Launched in September 2013, version 6.1 of the Océ PRISMAprepare all-in-one document make-ready software offers users even more functionality than before, while still delivering the same straightforward user experience.
The make-ready software meets printers’ prepress needs in one solution with a user-friendly display. From cleaning up pages and enhancing documents to checking and correcting colours, as well as preparing documents to accommodate staples, fold lines or punch holes – this all-in-one solution even enables the operator to prepare documents for booklet-making or perfect binding. By meeting all of these needs, the software solution makes it easy to automate all repetitive jobs from document preparation through to production, freeing up operator time for other work. Océ PRISMAprepare is developed with extensive input from the user community, which ensures ease of use and a short learning curve for new users. In addition, the ‘what you see is what you get’ (WYSIWYG) approach to job preparation reduces the need for proofs because users know that what they see on the screen is exactly what will print.
Océ PRISMAprepare 6.1 now features a Variable Data Printing (VDP) functionality, making it possible for users to add variable data including text and images to PDF files. This is especially useful in applications such as business cards, direct mail or personalised training manuals. Combining variable data in the make-ready workflow not only improves productivity, but even more importantly it gives users the opportunity to enhance the value of print applications.
Another new feature is the ‘hot folder’ functionality, which enables users to manage multiple folders at the same time and also associate them with predesigned workflow templates, shortening turnaround times and reducing errors.
Version 6.1 of Océ PRISMAprepare is based on an Adobe PDF library, making it possible to copy and paste between multiple PRISMAprepare windows. Finally, Océ PRISMAprepare 6.1 enables real-time status checks of the printing device that the operator wants to use.