Releasenotes

Here you will find an overview of all changes and a detailed description is included for specific areas such as featuresimprovements and bug fixes for the Durst Workflow.

Release - 1.9.1
May 28, 2021

With version 1.9.1, users can take advantage of several new features in the environment of the Impose Editor, Cutting Devices, Fixups and handling of data. Additional improvements have been implemented in the area of Print Data Management, Editing and Outputting Print Data.

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Imposer: Stop Edge – Starting Point – Previously when filling the sheet with Print Items, the starting point was the Top Left corner by default. Starting with version 1.9.1, the starting point can be pre-determined by the user by selecting the Stop Edge and Starting Point.
Added
Imposer: Dielines – Dielines can be applied in the Impose Editor to individual Print Items, all Print Items or on specific edges of the imposition or in combination with all three methods. With version 1.9.1, we have added an additional option called: Columns | Rows which is available in Step & Repeat Mode.
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Imposer: Object Creation Tools – Starting with version 1.9.1, new drawing tools are available in the Impose Editor. These tools can be used in all Impose modes except Tiling. These objects, when created, are only added to the currently open imposition. It is not currently possible to save these objects in an Impose Template.
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Imposer: New Tiling Overlap Settings – Until now, the Overlap settings in Tiling were automatically generated in the entered dimension per tile, depending on the edge where the Overlap is needed. The Overlap calculation depends on the number of tiles and which mounting direction was selected. As of this version, this behavior is retained by default. Nevertheless, a user-defined Overlap can now be created additionally per tile on all edges of the tiles.
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Imposer: Impose Validation – Starting with version 1.9.1, four new warnings are available to inform the user when inconsistencies happen when creating impositions.
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Zünd CutCenter Materials: As of version 1.9.1, Materials that are available in the Zünd CutCenter can be imported in the Workflow. These materials can consequently be selected for Production Jobs which are transferred to the cutting device. The selected Cutter Device Material is written into the ZCC cut file and is therefore transferred to the cutter device.
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PDF Printers: Until now, PDF printers could only use the automatically generated Substrate, which is created by default when the PDF printer was created, in Production Jobs. As of this version, PDF printers can use all Substrates that are available in the Workflow.
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New Fixup: Day and Night – This fixup prepares the Print Item for »day and night output« by adding a white channel and optionally reducing the opacity of the image.
Added
New Fixup: Day and Night – This fixup prepares the Print Item for »day and night output« by adding a white channel and optionally reducing the opacity of the image.
Improved
Create White Only Separation – An additional feature has been added to this Fixup so that either the printed objects or non-printed objects for the white separation should be created.
Improved
Tiling Impose Preview: Before version 1.9.1, a thumbnail preview was only available for the first tile in a Production Job, under the »Impose« tab. As of this version, the entire Tiling imposition is displayed with Tiling dividing lines so that the user can quickly determine where the Print Item will be divided. You can switch between the entire Tiling overview thumbnail or a preview of the first Tile.
Improved
Check-in Enhancements: Two new options are available from version 1.9.1 when checking-in Print Files. The first option, the media box can be reassigned to the origin 0/0 when uploading data, and on the other hand, alternative color values for Spot Colors can be transferred to the document based on existing System-wide Spot Colors. Both options can be enabled or disabled by default in the Workflow settings.
Improved
Revert to Version: When reverting to an earlier version of a Print Item, prior to version 1.9.1, the Additional Data tab in the Workflow had to be opened so the user could access this feature. As of this release, the »Revert to Version« function can be executed in the detail view for Articles or Print Items via the Process menu in the action bar.
Improved
Minor Improvements: More minor improvements have been implemented.
Updated
SDK Versions: Updates from various OEM partners, among others, provide additional new features and improvements. Version 1.9.1 includes Callas pdfToolBox version 12.2 and Callas pdfChip version 2.3.070.
Release - 1.9.0
April 16, 2021

With version 1.9.0, users can take advantage of several new features in the environment of the Impose Editor, Spot Colors and Fixups and handling of data. Additional improvements have been implemented in the area of Print Data Management, Processing and Output.

