Printing United: A more economical print production with automation software from OneVision
With its modular Automation Suites, software expert OneVision enables print service providers a tailored end-to-end workflow for a quicker, more efficient and profitable printing. At booth 4327 OneVision is showcasing how automation of workflow and production file preparation (print + finishing) can be achieved.
Regensburg / Orlando. Shorter runs, customization, orders with tight delivery times – changing customers’ requirements as well as the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic are forcing print businesses to adapt their print production. To sustain profitability in production, manual touch points need to be reduced and workflows connected. Having an agnostic workflow tool that integrates prepress, press and post-press is essential for print service providers to future-proof their business.
Automated file preparation from prepress, press to embellishment and finishing
OneVision's automation software accomplish the approach of a hassle-free link between order entry and handover to print production and finishing. As a so-called middleware, OneVision's automation software allows print service providers of all kind (commercial, wide format, label, book) to implement a holistic end-to-end workflow. The basis of the software is an extremely flexible, easy-to-use workflow management system that can be connected easily to other parts of the system landscape (e.g. MIS, web-storefront and DFE). Through the seamless integration, files pass through classic file preparation steps such as preflighting, color management, flattening of transparencies, etc. via defined workflows.
The software automatically prepares files for printing and finishing. Functions especially developed for the requirements of the depending print segments, set up print-ready files:
- Commercial Printing: variable data printing, varnish masks, bleed creation, ...
- Wide Format Printing (signage, banners, displays, posters, wall graphics, vehicle wrapping or even small format items like stickers and decals): nesting, ganging, intelligent set up of print forms, tiling/paneling, cut line manager, ...
- Label Printing: trim to crop marks, softproof, creation of print forms, ...
- Book Printing: barcodes, file editor, autoimpose, ...
Ultimately, the software automatically transfers the corresponding production files to the printing machines and finishing devices.
More efficient production processes increase throughput and profitability
As a result, print service providers benefit from shorter make-ready and production times, a more efficient use of substrate and an overall increased profitability. Customer-focused cooperation with renowned press and finishing system manufacturers such as Canon, EFI and Zünd ensure an optimal interplay of software and hardware. Meet the OneVision Software Team at Printing United in Florida at booth 4327.
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