Agfa Graphics has launched a new version of its :Apogee Suite 8 PDF workflow, which now runs natively on 64-bit Windows Server operating systems. The latest version also features new web printing imposition that, according to Agfa, can account for every parameter of a web press to automatically define the best imposition, including post-press functions like cutting, slitting, folding, binding.
The latest version of :Apogee 8 also includes tighter integration with Agfa’s :Apogee StoreFront, a cloud-based web-to-print module to set up Internet storefronts for both printed and non-printed products. Online orders can be downloaded into and processed by the :Apogee workflow without operator intervention.
“This is great for typical e-commerce environments. :Apogee StoreFront gives printers the opportunity to automate customer communication with jobs of any size, typically the smaller or repeat jobs,” stated Andy Grant, Global Director of Software, Agfa Graphics. “:Apogee 8 also features a Merge Jobs functionality, which merges jobs that have similar characteristics, such as paper type or ink sets, to be imposed on one sheet for cutting later. It’s another convenience tool offered by :Apogee that can help printers become more productive.”
An additional enhancement to :Apogee Suite 8 is :Apogee Preflight, which verifies that colour profiles are attached to all objects and automatically updates incorrect profiles. :Apogee Preflight also makes the necessary adjustments should the output target change.