Canon U.S.A. released Oce PRISMAprepare 6.1, the company's all-in-one document preparation software. This solution streamlines the make-ready process from composition to production to help printing professionals shorten production turnaround times, expand their capabilities, enhance productivity and reduce operational costs, the company says. The new release also allows users to create and compose Variable Data Printing (VDP) applications.
This device-independent software optimizes the productivity capabilities of Canon's imagePRESS and imageRUNNER ADVANCE lineups, the Oce VarioPrint DP line and a variety of color and black and white production cutsheet printers.
"The document preparation process can be one of the most time-consuming aspects of production work," said Sam Yoshida, vice president and general manager, Marketing, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A. "When this process is not optimized, profitability and customer satisfaction is at risk. The improvements Canon made to the Oce PRISMAprepare software will support print providers and enhance their ability to meet increased and more complex customer needs."
The Variable Data Printing composition capabilities include adding specific content and graphics to each printed piece based on information in a linked database, and allow users to create simple VDP applications without having to open a specialized software application.
The new version also offers end-to-end workflow based on open Adobe PDF standards, and supports multiple PDF plug-ins. Print providers can take advantage of hot-folders to automate make-ready for repeating job types, eliminating unnecessary steps.
Color management features include the ability to ensure consistent spot color usage and modification of individual image tone and color reproduction prior to printing.
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company's website.