Release Notes 1.8.0 - Durst Workflow

With version 1.8.0, new features are included in the Impose Editor, automated data correction and processing of Production Jobs. Additional improvements have been made in the areas of color management and print data output.

New Features in Version 1.8.0

 Save Ink Profiles
Three Save Ink settings are available in the Workflow. These can be optionally selected when rendering a Production Job or calculating Ink Costs.
Save Ink Profiles
Create separate Print Items
Create separate Print Items
Multipage documents contained in Articles, Orders and Production Jobs can be split directly in the File Manager.
Additional Caption Features
An offset and/or indentation can now be defined for Captions. Additional Rotation options have also been added as well as the ability to overprint. The list of placeholders has also been updated and expanded.
Additional Caption Features
Technical Colors in the Print Item list
Technical Colors in the Print Item list

Starting with this release, the Print Item list will indicate whether the Print Item contains Technical Colors.

Barcodes and QR-Codes for Captions
In addition to Default Captions, both QR- and Barcodes Captions can be generated.
Barcodes and QR-Codes for Captions
Print Item Rotation in Nesting
Print Item Rotation in Nesting
Define either non-uniform or uniform rotation per Print Item when Nesting.
Output Settings
Prior to version 1.8.0, there were separate templates for Force Print and Production Jobs. Starting with this version, a single template type is available. Templates can still be created and managed throughout the Workflow as usual.
Output Settings
Single- or multipage Output in Nesting
Single- or multipage Output in Nesting
This function offers the ability to impose Print Items in a Production Job creating multiple pages, ensuring that all items are placed.
System Settings for Lead In/Out
In the system-wide settings, both Lead In/Out quantity and the colors to be printed can be defined. This setting is applied only to new Production Jobs and not existing ones.
System Settings for Lead In/Out
User-defined Substrate Definitions
User-defined Substrate Definitions
When configuring the Output Settings or configuring a template, user-defined Substrate Definitions can now be created and saved directly.
 Nesting Optimization
Single page impositions can be optimized with the push of a button. By activating the optimization process, material waste can be reduced.
Nesting Optimization
Nesting Optimization
Output Color Spaces
Output Color Spaces
In this area you can upload and manage your own printer ICC profiles. These can then be used for purposes of comparison in the Gamut Viewer.
Assign Substrates to Color Setup
Until now, Color Setups were always assigned to a Substrate. Now Color Setups can be assigned to several Substrates. Respective Color Policies can be used for all assigned Substrates.
Assign Substrates to Color Setup
Systemwide DeviceN-Spot Colors
Systemwide DeviceN-Spot Colors
Starting with this version, DeviceN Spot Color definitions can be created System-wide, or Substrate- and Customer specific. By uploading a Print Item, Spot Color mapping is performed automatically. To avoid problems, an additional Lab definition is stored for each DeviceN color definition. This provides the Workflow with a fallback solution, should the Color Configuration change, for example.
Working Color Space
The most common international standards for CMYK, RGB and Grayscale profiles are already included in the Workflow. Alternatively, you can upload and manage your own standards and select them in the Gamut Viewer for comparison.
Working Color Space
Gamut Viewer
Gamut Viewer
From this version on it is possible to compare two Color Setups, Color Policies and/or Working Color Spaces or Output Color Spaces. To more accurately compare Color Setups, a variety of settings are available.
PDF-Printer
From now on a predefined printer type called »Adobe – PDF« is available, which can be used to copy a print ready impose output PDF into a defined target directory. From there, this output PDF can be processed automatically by third party providers.
PDF-Printer
PSB- und SVG-Data
Uploading and using PSB and SVG data is now supported. SVG data must meet certain criteria to be processed correctly.
Deleting Substrates
Substrate Definitions, Substrates and Substrate Categories can be deleted in the Workflow. Print Items that use a deleted Substrate are automatically mapped to a system Substrate.
Lasercomb Cutting Device
We now offer support for the ProDigi series of Lasercomb Cutting Devices. Selecting this device in the Workflow will automatically generate the most common Marks and create a DIN Cutfile, which is transferred to the Lasercomb Plotter- Software.
New Routine
A new routine is available which will automatically delete all Production Jobs older than a specified date. In this case, deleted Production Jobs cannot be restored.
Protek Cutting Device
We now offer support for the Unico TT series from Protek.
 Rest API
New functions for Orders, Articles and Production Jobs are available with version 1.8.0 of the REST API.
 Fixups
The following new Fixups have been added:
  • Add White outline for colored areas
    Adds a white outline for selected color areas to reduce bleeding of the colors.
  • Extract Print Items from page
    Creates a multipage PDF from a single Print Item.
  • Remove Spot Color
    Previously selected Spot Colors are deactivated in the drop-down menu.
  • Resize TrimBox
    If the defined TrimBox is larger than the MediaBox or BleedBox, these boxes will also be enlarged.
  • Split a long Print Item into several pages
    This Fixup now offers two ways to split the page. Either by Height or number of pages.
  • Change Tint Value for Spot Color
    Change the tint value for your selected Spot Color.
  • Add a second Dieline
    For all Fixups where a Dieline can be added, we now offer the ability to add an additional Dieline. You can also add an additional Dieline to an existing one.

Improvements

Editing Color Setups
When editing an existing Color Setup, Color Configurations can no longer be changed.
Job-Ticket extension for RHO
Additional information is written into the RHO Job Ticket, which can optionally be used in the printer software or as an inprint.
Additional license information
The maintenance contract number is now displayed in the Workflow under license information. This number must be used when creating service tickets.
 Fixups
  • Add a Dieline to irregular shapes
    Adds a Dieline to irregular shapes. We’ve added a new feature that ignores the specified Spot Color contained in the document.
  • Scale Page Content
    Scales the page content to a specific size or based on a percentage. The existing Bleed is adjusted according to the defined scale.

  • Delete Spot Colors
    Multiple Spot Colors can be selected and deleted simultaneously.

  • Convert pure black to rich black
    This Fixup looks for CMYK values of 0/0/0/100, RGB values of 0/0/0 or Grayscale values of 100 and replaces them with the defined CMYK values. All color tones or all values from 0% to 100% of the conversion are also included.
Production Format
From this version on, the Production Format is displayed in addition to the ImageBox dimensions (view format). The Production Format is the result of the ImageBox dimensions plus the expected bleed.
Production Format
Rotate CutData
Rotate CutData
CutData which includes the complete cutting file, i.e., cutting paths and device dependent Marks, - can now be rotated separately by 0° or 90°.
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