Added
Adobe Illustrator Plug-In: Updated Barcode Service
Added
Imposer: The preview images of printing Marks in the respective selection menus have been adapted to the dark theme and the sub–panels of the settings areas are more clearly separated from each other using colored lines.
Added
Imposer: Two additional placeholders for Captions are available in all Impose Modes.
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Imposer: The Origin of multiple Dielines can now also be selected for each Dieline: Per Print Item, Print Items or Artboard.
Added
The handling of DeviceN Spot Colors has been extended and improved so that system–wide defined DeviceN Spot Colors can be used more flexibly
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Existing Fixup Chains can be duplicated and edited
Added
The Channel Configuration for a Color Policy is displayed additionally to the name of the Color Policy in the form of color dots, so that it can be recognized at a glance which Channel Configuration it is.
Added
The S–Class 2 Series Cutter from Summa is now supported with this version
Added
Existing Fixups have been improved in their handling and functionality. The scope of the Fixups have also been extended.
Improved
Output Templates can also be configured and/or selected in the Hotfolder Setup dialog and in the Create a Production Job dialog.
Improved
The option »Process multipage PDFs« has been removed from the Hotfolder settings. This option is now automatically activated in the background
Improved
The Collection List can be filtered using User–defined Fields and Collection Names. The Articles in List view, Orders, Print Item List view and Production Jobs can also be filtered using User–defined Fields.
Improved
Print Items can be deleted in a Production Job at one time. Previously, only single Print Items could be selected and then deleted.
Improved
If a file is loaded into the Workflow that has elements outside the MediaBox, then a warning is displayed after successfully being processed in the Workflow. Such files should be corrected.
Improved
If a file is loaded into the Workflow that contains white overprinting objects, then an error is displayed after being successfully processed in the Workflow. The file should be corrected to ensure the best quality output results.
Improved
Performance: Further processing performance improvements have also been made in this release. Splitting hardware components and available resources attempts to minimize the likelihood of overloading the system.
Improved
Additional minor improvements have been implemented.
Improved
Updates from various OEM partners, among others, also provide further innovation and improvements. Version 1.9.0 includes Callas pdfToolBox version 12.1 and ColorLogic version 1.16.7.
Updated
SDK Versions: Updates from various OEM partners, among others, also provide further innovation and improvements. Version 1.9.0 includes Callas pdfToolBox version 12.1 and ColorLogic version 1.16.7.
Fixed
Fixed bugs and/or minor improvements in the Impose Editor.
Fixed
Fixed bugs and/or minor improvements in the main application.
Fixed
Fixed bugs and/or minor improvements in the Adobe Illustrator Plug-In.
Release - 1.8.2 (Minor Release)
March 16, 2021

With version 1.8.2, users can take advantage of several new features in the environment of the Impose Editor, automated processing of Production Jobs and the handling of data. Additional improvements have been implemented in the area of Print Data Management, Processing and Output.

Added
Adobe Illustrator Plug-In: Adobe Illustrator Plug-in is compatible with the latest Adobe Illustrator 2021 (version 25.2) – released in February 2021. When Workflow version 1.8.2 and Plug-in version 1.8.2.28 is installed, only Adobe Illustrator CC 2021 (25.2) can be used. For details, see the compatibility overview.
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Adobe Illustrator Plug-In: When checking out a file in Adobe Illustrator, the user can now decide whether to open or place the file in Illustrator. When opening, the user can access all objects contained in the PDF. When placing the file, an unmodified version of the design is placed on the artboard in Illustrator, and the user does not have access to the objects contained in the PDF.
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Imposer: When starting the Impose Editor, we have revised the behavior from the ground up. Before version 1.8.2, the Impose Editor could initially only be started using Manual Mode. As of version 1.8.2, the Impose Editor opens with a modal dialog that allows the user to create a new Imposition or open an existing Imposition. Both of these dialogs have been restructured and redesigned.
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Imposer: In the »Print Items« tab of the Impose Editor, new functions are available starting with this version and the user interface has also been adapted. The number of copies per Print Item as well as the scaling per Print Item can now be adjusted directly for each Print Item.
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Imposer: As of version 1.8.1, the warnings and errors of the imposition are also displayed when saving the imposition. The user must confirm these errors and warnings before the imposition can be saved. From this version on, validation within the Impose Editor and the validation when saving an imposition have been unified. From now on the same modal dialog is opened with the same warning and error messages. This dialog has also been adapted to the new user interface.
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Imposer: New placeholders for Captions are available and the list/dialog displaying available placeholders in the Impose Editor has been revised.
Added
Imposer: All components of the Impose Editor have been brought up to the latest technical standard. With this new version, the entire user interface was adapted and user guidance was also optimized.
Added
Imposer: The behavior of Bleed has been revised in this release in Manual Mode so that it can be used in a way that is similar to the rule-based Impose Modes. This was a necessary improvement which provides more consistent behaviour in the Impose Editor.
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It is possible to add multiple Dielines, e.g., punching and creasing to the imposition in the Impose Editor. Until now, only single Dielines could be added.
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Especially for Delta SPC Printing Systems, output using Primer on the is now available.
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Hotfolder: The Hotfolder List and also the detailed view of all processing methods: Auto-Nesting, Single Files, XML and ZIP, has been unified in this version as well. The processing methods now use the same user interface and are handled in the same way.
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Hotfolder: The Hotfolder List and also the detailed view of all processing methods: Auto-Nesting, Single Files, XML and ZIP, has been unified in this version as well. The processing methods now use the same user interface and are handled in the same way.
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Hotfolder: For each processing method, an additional option "Split multipage document" can now be enabled using this version. This option ensures that multipage documents are split into individual pages during processing and are processed separately. For the »Single files« processing method, the »Keep Split Sequence« option can also be activated so that the split pages are kept in the same Production Job.
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Hotfolder: An XML job ticket can be used to create a Production Job with several Print Items via a Hotfolder with the information on the Production Job and the Print Items. Fixups can still be applied to selected Print Items and subsequently imposed according to the defined Impose Template.
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Starting from this version, the »Analytics Collector« of a printer can be connected when creating a new printer. By registering the collector, information is transferred from the printer to the Workflow.
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As of version 1.8.2, two new system routines are available in the Administration
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A new system-wide setting is available that allows the pages of a multipage document to be sent to the printer in the order of the multipage document. The setting "Keep page order" is located in the workflow settings in the RIP settings section.
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The Article List was restructured from scratch during the development of this version. This made it possible to drastically improve performance. In addition, more columns were added to the list, making it easier to work with Articles.
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Some general functions for data corrections have been implemented or improved. In addition, more corrections have been added to the workflow.
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Rest-API: There are new features in the following in the "Article Controller API", "Print Order Motif Controller API" and "Production Job Motif Controller API". In addition, further improvements have been implemented in the "Subscription Controller API".
Improved
Render performance has been improved in this release so that the system is overloaded less quickly. Processes running in parallel are split evenly to make the best use of hardware resources. This improvement provides more stable processing and prevents processor overload.
Improved
Intermediate versions of Print Item and/or Articles, which are generated after applying Fixups or Preflight profiles when a Fixup Chain is executed, are no longer saved. This minimizes the processing time that the Fixup Chain needs and also reduces the amount of memory required to generate intermediate versions.
Improved
Additional functions and paths for user-defined Approval and Ink Cost Reports are available. It is possible from version 1.8.2 to use certain fields with or without Internal ID's and to place the Print Item preview with or without Bleed. Additionally, there are some new fields which can be used when creating Custom Reports.
Improved
Additional minor enhancements have been implemented.
Improved
Additional Calibration Charts are available in the Workflow when Profiling: A complete set of calibration charts for CMYK-RB; Special CMYK calibration charts when re-profiling for Delta SPC printing systems; Primer Test Chart
Fixed
Fixed bugs and/or minor improvements in the Impose Editor.
Fixed
Fixed bugs and/or minor improvements in the main application.
Fixed
Fixed bugs and/or minor improvements in the Adobe Illustrator Plug-In.
Release - 1.8.1 (Minor Release)
December 10, 2020

