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Book Automation Suite: For more efficiency and maximum quality even for minimal editions

The Book Automation Suite is OneVision's comprehensive software solution for book publishers. The solution is based on a workflow management system that matches your own production environment while your processes run completely automatically. Benefit from higher productivity thanks to more automation of time-consuming manual work, especially with regards to books on demand. Automated quality control and optimization of print files are combined with special tools for book printers like split and merge functionality or automatic impositioning. OneVision's Book Automation Suite is the perfect interplay between your high-speed printing presses and software. Improve your press utilization even for minimal editions and benefit from significant saving potentials in terms of processing times, flexibility and reprints.

Save time, stay flexible and benefit by increased quality with OneVision's Book Automation Suite

The Book Automation Suite offers:

A workflow management system that enables you to run your production steps completely automatically, to keep your workflow flexible
Fully automated quality control of print files at the prepress stage with subsequent optimization for errorless, print-ready files
Split and merge: content pages and cover pages are split automatically in 2C / 4C in order to apply the respective color management
Automatic impositioning: automated selection and adjustment of templates according to file format (incl. barcodes)
Trim pages to cutting dies or crop marks
Integrate the Book Automation Suite with your MIS

Book Automation Suite Access/ Pro Variants: Overview features and functions

OneVision's Book Automation Suite is offered in two variants: Access and Pro.

Function AccessPro
Workflow Management Solution:
job tickets, metadata based workflows, drag and drop workflow editor
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Prepress solution:
preflight, color management, flattening transparencies, creation of printmarks, normalization
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Detect and delete crop marksOneVision check mark - Asura
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How the Book Automation System works

  • Workflow Manager: Easy integration using either hot folders and/or MIS using job ticketing. Straightforward UI where workflow process can be created as you need them – simple drag and drop. Real time tracking of jobs.
  • Split and Merge: Automatic split of content- and coverpages in CMYK and black and white, for a different processing regarding color management.

  • Auto-Prepress: Identifying files that interfere with production – costing you money – is still a challenge. OneVision has all the relevant tools in place to identify any issue, to auto-repair typical errors, to color manage the files to the output profile you need, to reliably flatten transparencies, to normalize files (= files are output according to your specific print requirement and compliant to ISO standards ensuring the compatibility with all other hardware and software you might use).
  • Automated impositioning: Automatic selection / adaption of imposition templates in line with the given page format incl. barcodes and text information

Technical highlights at your book printing prepress stage

Flatten Transparencies: Removes transparency from a PDF-file

Image flatten transparencies

With Flatten Transparencies:

Recalculation and restructuring of elements
Original appearance of image remains
Ideal file optimization for printing

Benefits with flatten transparencies
Shorter RIP times due to
• Less complex files
• Less data volume as invisible elements are removed
Errorless printing
No occurrence of color issues during the RIP

Preflight: Detailed analysis on file quality

Asura module Preflight

With Preflight:

Preflight report: All file errors are visualized as an extra file
More than 130 different errors can be discovered automatically
File issues are identified right away -> for immediate repairing
Preflight results are used for workflow control

Cut Spreads: Cuts spreads when they exceed a specific size

Customer file
Spreads are divided automatically
File ready for errorless impositioning

With Cut Spreads:

Customer files can be cut horizontally or vertically
Spreads and pages are divided automatically
Position of cut line is always in the exact center of the page
For errorless impositioning

Place Watermarks: Places a watermark on the files

Image Asura module place watermarks
Image Asura module place watermarks

With Place Watermarks:

Marks file for customer approval
Prevents misuse of customer data and images

 

Production process with OneVision's Book Automation Suite for book publishers:

Production process with the OneVision Book Automation Suite