FFEI Ltd will unveil its RealPro Toolkit at Packaging Innovations 2013. Aimed at design agencies, trade-shops and converters, RealPro Toolkit increases productivity, and standardises document structure from design concept to production ready files, regardless of the print process.
According to Andy Cook, FFEI Managing Director, there is a high demand for a packaging pre-press solution that enables users to prepare native Adobe® Illustrator® files and PDF for production efficiently, and this was a key factor behind the development of RealPro Toolkit.
Its not a secret that when it comes to packaging pre-press, Adobe® Illustrator® is the most popular application. However, many users face the same problems with proprietary file formats, PDF format conversion, lost layers, transparency issues – just to name a few. RealPro Toolkit addresses this need for a complete solution inside Adobe® Illustrator®, providing packaging agencies with the power to make the pre-press element of their workflow as easy to manage as possible, in a cost effective way, said Cook.
RealPro Toolkit consists of over 12 modules designed to address specific pre-press workflow requirements such as file editing and preparation, colour management, trapping and step and repeat tasks. Features also extend to specialist tasks such as cylinder repeats, patterns and artwork pre-distortion, all displayed in a user friendly interface.
Supporting all industry standard file formats, RealPro Toolkit integrates seamlessly into any existing workflow and is highly optimised for APPE-based solutions, such as FFEIs RealPro Workflow. All linked data remains live inside the final stepped PDF, enabling the 1up file to be easily replaced, and modules such as step and repeat, and trapping, can all be edited from within the workflow. This provides users flexible data that is less prone to errors and quick to process in APPE-based solutions.