With version 1.8.1, new features are included in the Impose Editor, automated processing of Production Jobs, and Color Management. Additional improvements have been made concerning the Administration, editing and Output of Print Data.

Added
Adobe Illustrator Plug-In: Plug-In version 1.8.1.0: If you are working with version 1.8.1 of the Workflow, version 1.8.1 of the Plug-in must be installed to ensure consistent operation. Between Workflow versions 1.8.0 & 1.8.1 no new features were implemented in the Plug-in. Two bugs have been fixed, and the version number was changed to match the Workflow version.
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File Manager: Define the number of copies – When adding Articles or Print Items, a dialog for specifying the number of copies opens starting from this version on. If the ALT key is pressed, the dialog will not open. The number of copies currently defined is then used.
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File Manager:Synchronized Display – The display of Orders, Order Items and their respective Print Items has been synchronized in this version of the File Manager and in the Order list. Ordering of the Order and Print Items is now determined by the Ordering of the job list.
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Imposer: Displaying »Unplaced Print Items« – The not placed motifs and the underproduced motifs are displayed below the drawing area from this version on. The number of underproduced or non-produced designs is also displayed. This makes it easier to see if and which designs or articles could not be placed.
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Imposer: Warnings and Errors in the Save Imposition dialog – When saving the assembly, all warnings and errors of the assembly are listed again. This message must be accepted by the user to save the assembly. This function should help to detect faulty mounts more quickly.
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Imposer: Saving Impositions – When saving an assembly again, the current Save Assembly dialog is not displayed again. The production order will be overwritten. Alternatively, the Save As dialog can be activated to create a new production order.
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Nesting: Double-sided Output – With this version, the new Double-sided output mode is available for selection in addition to the single-sided and multi-sided output in assembly output in the Settings section of the Assembly Output dialog. With this selection, nestings can be created on both sides according to the selected perfecting setting and output for double-sided printing.
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Nesting: Extended Rotation Settings – In Nesting, designs can now also be rotated by 180° and 270°. These settings have been added as an extension to 0° and 90° rotation.
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Nesting: Multipage Output – Except for the Keep Copy Ratio entry, all other entries in the Strategy drop-down menu have been disabled, as they do not make sense for this mode.
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Nesting: Custom Sorting Methods – Previously, Nesting sorted either by the order of the designs or items in the production order or by the order in the Designs tab. Starting with this version, a user-defined sorting can be set in Nesting. More than 15 sorting criteria (design name, order name, user-defined fields, etc.) can be used and combined. The user-defined sorting can also be used very well in the assembly mode Step & Repat to sort different motifs per column.
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Nesting: Extended Optimization Settings – On the one hand, all available nesting settings can now be used during optimization and on the other hand, from this version on, multi-page output can also be optimized.
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Captions: In version 1.8.1 a new placeholder for labels is available and from this version on labels can be configured with respect to the displayed values.
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Simulation Profiles: Starting with version 1.8.1, production orders can simulate reference printing systems when transferred to the printer. Which reference printing system is to be simulated can be specified by selecting an output color space or working color space profile or by selecting a color strategy from an existing profile. On the one hand, the color output of a previously used RIP can be reproduced or, on the other hand, you can use it to equate several printing systems with regard to color output.
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Split Multipage PDFs: In the course of the development of version 1.8.1 the function to split multi-page documents during upload into the workflow was implemented. In the workflow settings there is a possibility to define this in general for working in the workflow. If this option is activated, multi-page documents are split into individual designs/articles during upload. In addition, the system-wide parameter can be overwritten or changed again during specific uploads (quick print, upload articles, ...). Note: This option is currently not available for hot folders.
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Hotfolder automation using ZIP files: From this version on, ZIP files can be processed in the workflow hotfolder. All files - of course only supported file types - in the ZIP are combined in one production job. This production job can therefore be fully assembled and transferred to the printer automatically via multi-page output. One production job with the respective motifs with the same name is created and processed per ZIP.
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Cutting Devices: In this version, additional functions for cutting devices have been implemented. On the one hand, the parameters for the rotation of the cutting files were extended and on the other hand, an integration of another cutting device was carried out.
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Support for X-Rite Measurement Devices: With version 1.8.1 the following new measuring instruments are supported in the following combinations: X-Rite i1Pro3, X-Rite i1Pro3 Plus, X-Rite i1iO3 with i1Pro3, X-Rite i1iO3 with i1Pro3 Plus
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Profiling Templates: With this release a new rendering method for profile calculation templates has been added. Starting with release 1.8.1 the Minimal White Compression can be used and applied for color strategies.
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Rest API: Two new controllers - Production Job Controller and Output Template Controller - have been developed to completely define a production job with simpler calls. The Article Controller as well as the Substrate Controller were revised and extended.
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Force Print: Production orders that have been created via quick print use the name of the design by default from this version on, if separate production orders are created per design.
Improved
Automatic status change: The status of the design or article changes automatically from version 1.8.1 on after a release report has been created to "Wait for release".
Improved
Statistical data for saved impositions: In the tab Production Order > Assembly, the statistical data of the assembly are displayed in even more detail from this version on. The optimized and the non-optimized variant can be compared.
Improved
Fixups: In this version, numerous general functions for data correction have been implemented or improved. In addition, existing corrections have been improved in handling and the range of functions has been extended. The range of corrections has also been extended.
Improved
Improvements to existing Fixups: Fill a Shape with »White« or »Varnish« & Extract Print Items from page
Improved
Calibration Charts: In this version, more calibration charts are available in the workflow for profiling. On the one hand, all necessary charts for the new X-Rite measuring devices have been added and on the other hand, some charts have been adapted in design. Furthermore, a transition profiling chart for the CMYK-k color configuration has also been added.
Improved
Adobe Illustrator Plug-In: A list of fixed bugs and/or minor improvements in the Adobe Illustrator Plug-In.
Fixed
Workflow: A list of fixed bugs and/or minor improvements in the main application.
Fixed
Impose Editor: A list of fixed bugs and/or minor improvements in the Impose Editor.
Release - 1.8.0
October 30, 2020

