A new Packaging Layout Automation (PLA) feature with KODAK PRINERGY POWERPACK Workflow helps package printers reduce operational costs, improve production efficiencies and increase time-to-market. The only automated packaging layout software, the PLA capability uses KODAK PRINERGY Rules-Based Automation Software and the advanced imposition engine of KODAK PANDORA Step-and-Repeat Software to speed and streamline complex packaging jobs. The new feature will help packaging printers eliminate thousands of layout templates previously required to manage complex packaging production workflows.
Built on the award-winning PRINERGY Rules-Based Automation Software, the PLA feature enables easy entry of project information using customizable electronic job tickets for quick, efficient layout creation. Users can then set up validation rules to eliminate common operator errors and automate comparisons of input parameters against “known” manufacturing specifications stored in the KODAK PRINERGY Oracle Database relevant to materials and equipment.
The PLA feature also eliminates redundant data through automating processing upon receipt of JDF or XML input files from MIS/ERP Systems, which contain specific layers and rules. To further increase efficiency, PLA software triggers automation through customer interaction that takes place using the KODAK INSITE Prepress Portal System.