CGS ORIS Color Tuner Web Version 3.2.1 Released!

Idealsoluton are pleased to announce the new release of >>ORIS Color Tuner//Web<< Version 3.2.1!

Highlights of Version 3.2.x include:

• Increased productivity with support for automatic paper roll switching on Canon imagePROGRAF PRO printers equipped with a second paper roll holder

• Support for the Roland TrueVIS VG-640 and Roland TrueVIS VG-540 printers from Roland DG

• Support for MasterMaind StreamMaster printer models: WG 300; WG 540; WG 640; WG-V 300; WG-V 540 & WG-V 640

• Support for Canon imagePROGRAF PRO printer models: PRO-1000; PRO-2000; PRO-4000; PRO-4000S & PRO-6000S

• Create Multi-channel ICC Output Profiles (CMYK + 4 spot colors), enabled via a separate software license

• Soft-proof plug-in support for Adobe Acrobat DC for Mac OS

• Web server technology has changed to use MS IIS and PHP Version 5.6, allowing for automatic security updates via Windows Updates

Contact Idealsolution for more information on this powerful new release of >> ORIS COLOR TUNER // WEB <<

PacPrint 2017: Accura MIS – Stand AA54

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Its showtime and you only need to visit one stand – Accura MIS, stand AA54!

Welcome to Accura – The complete print management system

The Accura MIS comes out of the box with all the tools your business needs. Comprising of several feature laden modules, you can be converting quotes to orders at the touch of a button or delivering your orders to multiple destinations.

With sales invoicing included as standard, you can also export your invoices into most major accounts packages with ease, no need for double entry.

Accura MIS is the complete solution for your printing company – whether you are Digital, Wide-format, Litho, Web-offset or Labels. Our complete “end-to-end” solution is one of the few systems to offer fully integrated CRM, MIS, and Web2Print is one solution.

We don’t think of these as separate solutions – they are ONE THING, seamlessly interacting with each other… afterall, what is the point of Web2Print if it is standalone?

Few MIS solutions for the printing industry offer the Ease-of-use, Scalability, Power, Flexibilty and Affordability of Accura.

Accura MIS in Australian Printer MIS & W2P Buyers Guide 2016

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Australian Printer magazine has featured the Accura MIS in it’s December 2016 MIS & W2P Buyers Guide under the headline of: Automation & Integration

Key features addressed by the Accura Print Management System article include: changing face of print, changing role of MIS, Integration & Making the right choice in a system purchase.

For more information, view the PDF article available online:

http://australianprinter.realviewdigital.com/#folio=62

Accura MIS Workflow Diagrams

Links to various Accura MIS Workflow Diagrams:

 

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Implementation & Setup

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Accura MIS: Core Module – Overview of Basic Workflow

Core Module – Proofing

Accura MIS: Core Module – Email Proofing Workflow

Accura MIS: Core Module + AccuraOnline Proofing Workflow

Core Module – Invoicing

Accura MIS: Core Module – Overview of Invoicing Workflows

New Accura v5 Print MIS Release!

ACCURA & ACCURA ONLINE VERSION 5 – PUBLIC RELEASE

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We are excited to announce the joint PUBLIC release of Accura v5.01 and AccuraOnline v5.0… the latest milestones in our product development.

Accura v5.01 is a “technology release” being the first version built on the latest development platform – Clarion 10 (previously Clarion 6). This provides many “under-the-hood” improvements and greater compatibility with today’s new operating systems and unlocks access to new technologies we can exploit in the future.

New Features in Accura v5.01 include:

• Over 30 fixes & enhancements
• Improved proof synchronisation & work-flow
• Offices can have multiple contacts
• Purchase-order copying & attachment support
• Embed CRM activities within Quotes, Orders, Proofs, Invoices
• New estimating table options for weight-based outwork & group/cycles sync
• New summary reporting options (various reports)
• Batch modifying of invoice dates

In short, too many changes/fixes to mention but you can download new features pdf, and the more detailed release notes pdf.

AccuraOnline v5 is “Web-to-print Reinvented!” AccuraOnline is UNIQUE in the marketplace – with seamless integration to the MIS, quote/order e-commerce, proofing, stock management, shopping cart and much more.

This exciting new release is a complete front-end re-write which introduces a new, modern, slick user-interface to maximize your customer’s user experience, and tools to give you greater flexibility over the branding, behaviour and appearance of the site.

The All-New AccuraOnline v5.0 highlights:

• All-new modern “Stripe” UI design
• 3 customisable built-in themes
• Fully mobile responsive (adapts to mobile or tablets)
• Slide manager (custom carousel images)
• Self-branding of client portals (unlimited branded portals)
• Menu & page builder (it can become your entire website if you wish)
• Improved proof work-flow with previews
• Improved store filtering (multiple choice)
• Product ownership by location (office)
• All HMTL5 – no flash! (works on iOS and Android)
• NO experience of coding, html/css or other web design skills needed!
• Social media & SEO-friendly

You can read more about AccuraOnline by clicking here.

When & how can I get it?

Upgrades will be rolling out in the coming days. In line with our support policy all valid support-contract holders are entitled to a FREE UPGRADE… even though AOv5 is such a major re-write!

If you are running Accura version 4.71 or above only (without Online) you can simply upgrade yourself.

NOTE: The installer requires a password – you will need to contact support for this so we can verify your details. Please ensure you have a backup of your data. Why not preview the new features pdf, and the more technical release notes pdf.

For more complex/larger systems or ANY that include AccuraOnline you will need to contact our support department to “book a slot” and we will assist you with the upgrade remotely.

How can I find out more, or what if I don’t have AccuraOnline?

We will be hosting a free webinar to highlight the new and exciting features of AccuraOnline v5 in the coming weeks. We will also be sending email broadcasts highlighting some of the new features in Accura and AccuraOnline and be posting on our LinkedIn Group.

Our LinkedIn Group it THE BEST way to stay in touch with what we’re doing. Quite honestly if you’re not a member you’re missing out big-time!

Contact Idealsolution for more information on this exciting new release.

Kodak FLEXCEL NX Customers win with the NX ADVANTAGE!

Packaging prepress providers and printers from around the world explain how Kodak technology helps them drive more efficient print operations than their competitors, deliver predictable, consistent ‘gold standard’ quality and open new opportunities outside the traditional capabilities of flexo printing. Has your company got the NX ADVANTAGE?

https://youtu.be/G_kHr80n90I

 

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Kodak Set to Shift the Flexo Market Again!

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Launching the FLEXCEL NX System ’16 to further drive on-press efficiencies.

