Wide Format Automation Suite: Your solution for maximum press utilization and quicker turnarounds!

The Wide Format Automation Suite is OneVision's new software developed especially for wide format printers. OneVision's Automation Middleware is the perfect interplay between your high-speed printing press and software. The solution combines automated quality control and optimization of print files with a new nesting technology. A fully automated production workflow enables easy and fast printing with perfect results. Higher throughput and faster production times can be achieved by automating time-consuming steps. Improve your press utilization and benefit form significant saving potentials in terms of substrate, ink costs and processing time.


Asura Wide Format automates your production workflow

The Wide Format Automation Suite offers:

Fully automated quality control of print files at the prepress stage with subsequent optimization for errorless, print-ready files
An automated nesting technology that lets you virtually eradicate waste completely
A user-friendly page/ file editor to make last minute changes
A workflow management system that enables you to run your production workflow completely automatically, to keep your workflow flexible
Reach the maximum level of automation in your production, higher throughput and faster production times
Replace time-consuming manual work by automated job tasks (automatic adjustment/ creation of bleed when creating varnish and white masks)

Wide Format Automation Suite Access/ Pro Variants: Overview features and functions

OneVision's Wide Format 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  OneVision check mark - AsuraOneVision check mark - Asura
Prepress solution: preflight, color management, flattening transparencies, creation of printmarks, normalization  OneVision check mark - AsuraOneVision check mark - Asura
NestingOneVision check mark - AsuraOneVision check mark - Asura
Cut line manager: Accepts all cut line types and namesOneVision check mark - AsuraOneVision check mark - Asura
Auto correction of broken or incomplete cut linesOneVision check mark - AsuraOneVision check mark - Asura
Create varnish masks, white masks, missing bleedOneVision check mark - AsuraOneVision check mark - Asura
Tiling and paneling            OneVision check mark - Asura
Extended prepress solution: barcodes, merge documents, cut spreads, output as images or EPS, overlay pagesOneVision check mark - Asura
Universal PDF editorOneVision check mark - Asura
InksaveOneVision check mark - Asura

System details

  • Workflow Manager: Easy integration using either hot folders and/ or MIS using job ticketing. Straightforward UI where workflow processes can be created as you need them – simple drag and drop. Real time tracking of jobs.

  • 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 issues, to auto-repair typical errors, to color manage the files to the output profile you need, to reliably flatten transparencies and also to normalize files.

  • Cut Line Manager: Incoming jobs may use different names for their cut lines and also some of them might be broken or incomplete. This suite will fix these issues automatically. All names for cut lines are accepted.

  • Tiling and Paneling: File formats that are larger than the maximum print format can be automatically tiled/ paneled and split into multiple files for production.

  • Freeform Nesting: The complete automated solution reduces waste to an absolute minimum. OneVision‘s technology will automatically position complex shapes whilst maximizing material usage and creates a separate PDF with only the cut lines that can be used by the cutter.

  • Onyx Connection: Downstream printing presses can be addressed directly with the optimized print files.

Auto ganging output created with the freeform nesting module
Auto ganging output created with the freeform nesting module
Extracted form for the cutter
Extracted form for the cutter

 

Production process with the OneVision Automation Middleware:

Production process with OneVision Middleware