Xante Symphony Flexo Workflow

Xante Symphony

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Description

The all-in-one combined RIP/Prepress Workflow

Symphony Flexo Workflow is a comprehensive, turnkey PDF workflow featuring support for both the Adobe® PDF Print Engine (APPE) and Adobe® PostScript® 3™. Symphony Flexo Workflow drives a wide variety of output devices including platesetters, imagesetters, laser printers, digital color presses, copiers, inkjet printers and plotters, all from a single, state-of-the-art RIP. This means that your file output differences are a thing of the past! Symphony Flexo Workflow provides powerful scanning, trapping, screening, advanced imposition and ganging, PANTONE® Color Libraries support, and enhanced color proofing features for your output devices. You now have everything you need for prepress operation in one complete software package.

Prepress Automation

Xante SymphonySymphony Flexo Workflow with SmartDie™ performs all the repetitive and tedious work of preparing files for output by automatically applying the correct die, step & repeat, distortion, bearer bars and traps to suit a wide variety of presses and production methods. Now prepress operators can focus on preparing artwork in a simple, one-up workflow.

The exclusive, resident Die Database of Symphony Flexo Workflow allows you to create, edit and store custom die templates to suit an unlimited amount of production scenarios. You can specify step and repeat settings, apply bearer bars and automatically calculate and apply the correct distortion value instantly and accurately eliminating costly human errors.

Utilize the die database to increase prepress production and accuracy with the unique SmartDie feature. Simply tag your PostScript, EPS or PDF files with a SmartDie number, and Symphony Flexo Workflow will automatically apply the correct steps, gaps, bearer bars, marks and distortion.

New Features

Option in the Export Proof to allow user to create a proof at the same resolution as the print job.

Dot sweep is enabled by adding the Halftone Postprocessing feature into the Symphony security key. Dot Sweep, our exclusive automated pixel eliminator, is now available for Offset Printing and Medium Web Flexography. Dot Sweep can automatically remove small troublesome “scum dots” and unwanted “noise” prevalent especially on High End Direct To Plate Setters.

Zoom in and zoom out options in the toolbar of the view raster window. They allow the user to zoom from 10% to 1600% of the raster image. Now you can carefully examine your final raster file before you commit to a plate with our new zoom raster feature. This will allow you to see the job as close to 1600% and out to a full view at 10%.

Export Proof button in the toolbar of the view raster window. Conveniently create an accurate final rasterized PDF, Tiff or JPG Export Proof while viewing the job in RasterView.

Object rotation of 90, 180, and 270 degrees in the Flexo Settings Ticket Editor. (Flexo Only) New with the Xante Flexo DieDatabase, rotate your step-and-repeat labels to your desired Top, Bottom, Right or Left “OFF FIRST” position.

Standard Features

Adobe® PDF Print Engine (APPE) – Improves throughput and accuracy, and interprets PDF files using live transparency without any flattening.

True Adobe® PostScript® 3™ Interpreter (CPSI 3017)

Halftone Post-Processing Eliminates “Dirty Dots” – The new halftone post-processing feature removes dots that are too small to reproduce on press. Controls for spot removal allow a spot size to be defined by a horizontal and vertical limit, or by an overall area that is less than a predefined size.

PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM – solid coated, solid uncoated and solid matte, and PANTONE Goe coated Color Library support built into spot color database.

File Preflight – Quickly check files for missing fonts, low res images, RGB colors and color builds.

Monitor Preview – Check page elements, color separations, traps, knockouts, and overprints before you output media. Generate previews of RGB, CMYK and spot colors with better on screen accuracy.

PDF Preview – Save low-res PDFs of file previews for review on workstations or, to e-mail directly to customers.

PDF Support – CPSI, APPE

Custom Print Queues and Job Ticketing – Provides control of digital files, file setup, multiple output devices and job priority.

RasterView™ – Full output resolution preview with ink usage calculator, CIP 3 support, screen angle and density check tools.

Step & Repeat – Step and repeat digital files at the RIP with our quick and efficient RIP-once, plot-many process.

Automatic Distortion – Automatically calculates and applies the correct distortion (reduction) value as you edit step & repeat information.

Internal Die Database – Allows you to create, edit and store custom die templates to suit a wide variety of production scenarios.

Custom Bearer Bars – Add Bearer Bars and set specific gaps, margins, cut marks, register marks and file information. Or, add your own personalized bearer bars to stepped images.

Custom Print Queues and Job Ticketing – Provides control of digital files, file setup, multiple output devices and job priority.

PDF Support – CPSI, APPE

Advanced Proofing – Print inkjet proofs with any combination of colors in multi-color jobs for customer approvals or your press operator.

AGFA® Balanced Screening – Provides band-free gradations and sharp consistent screens.

Custom Plate Templates – Create and store plate templates to suit a variety of presses. Specify header, gripper, image size, and tail lengths.

Linearization & Dot Gain Compensation – Our easy-to-use wizards allow you to calibrate your imagesetter and “fingerprint” your presses. Edit records within the Symphony interface, specify minimum / maximum screen values, and set screen values outside that range to be rendered as clear or solid.

Available Optional Features

Adobe® In-Rip Trapping – Now you can quickly execute complex trapping commands at the RIP.

TrapZone™ – Enhances In-RIP Trapping by allowing you to select and adjust separate trap settings for different parts of a page.

Export Proof – Save raster files as low-res PDFs, TIFFs and JPEGs to preview at workstations or e-mail directly to customers.

“KoolKolor™ – Create color-accurate proofs on a variety of inkjet printers and plotters.

KoolToning™ halftone simulation – Print inkjet proofs that show the actual linescreen, screening type and angles to be used on press.

PerfectBLEND™ transitional screening technology – Combines the benefits of AM and FM screening for higher linescreens and clean press runs.

StripRITE™ Raster Imposition – Allows you to create and store custom imposition templates to suit a variety of work methods. Generate spreads for books, step & repeat business cards, and perform other sophisticated imposition tasks. StripRITE’s “Dutch cut” feature also allows you to impose pages of different sizes and orientations on a single press sheet.

TIFFout, PSout, RRJout and GDIout Drivers – Allows Symphony to drive alternate or older output devices.

NetImager – Allows Symphony to drive remote output devices that physically sit in another location in the shop.

Symphony Remote – Control your final rasterized files on Symphony from Mac OS X and Windows workstations.