Print jobs received via a web shop or sales department can be transmitted to the new Generate Print Form software with all job information from the management information system (MIS) or ERP system. Alternatively, job information including customer data can be entered directly into the software and the print files can be uploaded manually.
Generate Print Form can therefore be used by printers who, until now, have worked without a MIS. As a mini-MIS, it can be used to manually create jobs, including job and customer information, job tracking and upload function for print files.
All production machines and materials, including their specifications, are created as master data in the software itself. Users can specify which combinations of press and post-press machines are suitable for which substrate or job. Once these settings have been made, the software intelligently and accurately creates print forms tailored to the quantity and type of print files and the requirements of the production machines. Free-shape artworks are nested or ganged, rectangular elements are arranged in a space-saving manner or placed via step-and-repeat and round objects are positioned via honeycomb nesting.
In addition, classic prepress tasks such as preflighting, colour management, flattening transparencies, file normalisation, etc. are done automatically. If preferred, the user can intervene and adjust the placement by hand. The software allows full automation in the set-up of the print form and prepress control and correction, as well as – if requested – manual intervention.
Output for printing, embellishment and finishing
As soon as a print form is ready, Generate Print Form adds print marks that are needed by finishing machines for cutting or embellishment. Once the user is satisfied with the layout of the print form, production can be started with a simple click and the data is transferred, production-ready, to the press. Finishing and cutting information is automatically sent to the post-press machines.
Significant time savings in form and sheet creation
With the launch of the software, OneVision provides an ideal, intelligent calculation of forms for print jobs, taking into account various parameters such as number of pieces, delivery date and material consumption. The intelligent combination of different print jobs achieves significant time and substrate savings and thus a more economical operation for print service providers.