Imposition & finishing automation in the digital environment

12-10-2017
In today's book printing market, automation is the key to solve the complex reality printers and binders have to face.

Imposition & finishing automation in the digital environment

In today's book printing market, automation is the key to solve the complex reality printers and binders have to face.

It is now a matter of fact that run length is declining and delivery time is getting shorter. In this scenario, it is important to avoid bottlenecks in the production workflow and automate critical processes.

On the pre-press side, pdf imposition, generation of dynamic barcodes for job integrity and the placing of marks is important to avoid paper waste and to enable and enhance automation.

On the finishing side, physical machines must be able to read and collect data improving efficiency and reducing human intervention. With the aim to accomplish this goal, Meccanotecnica's UNIVERSE family of automatic book sewing machines is able, thanks to smart barcode technology and the auto-programming feature, to produce different jobs of the same size but different page count on-the-fly.

Today, automation has become even easier thanks to the integration of Meccanotecnica's Hot Folder in Impostrip®.

Ultimate TechnoGraphics' Impostrip® provides indeed pre-configured automated imposition with the required file sequence, dynamic barcodes, and marks to automate with precision.

This means that the pdf file of a book can be just dragged and dropped on the Hot Folders to be ready for printing and finishing on the Universe Sewing Sheet-fed and the Universe Sewing Web-fed.

Naturally, it is still possible and viable to use other pre-press software to create pdf file ready for printing and fully compatible with the requirements of Meccanotecnica's solutions.

To find out more, visit the solution pages of Universe Sewing Sheet-Fed and Universe Sewing Web-Fed.

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