EFI Monarch (Booth 2602) is a flexible, powerful, intelligent, and automated print production and management solution for large, single and multi-plant operations. One of the keys to the success of the Monarch product suite is its ability to support a high-level of workflow integration and automation.
Through the integration with Metamation’s imposition software, Monarch users in the commercial, and packaging print segments can now automate processes that have been time-consuming and/or just not reasonable to consider in an operation using manual layouts. Likewise, the fact that the planning is integrated into the Monarch workflow, means that the planning doesn’t have to be taken off-line or performed using a disconnected piece of software.
The integration takes place through the latest version of the Monarch Planner module, which can be configured to find jobs to gang run, selecting appropriate presses and paper stocks to meet end-customer requirements. Monarch Planner then submits the assembled jobs to the Metamation software engine, automatically creating a press production plan. The automatically generated production plan accounts for printing requirements as well as the full range of finishing needs, including stitching, folding, and die-cutting.