OneVision updates Asura

OneVision has updated its Asura workflow program, adding three new features to improve its automation capabilities.

OneVision Asura gains a new feature – Embed recurring images only once – to prevent multiple instances of identical images bloating file sizes.

Thus Asura gains a new function – Embed recurring images only once – which prevents the unnecessary processing of identical images. Those images only need to be embedded once and for all other instances “Reference XObject” elements are created. This helps keep file sizes under control so they don’t take up additional processing time. This is likely to be especially useful in the direct mailing, books and brochures markets.

For wide format and textile production there’s a new module, Add Hemstitches, for automatically creating hemstitches where needed. The print image can be flipped on all sides or white space can be added, and the required sizes can be set individually. For double-sided printing, the motif can be chosen between front and back.

In addition, the VDP module has been improved so that colours and fonts contained in the print file can be used as properties. This can help in various ways, such as for the dynamic generation of proof sheets, the idea being to avoid costly and time-consuming reprints. In addition, the file properties enable routing within the workflow and hence ensure a dynamic, smooth file preparation.

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