Ottawa, Canada - Tilia Labs Inc., creator of tilia Phoenix, the new standard for planning and imposition automation, today announces the immediate release of their new automatic layout solution for wide format printers, tilia Griffin.
tilia Griffin is a prepress solution to automate the layout creation process for wide format printing. It sports a modern, ultra-responsive interface, beautiful visuals, and intuitive design. Under the hood, Griffin leverages the blazing fast Phoenix nesting engine to create true-shape tightly nested layouts, helping drive down substrate costs, reduce errors, and increase throughput. A key advantage of Griffin is its vendor neutrality. It is designed to work well with virtually all wide format printing and cutting machines.
The workflow in Griffin is extremely simple and can be mastered with minimal training. To start out, artwork files are input into the system with various production information such as quantity, shape, and size. Users can then select from a library a substrate board or roll size and automatically generate tightly nested results. Once nesting has completed, marks such as registration, barcodes, and grommets are automatically added. Finally, output can be generated for printing and cutting using presets for different devices. All of this can be completed in minutes.
Tilia Labs announced Griffin just prior to drupa last year and received an overwhelmingly positive response and interest from end users and vendors alike. The release today is the culmination of almost a year of hard work and a successful beta program, fine tuning usability, design, and most of all performance. The results are astounding: tightly packed complex true shape nesting results in seconds, coupled with beautiful design and automated marks.
Sagen de Jonge, CEO of Tilia Labs, says, “The release of tilia Griffin today marks a big milestone for our company. It is our second product to roll out into the market, and it also shows our dedication to the wide format segment, which we feel has a lot of room to grow and we have a lot of value to offer. Initial testing with beta customers has been very positive so we’re excited to now begin offering to the general public and confident customers will enjoy fast return on investment with the time savings and advantages it has to offer”.