September 1, 2022 By PrintAction Staff
Global Graphics Software will be launching its SmartMedia at Labelexpo Americas (Booth 3015, Hall B). SmartMedia, a major upgrade to the SmartDFE digital front end for label and packaging presses, removes “complexity from the process of colour profiling to ensure the best quality and colour output from the press.”
SmartDFE provides a full software and hardware stack, built around the Harlequin Direct RIP technology that has been designed to drive the “fastest, widest and highest” inkjet presses. SmartDFE is capable of processing fully variable data at high speeds and communicating out to the wider smart print factory, providing information for QA and inspection, press maintenance, and stock control.
SmartMedia packages all OEM’s reference press settings for each media and ink set into a library of media definitions and, via a wizard-like experience, enables press operators to select the appropriate media and ink set combination without needing specialist knowledge.
Eric Worrall, Global Graphics’ VP of products and services explains, “The rise of extended colour gamut, or seven-colour printing, has created an opportunity for SmartMedia technology, as we help manufacturers set up their presses to produce high-quality results across all media types. Smart Media Manager enables the OEM to package their optimal settings for each media into a library. Our innovative technology enables any operator to bring the press back into a reference or golden state so that each media will give great quality and colour in the field.”
SmartDFE is designed to be part of a fully automated manufacturing solution supporting Industry 4.0 telematics and MIS integration, plus connectivity with automated manufacturing lines via OPC UA, the open standard for information exchange for industrial communication.
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