Mark Andy has developed ProWorkx Label Suite, an imposition tool streamlining and automating label production setup, including in-line printing and embellishment processes, in response to an increasing number of hybrid press users.
ProWorx Label Suite is an Adobe Creative Cloud extension tailored to Mark Andy’s hybrid presses. It provides job defining and imposition for printing and post-processing, including die-cutting, and, according to the company, allows for more efficient and sustainable label production.
The new software offers an intuitive panel space to design, calculate, and record step and repeat data for semi-rotary and full rotary die-cutting. It saves and recalls imposition template files as well as exports XML data for use in a pre-press automation system.
The primary function is the creation of an automatic imposition grid with direct control of PDF layers for separation to die and flexo plates. Independent control of individual label lanes makes ProWorx Imposition suitable for multi-SKU gang printing, while Data Merge Assistant features support variable data printing.
“ProWorx Label Suite is another software solution in our portfolio, following the recently launched sMArt Link – a real-time, on-press data collection and press monitoring system for narrow-web devices,” Mark Andy senior DFE specialist Ben Richardson said.
“It is Mark Andy’s response to customer feedback on their requirements and expectations. It is designed to complement our top-class hybrid technology and offers converters an advanced software solution that brings efficiency and sustainability to the entire manufacturing process.”
As an Adobe Creative Cloud plugin, pre-press operators can download and begin working with ProWorx in a software environment they are already familiar with.
As the software is a proprietary solution, it is tailored to the specifics of Mark Andy’s hybrid presses and the different types of jobs that converters produce.
“Mark Andy has continually expanded its portfolio of hybrid presses based on inkjet and toner technology,” Richardson added.
“It offers numerous options in terms of digital printing and conventional embellishment. Hybrid label production brings a layer of complexity to the production process that is combined with the need to make the best return on digital press investment.
“ProWorx Label Suite was created specifically to assist our customers to leverage the advantages of digital hybrid technology whilst maintaining a high level of job throughput and accuracy.”
Mark Andy provides the necessary training via self-paced guides available on my.markandy.com or via a remote session with one of the pre-press experts.