Chris Payne, Kodak’s General Manager of Flexographic Packaging Solutions writes:

“I’ve had numerous discussions with our FLEXCEL NX customers from all parts of the world to understand for myself why they choose Kodak technology. We have an install base of over 450 FLEXCEL NX Systems globally and a plate business that’s growing at more than 20% per year so I know we are doing something right – but what is our technology REALLY doing for our customers’ businesses? The discussions were fascinating and I came away with three key learnings, all of which have helped shape the latest FLEXCEL NX System which we’ll be launching at drupa this year;

• Our customers truly value the on-press efficiencies that FLEXCEL NX Plates drive
• Our customers have gained a reputation for delivering the ‘gold standard’ for print quality
• Our customers’ businesses are growing and are in investment mode

On-press efficiencies emerged as the primary reason that printers keep using FLEXCEL NX Plates on a daily basis. It may not have been why they tried them in the first place but it’s what keeps them coming back. Not a complete surprise. We did design them that way. But extremely interesting and gratifying to hear the magnitude of the impact they are having. I heard about;

• increases in press yield and therefore available press time (15-20% increase in productivity for some customers);
• extended plate life (50% longer for some customers)
• ink savings and reductions in substrate waste (15% savings for some customers);
to mention just a few.

It’s clear that for flexo printers to stay competitive and at the leading-edge of their field a flexo plate today must not only be capable of addressing the quality demands from their brand clients but also maximize the capital investment they have made, or are about to make, in the pressroom – and it’s inspired us to take the entire FLEXCEL NX Platform to the next level with FLEXCEL NX System ’16.

Included with FLEXCEL NX System ’16, which I recently announced to the global trade media at a pre-drupa Press Conference, is a set of advanced software features and on-site services developed to further maximize on-press efficiencies with FLEXCEL NX Plates while maintaining the Kodak ‘gold standard’ for print quality and consistency. We build upon the award-winning NX Advantage feature set and introduce brand new NX Implementation Services to help printers get the best out of Kodak plates in the pressroom and an associated Kodak Certification Program that will enable them to publicly promote their capabilities. I’ve found, almost universally, that business is booming for FLEXCEL NX Plate users. They are increasing their plant yields and investing in new presses – it’s a critical time to make sure they have the best tools and best practices to maximize their return on investment – and we are here to help.

Since we introduced the FLEXCEL NX System eight years ago at drupa 2008, we have continued to innovate and develop our advanced technology platform, scooping up on average a major industry innovation award every two years, and expanding the portfolio to address the needs of customers across the broadest range of flexo applications from wide web flexible to narrow web labels and everything in between. Most recently we have added the post-print corrugated segment to the list of markets we serve with the FLEXCEL NX System and at drupa we’re looking forward to sharing how FLEXCEL NX System ’16 and our FLEXCEL NXC Plate can bring unprecedented efficiency and quality benefits to corrugated box plants.

It’s only appropriate that we would launch FLEXCEL NX System ’16 at drupa, the largest print exhibition in the world. We have new technology and powerful performance data to share with visitors and what better forum than one where members of the global printing community congregate to unveil the latest products and technology.

At the Kodak stand we will be inviting printers that aren’t using FLEXCEL NX Plates today to take up the Kodak challenge and prove the efficiencies to themselves.

Stop by and visit the Kodak Quarter at drupa. My team and I will be ready to meet you there!”

 

The original blog post can be found here:

http://graphics.kodak.com/US/en/Graphics_Communication/Blog/Blog_Post?contentId=4294994837

New Accura 4.74 Print MIS Release!

Accura New Software Update – Version 4.74

Accura 4.74 and Accura Online 3.97 is available now for download!

Features included in these two updates include –

Accura:

• Quote library volumes linked to job types
• RFQs can now be linked to library quote templates
• Presses can now optionally validate on material weight or thickness
• Improvements to optional extras
• Revamped Outwork tendering
• Improved usage of milestones
• Stock transfer improvements
• Carrier integration close-outs
• Added support for label printers such as Dymo or Zebra
• Client, supplier and office attachments
• Many more minor features, changes and fixes!

Accura Online:

• Domain Branding
• Blanks web quotes can be linked with quote library templates
• Blank web quotes can optionally be forwarded to the RFQ browse
• Automatic client sign-ups
• Improved functionality for print on demand products

This upgrade is of course free to all customers with valid support contracts.

Contact Idealsolution for more information on this exciting new release.

Arden Impact 2015 Released!

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Impact CAD 2015 introduces some great new 2D and 3D features – as well as enhancements to the tools you use the most. This latest upgrade is sure to be something you can benefit from right away, whilst helping you finding new ways to be more creative and productive than ever before.

• Animated Adobe 3D PDF & U3D files

• New drafting and editing tools

• Better lighting, reflections and acetate windows in 3D PDF

• New and vastly more powerful document management capabilities

• PDF export gains CMYK and overprinting

• Enhanced Export Controls

• New On-line help system

Accura Enfocus Switch Lights Out Automation

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Jordan Melick from Accura USA joins John Callahan and Ted Vahey from All Systems Integration for the Enfocus Solutions Summer Camp 2015 August 20 episode: “Lights Out Automation Through MIS Integration”.

The All Systems Integration team demonstrate custom integration options for the Accura MIS using Enfocus Switch and PitStop Server in the following webinar recording (55 minutes, 122mb download).

http://tinyurl.com/Accura-Lights-Out

Automate PDF Preflight with Accura XML & PitStop Server

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Automated, intelligent PDF preflighting is a simple process with Accura and Enfocus PitStop Server!

Accura order PDF attachments and the corresponding XML job ticket are automatically routed to Enfocus PitStop Server. The PDF file is then processed using Enfocus Smart Preflight technology, using information from the Accura XML job ticket to automatically verify the contents PDF file.

View the embedded SlideShare below:

Or visit the SlideShare web page:

http://www.slideshare.net/StephenMarsh5/accura-xml-integration-with-enfocus-pitstop-server

 

SlideShare Transcript:

Accura XML Integration with Enfocus PitStop Server

Q: Can Accura help streamline or automate the PDF preflight process?
A: Yes! Accura’s Attachments/Orders directory can be set as an Input Folder for an Enfocus PitStop Server automated preflight & correction workflow …

When a local PDF file is attached to an order in Accura, it is automatically copied to the Accura server and prefixed with the job number. PitStop Server can monitor the Accura attachments folder and process the PDF files, generate reports and send email notifications.

Q: Can PDF preflighting be automated for orders submitted via the AccuraOnline e-commerce and web to print module?
A: Yes, the process is the same, whether the orders are initially raised offline directly in the MIS or online via the bi-directionally integrated MIS web to print portal.

Q: Isn’t there a “savvy” way to use the job ticket info from the Accura MIS with the PDF preflight process? What about XMP Metadata, JDF or XML?
A: Yes, automated, intelligent PDF preflighting is a simple process with Accura and Enfocus PitStop Server! …

Accura MIS Accura PDF Attachment Accura XML Job Ticket Integrator Utility for Accura MIS & Enfocus PitStop Server Enfocus PitStop Server Hot Folder Move XML Job TicketCopy & Rename PDF Attachment

Idealsolution configure a simple integration utility, automatically feeding the PDF artwork and corresponding XML job ticket from the Accura MIS to Enfocus PitStop Server. The PDF file is then automatically processed using Enfocus Smart Preflight technology …

Enfocus Smart Preflight technology provides a built-in method to link user selected variable data from a JDF/XML based job ticket to the PDF preflight profile. The Accura XML job ticket provides job specific information that is then verified against the supplied PDF file.

