Canon has partnered with Hybrid Software to offer label converters an advanced front-end technology for the LabelStream 4000 series that delivers improved workflow capabilities and automation.
The LabelStream 4000 series offers an open structure that allows label converters to integrate the press into existing workflows. Furthermore, with the introduction of LabelStream’s PDF-based front-end technology, Canon offers an additional option, with an upgrade path to Hybrid Software productivity tools, for customers looking for a stand-alone front-end or advanced automation features.
The new front-end builds on the fundamentals of Hybrid Software’s Cloudflow and, according to Canon, is tailored to enable a cost-efficient, standalone operation with a high-performance workflow based on PDF input. Functionality includes a RIP with integrated color management, the processing of imposed PDF files, a direct connection to the LabelStream print server for automated print file routing, and additional customization options for advanced workflow automation.
‘We’re excited to extend our partnership with Hybrid Software with the introduction of this jointly developed front-end, which enables us to offer our customers even more reasons to integrate LabelStream into their environments,’ commented Walter Vogelsberger, vice president of digital packaging at Canon Production Printing. ‘With the new LabelStream front-end, customers get a cost-efficient, production-ready solution with additional automation features for hands-free operation.’
Christopher Graf, chief marketing officer at Hybrid Software, added: ‘Streamlined workflow processes based on open standards are key for an efficient print operation. We’re thrilled to work together with Canon to help our joint customers to further extend their product and service offerings and optimize their digital label production.’