Screen to Launch Web-to-Delivery Workflow Print-on-Demand Solutions at drupa
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.
Drawing on Screen’s long history of prepress file handling, EQUIOS integrates some of the most powerful, yet easy to use, imposition tools available. A library of standard imposition templates covers most digital press applications, as well as having the flexibility to deal with more complex litho tasks.
Color management is another key strength of EQUIOS that advances what was already available in Screen’s Trueflow prepress workflow. The ability to handle text, graphics and images independently ensures the highest quality results.
A world first for Screen at drupa 2012 will be the introduction of a cloud-based variable data application that simplifies the production of variable jobs and gives printers an investment-free entry into the fastest growing area of printing. Designers and data owners can collaborate on projects via a standard web browser before the finished file is sent to the print provider (EQUIOS user). This service will be launched within the next twelve months and demonstrated on the stand at drupa.
Truepress JetSX : commercial launch of variable data B2 sheetfed inkjet press
Previewed at Ipex 2010, the B2 sheetfed Truepress JetSX inkjet press receives its commercial launch at drupa. This advanced full-color press with full variable data and duplex printing capability prints 1620 B2 sheets/hour, equivalent to 108 A4 pages/minute. Enhancements to its specifications include the ability to handle offset and inkjet papers and boards up to 0.6 millimetre, and the ability to print fully variable data to any level of output from the Screen EQUIOS front end.