With Automation Engine in particular, we have seen a significant cut in the number of errors on jobs plus the time and cost benefits that delivers. We are much more productive.
Robert Farfort, Director, Data Image, UK
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The Device Manager moves operational control upstream to the prepress department. Flexo platemaking and digital finishing operations are better integrated with the prepress workflow. Operators use Device Manager to monitor job statuses, and to manage and prioritize the queues of all connected devices.
For flexible packaging and labels workflows, for instance, there's the Automated Flexo Platemaking module which allows running a fully automated workflow, from ripped LEN files all the way to the exposed plate on the CDI.
A job in Automation Engine represents a production order that organizes the data storage for the job but also the job’s metadata, its link to order ID, due date, customer info, Customer Service Representative contacts…
Besides these administration attributes, a job can also contain the graphical specifications like barcode, inks, RIP options… This job information can be used in any workflow to take advantage of all the data that is already there, avoiding double entries.
Automation Engine workflows can be defined with automated Global Vision inspection checks. Global Vision functionality allows for automatic quality control checks like text, artwork, spelling, braille, barcodes. Read more about Global Vision functionality.