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

The Wide Format Automation Suite is OneVision’s software solution for wide and super-wide format printers. The combination of a workflow management system with an extensive prepress package and innovative technologies such as nesting or tiling & paneling automates the production processes of wide and super-wide format printers.

The flexible workflow management system enables wide format printers to define their production processes individually, standardize them and let them run completely automatically while making adaptions at any time.

The integrated prepress package checks incoming print jobs for possible errors, corrects and normalizes them and creates error-free print files (ISO-standard compliant) for a smooth, error-free printing.

Higher throughput and faster production times are easily achieved by automating time-consuming steps. The Wide Format Automation Suite allows wide format printers to achieve the perfect interplay between their printing presses and software. Improve your press utilization and benefit from 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
Significant saving potentials in terms of substrate, ink costs and processing time

Replace time-consuming manual work by automated job tasks (automatic adjustment/ creation of bleed/ 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
Automatic merging of cut linesOneVision check mark - AsuraOneVision check mark - Asura
Individually selectable numbers of copiesOneVision 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
Onyx connectionOneVision 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

How the Wide Format Automation Suite system works

  • 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 formats for production.

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

Technical highlights at your 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

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

4D-Color-Management: For significant print quality improvements

Asura module 4D Color Management

With 4D-Color-Management:

Preserves CMYK black
Higher printing quality – less customer complaints

 

Production process with OneVision's Wide Format Automation Suite:

Production process with OneVision Middleware