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  • 29 Jun 2021

OneVision upgrades Asura

OneVision has equipped its pre-press package Asura, with new features, including new PDF/UA technology and proof forms

With the development of the new version 21.1, software manufacturer OneVision has equipped its pre-press package Asura, with new features, including new PDF/UA technology and proof forms.

The creation of proof forms and nesting reports is a tedious, time-consuming task for print service providers when done manually. OneVision now provides pre-configured assembly lines and templates that enable the automated generation of proof forms and nesting reports. The functionality can be used by all Asura and Automation Suite users through the Proof Forms and VDP module.

The term PDF/UA refers to a defined ISO standard for barrier-free PDF technology, allowing content to be output by screen readers. To ensure that the output file complies with this standard, OneVision's Preflight can now automatically check whether it is a valid PDF/UA document. Incorrect documents will be rejected, while correct files will retain their UA status during output.

Files with cut lines often have elements to be printed that are not positioned precisely on the cut line, and just as often, elements that are not placed exactly on the trim box. In both cases, the new version 21.1 of the pre-press software can now generate bleed correctly by defining a variance to compensate for misaligned objects.

In addition, OneVision's Nesting module comes with added functionality. Users can now decide whether elements should be kept together during nesting or not (random distribution of elements on a sheet is thus avoided). Especially for cross-customer nesting, grouping elements can be of great advantage for fast, well-structured finishing.

Asura technology is also included in the OneVision Automation Suites for wide format, label, book, and commercial printing. 

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