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Automated workflow for platemaking

Newsway, in cooperation with ProImage

ABB works together with ProImage to provide you with Newsway, a unique production management system for the entire plate production process — from page input to physical plate position in the press. The integration of Newsway into the ABB world ensures consistent page planning, ripping, platemaking and presetting of the printing press.

Features

  • Plate production based on the production data (plate position, printing start time)
  • Automatic updating up to immediately before the start of printing
  • Visualization of the dependencies between editions, i.e. the pages/plates that are used in more than one edition
  • Workflow procedures that are adapted to the customer’s organization
  • Integration of existing resources, such as RIPs or proofing systems
  • Optional integrated Harlequin RIP, soft proofing and hard proofing functions
  • Comprehensive data processing (stitch, merge, text burn, etc.)
  • Efficient plate production through bitmap comparisons of different content versions
  • Freedom to define different plate output and sorting strategies

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