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Significans expands offering with InSoft Imp software


February 15, 2019
By PrintAction Staff

Significans Automation Inc. is now the North and South American distributor for InSoft Automation and its Imp imposition software.

Described as a dynamic system for creating layouts that extend beyond standard optimal sheet usage and optimizing costs throughout the production steps, Imp accepts technical inputs for a job and calculates layouts, estimates costs on various output devices from prepress to finishing, and recommends which output device to employ.

The company explains job estimates are calculated in seconds, and layouts can be used throughout the production process, including variable sheet cut offs, step and repeat applications, die-cutting, foil stamping, and embossing. The modular system is designed to work with all graphic arts applications including books, packaging and labels, large-format output and commercial printing. It is compatible with various output technologies, including offset, digital sheet and web, inkjet and flexo.

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“Imp software and InSoft Automation have unique offerings that are a perfect complement for us. We both share the view that automated workflows and unmanned operations are the key to success in an age of robotics and artificial intelligence,” says Marc Raad, Executive Vice President of Significans Automation. “Our team was impressed by how quickly Imp calculates an estimate and by the fact that it can complete several thousand layouts during one production shift. This represents huge cost savings for our customers.”


Related: Spotlight » Marc Raad of Significans Automation


Brought to market in 2011, Imp currently has a global clientele centred in Europe, the Americas and the Middle East. The software can be merged into an existing MIS system or function as a stand-alone system.

“We discussed this partnership with Significans Automation for several months before signing. Both of us understand that executing core tasks efficiently is how graphic arts firms make money. Significans also brings a level of technical expertise that is not easy to find in this industry,” says Santosh Mulay, Vice President, Business Development, of InSoft Automation. “This will be a great partnership.”