Updated solutions from OneVision Software for wide format printing

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Updated solutions from OneVision Software for wide format printing
Automated cut line merging

OneVision Software together with partner Canon will present the new version of its wide format automation suite for automating the prepress stage of wide and super wide format printers at the FESPA. OneVision is showing its solutions for the printing industry not only on the booth of its technology partner Canon Deutschland, but also on its own booth.

Just in time for FESPA, the Regensburg-based company is releasing its new software version 18.1 of the automation software for large format printers, which contains new nesting features. Thanks to automated intersection line merging, the number of intersection lines and thus the cutting time is considerably reduced. In addition, spot colors can now be extracted from PDF files. For example, cut lines or white masks can be automatically removed for printing and at the same time a separate file can be created with only the spot colors for further processing – e.g. by a cutter. The automation of this task speeds up production times.

“The automation of the production workflow is becoming increasingly important for our customers, who produce a wide variety of applications on our printing systems. We are meeting these requirements more and more with the close cooperation with OneVision. So, a full automation of data acceptance, data checking and data preparation up to the printing system is possible. This makes it possible to achieve quick and lasting effects when considering the commercial aspects of production” Mathieu Peeters, marketing director B2B Canon Deutschland GmbH, comments.

However, the cooperation and automation does not end with printing, but continues during the cutting process. At the OneVision booth, various print products made of rigid and flexible material, prepared and nested with OneVision software, will be cut live on site with the Oce ProCut G3 2500L.

2023 promises an interesting ride for print in India

Indian Printer and Publisher founded in 1979 is the oldest B2B trade publication in the multi-platform and multi-channel IPPGroup. While the print and packaging industries have been resilient in the past 33 months since the pandemic lockdown of 25 March 2020, the commercial printing and newspaper industries have yet to recover their pre-Covid trajectory.

The fragmented commercial printing industry faces substantial challenges as does the newspaper industry. While digital short-run printing and the signage industry seem to be recovering a bit faster, ultimately their growth will also be moderated by the progress of the overall economy. On the other hand book printing exports are doing well but they too face several supply-chain and logistics challenges.

The price of publication papers including newsprint has been high in the past year while availability is diminished by several mills shutting down their publication paper and newsprint machines in the past four years. Indian paper mills are also exporting many types of paper and have raised prices for Indian printers. To some extent, this has helped in the recovery of the digital printing industry with its on-demand short-run and low-wastage paradigm.

Ultimately digital print and other digital channels will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future. For instance, there is no alternative to a rise in textbook consumption but this segment will only reach normality in the next financial year beginning on 1 April 2023.

Thus while the new normal is a moving target and many commercial printers look to diversification, we believe that our target audiences may shift and change. Like them, we will also have to adapt with agility to keep up with their business and technical information needs.

Our 2023 media kit is ready, and it is the right time to take stock and reconnect with your potential markets and customers. Print is the glue for the growth of liberal education, new industry, and an emerging economy. We seek your participation in what promises to be an interesting ride.

– Naresh Khanna

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