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Screen to Launch Web-to-Delivery Workflow Print-on-Demand Solutions at drupa

February 29, 2012
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DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY—Feb. 29, 2012—“Take a Closer Look’ is Screen’s theme at drupa 2012 as it invites the global print industry to experience the power and flexibility of its automated Web-to-delivery, print-on-demand (POD) solutions. These are designed to meet diverse customer needs for general commercial, direct mail, transpromo, newspaper, book and variable data applications.

At drupa (Hall 9/stand A40), Screen will launch the complete EQUIOS universal workflow and demonstrate the latest enhancements to its highly flexible and successful Truepress Jet520 digital web press. The digital sheetfed Truepress JetSX, previewed at Ipex 2010, receives its commercial launch at the event along with several enhancements. The company will also reveal new products at the show for wide-format inkjet and the label industry that further extends its POD offerings.

“Despite challenging global economic times and pressures on the print industry, Screen remains a strong and profitable company that is undergoing an exciting transition,” says Katsuhiko Aoki, president of Dainippon Screen’s Media & Precision Technology Co. “Our strategy of evolving into a digital print company to meet the changing needs of the graphics market began in 2006 and at drupa this year we present a range of powerful digital print on demand solutions. Today we are proud to be the world’s leading manufacturer of both high-volume web-fed inkjet printers and CTP devices.”

Screen’s drupa highlights

EQUIOS: a single universal workflow to drive complete, multi-device, production

At drupa, Screen launches its EQUIOS Universal workflow that has been designed for conventional and personalized printing environments. This single workflow with a single interface drives streamlined production from Web-to-print to the delivery of the finished item automatically. With EQUIOS, users don’t need to operate different device-dependent workflows, each with a different way of handling imposition and color management, to drive their variety of Screen and third party CTP, toner and inkjet devices.

EQUIOS provides integrated job management with consistent color management across different output devices. Communication with a variety of third-party finishing systems is automated via EQUIOS JDF.

The EQUIOS Autoflow function, which will be shown for the first time at drupa, will allow users to define print workflows according to the product type selected. This can be integrated into any web2print interface so that web ordering automatically generates a print queue and associated finishing instructions.

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