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Tilia Labs launches AI-driven technology for HP Indigo digital presses


July 16, 2020
By PrintAction Staff

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Ottawa-based Tilia Labs, a developer of planning and imposition solutions for the printing and graphic arts industry, is now offering its AI-driven software technology to improve productivity for HP Indigo digital presses.

As part of this collaboration, Tilia Labs’ planning and imposition software, Tilia Phoenix, uses AI technology to lower costs and optimize production in all print segments, including packaging, labels, commercial and wide-format. Its AI-generated layouts eliminate the need for template-based imposition, and instead focus on manufacturing requirements and constraints.

Tilia Phoenix’s imposition AI is able to keep up with the fastest presses on the market, according to the company. For HP Indigo users, the partnership opens up value-added opportunities in a number of market segments, including labels and flexible packaging, folding carton, commercial sheetfed and commercial webfed.

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“With Tilia Phoenix, HP Indigo users benefit from cost-optimized layouts and dynamic imposing on-the-fly,” said Tilia Labs’ CEO, Sagen de Jonge. “For the first time, print providers can accurately determine the breaking point between conventional and digital printing, maximize press time and materials, and instantaneously reimpose jobs as changes in the production environment dictate.”

Tilia Phoenix can also integrate with any workflow or MIS system to help with job estimation, planning, maximizing press time and reducing postpress complexity. Tilia Labs also adds HP-supported JDF output to streamline job submission to the HP Digital front end.

“We are very excited to establish this powerful relationship with Tilia Labs, offering HP Indigo digital press owners innovation, efficiency and confidence for production challenges – including sophisticated ganging, device profiling and specialized imposition requirements,” said Patrick Canfield, R&D program manager of strategic accounts at HP Indigo. “For print service providers, these values translate to bottom-line production cost savings and better utilization of their printing equipment.”