Tilia Labs has announced Griffin 2.0, an update to its wide format nesting program that introduces a number of new features.
Griffin is a cross-platform solution designed to provide simplicity for printing and cutting. It offers the ability to search across millions of combinations in minutes to find the most cost-effective, tightly-nested layouts.
This new version gains Dynamic Tiling, which allows tiling to be controlled independently in horizontal and vertical directions to optimize paneling production. There are options for specifying tile order, overlaps, gaps, and glue areas that can manage how artwork is split into individual tiled pieces. This tiling also supports internal cut lines, allowing the operator to handle multistep panel installations like non-rectangular peel-offs.
Another new feature, Advanced Image Tracing, which can automatically generate tight, precise cutting tool paths quickly if there’s no dieline path in the artwork. It works equally well with artwork imported from image-based formats, PDF, and AI formats and allows a lot of control over contour generation. There are live previews and the final tool paths can still be tweaked in Artwork View.
There’s also a tool to remove dielines from artwork content when exporting for print. In addition, Griffin can now import multiple shapes in a single artwork page, typical of multi-piece products such as free-standing display units. Another new feature can automatically mirror marks between the front and back of the layout to help with face-down cutting, while there’s a single setting to ensure single- and double-sided items are placed on separate layouts.
This new version also gains new export formats to integrate with other large format software. This includes a new ZCC Export cutting format for working with the Zünd Cut Center workflow, as well as the DXF Export format for working with a wide range of other post-press devices. There’s also a new Multiple Export feature so that Griffin 2.0 can handle both printing and cutting.
Sagen de Jonge, CEO of Tilia Labs. “For this update, we’ve been looking closely at how we can expand the benefits of Griffin to cover many more of the routine production scenarios that might impede overall productivity. A large percentage of jobs are provided to print service providers without adhering to best-practice standards, so our aim is to provide them with capabilities that can compensate for typical variations and non-conformity so that they can gain full advantage of our high-speed Imposition AI.”
Griffin is available as a standalone desktop program or as an Enfocus Switch app. In a Switch workflow, job files can be automatically prepared for print, optimized for large format layouts in Griffin Pro, and queued up for printing on just about any large format press or cutting table.
You can find further details at tilialabs.com.