Muller Martini And Ultimate Offer JDF Connectivity For Finishing Equipment
MONTREAL—May 23rd, 2008—Ultimate Technographics, www.imposition.com, drupa hall 9/stand A61, together with Muller Martini, hall 14/stand B38, completed the certification of JDF connectivity from Impostrip to Muller Martini booklet makers www.mullermartiniusa.com
JDF Automation form Imposition to Finishing
Ultimate has developed a very high level of imposition automation and optimization for both the offset and the digital print market. The Impostrip engine connects to several types of web2print systems. Ultimate is now extending the same type of connectivity to finishing helping to connect various types of workflows to increase the profitability of the printing process. Ultimate is engaged in the development of a simple user interface for customers to set their finishing preferences for the specific equipment they use as part of the imposition workflow.
Imposition impact on finishing
“We create Impositions just like a mold that is used to pour pages in based on the exact look and feel that we want to create as the final product for the consumer, for this reason imposition impacts on finishing, in many ways,” says Joanne David, Executive VP at Ultimate. “Moving forward with the certification of our JDF with Muller Martini’s saddle stitchers will definitely offer our customers new advantages for a greater level of automation.”
“Many printers have been prevented from creating a CIP4 standardized workflow to their bindery due to the fact that their have been few solutions that are capable of generating a Job Definition Format (JDF) file that includes bindery specifications,” explains Peter Doyle,
Corporate Integration and Work Flow Manager at Muller Martini. “The good news for printers desiring to automate their post press workflow is that Ultimate Technographics has created a solution that allows printers to overcome this obstacle. Their imposition software can now be used to write JDF files that include bindery specifications for cutting, folding, and saddle stitching. There is no extra data entry to create these files. The specifications entered in their software during the pre-press pagination process—trim size, lap, head trim, bleeds, etc. are easily exported in the CIP4 standardized Job Definition Format, creating a JDF file that can be used on our Muller Martini saddle stitchers.