With version 1.8.0, new features are included in the Impose Editor, automated processing of Production Jobs, and automation of Fixups. Additional improvements have been made concerning Color Management and the Editing and Output of Print Data. In addition, we've made improvements in the areas of color management and the processing/output of print data.

Updated
Plug-In version 1.8.0: If you are working with version 1.8.0 of the Workflow, version 1.8.0.5 of the Plug-in must be installed to ensure consistent operation. Between Workflow versions 1.7.9 & 1.8.0 no new features were implemented in the Plug-in. Five bugs have been fixed, and the version number was changed to match the Workflow version.
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File Manager: In version 1.8.0 two new extensions are available in the File Manager: Uploading of PSB and SVG files & Create separate Print Items
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Nesting: With version 1.8.0 the Impose Mode »Nesting« has been extended. Existing algorithms were improved and new functions were implemented.
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Captions: In version 1.8.0 new placeholders for default Captions are available and Barcodes/QR Captions can now be added.
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DeviceN Spot Colors: As of version 1.8.0, DeviceN Spot Colors can be created system-wide in the Workflow and used for additional processing. Some areas in the Workflow had to be revised or adapted so that DeviceN Spot Colors can be used.
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Lead In/Out: The Lead In/Out settings can now be defined in the system-wide settings of the Workflow starting with version 1.8.0. New Production Jobs will then use these settings by default.
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Settings - Color Management: The Color Management tab located under Administration > Settings in the Workflow settings has been extended in this version. System-wide Working Color Spaces in CMYK, RGB & Grayscale, as well as user-defined Output Color Spaces have been introduced.
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Gamut Viewer: Gamut Viewer functions have been improved in version 1.8.0. Starting with this version, two profiles can be compared with each other and superimposed.
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PDF output - »Prepress Workflow«: From version 1.8.0 on, a predefined printer type called Adobe - PDF is available, which can be used to copy a finished impose output PDF into a defined target directory. From there, this output PDF can be processed automatically by a third party.
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Use a Color Setup for multiple Substrates: Until now, a Color Setup or Color Policy could only be applied to single Substrates in the Workflow. Starting with this version, Color Setups can be combined with several Substrates. The respective Color Policies can then be selected and used for all connected Substrates.
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Fixups: Existing Fixups have been improved in handling and the range of functions has been extended. Furthermore, additional Fixup options have been added.
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REST API: New functions for Orders, Articles and Production Jobs are available in the REST API. Improvements have been implemented in the Fixup Controller.
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PSB and SVG support: Both file formats are supported from this version on and can be loaded into the Workflow. SVG elements must meet certain criteria to be output correctly.
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Deleting Substrates: From this version on: Substrate Definitions, Substrates & Substrate Categories can be deleted in the Workflow. All elements that use the Substrate to be deleted are mapped to a system Substrate, which is delivered with the standard system. Therefore, data is not deleted automatically.
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Support for Lasercomb ProDigi: The ProDigi cutting device series from the company Lasercomb is now supported with this version. Selection the cutting device determines the default Mark settings and the corresponding DIN-shear file, which is transferred to the Lasercomb Plotter-Software.
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Routine to delete Production Jobs: From this version on a new system routine is available, which will delete all Production Jobs »older than« automatically. The Production Jobs deleted using this routine can not be restored afterwards.
Fixed
Adobe Illustrator Plug-In: A list of fixed bugs and/or minor improvements in the Adobe Illustrator Plug-In
Fixed
Workflow: A list of fixed bugs and/or minor improvements in the main application.
Fixed
Impose Editor: A list of fixed bugs and/or minor improvements in the Impose Editor.
Release - 1.7.9 (Minor Release)
August 26, 2020

With version 1.7.9, new features are included in the Impose Editor, Output Settings in a Production Job, Spot Color handling and support for a new Cutting Device. Additional improvements have been made concerning Color Management and Print Data processing.

