TWIST, the production automation solution has been completely updated, and provides speed improvements of up to a factor of four.
TWIST 7 is able to monitor FTP servers and receive files via email, making it easier for printers and MSPs to receive customer files, along with the usual hot folder and WEBLINK support. It extends its powerful metadata handling abilities and provides new tools for the creation and conversion of a multitude of image files.
One of the more interesting enhancements is to VisualCompare, which is typically used as a quality control tool. For example, it can compare an incoming file from a customer with the final, print-ready version, to check if any errors have been introduced during production. It is also used to compare the plate output of two different RIP technologies (Adobe PDF Print Engine vs. Harlequin for example), to identify potential ripping errors. With TWIST 7, with VisualCompare it is also possible to compare a single piece of artwork (for example a single label or package) with the same file on a complete imposed form. TWIST will automatically identify the location of single reference file on a large form. This way, printers can easily identify issues introduced at step & repeat or nesting.