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  • Canon launches next generation PRISMAprepare

    Canon Professional Print today introduced the next generation of PRISMAprepare all-in-one document preparation software. PRISMAprepare version 6.1 software accelerates turnaround, increases productivity and creates more efficient printing processes.

    Designed with the user in mind, PRISMAprepare document preparation software accelerates every aspect of job preparation from composition through production. The new Version 6.1 offers an end-to-end workflow based on open Adobe PDF standards.

    Support for multiple PDF plug-ins, hot folders for PDF files and automated make-ready for repeating jobs allow users to eliminate countless unnecessary make-ready steps. Some printing clients have cut their job preparation time from over 60 minutes to just 6 minutes thanks to the ultra-fast make-ready workflow of PRISMAprepare v6.1.

    The PRISMAprepare graphical user interface has won the NN award from Nielsen Norman, guru of web page useability, and the IF Communication Design award for its ability to simplify complex printing operations.

    This is thanks to its WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) previews that show users exactly what they will print, such as the position of staples, hole punches, folds, full-bleed tabs, page marks and colour strip. This makes it easier for any user to handle complex documents, decreases the need for hardcopy proofs and reduces the chance of errors.

    “The new version of PRISMAprepare software releases the full power of Canon and other third party production cutsheet printers,” says Damian Schaller, marketing manager at Canon Professional Print. “That’s because it prepares documents independently of both colour and black & white printing devices, so you can make the most of every asset.

    “With true PDF workflows, WYSIWYG previews and the host of other efficiency boosters, graphic arts professionals have a powerful make-ready tool that drastically reduces time-consuming tasks and enables them to offer more services,” he says.

    The new software release adds basic Variable Data Printing capabilities to document make-ready. Users can mark variable data fields in a PDF and couple a database to it for printing, eliminating the need to use additional software in the prepress stage to do this. Integrated colour management further improves and simplifies colour services.

    It offers advanced features for modifying image colour, brightness and saturation. In addition, they can replace or change colours with the click of a mouse, create custom spot colours, access standard PANTONE Matching System and HKS spot colour libraries and ensure the consistent use of company colours throughout a document.