Updated
Plug-In version 1.7.9.2: If you are working with version 1.7.9 of the Workflow, version 1.7.9.2 of the Plug-in must be installed to ensure consistent operation. Between Workflow versions 1.7.8 & 1.7.9 no new features were implemented in the Plug-in. Three bugs have been fixed, updates to the languages and the version number was changed to match the Workflow version. (Adobe Illustrator Plug-in)
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Impose Editor: In version 1.7.9, additional functions have been implemented in the Impose Editor to make working easier.
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"Nesting" improvements
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Output Settings: In this release, the Output Settings (previously Output Configuration) tab in a Production Job has been restructured. In this process, some new (but previously known) settings have been added. All settings applied in this tab can be saved as Templates and reused.
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Save Ink Profiles – Another feature in the Workflow is the new Save Ink Profile, which can vastly improve ink consumption when rendering Production Jobs and can also be used to calculate Ink Costs in advance.
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Spot Colors Handling : Some improvements have also been implemented in connection with Spot Colors.
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Gamut Viewer: The first version of the Gamut Viewer is now available in the Workflow. Calculated Color Policies from a Profile can be opened and/or displayed in the Gamut Viewer. This function is used to analyze the gamut of a Color Policy.
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Support for the »Protek Unico TT« Cutting Device: We now offer support for the Unico TT series from Protek. The required standard Marks and corresponding DXF cut file are created when this cutter is selected in the Workflow and sends the appropriate information directly to the cutting device.
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Fixups: We have improved the handling of existing Fixups and extended the range of functions for individual Fixups as well.
Added
REST API: This version of the Workflow has no additional REST API functions. Only the previously mentioned Fixups have been adjusted and two other bugs have been fixed
Improved
ImageBox & ImageBox + Bleed information: From this version on, the dimension of the production format is displayed in addition to the dimension of the ImageBox (view format) and the expected bleed. This dimension adds the values of the ImageBox with the values of the expected bleed.
Improved
Rotate Cut File Data: From version 1.7.9, the cutting data, thus the complete cutting file including the cutting paths and device dependent marks can be rotated separately by 0° or 90°. However, the print image is not rotated when using this function.
Improved
Editing Color Setups: When editing an already used profiling, the colour configuration must not be changed after this version. Only those printers or configurations that support the color configuration are available for editing.
Improved
Job-Ticket Extensions for Rho/Delta Printing Systems: Starting with this version, additional information is written into the Job-Ticket for Rho/Delta printers, which can be used optionally in the printer software or as an Inprint.
Improved
License Information Extension: The number of the maintenance contract is written into the name of the license file from this version on. Furthermore, this number is also displayed in the workflow under the license information.
Improved
Minor Improvements: Further minor improvements have been implemented.
Fixed
Major Bug Fixes: Workflow, Impose Editor & Plug-In for Adobe Illustrator
Release - 1.7.8
July 01, 2020

With version 1.7.8, new features are included in the Impose Editor, Cutting Devices and we have updated how Print Items, Articles and Orders are handled. Additional improvements have been made concerning Fixups and Print Data processing.

Updated
Plug-In version 1.7.8.1: If you are working with version 1.7.8 of the Workflow, version 1.7.8.1 of the Plug-in must be installed to ensure consistent operation. Between Workflow versions 1.7.7 & 1.7.8 no changes were implemented in the Plug-in. Only the version number was changed to match the Workflow version. (Adobe Illustrator Plug-In)
Updated
Adobe Illustrator 2020 Version 24.2: The Plug-in is compatible with the current Adobe Illustrator Version 24.2 - released in June 2020. (Adobe Illustrator Plug-In)
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Impose Editor: In version 1.7.8, additional functions have been implemented in the Impose Editor to make the workflow process easier.
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»Nesting« Mode Improvements
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»Step & Repeat« Mode Improvements
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Cutting Devices: New methods for generating Cutting Marks have been implemented in this version. As of this release, Marks can be created or reused in Fit to Job, Fit to Object or Best Fit.
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Orders: In version 1.7.8, the scope of functions for the Print Item List under the menu item Order > Print Items has been updated and revised.
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Status: In version 1.7.8 an additional status for Print Items or Articles and for Orders was introduced.
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Fixups: Existing Fixups have had their interfaces overhauled and/or have been enhanced with new functions. Additional Fixups have also been added.
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REST API: Starting with this release some new functions have been added for the Controllers: Article, Fixup Chain, Print Order Item, Print Order Motif, Production Job, Production Job Motif, Report Definition and Motif. Some existing functions have also been revised.
Improved
Change Color Policies for selected Print Items in an Order: The Color Policy can now be changed for multiple Print Items contained in an Order item. Until now, this had to be changed separately for each Print Item.
Improved
ImageBox + Bleed: When setting the expected Bleed, the option Use bleed from PDF now uses a new logic, which is described in more detail in this section.
Improved
Reprofiling Charts: From this version on, new calibration charts are available for the measurement device »X-Rite - i1Pro«.
Improved
Hotfolder Error Handling: The handling of error messages regarding the »Start/stop all Hotfolders« function has been adjusted in this release.
Improved
Small Improvements: Further minor improvements have been implemented.
Fixed
Major Bug Fixes: Workflow, Impose Editor & Plug-In for Adobe Illustrator
Release - 1.7.7
May 22, 2020

