Prinect is the print shop workflow and your gateway to integrated print production. It combines production with management processes within a workflow. Get prinected - for optimized processes and increased cost-effectiveness in your print shop.
Active control of the print process based on secure data
Cost-effective print production starts at the job acceptance and costing stage. It continues from the prepress through press stages to postpress and invoicing. In order to take decisions based on wellfounded data and actively control processes, you need precise information about the current status of a job. You can turn over print jobs in a very short time, while keeping quality and costs effectively under control, even in the case of unplanned modifications .
End-to-end transparency for fast decisions
Prinect is based on the open industry standard JDF. This makes the individual operations transparent and allows end-to-end control of the print shop. All parties involved in the process work from a single set of data, a centralized JDF for all processes - a digital job folder containing all the information relating to a job.
Maximum automation and direct control in your prepress department
Prinect automates processes that were previously performed manually, speeding them up and minimizing errors. Users are freed up from routine tasks, yet still retain complete control at all times. If necessary, they can intervene for purposes of regulation.
The RIP for maximum productivity
Prinect features a double RIP configuration. The new generation of software allows both direct ripping of PDF documents and the tried-and-tested PostScript format. PDF documents are correctly processed including any transparency contained within them, thereby eliminating proof and plate output errors. Identical output results can be produced anywhere in the workflow. This standardized presentation makes print processes highly reliable and productive. An additional internal data control system is no longer required and the whole process is faster and more cost-effective.
Identical results for proof and printing plate
Prinect uses the same RIP for proof and plate and therefore provides the ideal basis for joint color management and identical output results. In other words, the proof accurately anticipates the result that will later be achieved when printing on the press.
Perfect color management and proofing
With Prinect, all standard proofers can be directly controlled, as both TIFF and PDF files can be exported. In order to ensure predictable, repeatable color reproduction for proof and print, Prinect uses ICC color profiles. These can be processed directly with no need for further conversion. Embedded profiles can also be directly evaluated in PDF/X files. In order to regulate the precision of color matching, even more individually, Prinect offers special tools for interactive profile generation. For instance, by re-profiling difficult color areas step by step, ICC profiles can be generated with a mean deviation between proof and print that the human eye cannot distinguish.
Free choice of screening processes
Prinect covers all screening processes, from the classic amplitude-modulated (AM) screening through frequency-modulated (FM) to hybrid screening. This versatility means you are sure to find the best screen for all customer configurations - plates, platesetters, papers and press. It is possible to combine different screening processes within a PDF document so that individual text, image and graphic objects can each be processed using the best method. Only the screening methods integrated in Prinect are available for selection in the PDF. This helps prevent incorrect settings. Object-dependent screening improves print quality, producing very high-quality results.