Major upgrades to ProofMaster and PrintFactory
Four Pees has launched a major upgrade to its proofing and large-format production product range, the first since the company took over the exclusive sales and marketing rights of ProofMaster and PrintFactory.
PrintFactory v4 builds further on the idea of being more than a Rip but rather a solution that covers all aspects of large-format production from file preparation to output and finishing. ? The new PrintFactory WebFront provides an online portal for the deliver and review of files and production specifications. With this new feature print buyers can upload their files directly into the production workflow. They can specify the number of copies and delivery specifications and can review the tiling and grommet placement in an online editor. WebFront also enables them to select the media the job should be printed on. ??
The PrintFactory Production Editor provides control of tiling, defining white space in overlaps, bleed per panel, panel numbering and allows 'save as' a template for fully automated tiling on jobs with the same tiling scheme. The Production Editor gives the operator the freedom to define where to print white ink or varnish from any object or on a whole job. It also gives control in a print and contour cut workflow. ? ?
PrintFactory Flux, which will be available as of March, is based on Enfocus Switch technology and provides a full automation platform and an easy to use interface to automate file reception and file routing. Its interaction with applications such as Adobe Creative Suite allows for automatic file standardisation from a series of incoming files formats.?
PrintFactory v4 has also expanded its list of supported devices: it now drives the Roland LEC 300 and 330. Additionally it drives the new set of Canon devices, the HP FB 7500, a series of Kongsberg cutting tables plus others.?
With the introduction of version 4 ProofMaster distinguishes two versions: ProofMaster Plus and ProofMaster Certify. ProofMaster Plus builds on the basis of contract proofing to provide a full range of tools for colour and standardisation, quality control and correction. ProofMaster Certify is the solution for out-of-the box standard compliant proofing