ArtPro+ 16.1.1 comes with a number of new functionalities:
Automation 16.1.1 is primarily a maintenance release containing a number of fixes and stability improvements: see the release notes for more details of those. In addition Device Manager / CDI can now connect to devices running Grapholas-DFS 16.1 (which was released just prior to end of 2017, and is intended for the Crystal family).
A new utility is now included which allows for bulk uploading of Cape solutions on the desktop to Cape Cloud.
Color Pilot is a new application that unifies the functions of Color Engine Pilot (for proofing and for digital printing) and Equinox Profile Creator. It is built with a fresh modern look and feel and also contains task driven interfaces and other self-help tools to make it even easier to use.
In this release all the existing applications are provided as well so that customers do not have to change over to the new software right away, but can start using it at their convenience.
For proofing customers, a specific training is available to help customers make the best use of Pack Proof and Color Pilot together.
Supported on macOS 10.13 and Win 10 Creators, nesting algorithm improvements, more placement options for eyelet SmartMark
When used along with Color Pilot 16.1.1, Pack Proof offers more accurate proofing of spot color tones and overprints, as well as smoother rendering of gradations.
A specific algorithm has been developed to better model the behavior of spot inks in gravure printing, in addition to the existing support for flexo and offset print.
The good news is that on upgrade to 16.1.1 the customer does not have to change anything: all the existing proof tickets, profiles and color strategies work as before and output should be identical to the previous version.
A customer who wants to take advantage of the improved functionality can do so as and when convenient - this would involve making new proofer profiles and color strategies - a specific migration training will be offered to help customers with this.