Digital print continues to revolutionize every part of commercial, wide format, and packaging print. But more complex production workflows and ever-tighter deadlines and service level agreements put print production output under the spotlight. Many print workflows are still challenged by scaled-up demands, or the increased speed of digital printers. At booth 314 during Dscoop Edge World 2023, DALIM SOFTWARE (www.dalim.com), makers of software solutions for creating, producing, and managing print content, will be showing printers that they can substantially improve processing—and printer—speeds, with DALIM DRIVE.
DALIM DRIVE. Print-ready file optimization in real time
Just as important as print engine performance is the digital front-end (DFE) that feeds it. When a DFE receives a problem file, production is paused, or even halted. A bad file can choke an entire print run—a potentially costly result. Poorly built files, often arriving from many different sources, increase the chances of on-press failure.
Thus, a key factor in assuring fast and predictable output is ensuring the DFE is consistently fed with clean, optimized, print-ready files. DALIM DRIVE prepares files for trouble-free digital production and fixes problem files while quarantining unprintable files—thus eliminating file-processing bottlenecks. DALIM DRIVE is a digital print production tool that seamlessly integrates within existing production systems, and scales as a company’s workload grows.
DALIM DRIVE meets the exacting demands of high-speed digital print. Built on DALIM SOFTWARE’s extensive experience in high-productivity print workflow solutions, DALIM DRIVE can preflight, normalize, optimize and even repair PDFs files in near real time. DALIM DRIVE delivers substantially more power and speed to any mature workflow system, and can load balance to deliver these tasks faster. Relying on its unique scalable technology, DALIM DRIVE can process and output 20 pages—or more—per second. Printers can scale more massively, more quickly.
Thus, printers with very challenging data requirements can quickly and seamlessly maximize performance of high-speed digital presses. One user has trapped tens of thousands of jobs a day—sometimes with many pages—from their internally developed workflow. A direct mail company used DALIM DRIVE in its existing workflow to preflight and normalize more than two million prepress tasks in a year, saving countless hours of Adobe CC editing. Another print provider can preflight and fix, on average, significantly more personalized PDF files per second. This resulted in substantial cost savings.
Building a complete production system with job tracking, using DALIM ES
For companies who require a more complete workflow, DALIM ES is a complete workflow system with a production tracking, review and approval system that provides job visibility and status—and, for accounting, statistics about how long every job takes. Now a printer can know where all its jobs are.
DALIM ES provides a wide range of tools, combining a world-class production workflow, project management/collaboration, online proofing, and asset management. It can be scaled to handle any number of traditional and digital presses. And, it seamlessly pulls information into job tickets from virtually any ERP system.
“Most print providers are very comfortable with their legacy workflows. However, the increased printer speeds make it very difficult to deliver printable files without causing idle time for the printer. The most efficient upgrade is to add DALIM DRIVE specialized workflow tasks into an existing workflow, eliminating legacy software inefficiencies,” explains Graham Blanks, DALIM SOFTWARE Director of Business Operations, North America. “The greatest travesty would be to invest in an extremely speedy HP press without the firepower to keep it operating at all times. We believe Dscoop Edge attendees would greatly benefit from a visit to the DALIM SOFTWARE booth.”
Anyone interested in learning more about DALIM ES can visit www.dalim.com or contact [email protected].