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Tilia Labs Changing the Game in Printing with Release of tilia Phoenix Version 8.0

Press release from the issuing company

New release arms printers with the industry’s most advanced planning, imposition, and AI-driven software 

OTTAWA, CANADA – Tilia Labs, Inc. (tilialabs.com), the leading developer of planning, imposition, and Artificial Intelligent (AI) software solutions announces the latest release of its industry-leading technology, tilia Phoenix. Developed for all print sectors including packaging, labels, commercial, and wide format printing, tilia Phoenix, is an AI-driven planning and imposition system shown to measurably improve print job efficiency, production, and profitability.

Supported by customer requests and industry feedback, tilia Phoenix Version 8 includes new features and enhanced functionality designed to advance the user experience, accelerate productivity, provide new levels of connectivity, and introduce the software into new markets.

Tilia Labs Chief Technology Officer, Scott More explains that the ability to fully leverage automation is critical to competing in today’s print industry. And few, if any, technologies have accelerated time, production, and cost savings like artificial intelligence.

“Highly accurate print and material consumption forecasting is nothing new to our customers,” said More. “But with version 8 we’re taking this to a whole new level. Powered by an even more sophisticated and faster AI engine, tilia Phoenix advances automation to streamline pre-press operations, more accurately estimate jobs including ink costs, evaluate best printer and finishing options, and slash material waste, all while gaining efficiencies. The results are breakthrough levels of optimization and productivity that are reflected in the bottom line.”

Print industry service providers, regardless of type, size, or complexity of operation are challenged to operate smarter, faster, and more profitably. Tilia Labs puts the industry’s most advanced planning and impositioning technology within reach of practically any printing or converting company. And with new functionality developed especially for book work and magazine printing, version 8.0 expands these benefits to widen the reach within the industry.

“This release represents a significant milestone for our company and most importantly, the expanding Tilia Labs user community,” said Tilia Labs CEO, Sagen de Jonge. “tlia Phoenix can now facilitate workflows for books and magazines printers. We see the new version 8 features as a huge benefit for current tilia Phoenix users; and we’re working to further expand this functionality and continue to accommodate all print applications across the industry.”

Additional enhancements of note include:


In today’s digital environment, cross-functional connectivity is non-negotiable. In Version 8 API functionality is further extended for even tighter integrations. Users will have access to our quick start portal for online API documentation. We’ve open sourced our Enfocus Switch connector tool allowing our customer to use freely and contribute to.


Imposition AI tools have been further optimized to automatically generate Work-and-Turn and Work-and-Tumble layouts with correct costing to compare against standard double-sided operations for sheetfed offset presses. Automating the process slashes changeover time and related labor costs.

User Interface

With reduced clicks, drag-and-drop functionality, and customized reporting, tilia Phoenix V8 evangelizes the way the industry uses software. New in this area are:

· A new PDF rendering engine provides users with separation previews. Ink visibility can be turned on/off to provide an accurate view of separation, to speed up jobs and reduce errors.

· Customized CSV Reporting feature allows users to easily import and push data into business systems.

· Portuguese language support (joining English, Spanish, French, German, and Japanese languages).

Corrugated Planning Module

A first in the industry, this module allows for advanced roll optimization of top-sheet printing and corrugating processes. Planning is performed by modeling corrugation devices and processes with options to specify number of chop and slit knives.

About tilia Phoenix

Tilia Phoenix Imposition AI takes an entirely different approach to common layout solutions. Rather than template-driven, it operates according to machine and production requirements to generate print-ready layouts on-the-fly. It factors in parameters, such as job specifications, print devices, finishing requirements, and delivery considerations, to search across potentially millions of possibilities for the optimal layout. When a final option has been selected, tilia Phoenix generates print-ready layouts and JDF or die instructions, and reports, for all devices in the production chain. Uniting planning and prepress functions, tilia Phoenix can be integrated into any workflow or MIS system enabling fast accurate estimates, accelerating prepress time, automating error-prone tasks, maximizing media usage, and reducing post-press complexity.


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