ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. - Screen (USA), a leader in prepress and print-on-demand innovations, has introduced two new versions of its enormously successful Trueflow SE workflow management system targeted toward flexographic and letterpress printers. Trueflow SE Flexo Series is a key component of Screen's Packaging Solutions with complete JDF and PDF capabilities. Available in fully automated and advanced workflow packages, Trueflow SE Flexo Series has been adapted to the unique production requirements of label, envelope, flexible packaging, folding carton and converting companies.
Trueflow SE Flexo Series utilizes the native PDF-rendering technology of the Adobe PDF Print Engine 2 core. It combines a host of powerful built-in features and new functions to streamline print management and simplify workflow processes. By capitalizing on the strengths of PDF for content definition and the JDF standard for job ticketing and process control, Trueflow SE Flexo Series significantly improves production reliability and profitability in flexo and letterpress printing environments.
Trueflow SE Flexo-Full Automation
Trueflow SE Flexo-Full Automation gives printers a world-class, start-to-finish workflow system that features workflow management, JDF/PDF packaging imposition, PDF automatic and selective trapping, and connectivity to JDF-enabled management information systems (MIS). Trueflow SE Flexo-Full Automation also includes Multi-Screening to take full advantage of Screen's industry-leading 4,800 dpi imaging resolution and Hi-Res 4800 Flexo Dot hybrid screening technology. In addition, it includes EQUIOS Online, a web-enabled file management module for remote proofing and approval.
Screen's PDF TrapEditor is a plug-in for Adobe Acrobat Professional enabling users to control detailed trap settings and provide screening instructions for each object after auto-trapping in Trueflow SE Flexo-Full Automation.
Hi-Res 4800 Flexo Dot supports the maximum 4,800 dpi resolution of Screen PlateRite FX Series flexo/letterpress imaging devices and produces more consistent relief patterns and natural-looking gradations in highlight areas. Hi-Res 4800 Flexo Dot gradations are comparable to those produced with offset litho printing equivalent to and above 200 lpi.
Screen's Multi-Screening module makes it possible to mix different types of screening methods on a single page to bring out the best in each object being printed and take full advantage of the highest resolution and screening available in the industry.
EQUIOS Online, the latest generation of Screen's automated online proofing and approval solution, allows users to upload digital files into the prepress production workflow, proof layouts and approve final pages prior to CTP output.
For users looking to unify production management, Trueflow SE Flexo-Full Automation has the ability to communicate and report back to a JDF-enabled MIS.
Trueflow SE Flexo-Advanced
Trueflow SE Flexo-Advanced automates all the essential tasks required for plate output on Screen PlateRite FX Series platesetters, such as preflight, OPI, automated trapping, RGB-to-CMYK conversion and imposition. Trueflow SE Flexo-Advanced also allows soft-proofing and output to digital imagers. It comes standard with Hi-Res 4800 Flexo Dot.
PageFit Flexo-Advanced features connectivity via 1-bit TIFF files created by any workflow system, as well as the ability to support Screen's 4,800 dpi resolution and screening. Additional image adjustments can be made easily by cropping or manual image placement for plate fitting. Once the layout is confirmed, PageFit Flexo-Advanced transmits files directly to the PlateRite FX Series device for plate output.