manroland web, Ultimate TechnoGraphics Collaborate on Imposition Solution
AUGSBURG, Germany—August 13, 2015—"Imposer" is the name of the new member of the digital print family from manroland web systems. The software solution handles job-specific and automated imposing—for both digital and offset printing. The product was developed by manroland web systems, based in Germany, and Ultimate Technographics of Canada.
Within the past 18 months, manroland web systems has succeeded in establishing its own software solutions for digital printing. MasterQ and WorkflowBridge, which fully automatically control digital finishing aggregates and manage jobs, are applied by printing companies around the world. Hildegard Heckl, product manager digital and head of team "Digital" at manroland web systems is sure that "the new imposition software 'Imposer' is just as intelligent and promises to be equally successful." It combines the specific expertise of its developers—manroland web systems supplied the core intelligence that describes the imposition logics based on the extensive capability of its devices and Ultimate TechnoGraphics executes the processing of the printing data. The software supplies job-specific imposed data that is perfectly prepared for digital and offset printing. Whether for printing books, advertising or newspapers—the Imposer is ideally suited for frequent job and product changeovers. This is where it can fully utilize its flexibility.
Imposer distinctly different
Andreas Elchlepp, product management software development digital and workflow solutions at manroland web systems, explained the difference between Imposer and standard imposition solutions, "The software features a specific logic. It recognizes and uses the production aggregates, the optimized production processes, and the job structure." The method (patent pending) allows imposition that is specifically matched to the printing jobs. For the first time, an imposition-software complies with the requirements of digital printing, as well as offset and hybrid printing. This is ideal for today's printshops that vary their printing methods according to the job. Reprinting short or individual runs via print-on-demand is customary. The upgrade of print workshops with digital production lines to create mixed production facilities is a major investment area.
"It was time for the development of a software which imposes the jobs for hybrid printing and that breaches the gap in data preparation," explained Andreas Elchlepp of manroland web systems. "Our solution is modular and perfectly matches existing customer requirements, while being scalable and dynamic for the largest variety of production setting."
His business partner from the Canadian software development firm Ultimate TechnoGraphics, Joanne David, president and CEO, considers the new product Imposer to be a welcome step forward: "We want to support our customers, which so far mainly consisted of digital printing press users and all main manufacturers of digital printing presses. It is great to know that from now on offset printers will also benefit from our imposition expertise."
About manroland web systems
manroland web systems is a leading manufacturer of web offset printing systems. The company provides solutions for commercial web offset, newspaper and digital printing. A worldwide sales and service network also markets ancillary printing equipment and pressroom products, as well as software products and workflow management systems.
About Ultimate TechnoGraphics
Automation drives results in printing. This is the foundation of all Impostrip product developments and today printers swear by Impostrip’s speed, power, flexibility and ease of use in a digital or hybrid environment. Ultimate TechnoGraphics invented digital imposition with the first release of Impostrip in 1989, and has continued to play a leading role in the market ever since while providing the most innovative and progressive imposition products. Ultimate today leads in imposition and finishing automation software solutions. The company has a rich history of providing and integrating imposition technologies into hardware and software workflow solutions for print and finishing industry leaders, including Duplo, Glunz and Jensen, HP, Muller Martini, Ricoh, Xerox, and others.
Source: manroland web systems.