Agfa Graphics announced today that the latest version of its workflow suite is now shipping to customers. Apogee 7 Workflow Suite’s updates include Apogee Impose, rules-based imposition, extended print buyer online interaction, and a wide-format inkjet printing hub.
The core of the upgrade lies in the improved Apogee Impose tool, which instead of using traditional pre-defined templates, employs job information and available equipment to calculate and propose the most-effective imposition scheme.
Apogee’s browser-based WebApproval function has also been upgraded to invite buyers to view and create new jobs in the prepress stage. They can create jobs based on a series of pre-define job plans. Once approved, Apogee generates the imposition scheme and starts processing the job. This gives printers the ability to develop greater involvement with preferred customers and further automating the prepress process.
The wide-format inkjet printing hub pre-processes incoming files to ensure compatibility and also directs files to be printed on idle machines.
Apogee 7 also includes the latest available Adobe PDF Print Engine (APPE 2.5) guaranteeing compatibility with Adobe’s latest Creative Suite.