LithoTechnics, Inc. has released Metrix 2011.0.
Rohan Holt, President of LithoTechnics, said, “We are always looking for ways to make Metrix better – faster, smarter, and more automated. Metrix 2011.0 has some great new features that will put even more planning and imposition tasks into the “no brainer” category, eliminate more chances for error, and enhance the ease of use for which Metrix has become known.”
Beta testers have given Metrix 2011.0 an enthusiastic reception, noting that the new version lives up to the high standards to which they have become accustomed, both for stability and for innovation.
Leah Graham, Workflow Supervisor at McCallum Print Group, explained, “We are very excited about the new features in Metrix 2011.0. The automatic collation marks will save significant time during the imposition of book work and improve accuracy in our final layouts. All of the keyboard command updates will make Metrix more user-friendly and make our operators more efficient. This new release will provide overall improvements in our imposition workflow and turnaround times.”
Brett Donlan, Pre-Media Manager at Suttle-Straus, another Metrix 2011.0 beta tester, commented, “I have found LithoTechnics to be extremely open to customer feedback as they actively seek out new feature requests – which cannot be said of most companies. They are very concerned with customer satisfaction in their products, so working with them to further develop Metrix feels like a true partnership. In our switch to Metrix we have made huge strides in improving accuracy and production time. It is a great product.”
Piet Scheepstra, Metrix 2011.0 beta tester at Koninklijke Van Gorcum (Netherlands), observed, “The most important new features for us are the automated collation marks, which allow considerable improvements in the bindery for sewn products with wrap-arounds/outserts, and the expanded clone functionality. We are also moving to implement more facets of existing Metrix automation, including JDF to the cutter and closer integration with the MultiPress MIS system.”