Common information from the Accura MIS that can be used for the Smart Preflight includes: Finished Trim Size, Number of Pages, Number of Colours on Face or Reverse

The Accura MIS can seamlessly pass PDF and XML data to Enfocus PitStop Server for hands free, automated preflighting and correction. Automated 24/7/365 preflight & correction;  spend more time on profitable, billable tasks; improved client satisfaction & reduced error

Contact Idealsolution for a demo of the Accura MIS and Enfocus PitStop Server!

Kodak Receives Two 2015 InterTech Awards

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Kodak has received two of the 10 overall 2015 InterTech™ Technology Awards for its KODAK PROSPER 6000 Presses and newly-launched NX advantage for the KODAK FLEXCEL NX System . Since 1978, the Printing Industries of America (PIA) InterTech™ Technology Awards have honored the development of technologies predicted to have a major impact on the graphic arts and related industries.

The KODAK PROSPER 6000 Presses and NX advantage for the KODAK FLEXCEL NX System were selected by an independent panel of judges based on their innovation and likelihood of advancing the performance of the graphic communications industry. Kodak far exceeded the printing industry’s expectations, emerging from this year’s competition as the only company to take home more than one award – a true testament to the priority Kodak’s R&D teams place on developing the industry’s most innovative and sustainable printing technologies.

These two 2015 InterTech™ Technology Awards mark Kodak’s 39th and 40th overall InterTech™ Technology Awards to date, including the third overall for the FLEXCEL NX System in seven years – representing a remarkable achievement that emphasizes Kodak’s longstanding legacy of delivering breakthrough, game-changing printing technologies. Kodak had previously received InterTech™ accolades for technologies such as NEXPRESS Red Fluorescing Dry Inks , PROSPER S10 Imprinting System and DIGICAP NX Screening . Kodak’s focus on innovation and commitment to delivering world-class, sustainable printing technologies to its customers has enabled Kodak to continue to outperform and outpace the competition, solidifying its position as a leader in commercial and packaging printing.

Kodak will be presented with its two InterTech™ Stars before an audience of industry leaders during the 2015 Printing Industries of America Premier Print Awards Gala on September 13, 2015 in Chicago.

View the full press release here.

Another press release can be found here “Good Things Come in Threes – Discover Your NX Advantage”.

The KODAK FLEXCEL NX System Advantage – Reimagined!

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The KODAK FLEXCEL NX System Advantage – Reimagined for Next-Level Branding!

The KODAK FLEXCEL NX System has gained an industry-leading reputation for driving consistency, simplicity and exceptional flexo print. Kodak is now introducing a brand new suite of features for the KODAK FLEXCEL NX System that helps flexo printers, especially those in flexible packaging, deliver even greater shelf impact to brand owners. Consumer product brands are in a constant competition for shelf impact, and when purchasing decisions are made in a split second, the print quality and color vibrancy of a packaged good can make a consumer choose one brand over its competitor. Flexo printers look to technological innovation to improve print quality while ridding their processes of waste, bottlenecks and inefficiencies so they can get products out the door for brand owners more quickly than their competitors.

What Kodak is offering as a solution to these industry pain points is what we’re calling the NX advantage – the intersection of technical advantage and business advantage that allows printers to effectively compete in this fast-paced environment, offering best-in-class flexo and a truly viable alternative to gravure printing. In developing the new features – the result of more than two years of R&D investment – we took a look at the complete process of printing on flexibles. We examined the printing of white ink, spot colors and high definition process graphics and developed a tool set designed to enhance the overall package. The result is a set of new imaging and screening features that leverage the unique capabilities of the FLEXCEL NX System to:

• Print white layers with fewer pinholes, greater opacity and lower ink volumes

• Increase the vibrancy and cleanliness of overprinted colours

• Achieve better spot colour printing with a smoother ink laydown and clean reverse text

• Achieve the smoothest transitions and fades to zero for subtle design features.

The enhancements to the KODAK FLEXCEL NX System have been expertly engineered and include: a carefully selected combination of advanced plate surface patterns for the award-winning KODAK DIGICAP NX Patterning application; a new generation of our patented ‘light valve’ imaging technology; and a brand new hybrid screening solution, KODAK MAXTONE SX Screening. All features rely on the unique, precise imaging delivered by KODAK SQUAREspot Imaging Technology, a core component of every KODAK FLEXCEL NX System.

The KODAK FLEXCEL NX System with these new enhancements has been in the hands of beta customers for several months now, many of whom have already transitioned the features to commercial production, with overwhelmingly positive feedback from the brands they serve. Each has cited how positive the switch has been in solving challenges that were previously unachievable with flexo and several have reported what can only be described as ‘jaw-dropping’ results!

Leveraging existing imaging hardware and plates, customers of the KODAK FLEXCEL NX System can offer brand owners a better product without adding complexity to their operation or spending a fortune in technological improvements. Trade shops and printers can trust they have the consistent color, proven simplicity and on-press efficiency they’ve come to expect of Kodak’s leading flexo system. Today, however, they can begin to widen the gap with their competition even further with print capabilities you’ll be hard-pressed to match without the NX advantage.

Contact Idealsolution about unlocking your own NX advantage today!

Accura MIS – Print21 Printex 15 “What to See”

In an increasingly print-savvy and internet-savvy world, Accura MIS is focused on offering print service providers the tools they need to offer intuitive, streamlined solutions. On Stand 1815 at PrintEx15, Accura MIS will be demonstrating this with a product range headed by Accura Online eDoc Builder plug-in and their powerful Accura Production Scheduling Module.

See more at: http://print21.com.au/what-to-see-at-printex-2015/81592#Accura

Schedule a demo of the latest Accura modules on our Events Page Booking Form!

Epson up to $1500 Cashback Promotion!

Purchase a new Epson Stylus Pro 7890 or 9890 printer from Idealsolution between 1 January and 31 March 2015 and claim up to $1500 cashback from Epson:

• Epson Stylus® Pro 7890* 24” $1000 CASHBACK
• Epson Stylus® Pro 9890* 44” $1500 CASHBACK

Valid on purchases between 1st January 2015 – 31st March 2015
Last date to claim online 15th April 2015
Proof of purchase to be received by Epson 30th April 2015

*Visit www.epson.com.au/promotions for full terms and conditions

CGS ORIS Color Tuner Web 3.0 Released!

 

 

Idealsoluton are pleased to announce the new release of >>ORIS Color Tuner//Web<< Version 3.0!

Highlights of Version 3.0 include:

• New Adobe PDF Print Engine 3.4.4

• New PANTONE+ spot color libraries

• Using CxF/X-4 data for spot color simulation

• A CxF/X-4 file characterizes a particular spot color in conjunction with a print substrate by means of its spectral reflectance data. CxF/X-4 data can be embedded in the output intent of a PDF document.

• Visually creating and optimizing metallic and non-metallic spot colors

• Strip measurement in M1 and M2 mode with X-Rite i1 iO table

• Scatter proofing: step-and-repeat function; output progress indicator

• Stopping output queues if certification fails

• Cancelling jobs before printing if spot colors are missing (in addition to many other preflight options)

• Support for new Epson SpectroProofer (ILS30 spectrophotometer) option for Epson Stylus Pro 7890/9890 and Epson Stylus Pro 4900/7900/9900 large-format printers

• Support for Epson SureColor SC-T7200, T5200, T3200, T7200D and T5200D large-format printers

 

Contact Idealsolution for more information on this powerful new release of >> ORIS COLOR TUNER // WEB <<

New Accura 4.71 Print MIS Release!

