-day production, the Label Automation Suite automatically supplies Equios with optimized and nested PDF files including all required register marks, correct bleed, and white and varnish masks.
The system has already been trialled by the German label printer InForm Etiketten based in Ansbach near Nuremberg. This company’s COO, Dr Benjamin Rüdt von Collenberg, described the results as: “Less waste, less material consumption and more economical working.”
OneVision has also integrated with the Cerm MIS so in theory a label converter could set up a completely integrated system from MIS through prepress to production, with job data transferred directly from the MIS and job tickets automatically created to initiate and control automated further processing of the files.