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  • 13 Sep 2019

Tilia Labs launches Aries step-and-repeat software

Tilia Aries is a cross-platform step-and-repeat tool for label printers that enables quick and easy layout for pre-print, cutting and finishing

Tilia Labs, a developer of planning, imposition, and AI automation software for the graphic arts industries, will launch a new system at Labelexpo that is claimed to reduce time and costs in label production. Tilia Aries is a cross-platform step-and-repeat tool for label printers that enables quick and easy layout for pre-print, cutting and finishing.

Located on booth 8A10 at Labelexpo Europ2 2019, Tilia Labs and its local agent SS&C will present the new system featuring a range of common label production scenarios, such as custom repeats, multiple label combinations and mixed size or irregular-shaped label examples. 

Tilia Aries has been designed to simplify label pre-production. Its simple user interface is based on Google standards and design, allowing operatives of any discipline to easily generate print ready layouts in minutes. The user can select existing settings or create new impositions, easily adjusting sizes, margins and substrates as required. Artwork files are imported into the layout by simple drag and drop, while dielines can be stored and retrieved, or generated in an instant.

Vendor neutral, Aries is designed to provide the same efficiencies with virtually all printing machines and finishing devices, for both seamless-repeat roll-based and sheetfed production. Its modern architecture and use of open standards ensure that it will integrate into any workflow or MIS system and cut across the confusion of proprietary hardware and software. 

‘For Aries we’ve particularly focused on the needs of digital label producers throughout the development, concentrating on how they can ensure quick turnaround – and profit – whatever the mix of formats, finishes and repeat lengths,’ commented Sagen de Jonge, CEO of Tilia Labs. ‘We’ve drawn on the technology behind our award-winning tilia Phoenix planning and imposition software to deliver speed, flexibility and responsiveness, but without the multi-layered sophistication. This truly is a plug and play tool that will deliver returns from day one. We’re anticipating a very good response at Labelexpo.’

At Labelexpo, Tilia Labs will also present its tilia Phoenix system, which was recently distinguished with an InterTech award from Printing Industries of America. PIA cited its use of AI to solve complex planning problems at unprecedented speeds, which makes it capable of keeping up with the fastest presses on the market. For visitors to Labelexpo, highlights of tilia Phoenix also include enhanced lane-based planning, standing die support and marks control as well as improved estimating and reporting for better analysis.

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