OneVision has released the new 20.1 version of its software, which gives print service providers the tools they need to create a customized, dynamic file workflow and to automate the preparation of print data.
The company has tailored the new version to the specific needs of print service providers by adding ability fully automated workflows with an option for manual intervention to ensure maximum flexibility of handling and control.
Version 20.1 introduces a new overview of the file workflow with production ‘live ticker’ enabling viewing the status of jobs in a production with the exact progress of the file within the assembly line or which module is currently processing the print data.
Workspace can route and prioritize print jobs based upon various parameters such as delivery date, substrate, and color. This enables print service providers to keep their timelines for express and overnight print jobs and save margins since all the operations are being automated.
The update of the pre-press suite Asura focuses on Variable Data Printing (VDP) and setting cutting and die-cutting lines automatically. It now offers a wide range of new applications as extending the ‘Generate Bleed’ functionality, cut lines are now intelligently created both inside and outside of intersecting cut lines.
Regarding VDP, OneVision’s development team has extended the functionality with an option for service contract customers to download a VDP template editor free of charge, allowing using job parameters as well as external data to create variable data files.
New developments have also been made regarding ‘Inksaving’. Depending on the selected ICC profile and the maximum amount of ink applied, this function now automatically reduces the maximum value for primary colors, thus enabling ink savings in book and transactional printing as well. In addition, optional color corrections with special consideration of skin tones significantly improve brilliance.