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Manual editing required with template-based imposition can take up to five minutes per template. With rules-based Apogee Impose operators can use unlimited production rules and work the way they want with standard or custom schemes. Standard imposition is completely automatic requiring no manual intervention. Custom imposition may require one to three minutes for the entire imposition layout. The result is significant savings in time and money.
New WebApproval Functionality
Apogee’s browser-based WebApproval function allows print buyers to view their jobs, approve and reject pages, upload and replace pages and approve for further processing. Apogee 7.0 extends WebApproval functionality beyond the traditional upload and approve functionality by allowing the prepress department to invite buyers to view and create new jobs in the prepress stage. They can create jobs based on a series of pre-define job plans. Once approved, Apogee selects the imposition scheme and starts processing the job. This gives printers the ability to develop greater involvement with preferred customers and further automating the prepress process.
Apogee Wide-Format Printing Hub
Apogee 7 gives printers who operate a variety of wide-format inkjet solutions or use wide format solutions next to their traditional CtP, a central production management hub. Apogee checks and corrects incoming files and applies colour management before outputting the file to different devices. This avoids unnecessary stand still of the wide format printers due to errors or incompatibilities of the supplied files. It also re-directs files to idle printers hence more efficient job management while maintaining colour consistency. Apogee 7 works with each printer’s RIP and dedicated tools for a specific printing application on the wide format printer. This gives printers automated output control of the complete production environment.
Adobe PDF renderer (APPE 2.5)
Apogee 7 also includes the latest available Adobe PDF Print Engine (APPE 2.5) giving users the advantage of using the latest workflow engines and guaranteeing compatibility with Adobe’s latest Creative Suite.