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Tilia Labs Technologies Win RED HOT Status at Print 18, Chicago

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Press release from the issuing company

Brand new tilia Phoenix planning and imposition capabilities close the loop for commercial printers – Booth 540

Ottawa, Canada – The new version of tilia Phoenix from Tilia Labs, a leading developer of planning, imposition, and automation software solutions for the graphic arts industries, has been declared one of the “RED HOT Technologies” on show at Print 18 (September 30 – October 2). The Tilia Labs booth #540 will showcase an exclusive preview of Phoenix 7.0, highlighting new capabilities in automated folding and binding processes for sheet-and web-fed production including books, brochures and catalogues.

The accolade conferred by the Association for Print Technologies recognizes the advances made by Tilia Labs in extending the reach of Phoenix beyond print applications to include imposition, planning and estimating of folding, binding, stitching, and cut and stack processes.

“We’re thrilled to receive this distinction at such as prestigious show as Print 18. We’re a young company and this provides a springboard to showcase the progress we have made in a relatively short time to deliver groundbreaking production efficiencies,” comments Sagen de Jonge, CEO of Tilia Labs. “Our customers and partners say that Phoenix is already the fastest and most dynamic cross-platform print planning and imposition solution. With the folding, stitching and binding capabilities of the forthcoming release, we’re confident they’ll find that Phoenix 7.0 closes the loop in delivering similar efficiencies through the entire print production workflow.”

tilia Phoenix 7.0 is the first solution that enables sheetfed and roll-fed printers to manage imposition, ganging and nesting for all print and postprint processes from a single source, across even the most complex production operations. Incorporating digital and conventional print output, stackers, cutters, stitchers, binders and distribution systems, the system will search across potentially millions of layout possibilities, enabling fast accurate estimates, reducing pre-press time, maximizing media usage, and reducing post-press complexity. Integrated into the printer’s chosen workflow or MIS system, changes made to artwork files outside of Phoenix are automatically detected and updated and the system dynamically adapts.

Phoenix 7.0 includes improvements for template-based planning and optimizations in the nesting algorithms for large sheets and rolls in the four-meter and above ranges. Updated rules manage how products with special inks or print embellishments are laid out to optimize efficiency, while new short-cuts and hot key functionality provide more flexibility for operators to customize their processes. Major estimating and reporting enhancements in Phoenix 7.0 allow for better analysis, accountability and future planning, including press-time granularity down to the nearest second.

Separately, Tilia Labs’ Griffin technology for large-format applications has also been recognized in the lineup of RED HOT Technologies at Print 18. Showing as part of the Enfocus exhibit on booth #736, the tilia Griffin Pro App can be seen integrated with the core Switch automation platform. Based on the tilia Griffin desktop application for wide-format planning and imposition, the Griffin Pro App was developed by Tilia Labs as a fully self-contained app available exclusively via the online marketplace of the global Enfocus Switch user community.

“The Griffin Pro App enabled by Enfocus Switch is an easy-access solution to produce faster and more efficient nesting, tiling, and ganged jobs to maximize substrate usage,” explains de Jonge. “For the many wide format printers who are still relying on the proprietary imposition software that came bundled with their machines, this technology is definitely red hot!”

For more information on Phoenix 7.0 at Print 18 click here.

Tilia Labs is offering both ad-hoc and pre-booked one-to-one demonstrations at Print 18. To request a meeting reservation, please contact info@tilialabs.com

 

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