The most popular odystar new generation packaging

2022-08-04
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Odystar new generation packaging and printing workflow

artwork system company not only successfully launched ArtPro and nexus prepress system, but also developed a new version of odystar for the packaging field. An intelligent plug-in, inpdf, is launched synchronously with odystar 2.5, which enables Adobe Illustrator software to be freely used in PDF 1.5 environment

odystar workflow was introduced to the commercial/publishing market in drupa in 2004. Since then, odystar has won a good reputation for its ease of use and effective improvement of prepress efficiency. The new version developed for packaging manufacturers is a natural development of the previous version, which complements the existing features of ArtPro and nexus software. Mr. Jan ruysschaert, European sales director of artwork systems, said: "ArtPro has become a standard packaging prepress production software, which has been used by more than 9000 users all over the world. Nexus is a very popular digital workflow, and we increasingly find that it will be an important product in the next few years. Nexus has professional versatility, and it is designed for complex live parts, such as live parts that combine a lot of work at all stages of printing."

"However, the requirements for most of the pre press work of packaging are very simple, as long as there are standard templates and as few changes as possible. This new version of odystar is designed to help packaging enterprises automate their workflow, and odystar can significantly reduce employee shrinkage: the number of maximum force, shrinkage strength, yield strength, modulus of elasticity, production time and errors raised by commercial customers, which will bring greater benefits to packaging enterprises The interests of. "

odystar is a highly automated digital workflow, which does not require high skills of operators. The system can be easily integrated with rip and workflow provided by other manufacturers to convert existing output devices - proofing machine, imagesetter and plate making machine - into PDF 1.5 compatible devices. Odystar, which runs on the Macintosh OSX system platform, is a real PDF 1.5 workflow. It can provide a series of automated prepress tools, including: pre inspection and correction of major manufacturing innovation achievements in China. Examples of breakthroughs include: the first product entered the pilot phase, and the flight test of the domestic large aircraft C919 was successful; The first flexible composite industrial robot was successfully developed; The world's largest single radio telescope was completed; The world's largest gene bank has been put into operation, and advanced trapping, continuous drying, proofing, processing and printing

artwork Systems Co., Ltd. cooperates odystar and gateway to make it multifunctional for PDF format. For example, although prepress customs can realize flexible conversion of elements (text to image, overprint, Pantone), there are still many proofing direct drivers (Sherpa, Epson, HP) and specific FTP output devices. The merge color separation switch can accept PDF color separation files and convert them to composite PDF before re merging

"obviously, we regard JDF as an important technology. The 'JDF to PDF' function can recognize the JDF mosaic files from the front-end system of the collage and save them in PDF format", Mr. ruysschaert explained: "odystar integrates a continuous exposure device to enable users to create JDF templates. For highly complex printing, operators can work by using the continuous exposure function of ArtPro or powerlayout."

since there is no need for additional pre inspection at this stage, operators can greatly enhance safety assurance and improve productivity by entering certified PDF 1.4/1.5 data in the workflow. Odystar 2.5 is equipped with the latest certified PDF 1.4/1.5 Library of enfocus, so that all relevant pre inspection, approval and correction functions are available

shuttle technology, a bridge for information exchange

shuttle technology realizes information exchange between front-end application software and workflow based on soap (Simple Object Access Protocol). Using shuttle technology, the operator can control the parameters of live parts, and any workstation can submit and restore live parts

"A typical case is that a customer of an art company that can store work systems may have 5 to 10 MAC terminal computers installed with ArtPro, but he also has more than 20 computers installed with illustrator, Photoshop, quark Xpress and other software. Now we can let these more than 20 computers access the shuttle communication software. This new shuttle technology can also be used as a plug-in for Adobe Illustrator, so that operators can access him at any time Software of your choice. "

intelligent inpdf plug-in

artwork system company estimates that about 80% of the packaging design is completed by Adobe Illustrator CS. Therefore, the company has developed an intelligent plug-in called inpdf, which strengthens the exchange of illustrator files and PDF prepress files. In addition, the company can provide local franchises so that customers can install any number of computers with only one software payment

this new plug-in allows users to retain the powerful functions of illustrator and have the advantage of operating in PDF environment. It can be said to be a fish and bear's paw. One problem that may occur when converting an illustrator file to a PDF file is that when converting the converted PDF file back, information such as layers, groups, text or image links may be lost. Some tools (such as brush, gallery and panel) may no longer be available

when a file is modified in the PDF environment, the inpdf plug-in can save the functionality of the illustrator without losing the live part information by shielding the illustrator function. The inpdf plug-in enables the operator to open PDF documents from other prepress and workflow (such as ArtPro, nexus and odystar), including documents not created by illustrator; And save as an illustrator file. This new plug-in can recognize PDF 1.5 documents, including the N color space of the oriented device, and convert them to illustrator printing without losing all layer, group and image link information

advanced trapping technology

odystar's trapping ability is based on an advanced four step trapping process, which retains all PDF 1.4 transparent effects without planarization. Now, artwork systems has further improved the functions of the new odystar. Trapping is based on ink library to distinguish opaque ink, white ink, varnish and professional ink. The trapping of PDF documents can be realized through the layering or segmentation of certified PDF documents, which can be saved additionally. Because layered or trapped PDF files use the new inpdf plug-in to enhance the PDF processing of illustrator, the trapped printing can be restored to Adobe Illustrator

market prospect

"we believe that the main market of odystar 2.5 initially lies in existing customers, because one of the advantages of odystar 2.5 is that it can interact with ArtPro and nexus for mutual benefit", Mr. ruysschaert said: "for example, if a printing factory is processing a simple printing job with local complexity, the operator uses the highly complex continuous drying tool in the front-end application software (such as ArtPro, powerlayout or powertepper) to process the complex part. After processing, the odystar system automatically collects data. Then, the workflow will continue to complete other parts of the printing job."

in addition to existing users, artwork systems believes that odystar 2.5 has the characteristics of convenient use, low installation cost and high efficiency, which has a strong attraction to the vast packaging market. The inpdf plug-in has obtained a local network license with a price of about 32000 euros. The packaging and printing factory can purchase odystar software. Existing users (whether commercial or packaging printing) can easily upgrade to version 2.5 and enjoy the advantages of the new version of the tool

source: global color box industry

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