Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) announced today the
new Prinect Document Mastering 1.0 Software Solution that will give
print businesses even greater digital prepress productivity
employing its family of Digimaster Print Systems.
Prinect Document Mastering 1.0 digital prepress software,
which will be available to customers through Heidelberg market
centers worldwide beginning in April, is designed to improve
efficiency and versatility in addressing a wide range of document
printing applications on all Digimaster devices (Digimaster 9110,
Built on the industry-standard Adobe Acrobatsoftware, the new
software solution enables easy sharing of PDF documents -
regardless of the application they were originally created in. It
also provides one workflow solution for both color and
black-and-white document assembly, reinforcing Heidelberg's
commitment to enhance customers' workflows in both digital color
and digital black-and white printing.
"Prinect Document Mastering 1.0 software is a cutting-edge
application that will greatly enhance the Digimaster product
family's capabilities and dramatically reduce scan and make-ready
time for print providers," said Leonard Christopher, vice president
of workflow solutions, Heidelberg's Digital Print Solution
Center. "This version of the software also brings us ever closer to
the JDF industry standard, by enabling workflow management to
provide process reliability and flexibility."
The new Prinect Document Mastering software incorporates the
popular functionality of Imagesmart Document Mastering software and
offers additional capabilities for greater productivity.
- Employing the image editor, users can edit a color image
embedded in a PDF document, including enhancing the image's color
content and assigning an ICC profile.
- An expanded tab creation tool enables users to create tab
labels from PDF bookmarks, expanding on the powerful cut- and
bleed-tab creation capabilities of the existing software.
- More page features provided in the software enable hybrid
jobs, including the ability to define color inserts by tagging
pages as color, as well as defining color pages as "do not
print," giving operators exact control over which pages are
produced across color and black-and-white devices.
- Users can print one or more PDF documents within a folder
without opening documents, employing the individual document job
tickets or specifying a job ticket template to apply across all
documents in the batch - for both print-on-demand fulfillment and
variable-print PDF applications.
- Integrated paper catalog management allows users to add,
modify and delete papers, as well as add and delete paper
attribute values - and customize the display order of papers in
the catalog based on their needs.
Licensees can share the software for in-house and customer use
in the Prinect Document Mastering 1.0 SE mode. This mode gives the
user access to all of the functionality of the software, with the
ability to proof watermarked output at the printer - and driving
greater collaboration between print providers and customers by
enabling the customer to perform initial job set-up and soft-copy
The new software will be available beginning in April. Prices
will be given on request from the regional sales organizations.
About Prinect workflow solutions
Prinect Document Mastering 1.0 digital prepress software
joins Heidelberg's comprehensive family of Prinect workflow
solutions that are being used with great success by many businesses
in the print media industry. Highly flexible and reliable, Prinect
solutions also integrate all levels of job processing. Prinect is a
highly modular, scalable and open system providing solutions that
are tailor-made to customers' needs, easy to apply and can be
For further information:
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
Tel.: +49 (0)6221 92 5077
Fax: +49 (0)6221 92 50 46