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ACCURA 4.71 & AccuraOnline 3.8 released 2nd June 2014

Idealsolution is pleased to announce that DDS have released the new version of the Accura Print-MIS and AccuraOnline eCommerce solutions!

Accura 4.71 is a major upgrade to the previous 4.60 release. This new release comprises approximately 15 months of development work, and includes a total of three new software add-on modules which are now available for purchase. Accura 4.71 also includes a large number of new features, smaller changes and maintenance fixes to the previous Accura release as a result of feedback from customers.

New Modules:

In addition to the optional Purchasing, Job Costing, Stock Control, CRM, RDC and AccuraOnline modules – new fully integrated modules include:

Production Scheduling – plan resources using a simple drag-and-drop, user configurable interface

Time and Attendance – “Bundy” time clocking and payroll reporting system

AccuraOnline Designer – PDF artwork editing via a simple B2B form designer or an optional fully interactive designer

 

Major New Features in v4.71 Include:

• New Custom Report Wizards – create your own quote, order, job costing and stock reports

• Email Spam Checking – integrated CRM module bulk email spam test rating

• Client & Supplier Enhancements – including the ability to set clients or suppliers to inactive status (by popular user demand)

• Resizable Quote & Order Windows – view more columns in quote workings and order items columns views

Record Checking Validation Workflow – optionally prevent “next stage” work on quotes, orders, purchase orders and sales invoices

• Redesigned Quote Template Library Window – direct to order button, browse query menu and bulk re-calculation of multiple quotes

• Quote Proposals – create orders directly from selected quote proposal items

• Custom Quote Impositions – facilitate quoting irregular imposition layouts such as nested labels

• Optional Extras Enhancements – auto prompt to select optional extras when quotes are converted to orders

Delivery Enhancements expanded tracking options, delivery charge invoice extras, bulk packing/palet/skid support

• Deposit Payment Workflow – deposit payment “proforma invoices”, auto deduct deposits from the final invoice

Purchasing Enhancements – Redesigned split browse purchase order window, new quick purchase invoice feature

In-House Product Printing – automated production of “in-house printing” to fulfil stocked product orders

• Order Requisitions – purchase materials/goods using the traditional PO or the new in-house “works order” job ticket/bag workflow

• RDC (Remote Data Capture) – interface redesign to support the new Time and Attendance and Production Scheduling modules

• Plus many other additions and refinements!

All clients with a current support contract for Accura are entitled to receive and install Accura 4.71 as part of their support contract benefits.

Contact Idealsolution for more information on this exciting new release.

Kodak Proofing Software for Matchprint Inkjet – Version 6.1

Kodak Proofing Software for Matchprint Inkjet (KPS MPI) Version 6.1 provides enhancements over previous versions.

What’s new at a glance:

• Smooth upgrade process — ensures that existing data is auto-migrated
• Improved performance — faster loading and processing
• Proofer Queue enhancements — allow you to pause the Proofer Queue to resubmit proofs from Trash and edit separations.
• 1-bit TIFF hot folders – User-configurable wait time
• High-resolution preview – Support for additional Mac OS X versions—Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks
• New support for native 1-bit file formats – Kodak .vps and Esko .len files
• Updated Spot Colour Libraries – PANTONE Plus: Solid Coated, Solid Coated 336 New, Solid Uncoated, Solid Uncoated 336 New, Premium Metallics

Note: Kodak have also released an updated Kodak Proofing Software for Kodak Approval – Version 6.1

Please contact Idealsolution for more information.

 

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Arden Impact 2014 Released!

Impact 2014 now available! With new features and enhanced functionality for designers and diemakers alike, Impact 2014 provides users with the tools to work faster and most efficiently than ever, allowing you to secure and strengthen your position in the market.

For Designers

A simplified Animation Editor sees the introduction of mirrored and more easily manipulated key frames, along with several new timeline enhancements.

New 3D Export support for AutoCAD DWG and Collada provides compatibility for augmented reality solutions and much more.

Significantly reduced 3D PDF file sizes, making them truly portable.

Various Interactive drawing tools enhancements makes drafting quicker and easier than ever before.

A new Sheet Layout Utilisation feature makes it possible to quickly determine the efficiency of a machine / sheet and pattern combination before entering the layout tool.

To compliment the new Sheet Layout Utilisation feature, an accompanying Layout Estimation plugin can help you compare any and every possible layout combination, offering final sheet/machine utilisation calculation, as well as indicators for total run length, and estimated waste.

Composite Layout improvements makes for quicker and easier composite layout generation.

The addition of a control for graphic transparency helps to aid the visibility of underlying design geometry.

 

For Diemakers

An enhanced Rotary Dieboard Split Tool offers greater control over split placement and geometry collision.

A new Forced/Remove Slot tool for the Stripper Creator hands the user even more control over the placement of internal and external slots.

New Conventional Stripper options support contouring first with male knives/claws/pins and then create a wooden block.

Many new features for Blanking Tools.

 

Something for everyone

AutoCAD 2013 DXF and DWG Import

Open Type Font support for greater cross-platform compatibility

Favourites for Symbols, Design Components, Plotter, Layout settings and many more, make often used settings quickly accessible.

IT-Administration – LDAP support, proving Impact logon with your Windows credentials.

Multilingual Settings mean everyday Master Tool Settings, Symbols and folders can now be translated to aid your company-wide database users across all languages.

 

A fully featured What’s New in Impact 2014 document can be downloaded from Arden Software, with more information available from the Impact product page.

Kodak Flexcel NX – 5 years of Innovation, Excellence, Difference

Kodak introduced the Kodak Flexcel NX System at drupa 2008 and it was immediately recognised as a game changer in the industry. In 2008, the Flexcel NX System won both the PIA/GATF InterTech Technology Award and the Flexographic Pre-Press Platemakers Association (FPPA) Technical Innovator of the Year Award. In 2009, it was named as the sole recipient of the Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) Technical Innovation Award, and over the years, Flexcel NX users have captured dozens of industry awards for work produced on the system. For five years now, the solution has helped transform the digital flexo market by offering production efficiency, image quality and stability, repeatability, and sustainability advantages. And since the introduction five years ago, the Flexcel NX System family continues to grow and includes the Flexcel NX Narrow, Mid, and Wide Systems.

Five years of successes and accomplishments in this highly competitive market space is something to be proud of. But the best way to demonstrate the significant impact of this technology is to look at how it has shaped the businesses of our customers. So as we look ahead to the next five years, we wanted to share with you the stories of just five of the many global Flexcel NX customers. You’ll see how the Flexcel NX System has helped them fill a void in the market, bringing new levels of quality and efficiency and enabling them to do more with less. This is an exciting time in flexography, driven by the ability of Flexcel NX Technology to push the boundaries and greatly expand flexo printing applications.

