Esko is promoting its i-cut Suite software that streamlines entire workflow for large format digital print and finishing market. The different i-cut Suite modules provide all essential tools to deliver materials with optimal efficiency and productivity, regardless of the type, source and variety of the incoming job information.
i-cut Preflight handles efficient preflighting of incoming PDF data, ensuring jobs will RIP and print correctly. A set of interactive tools makes it possible to apply corrections without having to have access to the native design application.
i-cut Layout interactively builds and edits sheet layouts, saving printing time and increasing substrate utilization. Nesting of individual pieces can follow multiple strategies. For ‘minimum waste’, different jobs will be grouped on one sheet for optimal material use. ‘Maximum productivity’, best for high quantity orders, creates as many identical sheets as possible to reduce setup times for printing and finishing.
Full integration with the i-cut Vision Pro control system assures accurate die-less cutting. Registration marks and barcodes are added, reducing operator setup time at the finishing station to a minimum.
Users can easily upgrade to advanced modules, including Structural Design with direct integration with standard structural design programs; Graphics Preparation to create a cutting contour for both vector and image files; and True Shape Nesting delivers additional material optimization when dealing with irregular shapes.