LARGE FORMAT PRINT WORKFLOW

ALL-IN-ONE WORKFLOW SOLUTION FOR PREPRESS AND PRINT PRODUCTION

Durst Workflow is optimized for our LFP printer series and included with every new Printer:

  • Highest print quality and processing speed due to state-of-the-art Color Management technology
  • Your complete processes from data management and print data preparation to output on the printer
  • The browser-based software can be managed without any additional installations from any device

The Durst Workflow system offers a range of modules that can be expanded at any time and adapted to the requirements at hand.

PROCESS CONTROL

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DATA PREPARATION

Errors can be quickly corrected by users with minimal prepress experience. In order to be able to carry out 90 percent of the daily prepress work directly in the Workflow, over 95 Corrections are made available to the user. These include resizing and calculating distortions, Spot Color adjustment, creating cutting information, creating white or varnish forms, controlling overprint behavior, converting fonts to paths, rotating or mirroring print data, controlling the definition of black, and trimming print data based on the cut line to minimize ink consumption.

When print data is uploaded, a complete check and normalization of the data, which can be configured by the user, as well as calculation of ink consumption for the print file is carried out. Whether the production is cheaper only with CMYK or with the use of the additional OVG colors can be calculated immediately. The essential factor, ink price, is hence immediately available in the system.

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PRINT PREPARATION

In order to adapt to the production process and minimize material waste, Impositions must be created in an optimized form. Depending on the process, Step and Repeat, Nesting, Tiling as well as Manual Imposition Modes can be selected. An Imposition can be created directly in the Durst Print Workflow including the ability to create and save custom templates.

Once the assembly has been completed, the production job is ready to be Send to the Printer. The integrated Harlequin RIP is optimized for parallel processing of multiple production jobs and the use of adapted dither algorithms from different printing systems.

All setting information from the printing system as well as consumption of materials and ink during printing of the production job are sent by the printer and are displayed in the production job.

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COLOR MANAGEMENT

Spot colors can be set system, substrate, customer or just print item specific to allow easy management of spot colors and specific optimization. With a Grid Chart all spot colors can be adjusted to fit the requirement of your customer. Alternatively spot colors can also be set via a measurement using a photo spectrometer. 

A Color book including all or only customer specific Pantone colors helps to display and show your color quality.

Sophisticated options are available for optimizing the ink application or for controlling the black build-up and the grey axis, which can be used for profile calculation.

Different profiles can be created for one set of measurement data, which can be used in production depending on the subject. A reduction of up to 20% ink can be achieved quickly and realistically.

MANAGEMENT AND REPORTING

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JOB MANAGEMENT

Print Jobs can either be quickly created using a Force To Print dialog or created based on a collection of files assigned to a customer making it easy to store customer related job information.

Material Information can be imported directly from the printer.

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REPORTING

Once processing is complete, individual Print Approvals can be created and sent to the customer. The report is an InDesign template and can be defined to your specific layout requirements.

Workflow Insights

FEATURE COMPARISON

Feature
User Included 3 3
User Administration
Additional User optional optional
Rendering Speed Upgrade optional optional
Printer driver 1 included 1 included
Additional Process Color optional optional
Prepress    
Preflight
Production Job
Article & Order Management  
Customer Information  
Fixups for Data Preparation 10 >100
Approval Report  
Illustrator Plug-In  
Static Barcode   optional
Illustrator Plug-In for VDP   optional
Production Optimization    
Precalculation Ink Consumption  
Impose
Print Statistics
Color Management    
Profiling
Color Management Toolbox
Color Matching Toolbox  
Automation    
Hotfolder
XML-Hotfolder  
Integration to MIS/ERP optional optional