Download the PDF

Kodak Flexcel NX - 5 years of innovation excellence differentiation

Folding Carton Boot Camp

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Folding Carton Boot Camp Scheduled for April 29-30, 2014

Friday, March 14, 2014 (Press release from the issuing company)

SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS, U.S.A.‎ – From April 29-30, 2014, the Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) will host its highly acclaimed Folding Carton Boot Camp workshop at PPC’s headquarters in Springfield, Massachusetts‎.

The Folding Carton Boot Camp is perfect for anyone new to cartons – even if not new to the industry, and non-plant personnel with limited experience outside a single plant operation. The course is intended to provide its graduates with a better understanding of the products and services their companies offer.

The two-day training follows the entire folding carton production process. First, instructors explain how fibre is recovered and paper is made. Then, industry experts describe the uses of various inks and coatings as well as the processes involved in prepress, including CAD, layout, and graphics. Next there is an overview of tooling, embossing, foil stamping, stripping, finishing, gluing, and windowing procedures. The curriculum concludes with an assessment of automated packaging equipment. At the close of the seminar, participants are awarded certificates of achievement.

Following the most recent Boot Camp, graduate Zach Codo from Accord Carton remarked, “The Boot Camp was excellent and I left with a great amount of valuable information. I especially enjoyed learning about unfamiliar manufacturing processes; it was an incredibly helpful learning experience.”

The Folding Carton Boot Camp is open to PPC members, brand-owners, and non-members. To register or for more information, visit:

http://paperbox.org/bootcamp

Arden Impact 2014 Private Demonstrations

Idealsolution are proud to present Impact 2014 in a series of private demonstrations by appointment in our Sydney showroom. Showcasing a range of time saving new product features and introducing Idealsolution as a local distributor. Presented by Matthew Hewitt, Technical Services Engineer Arden Software Ltd.

For more information on Arden Impact, please view our Impact product page.

Database Driven Packaging Design and Manufacturing

Impact features powerful, business winning CAD/CAM tools for structural design, product development, virtual 3D sampling and die making. Featuring the industry’s most powerful and only fully integrated database. Comprehensive libraries of reusable parametric designs, including: Corrugated/FEFCO, Folding Carton/ECMA and Point of Sale Displays.

EVENT DETAILS:
By appointment
Mon 10th March – Fri 14th March
Ideal System Solutions Pty Ltd
Unit 50, 5 Gladstone Road,
Castle Hill NSW 2154 Australia

 

Idealsolution Accura Print-MIS Newsletters

 

Did you miss an issue of our AU/ANZ Accura Print Management System Newsletter? Follow the links below to view past issues:

Issue #015: November 2016 – New Accura & AccuraOnline v5 Release!

Issue #014: August 2015 – Cases from the Support Desk: Emailing Multiple Recipients, Send Emails Direct from Accura, Quick Start Accura 4.7 Upgrade Training

Issue #013: March 2015 – Accura 4.71 – Courier Web Booking Services Integration, Accura 4.71 – Custom Imposition Layouts, Quick Start Accura 4.71 Upgrade Training

Issue #012: February 2015 – Accura 4.71 – In-House Product Printing via “Works Orders”, Accura 4.71 – Auto Select Optional Extras, Quick Start Accura 4.71 Upgrade Training

Issue #011: January 2015 – Accura 4.71 – New Delivery Handling Features, Accura 4.71 – View Invoice PDF Shortcut, Quick Start Accura 4.71 Upgrade Training

Issue #010: November 2014 – Accura 4.71 – New Deposit Handling Feature, Accura 4.71 – Mono & Colour Click Charges, Quick Start Accura 4.71 Upgrade Training

Issue #009: October 2014 – Accura 4.71 – New Record Checking Validation Workflow, Accura 4.71 – User Specific On-Stop Overrides, Quick Start Accura 4.71 Upgrade Training

Issue #008: September 2014 – Accura 4.71 – New Quote Proposal Workflow, Accura 4.71 – Inactive Client & Suppliers, Quick Start Accura 4.71 Upgrade Training

Issue #007: August 2014 – Accura 4.71 Quote Template Library, Accura 4.71 Request for Quote (RFQ), Quick Start Accura 4.71 Upgrade Training

Issue #006: July 2014 – Accura 4.71 Report Wizards, Accura ODBC Driver, Quick Start Accura 4.71 Upgrade Training

Issue #005: June 2014 – Accura 4.71 New Release, Quick Start Accura 4.71 Upgrade Training

Issue #004: May 2014 – Views/Browsing/Searching, Accura Training & Accura Purchasing Module

Issue #003: April 2014 – Quote Outwork Tendering Feature, Accura CRM Module & Accura Training

Issue #002: March 2014 – Quote Follow-ups, Custom Toolbox & AccuraOnline Module

Issue #001: February 2014 – Backup Your Data Everyday, Estimate Analysis Report & Change Quote Outcome Status

Epson Stylus Pro Promotion – Up to $1,500 Cashback!

From 1st February to 31st March, 2014, customers who purchase an Epson Stylus Pro 7900 or 9900 will receive up to $1,500 cashback from Epson!

Epson Stylus Pro SP-7900 = $750 cashback

Epson Stylus Pro SP-9900 = $1,500 cashback

Please call us on 1800 88 58 48 or email Idealsolution for more information on the terms and conditions of this promotion.

 

Epson x900 Series Cashback Promotion

Kodak Proofing Software for Kodak Approval – Version 6.0

For Kodak Approval users only, Kodak Proofing Software (KPS) Version 6.0 provides significant enhancements over previous versions.

What’s new at a glance:

• Smooth upgrade process — ensures that existing data is auto-migrated
• Improved performance — faster loading and processing
• Approval Color Manager — provides a simplified, fast, and highly accurate software component that replaces, integrates, andexpands on the functionality of two previous tools (Approval Media Configuration Manager and Kodak Recipe Color Profiler).
• Flexo Screen Match options for 1-bit TIFF hot folders — make it possible to process the actual plate files, using benchmark and target curves to calculate dot matches (including Kodak Flexcel NX plate data).
• Support for mixed media configurations and workflows — automates the selection of proofs for scatter or grid layouts based on screening compatibility.
• Proofer Queue enhancements — allow you to pause the Proofer Queue to resubmit proofs from Trash and edit separations.
• New support for native 1-bit file formats – Kodak .vps and Esko .len files
• Updated Spot Colour Libraries – PANTONE Plus: Solid Coated, Solid Coated 336 New, Solid Uncoated, Solid Uncoated 336 New, Premium Metallics

Please contact Idealsolution for more information.
 

Kodak Proofing Software Splash Screen

 

Idealsolution at PacPrint i-grafix.com Article

Ideal packaging solution with Kodak Flexcel NX!

Kodak packaging reseller Idealsolution welcomed a host of visitors to its part of the Kodak stand, with the output from the Flexcel NX digital flexo platemaker centre of attention.

Andy Molnar, managing director of Ideasolution says, “The Flexcel NX delivers the highest plate resolution of any flexo platemaker. This has enabled many of our customers to switch from six, seven or eight colour printing down to just the four process colours, with commensurate time and money savings.”

