Tilia Labs has teamed up with Aleyant to integrate its Phoenix imposition system into Aleyant’s web-to-print and workflow solutions Pressero and tFlow.
This has created an automated end-to-end cross-platform system that between Pressero and tFlow covers virtually any printing, cutting, and finishing combination for a wider variety of jobs than was previously available.
The Pressero workflow uses an XML open architecture approach that allows it to automatically hand off orders and files to a hot folder set aside for the Phoenix software. Pressero generates and sends a csv file to this hot folder, where Pheonix generates automated imposition capabilities for dynamic calculation of the most cost-optimal production layouts direct from order input through to completion. The Phoenix Plan identifier helps control which incoming jobs are considered to be in the same group in identifying layouts for up to 1000 orders at a time.
Meanwhile tFLOW works with digital and large format printing and can automatically check and fix jobs and forward them for approvals or production. The Phoenix integration means that imposition plans, production options and cost implications can be calculated simultaneously on-the-fly.
Sagen de Jonge, CEO of Tilia Labs explains: “We’re very excited by this partnership with Aleyant because web-to-print imposition is an area where we feel Tilia Phoenix can make a massive difference to print service providers. Phoenix was purpose-designed to automate impositions that deliver the best scenario for the printer, in terms of equipment utilization, materials and consumables, turnaround times, and overall cost. By its nature, web-to-print involves the greatest range of variables: thousands of individual files, each specified differently, submitted in every available format and via a variety of protocols. It calls for unprecedented speed, flexibility, and accuracy. The combination of Aleyant and Tilia will be hard to beat.”