OneVision has released the 21.1 software version, enabling print service providers to generate forms based on individual requirements of printing, embellishment, finishing machines, and different properties of the artwork.
The new software version speeds up setting up print forms and enables more efficient substrate utilization. Print jobs received via a webshop or sales department are transmitted to Generate Print Form with all job information from the 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 function can therefore be used by printers who, until now, have worked without a management information system (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,’ said the company. ‘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 pre-flighting, color management, flattening transparencies, and file normalization are processed automatically. If preferred, the user can intervene and adjust the placement by hand. The software allows full automation in the setup of the print form and prepress control and correction, as well as - if requested - manual intervention.’
As soon as a print form is ready, Generate Print Form function 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 to the press. Finishing and cutting information is automatically sent to the post-press machines.