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Label Traxx launches digital prepress tool at DSCOOP

Monday, March 02, 2015

Press release from the issuing company

Label Traxx MIS will be introducing several key features for digital label printers at DSCOOP X in Washington DC from March 5-7. One of the most exciting new developments is an enhancement to the integration between Label Traxx and the prepress software Automation Engine, by EskoArtwork.
Label Traxx will now be able to pass “lead-in” and “lead-out” specifications to Automation Engine and these can be automatically printed at the beginning and end of a job. The product and job details and your company logo can be added to the technical color for the die line. The die line technical color/separation will then print on the lead-in and lead-out frames for the job. Label Traxx will also specify the number of lead-in and out frames required for that product.
The lead-in and lead-out frames are used to register the labels on the finishing equipment. Enabling Label Traxx and Automation Engine to automatically generate the lead-in/out frames saves a significant amount of time in prepress. Just printing the die-line can also result in ink cost savings as the full artwork is not printed more than required. The number of frames will also be communicated directly, eliminating the risk of mistakes due to manual data entry.
“For companies that were adding this information manually at prepress, this feature will save an inordinate amount of time,” explains Label Traxx president Ken Meinhardt. “Passing lead-in/out data from Label Traxx to Automation Engine makes the set-up of digital label jobs even more streamlined – something that’s key when you are dealing with high volumes of smaller jobs.”
Additional enhancements to the integration between Label Traxx and Automation Engine include:
Product status information is now sent from Label Traxx to Automation Engine, which specifies whether a product is new or a re-run with or without changes. Every time a Label Traxx ticket is saved, relevant updated information is automatically sent over to Automation Engine to ensure that the most recent, updated information is always available to prepress. Additional fields are now being sent from Label Traxx to Automation Engine, including the ticket priority, ticket type and tool number around.
The latest release of Label Traxx also includes the new model of click charges for the HP 20000, enabling you to estimate jobs on the press accurately and consistently. There is also a new feature which enables you to store associated documentation within different records in Label Traxx. For example, you might want to file a PDF of a customer's purchase order with the associated ticket in Label Traxx for future reference. The documentation is stored on the Label Traxx server, but is not stored within the database. 
Ask for more details from the Label Traxx team at DSCOOP X booth number 308.


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