July 25, 2018 By PrintAction Staff
At Print 18, Tilia Labs, a developer of planning, imposition and automation software solutions for the graphic arts industries, will offer an exclusive preview of advanced Phoenix features developed for the full range of commercial print production, for applications such as folding and binding for sheet-and web-fed production including books, brochures and catalogues.
The show sneak preview of Tilia Labs’ forthcoming Phoenix 7.0 release focuses primarily on automated postpress planning and imposition. By extending the benefits of the solution to encompass the breadth of folding, binding, stitching, and cut and stack processes, Tilia Labs says it is responding to demand from customers and technology partners.
Included among the highlights for high-speed automated planning of folded and bound products are: folding pattern library – featuring standard folding patterns such as common JDF formats; custom folding – ability to create bespoke customized folding patterns through an intuitive graphical interface; intelligent product ganging – products dynamically grouped to help support book binding and assembly; optimized lane-based planning for web presses; Support for no print regions and gutters; and flexible grouping rules using custom properties for layouts and strips/lanes.
The Tilila Labs team will also preview additional performance improvements specifically made for wide formats in the imminent release of Phoenix 7.0. These include: advanced artwork tiling – options for controlling tile sizes, placement order, overlaps, gaps and glue areas; and extended support for finishing devices with addition of ZCC output for Zund systems as well as DXF CAD output for many different devices.
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