Heidelberg helps print shops towards an integrated workflow

Prinect S from Heidelberg not only delivers integration between prepress and the pressroom but it is also possible to accept job data from MIS systems, which gives the potential for boosting transparency, productivity and reducing costs. Importantly, job data is entered once and used by all applications and operators in a Prinect integrated workflow environment. Not only does this save time but also minimizes errors - everyone sees the same job data right through the production process.

Offering automated prepress with PDF processing, layout creation, and proof/plate output plus management of the printing of a job, including ink presetting, this system uniquely works in the way you work - a job-specific approach - not in the old-fashioned sheet or flat-based ways. What’s more, a Prinect Cockpit enables users to check the status of all print jobs in prepress and the pressroom at any time.

To output data as a proof or on a printing plate, Prinect-S uses another new product which was unveiled at IPEX 2010 - the Prinect Renderer. This innovation supports all the screening processes familiar from Prinect MetaDimension as well as all the unique Prinect features like Plate-on-Demand, ink savings and calibrated multi-colour separations.

Like other Prinect solutions, the system is operated using a common interface - the Prinect Cockpit. And the Prinect-S installation and training requirements are simple and cost effective - its reduced complexity adds to savings achieved from the very beginning.

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