According to Molnar flexo printers and trade houses using the Flexcel don’t need to print a second black, or a second white because the resolution is so high. He says, “This is causing major interest in the flexo community, as it impacts on so many costs.”

Idealsolution is Kodak’s Packaging Channel Partner in Australia and New Zealand.

Idealsolution's Andy Molnar on the Kodak stand at PacPrint 2013

The original article can be found at the i-grafix.com site.

PacPrint Kodak Booking Form

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Idealsolution are very excited to announce that we will be exhibiting at PacPrint, from the 21st to the 25th May 2013 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre on the Kodak stand number 1818.

To guarantee your Kodak demonstration, please make a booking using the following form.

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Bookings have now closed. Thank you to all who attended the show!

 

http://idealsolution.com.au/rdcms/2013/05/idealsolution-at-pacprint-stand-0322/

http://www.pacprint.com.au/en/Exhibitors/155618/Idealsolution

http://www.pacprint.com.au/en/Exhibitors/140953/Kodak

Idealsolution on PacPrint Kodak Stand 1818

PacPrint Accura Booking Form

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Idealsolution are very excited to announce that we will be exhibiting at PacPrint, from the 21st to the 25th May 2013 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre on stand number 0322.

To guarantee your Accura Print-MIS demonstration, please make a booking using the following form.

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Bookings have now closed. Thank you to all who attended the show!

 

http://idealsolution.com.au/rdcms/2013/05/idealsolution-at-pacprint-stand-0322/

http://www.pacprint.com.au/en/Exhibitors/155618/Idealsolution

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Idealsolution at PacPrint Stand 0322

 

Idealsolution Accura Print MIS PacPrint Stand 0322

Idealsolution are very excited to announce that we will be exhibiting at PacPrint, from the 21st to the 25th May 2013 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre on stand number 0322.

Featuring the Accura MIS solution:

Accura is a comprehensive MIS system for small-medium enterprise printers – installed in over 600 companies worldwide including: Litho, Digital, Flexo Labels, Wide format, and Web offset. The system comprises a suite of modules including:

* CRM (Sales & Marketing)
* Estimating
* Production
* Job Costing
* Inventory
* Purchasing
* Remote-Data-Capture
* Invoicing
* Web-to-print (with full MIS bi-directional integration)
* NEW! Scheduling
* NEW! Online Artwork Editing

Accura = Easy-to-use, Flexible, Scalable, yet Affordable!

NEW at PacPrint: Full visual, interactive Production Scheduling module, and “EDocBuilder” Online artwork editing from templates to print-ready file.

Come on over to the Kodak stand 1818 with Idealsolution and take the “Flexcel Challange” with the Kodak Flexcel NX system and experience gravure-like quality printing in a flexo system.

Talk to our staff about our range of SpotOn inkjet media for aqueous, solvent and eco-solvent based wide format inkjet printers. We additionally offer SpotOn Proofing media in 210gsm or 240gsm weights. SpotOn Proofing media is a Fogra certified proofing media imported from Germany, suitable for ISO 12647-7:2007 contract proofing.

We are looking forward to seeing you on stand number 0322.

Idealsolution Accura PacPrint Stand 0322

Idealsolution Inky Fingers Front Cover

Idealsolution install a flurry of Accura-MIS solutions in New Zealand and make the front cover of “Inky Fingers” magazine!

Idealsolution NZ Team

We’re really excited to announce that we have installed no less than three new Accura-MIS systems over the past 2 months after recent expansion into the New Zealand market!

We’d like to welcome new clients: PDQ Print, Westprint, and Warkworth Press!

The NZ Idealsolution team – Shirley Jack and Chris Faragher (pictured above) have made great in-roads, and Accura has been very favourably received with New Zealand printers; many of whom know Shirley and Chris from days gone by. In many cases Accura has replaced aging Prism MIS systems.

This news has been highlighted with a full-page spread feature in “Inky Fingers” magazine, April issue, which you can read here:

http://www.accuramis.com/pdf/press_releases/accura_in_newzealand.pdf

Accura 4.60 Build 8 Released

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ACCURA version 4.60 Build 8 released 20th November 2012

DDS have released a new version of the Accura Print-MIS and AccuraOnline eCommerce solutions.

Accura 4.60 is a major upgrade to Accura 4.52 concentrating primarily on a powerful new HTML-based variable data email engine. Accura 4.60 also supports a major new version of AccuraOnline featuring simplified accounts management and online payment using PayPal. Accura 4.60 also includes minor features, changes and fixes to the previous Accura release as a result of feedback from customers.

Major New Features in v4.60 Include:

ESTIMATING

• COST RATE CALCULATOR: Establish what your true hourly cost rate is for each cost centre in your business using industry standard “cost-plus” principles. This new design, easy-to-use spreadsheet makes the task simple.

• CLIENT DEFAULT DISCOUNT: Link percentage-based discounts to clients. Discounts (or uplifts) are applied over and above the final mark-up profile price.

• PRICE LIST MARK-UP PROFILE: Implement price lists with unlimited pricing bands. Enter fixed quantities with corresponding fixed prices, with step or curve rate-type calculations for quantities falling in between two levels.

• OUTWORK TENDERING: Streamline the outwork tendering process from a single window with full control over the tendering behaviour.

PRODUCTION

• CLIENT SPECIFIC AUTO-INCLUDES: Save time and increase accuracy when estimating by automatically linking client specific labour, materials and outwork to individual clients.

• INACTIVE/DISCONTINUED MATERIALS: Reduce time to find materials by hiding old or out of date materials from new estimates and orders without deleting stock histories and activity.

• STOCK ALLOCATIONS REPORT: A new report to aid in the management of stock control has been added. The Stock Allocations Report can be sorted and subtotalled, filtered by stock type, location, group and subcategory.

CRM / MARKETING

• HTML & VARIABLE DATA EMAIL: A powerful new email/sms/fax engine with customisable templates has been added. Style email correspondence with HTML rich text features (colour, size, font weight, images links, etc) and variable data. The new email engine is available for standard emails (quote letters, order acknowledgement letters etc) and for mass emailing via the broadcast wizards found in the optional Accura CRM module.

• CRM EMAIL BROADCAST TRACKING: Receive detailed reporting on email campaigns sent from the Accura CRM module via the GroupMetrics online tracking system.

ACCURA ONLINE v3.0 E-COMMERCE / WEB TO PRINT

• Streamlined account management.

• New security access profiles and email control.

• PayPal payment support for credit card and PayPal account prepay customers.

SUPPORT / SOFTWARE UPGRADES

Customers on support contract are reminded that they are entitled to this upgrade for free! Customers with AcccuraOnline will be required to have their website upgraded to v3.0 at the same as their Accura system is updated to v4.60. Contact Idealsolution for more information on this new release.

Idealsolution invites you to an Accura Print-MIS Event in N.Z.

Accura Print MIS Event


Idealsolution invites you to an Accura Print-MIS Event in N.Z.

Idealsolution are hosting an Accura Print-MIS Event in Auckland, New Zealand. We are pleased to have the Australian and New Zealand sales and product management team to help answer your questions on the Accura Print-MIS System. The new 4.60 version of Accura and the new 3.0 version of AccuraOnline will also be demonstrated.

