ImageSmart Document Mastering 2.0 features Heidelberg created
plug-in for more productive workflow
Digital print providers can manage their documents faster and
easier - with the click of a mouse - with the new ImageSmart
Document Mastering 2.0. The ImageSmart software is a complete
workflow software employing a PDF-based open-architecture.
ImageSmart Document Mastering 2.0 from Heidelberg provides
expanded func-tionality for high-volume print systems, including
the Digimaster 9110 Network Imaging System. Easy to use, the new
software features simple "point-and-click" and "drag-and-drop"
functionality with a simple user interface for intuitive
The software's centerpiece is the new SmartBoard plug-in from
Heidelberg, enabling a range of new functions in the ImageSmart
Document Mastering application. It provides full support of job
tickets and enables users to easily change paper color or sizes
within a document, update paper catalogs, specify finishing
options, such as stitching and bookletmaking, and import documents
directly from the ImageSmart Document Library, a secure storage
area for electronic documents.
"This new ImageSmart product reinforces Heidelberg's
commitment to improving print businesses' digital workflow," said
Gerry Giuliano, ImageSmart Technical Marketing Manager for NexPress
Solutions LLC, which markets products manu-factured by Heidelberg's
Digital Solution Center. "With ImageSmart Document Mastering 2.0,
we are giving customers a total PDF-based workflow package that is
easy to use and will boost productivity and profitability."
Giuliano noted that Document Mastering 2.0 also serves as a
basis for future ImageSmart solutions that support the job
definition format (JDF).
ImageSmart Document Mastering 2.0 is the latest offering in
Heidelberg's ImageSmart Workflow Suite, a product portfolio built
on a scalable, open architecture and designed to improve the
digital printing workflow. ImageSmart software helps printers
maximize their capabilities and provides powerful job submission
and document mastering functions. ImageSmart Document Mastering 2.0
utilizes the industry-standard Adobe Acrobat 5.0 software.
At the heart of the Document Mastering 2.0 application is a
new plug-in developed by Heidelberg. The SmartBoard plug-in greatly
expands the functionality of the Document Mastering software.
Greater workflow control
- Full integration of job tickets. Users can create custom job
tickets; create, store and retrieve document-level job tickets;
view and customize job and ac-counting settings; and save job
tickets for specific jobs.
- Page-level functionality. Page-level features can be easily
selected within a document, such as changing paper color or paper
sizes within a document. It's intuitive, using the easy-to-use
- Paper catalog updates. Printers can keep customers updated on
their paper selections by sending files to customers, who can
insert the file into Smart-Board.
- High-speed direct printing. Allowing full access to the
Digimaster 9110, users can print directly from the plug-in, using
- Document importing. The plug-in provides interaction with the
ODMA-based ImageSmart Document Library, so users can open
documents directly into Document Mastering 2.0. PDF, TIFF and
PostScript level 2 or 3 documents can be opened automatically.
Other file types, such as Quark, PageMaker and Illustrator, are
converted to PDF before opening.
- Portable file. The software embeds all printing and finishing
information into the PDF file, giving users a portable file that
can be accessed by other customers who employ the SmartBoard
Like its version 1.5 predecessor, ImageSmart Document
Mastering 2.0 delivers benefits of the universal PDF file format.
It enables print customers to perform basic capabilities,
such as cutting, copying and pasting; cropping images; erasing
pixel-level image data within a PDF file; drawing a pixel or line
into a current image; adjusting contrast and/or brightness; and
adjusting hue, saturation and/or brightness.
This allows collaboration between the printer and the
customer to ensure customer requirements are being met. In
addition, the SmartBoard plug-in increases printers' productivity
by allowing print-ready files submitted by customers to be
preflighted automatically with hard-copy proofing.
Configurations and availability
Heidelberg will offer the ImageSmart Document Mastering
2.0 in two configurations:
- ImageSmart Document Mastering 2.0 Suite for a complete
turnkey PDF workflow.
- ImageSmart Document Mastering SmartBoard for printing
environments already employing Adobe Acrobat 5.0. The
plug-in-only option provides flexibil-ity for customers already
using a PDF-based workflow.
Both configurations will be available in English, German and
French in select markets in the first quarter of 2002.
For more information:
Heidelberg Solution Center Digital
Tel.: +1 (0)716 512 80 54
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
Tel.: +49 (0)6221 92 50 77