Print & Publishing Day and Digital Print Day London

The hot topic of the printing industry is AUTOMATION! Automating prepress workflows is our core competency. Hence, we hosted two very informative events in the UK. The first event – the Print & Publishing Day London: Workflow Automation Your Way – for all newspaper, magazine and commercial printers. The second event – the Digital Print Day: How to increase throughput in wide format printing – a specialised event for all wide format printers.

Leading companies in their respective industries and also smaller publishers and reproduction studios took the opportunity to learn more about the topic of digitizing and automating printing workflows, benefitted from the exchange with industry peers and sought for themselves the wide range of possibilities the flexible software solutions offer. Companies gained inspiration for the design and organization of their production workflows:

Print 4.0: Workflow Automation Your Way

Print 4.0

Within the scope of Print 4.0, many areas, such as order placement & job scheduling, shipping / logistics processes or material management and ordering processes can be automated. The focus of the lecture by Rainer Gelner, Head of Solution Consulting of OneVision Software, was the integration of production processes and workflow management systems.

A production process consists of many applications, devices and individual work steps such as check, trap or print data. A sequence of defined tasks, which are triggered, controlled and terminated by events, forms a workflow. Several workflow engines (applications and devices) are, in turn, modeled, managed and controlled in workflow management systems.

In an integrated workflow, the applications / devices or workflow management systems communicate automatically with one another using metadata (job tickets). Further programs and devices can be connected to the workflow via various interfaces. Workflow management systems, not only control production processes, but also provide information on material, electronic or conceptual resources.

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Workspace Pro X – More tools for workflow automation

Workflow management with Workspace

Heading towards Print 4.0 Workspace Pro X offers even more options especially regarding support of metadata-based workflows and connectivity to 3rd party systems. Juergen Gschloessl, Communication Manager at OneVision, introduced various functionalities that assist Asura and Amendo users to automate their processes further. Some examples were the converters from Office or Adobe file formats into PDF, the extended user management, page pairing, or the ability to integrate any 3rd party hotfolder applications into the Workspace workflow.

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Customer Case Study: Automated image enhancement in perfection

Gerd Köberich presenting the image enhancement software Amendo

Gerd Koeberich, Verlag Dierichs GmbH & Co. KG, outlined how and why the German publishing house swapped to the automated image enhancement software Amendo. In addition to a detailed dashboard showing all relevant Amendo metrics, Mr. Koeberich also introduced some of their workflows that are based on metadata and image properties. These criteria determine the Amendo settings. This indeed was a very interesting look into an expert usage of Amendo. All in all a great opportunity for industry peers to get first-hand experience on Amendo.

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„Hot off the press“: Release 18.2 is out – What‘s new?

Tiling & Paneling a new function of the Software Generation 18.2

Version 18.2 of Workspace, Amendo and Asura had been released in the past few weeks. Highlights of this version have been shown by Juergen Gschloessl, showcasing the new features with hands-on use cases. Asura simplifies complex files (as for in the bee image). Amendo comes with pre-defined assembly lines for higher automation. With "Phases" Workspace now structures even complex workflows in phases, while Workspace Pro is now equipped with XPath functionality to overwrite any setting of any module dynamically.

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Going into digital print? No problem with the OneVision Automation Suites

OneVision Automation Suites

Honouring the fact that different printers have different requirements OneVision offers dedicated software packages. Rainer Gelner explained the extra tools available for wide format printing, label printing and book printing. With taylor made solutions for these markets, OneVision assists customers in adapting, automating and simplifiying processing for digital print.

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Service: OneVision looks after you in every situation

Our team of support experts are there for your concerns and answer your questions with deep know how.

Hans Stoeger, Head of Customer Support, gave an overview on the different service levels OneVision offers. He encouraged everyone to contact OneVision's tech team because we are not only there in case of emergencies, but also offer consulting, training, and general assistance in using OneVision software.

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