Don’t buy a Print-MIS & Web2Print solution until you’ve seen Accura!

Accura builds into a complete modular, easy-to-use, yet affordable Print-MIS solution covering the whole print industry.

Modules include: Estimating, Production, Stock Inventory, Job Costing, Purchasing, Remote-Data-Capture, Sales-invoicing, Scheduling, Customer Relationship Management and the unique AccuraOnline bidirectional “Web2Print” E-Commerce module.

What will Accura do for my business?

Accura will not only save you money, but also help streamline your business and enable you to expand. In essence Accura is a self funding solution. Let us show you how!

Event Details

Auckland – 20 & 21st November 2012

Pullman Hotel, Auckland
Cnr Waterloo Quadrant & Princes St, Auckland
Refreshments Provided

Registration

Registrations have now closed. Thank you to all who attended the New Zealand events, we hope that you found the session informative and thought provoking.

Idealsolution first to demo CGS ORIS Flex Pack // Web to local market!

CGS ORIS Flex Pack // Web

Idealsolution are proud to be the first to demonstrate the CGS ORIS Flex Pack // Web packaging proofing and mock-up solution to the Australian packaging design and production sector.

Still using slow and expensive legacy systems for your packaging proofing needs? Then ORIS is your answer. Huge savings in consumables costs. And no dedicated operator required. ORIS Flex Pack // Web is bringing you uniquely web-based hard copy and soft proofing in one package.

At the heart of the application is the patented four-dimensional iterative colour management software which, combined with a specially designed custom interface for Roland VersaCAMM VS series printers, gives you the ultimate in production flexibility for halftone and continuous tone proofing.

All printer features, such as multi-pass and print-and-cut, are supported and the included Pantone colour libraries enable proofing of special colours, with the possibility of defining custom colours. Furthermore, ORIS Flex Pack // Web offers integrated soft proofing and proof certification. Available as an option is a connection to the Esko colour Engine spot colour library.

Roland VersaCAMM VS Series
The revolutionary eco-solvent printer is available in four different sizes from 30 – 64 inch. In addition to a white and metallic ink, it features Orange and Green, with the specially developed ORIS XG Inks, allowing the production of contract quality proofs and prototypes on substrates similar to the original stock, used in flexible packaging. The printer also includes a ‘Print & Cut’ function to produce adhesive labels and decals, fully supported by the software application.

ORIS Special Substrates
Not all substrates for eco-solvent printers are made equal. Most are low cost products designed for less demanding applications such as signage and posters. In an environment where colour accuracy and repeatability are essential, a high grade coating with a wide colour gamut is required. CGS has developed a wide range of ORIS specialty substrates, manufactured to the highest quality under extremely tight tolerances, guaranteed to bring you the best in packaging proofing. ORIS media even include an exclusive transfer film, serving as a mechanical primer for original stock, such as carton.

ORIS Special XG Inks
Unlike the standard inks, XG inks have been specifically formulated for proofing applications. The light inks (Lc, Lm) have been replaced with orange and green and the CMYK set has been completely redefined. As a result, the printable colour space is significantly larger, so that almost all Pantone colours can be reproduced accurately, a prerequisite for proofing high-quality packaging.

ORIS Turbo Heater
To ensure uniform drying and to prevent substrates sticking together, especially when printing small repeats, which are to be cut off immediately, CGS has developed an optional add-on dryer that easily fits to the output section of the VS printer.

Do More With Less Events

Do More With Less Events – Sydney, Melbourne and New Zealand

Idealsolution are proud to present Kodak’s Packaging Segment Director, Dr John Anderson – in a series of invitation only seminars for Brands, Prepress and Converters on the revolutionary technology taking the flexographic industry by storm: the Kodak Flexcel NX System.

We look forward to discussing today’s differentiation and high value benefits of the solution with you and your customers – and will show you a glimpse of why the Flexcel NX System will continue to provide you with a significant edge in the market.

For Prepress Trade Houses –
Seize the opportunity and GROW YOUR BUSINESS with Kodak Flexcel NX.
What makes Flexcel NX so different to any other technology? How to add value to your partners – both brand owners and converters.

For Converters/Printers –
Discover how to DO MORE WITH LESS with Kodak Flexcel NX.
More efficient print production and on press performance with fewer colours. Deliver greater shelf impact at lower cost to your brands.

For the Brand Owners –
Learn ow you can HAVE IT ALL with Kodak Flexcel NX.
Shelf impact – are your designs working hard enough today?
Production Efficiency – flexibility and confidence that drives profitability sustainability – are you asking the right questions?

 

Dr John Anderson, Kodak Packaging Segment Director

Dr John Anderson, Biography

Current – Kodak Packaging Segment Director overseeing the full packaging portfolio of products.

2005 – Technical and Education Director for the Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) and founding developer of the Technical Education Services Team (TEST).

2000 – Industry consultant for Sinapse Graphic press simulators for flex, sheet-fed offset, web offset, newspapers and gravure.

1998 – Technical Manager European FTA

1989-98 – Graduated University of Wales Swansea, qualifying as a Mechanical Engineer with research Masters in metal casting, PhD in Screen Printing and post-doc research in digital screen printing.

Registrations have now closed. Thank you to all who attended the Sydney, Melbourne and New Zealand events, we hope that you found the day informative and thought provoking.

Reverse or Surface Clear Film Proofing

Kodak Proofing Software Matchprint Inkjet can print in Reverse or Surface mode on clear film proofing media. Idealsolution recently ran tests comparing both print modes with white ink on on the Epson Stylus Pro WT7900 white ink proofer. Using Kodak Matchprint Inkjet Clear Media 4 mil, spectrophotometer measurements were taken and a Kodak ColorFlow print comparison report was generated comparing the Reverse print mode to the Surface print mode. As indicated in the diagram below, Reverse print mode has greater ink density and a wider colour gamut than Surface print mode.

If you are after the best results for packaging mock-ups when printing with white ink on the WT7900 proofer using Kodak Matchprint Inkjet Clear Media 4 mil, it is recommended that proofs are produced using Reverse print mode.

ProPrint Article: Make Your System Shine

ProPrint Review: Accura Print-MIS at Printworks Australia

When Printworks Australia decided to upgrade its systems four years ago, it was a major seachange. The company made the giant leap from Excel spreadsheets to a fully fledged MIS from UK developer Accura. General manager Ben Freeman says it was a big step up. The new MIS, the first of its kind in Australia, enables the company to track quotes and provide consistent quoting.

Since bringing the MIS on board, Printworks added a W2P layer in 2011 for its offset, digital and wide-format customers. “We were only a three-person business when it was first installed, and I was the only user, but the challenge has been teaching others to use it.” The company now has 12 staff.

The full article can be found at ProPrint online.

Idealsolution Kodak Flexcel NX Asia Pacific Packaging Cover Story

Idealsolution featured on the front cover of Asia Pacific Packaging with their Kodak Flexcel NX packaging solution.

