Finishing & Screen Printing
Imaging Solutions and Ultimate TechnoGraphics Provide Fully Automated Multi-Format Print Solution
Thursday 04. August 2022 - layflat books and canvas framing, and Ultimate TechnoGraphics, leader in imposition and finishing automation, join forces to offer a fully automated digital photo prints workflow optimised to save paper and offer maximum efficiency and flexibility.
Imaging Solutions AG, a Swiss manufacturer specializing in image enhancement software and modular systems for the automated production of on-demand photo prints, layflat books and canvas framing, and Ultimate TechnoGraphics, leader in imposition and finishing automation, join forces to offer a fully automated digital photo prints workflow optimised to save paper and offer maximum efficiency and flexibility.
Multi-format print orders are a challenge for print labs. While they are growing in percentage terms, the current production process is often cumbersome and inefficient. The production and storing of partial print orders before merging and packaging is still widespread. multiCut is a fully automated industrial XY-cutter and sorter, which greatly simplifies the production of multi-format print orders without splitting them underway.
Combined with powerful automation software such as Ultimate Impostrip, print providers can benefit fully from a lights out digital workflow, while maximising each batch and each print count, while reducing operator time needed to manage this device.
“The multiCut device is available today for digitally printed rolls and can run in nearline and inline configurations,” says Anthony Pieters, CEO of Imaging Solutions, “A sheet-fed version will also be made available within 2022.”
“Combined with Ultimate Impostrip” continues Pieters, “we can provide a full end-to-end solution which is requested from print houses to minimize labor costs. As well the paper savings are tremendous using this solution.”
Ultimate Impostrip is the new standard in imposition automation providing incomparable prepress and printing efficiency, flexibility, and scalability. It has been extended to offer automatic batching and grouping for the multiCut device, making the combined solution able to run lights out for any digital press.
“We were happy to work closely with Imaging Solutions through out this project,” says Julie Watson, CEO Ultimate TechnoGraphics, “They have a dedicated team to this solution and can provide good support for the combined solution with software experts internally.”
The combined solution is a game changer for any web-to-print ecommerce operation offering multi-size photo print orders and want to minimise touch points, facilitate same day delivery and do more with less.