With version 1.7.7, we've implemented several new features in the Impose Editor, automated processing of Production Jobs and automated data correction (Fixups). We've also added improvements in the areas of Color Management and in the processing and output of print data.

Updated
Adobe Illustrator 2020 Compatibility – The new Plug-In version 1.7.7.31 can be installed and used for Adobe Illustrator CC 2020 starting with version 1.7.7.
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Impose Editor: In version 1.7.7, features that were newly implemented in 1.7.6 are available with either extended or an improved range of functions now.
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»Step & Repeat« Improvements: Improvements have also been implemented in Step & Repeat Mode. The following improvements are available in version 1.7.7
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»Nesting« Mode Improvements: Improvements have also been implemented in Nesting Mode. The following improvements are available with version 1.7.7
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New rules for placing Print Items – In the Nesting Optionssub-panel, four selection menus are available
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Improved Utilization – The new utilization algorithm allows for reduced Substrate consumption combined with an improved utilization ratio.
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»Tiling« Mode Improvements – Tiling Mode has also been expanded and improved in this version. The following new features are available with this version
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»Manual« Mode Improvements: From version 1.7.7 on, additional features are now available
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ImageBox: In this version two new Boxes called the ImageBox and ImageBox + Bleed were introduced
Added
Hotfolders: In version 1.7.7 the Hotfolder menu item has been completely revised. The User Interface has been adapted and an additional type of Hotfolder has been introduced, which allows automatic Nesting.
Added
Fixup Chains: In Release 1.7.7, existing data corrections can be sequenced and stored in a correction chain. These correction chains can be applied at different points in the next step.
Added
User Unit (Scale factor): Starting with version 1.7.7, a scaling factor such as: 1:1, 1:2, 1:5 and 1:10, can be applied during and after uploading Print Items. This allows the user to process print files in their original size directly in the Workflow.
Added
Fotoba Cutter – Fotoba's Digitrim, WR-Series, XL-Series cutters can be controlled with this version. The Cutting Device you select determines the default parameter settings for the generated Cut Marks. Mark Settings can be customized and saved for further use.
Added
Fixups: Existing Fixups have been improved in their handling and certain functions has been extended or improved. Additional Fixup options have been added.
Added
Color Management: Further improvements have also been made in color management in this version. The improvements concern Pre-Linearization, Linearization, Spot Color conversion and Re-Profiling.
Added
Rest API: As of this release, several new functions are available for the controllers of Print Job, Print Order Item, Print Item, Substrate Category, Substrate and Substrate Shape. Furthermore, some existing functions have been revised.
Improved
Support for Data-Matrix Barcodes – Up until recently, Data-Matrix Barcodes could only be created quadratically. Starting with this version, Data-Matrix Barcodes can also be created using a predefined width and height ratio. A wide range of predefined sizes can be selected in the Plug-In now. (Adobe Illustrator Plugin)
Improved
New dither modes for Single-Pass & Multi-Pass Printers: New dither modes are available for single-pass & multi-pass printing systems as of this version. For single-pass printing systems the dither mode AIS-NV10 should be used by default. For multi-pass printing systems however the dither mode AIS-Opal should be used by default. Both dither modes will be pre-selected when adding a printer in the Workflow.
Improved
Render Performance Optimization: To optimize render performance we offer three additional parameters in the Workflow.
Improved
Dimensions of Spot Colors & Technical Colors: After uploading documents in the Workflow, the dimension of the enclosing rectangle per Spot Color and Technical Color is displayed in the Print Data or Article view.
Improved
Improvements to the Print Item view: In the course of this version, further improvements to the Print Item and Article view have been implemented.
Improved
LFP/CPD Job Ticket Extensions: The LFP/CPD Job Ticket has been extended in the course of the release, so that all necessary information can be read out in the InPrint at the printer.
Improved
Assigning Substrates to Categories: Substrates can be moved to another Substrate Category as of this release.
Improved
Mirroring Cut Data: Cutting data can be mirrored horizontally and/or vertically from this version. The Cut Marks are not mirrored. This setting can be defined per device in their respective configurations and can also be saved separately.
Improved
Small Improvements: Additional minor improvements have been implemented.
Fixed
Major Bug Fixes: Workflow, Impose Editor & Plug-In for Adobe Illustrator
Release - 1.7.6
November 15, 2019

With version 1.7.6, users have access to new features in the Impose Editor, Cutting Devices, User-defined Fields, Fixups and Print Data Output. In addition, improvements have been implemented in the following areas: editing Lists, Profiling (Color Setups) and Administration.