Kodak’s Packaging Push

Armed with the latest platemaking and workflow technology, Kodak has set its sights on the region’s packaging industry, which is forming a pivotal part of the company’s global strategy. At drupa, Kodak’s stand featured extensive packaging solutions designed to help package printers and brand owners preserve brand equity, enhance shelf appeal and drive efficiencies from design through print production. Kodak’s portfolio of packaging technologies spotlighted flexographic printing solutions, offset plates, workflow systems, brand protection solutions and digital printing presses.

A PDF of the article can be downloaded for more info.

Accura 4.52 Build 5 Released

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ACCURA version 4.52 Build 5 released 1st May 2012

DDS have released a new version of their Accura Print-MIS software.

Accura 4.52 Build 5 is the latest maintenance release to Accura 4.51 Build 2. There have been a whole host of new features, feature enhancements and bug fixes introduced in later releases. Some of these include:

• Brand new Online Help area featuring video tutorials and PDF documentation
• User definable default field values
• Default client delivery and invoicing addresses
• Import sub-office addresses from CSV file
• Client turnover report
• Quote, order and report Attachments. Print attached files with customer reports
• Auto-includes to add items automatically into quote workings
• Quote Mark-ups by profit %, value-added % and fixed unit prices
• Enhanced click charge support for digital presses
• Press list enhancements in quote sections
• Optional extras in quote workings
• Enhanced Job-type control of quote behaviour
• Central management of change orders
• Automated proof response
• Proof note reminder emails
• Multi-drop delivery addresses in orders
• Delivery wizard to deliver multiple jobs in batches
• Create sales invoices from Delivery notes
• Automated raising of sales invoices at the point or order
• Requesting credit card payments via PayPal
• Order Requisition for automated creation of Purchase Orders
• Stock issue notes replaced by delivery notes
• New RDC features: print job sheets, outwork batches, change orders, delivery wizard
• Significant AccuraOnline enhancements
• Full Windows Compatibility with Vista, Windows 7, and 64-bit
 

4.52 Build 5 NOTE: The way Accura adds in linked items has been re-written to allow Accura to add in any number of levels of links. Users with complex linked items configurations will need to review their links after the update.

Australian customers on support contract are reminded that they are entitled to this upgrade for free! Contact Idealsolution for more information on this new release.

Drupa Kodak Demonstration Bookings

Kodak Stand at Drupa 2012

Jump to Demonstration Booking Form

As Master Distributor for Kodak packaging products in ANZ idealsolution are honoured to be participating with Kodak on their stand at Drupa 2012. We are pleased to be able to offer invitations for private demonstrations and product overviews on the latest product releases from Kodak. The Kodak stand is a massive 2500 sqm and expected to be extremely busy with 26 NEW product innovations on show.

Find us at:

Hall 05 / F09-1
Hall 05 / F09-6

 

Your Drupa 2012 contacts:

David Fittler
Andy Molnar

Managing Director

+61 (0)404 114 933

David Fittler

Sales Manager

+61 (0)405 408 888


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ProPrint Review: Accura Print-MIS at Printworks Australia

ProPrint Review: Accura Print-MIS at Printworks Australia

Printworks Australia general manager Ben Freeman took a punt by installing the first of this brand in Australia and recently followed this by opting for the web-to-print module.

Ben states: “The Accura MIS handles our jobs from start to finish, from putting a client into the system to producing their quote and producing job specs, proof notes and delivery dockets and invoicing. The web-to-print module enables the client to get their own quotes, approved jobs, order jobs and find out where the job is in the system. They can do it from anywhere – they don’t have to be at their computer. I’ve got clients that do it from their iPads. The website has been developed to use on any platform. Out of my clients, I’ve got 40 active users that use it quite heavily.”

The full article can be found at ProPrint online.

Accura 4.51 Build 2 Released

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ACCURA version 4.51 Build 2 released 18th January 2012

DDS have released a new version of their Accura Print MIS software.

Accura 4.51 Build 2 is the second maintenance release to Accura 4.50 Build 15. Accura 4.50 Build 15 was the first public release since 4.21 Build 9 and represents almost two years of development. There is a whole host of new features, feature enhancements and bug fixes introduced in 4.50 and 4.51. Some of these include:

  • Brand new Online Help area featuring video tutorials and PDF documentation
  • User definable default field values
  • New phone and VOIP dialling contact lists
  • Default client delivery and invoicing addresses
  • Import sub-office addresses from CSV file
  • Client turnover report
  • Quote, order and report Attachments. Print attached files with customer reports
  • Auto-includes to add items automatically into quote workings
  • Quote Mark-ups by profit %, value-added % and fixed unit prices
  • Enhanced click charge support for digital presses
  • Press list enhancements in quote sections
  • Optional extras in quote workings
  • Enhanced Job-type control of quote behaviour
  • Departmental order status window with job cost activity history
  • Central management of change orders
  • Automated proof response
  • Proof note reminder emails
  • Multi-drop delivery addresses in orders
  • Delivery wizard to deliver multiple jobs in batches
  • Create sales invoices from Delivery notes
  • Order Requisition for automated creation of Purchase Orders
  • Stock issue notes replaced by delivery notes
  • New RDC features: print job sheets, outwork batches, change orders, delivery wizard
  • Significant AccuraOnline enhancements
  • Full Windows Compatibility with Vista, Windows 7, and 64-bit

 
Australian customers on support contract are reminded that they are entitled to this upgrade for free! Contact Idealsolution for more information on this new release.

Kirk Group Kodak Flexcel NX Wide System @ YouTube

With over 30 years of experience, the Kirk Group is one of Australia’s leading prepress and brand management companies and the first in Asia Pacific to install the new KODAK FLEXCEL NX Wide System. Hear how KODAK FLEXCEL NX technologies can reduce costs without damaging quality and risking brand integrity while producing gravure like printing results.


www.youtube.com/watch?v=0t1YbOhdVBQ

For more information visit:

http://idealsolution.com.au/rdcms/solutions/pro-graphics-solutions/kodak-flexographic/

Accura Print-MIS Support: Live Text Chat

Accura Live Chat Support

Australian Accura Print-MIS users know that they can contact Idealsolution via phone, email or remote log-in for their Accura support. Australian customers may not know that they can also establish a live text chat session with local support at Idealsolution directly from the Accura toolbar or help menu. That’s right – live text chat support is built directly into Accura!

Simply select the Live Chat icon in the toolbar or select the Live Chat option in the help menu.

Adobe CS6 License Upgrade Policy Change

Adobe CS6 Upgrade Policy Change

Adobe have recently announced that upgrade licenses to their future release of CS6 will only be available to customers running CS5 or CS 5.5. Customers who are using previous versions (CS3 and CS4) will not be eligible for upgrade pricing for CS6, and will need to purchase new full licenses.

20% discount on CS5.5 upgrades until December 31st 2011!

To assist with the change in policy, Adobe will be offering a 20% discount on all Creative Suite upgrades until December 31st 2011. Whether you’re using CS2, CS3 or CS4, you can take advantage of upgrade pricing for CS5.5 right now to get the latest software capabilities and performance.

Contact idealsolution to arrange your upgrades before December 31st, save 20%, and set yourself up for upgrade pricing on upgrades in the future.

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