Added
Variable images with SVG: In the course of version 1.7.6 we've added the possibility to use SVG files for Variable Images in the Adobe Illustrator Plug-in. The following file types are supported: jpg/jpeg, png, pdf and svg in the Plug-in as of version 1.7.6. (Adobe Illustrator Plug-in)
Added
Multiple Data sets from a CSV file: When creating variable data in Adobe Illustrator, only one CSV data set from a CSV file could be used per Print Item until now. As of 1.7.6, several data sets from a CSV file can now be attached to one Print Item. This new feature can be used in combination with the Impose Editor to create complicated Variable Data layouts. (Adobe Illustrator Plug-in)
Added
Impose Editor: With the release of 1.7.6, some areas that were newly implemented in 1.7.5 have been extended or the scope of functions improved.
Added
Tiling Mode: The Tiling Impose mode has been extended to better facilitate the production of Tiling jobs.
Added
Nesting Mode: Further improvements have also been made to Nesting Mode.
Added
Manual Mode: Further improvements have also been made to Manual Mode.
Added
Administration of User-defined Fields: User-defined Fields were implemented in version 1.7.3. Up until now, User-defined Fields had to be created in the Workflow using the Master Data. As of this version, User-defined Fields can be created or managed under Administration > Settings > User-defined Fields.
Added
Handling of Cutter Devices: In this version the handling of Cutting Devices has been revised. Cutting Device settings, e.g. Marks, Barcodes, etc. can be added in the Impose Editor and can be defined by the user as needed. In addition to the Send to Printer dialog, Cutting Devices from this version can also be selected and displayed in the Impose Editor. Cutting Device settings such as: Marks, Barcodes, distance between Marks, etc. can be saved as templates now.
Added
Cutting Devices: Under Administration > Cutter Devices a new Cutter and two further variants of the Esko Kongsberg Cutter are available
Added
Sending multi-page documents to a Cutter: From this version on, multi-page documents can also be sent to the Cutter without having to split these documents into individual pages beforehand. When selecting the Cutter in the Send to Printer dialog, the necessary Marks & Barcodes/QR codes are generated per page in the document, depending on the selected Cutter. After rendering, all cut data, i.e., the number of pages - is transferred to the Cutter.
Added
Fixups – The handling of existing Fixups has been improved and we have also improved the usability of Fixups. We've added some additional Fixups to our line-up.
Added
Force Print Templates & Output Configuration Templates: From this version on, common Output Configurations can be saved and reused with the desired name. These templates can be saved in Force Print and in Production Jobs. The saved Output Configuration Templates can be selected wherever a Production Job is created. A distinction is made between templates intended for Force Printing only and templates used only for the Output Configuration
Added
Force Print Improvements: With the release of 1.7.6, the Force Print dialog has been restructured and is available under Automation > Force Print Job. In addition to aesthetic changes and the addition of Templates for Force Print and Output Configuration, some new functions such as the definition of a name and the number of copies has been added to Force Print.
Added
Fixed output values for Spot Colors: Starting with this version, individual color channels for Spot Colors can be fixed so that they do not change during the rendering process. Fixed color channels are not changed by color management.
Added
Color Setups with predefined Destination: In Release 1.7.6 a new function for Profiling and the resulting Color Policies has been implemented. This new function allows you to set a Destination for a Color Setup and/or specific Color Policies. After applying this new setting, all calibration charts will be rendered by default into this linked Destination. If a Destination is combined with a Color Setup, the Production Jobs that are rendered with those specific Color Policies that belong to the Color Setupare also sent to this Destination by default.
Added
REST API: As of this release, several new functions are available in the following areas: Article Controller, Customer Controller, Fixup Controller, Motif Controller, Print Order Controller, Print Order Item Controller, Production Job Controller, Subscriber Controller, Substrate Controller and Workflow Controller. Furthermore, some functions in the Article Controller and Production Job Controller have been revised.
Improved
Delete multiple list entries: Prior to Release 1.7.6, only selected Articles or Production Jobs could be deleted. As of version 1.7.6, all listed entries can be removed across all pages.
Improved
Upload Collections and Articles: In earlier versions, the method of uploading articles via a drop-zone has proven successful. For this reason, this version also offers the option of uploading Collections in the list of all collections via a drop-zone. Furthermore support for the EPS file format has been added.
Improved
Print Item download name: From version 1.7.6 there is a new system-wide function which defines whether the original file name or the name of the Print Item should be used in the Workflow when downloading a Print Item.
Improved
Predefined Measurement settings: After installing version 1.7.6, common Measurement Device configurations are predefined and created by default in the Workflow. Previously, only a standard configuration was created after the Measurement Device was created in the Workflow. The various configurations can be selected in the measurement processes.
Improved
Profiling Improvements: This version also includes improvements to Profiling. The analysis of the Linearization curve has been improved. New calibration charts for G7 are available in the Workflow and also Profiling Templates are preselected by default depending on the selected Printer Type.
Improved
Default DeltaE type: The preferred DeltaE default can be selected in the Workflow settings. Based on this setting, only the default DeltaE is displayed in the Workflow.
Improved
Calibration Charts: New additions have been added for Linearization Charts for the G7 calculation method. There are now optimized Linearization and Profiling Charts that are compatible with the Barbieri Spectro Pad.
Fixed
Major Bug Fixes: Workflow, Impose Editor & Plug-In for Adobe Illustrator
Release - 1.7.5
June 30, 2019

With version 1.7.5, users can access a number of new features in the Impose Editor, Data Preparation and Administration. We have also implemented improvements in the areas of Profiling, processing new file types and the Send to Printer dialog.

Added
Korean Translation: This version of the Plug-in provides a complete translation for our South Korean customers. (Adobe Illustrator Plug-in)
Added
Impose Editor: In Release 1.7.5, the complete Impose Editor has been revised and extended once again. In addition to numerous new functions in file handling and imposing, a stand-alone Impose Editor is also available with this version, which allows new and existing Production Jobs to be created or edited directly in the Impose Editor. The user can now add new files to Production Jobs using the Imposer.
Added
Impose Mode – Tiling: A new Tiling Impose Mode has been implemented with this version. This includes three different Tiling Modes as well as other specific functions such as the placement of folding lines to the Tiling.
Added
Manual Impose Mode: In addition to numerous minor improvements in the background of Manual Impose Mode, the scaling function has also been revised so that Print Items can be enlarged or reduced by entering values or by a percentage factor.
Added
Impose Editor performance improvements: Various performance improvements have also been made in the Impose Editor. From the new ruler tool to optimizing zoom levels, CTRL-Z (undo) options and other bug fixes. Furthermore, the Print Item preview mode is automatically switched to a »preview disabled« view if more than 100 Print Items are used simultaneously on a Sheet.
Added
Fixup Favorites: This new feature allows the user to define favorites for Fixups. These favorite Fixups are then available in the Article or Print Item detail view under the Print Data tab in a separate favorites menu, this eliminates the need switch between tabs to apply the most frequently used Fixups.
Added
Apply Fixups to multiple Articles: Starting with version 1.7.5, it is possible to apply Fixups to multiple selected Articles. You can select any number of Articles in the Article list or a Collection and then select and apply the desired Fixup in a new menu.
Added
New Fixups: In this version two new Fixups: Banner with Grommets as well as Add Grommets have been implemented especially for the large format industry. The Fixup Banner with Grommets offers various options where you can: scale the Print Item to the final output size, add Grommets, add a Dieline and/or a folding line. Other new Fixups include: Extract Colors from DeviceN and Synchronize selected Page Geometry Boxes.
Added
New features for »Settings«: Under the Administration menu item. Two improvements have been made
Added
New Cutter Devices added: under Administration > Cutter Devices, there are two new Cutter Devices available
Added
Editing Adobe Photoshop and TIFF files: As of this release, Adobe Photoshop (PSD) and TIFF files can be correctly uploaded and processed in the Workflow. The alpha channels are also recognized correctly and created as Spot Colors accordingly.
Added
New Profile calculation Templates for LFP and Proofing: So far, the Workflow provides five Profile Templates by default: Best Match, Standard, Economy, Standard (substrate), Reprofile. In this version the Profile Templates: Best Match, Standard, Economy have been renamed with a [TAU] extension. In addition, new Profile Templates for use in the Large Format industry called Best match [LFP], Standard [LFP] and Sublimation (substrate) have been added.
Improved
Stability Improvements: An overall improvement in the stability of the Plug-in has been implemented by overhauling the code. Some functions have been improved or changed slightly to improve performance. A list of all bug fixes can be found at the end of this article. (Adobe Illustrator Plug-in)
Improved
Restarting Services: With this version it is now possible for users to restart the services PMS & ZuniComm directly from the Workflow. We've added two functions in the System Status menu in the action bar, which can restart both services separately when selected.
Improved
Reset Measurement Data: Previously measured measurement data could only be overwritten by the user by re-measuring the calibration chart. Overwriting measurement data often caused confusion, because the counter of the calibration charts jumped back to the end after the measurement, as all measurement data was available. In order to eliminate this confusion a new function was implemented which can reset or remove all previous measurements of the Profiling Step. When performing this action, the Profiling Step must be measured again in it's entirety.
Improved
Additional options for the »Send to Printer« dialog: Due to changes made in the functionality of this dialog, the tabs have been restructured or extended. The most common functions are now available in the main view, less frequently used functions have been moved to a separate tab
Improved
Enhanced filtering and searching capabilities: Due to several customer requests, some additional options have been added to the exiasting filter options in the list views
Improved
Role Permissions: In the course of this version further Role Permissions were added, which can be assigned to a User Role. For this reason, a new license is required after this update, otherwise these functions will not be available in the Workflow.
Improved
Small Improvements: Further minor improvements have been made. You can read the list of minor improvements here.
Fixed
Major Bug Fixes: Workflow, Impose Editor & Plug-In for Adobe Illustrator
Release - 1.7.4
June 03, 2019

With version 1.7.4, users will find some new features regarding Profiling. We've also implemented some improvements for the Color Management environment as well as how Spot Colors are handled.

Added
PDF Export Settings: A default Illustrator PDF Export setting has been created and can be applied when checking-in via the Illustrator Plug-in, so that the same export settings are always used. (Adobe Illustrator Plug-in)
Added
Color Setup: In the course of this release improvements have been implemented regarding Color Setups (Profiling). Features that were released with version 1.7.3 have been partially extended and further refined. Because of the way these new Color Setup features have been implemented some elements of the imported Color Setup has been slightly altered.
Added
Exporting a Color Setup: With the release of 1.7.4, we've developed the ability to export and import Color Setups. We've specifically designed the export function to fully support subsequent imports of Color Setups. In addition to the Color Setup, you can export Profile Templates, Color Policies (including ICC Profiles), Print Charts, Substrates and/or Measuring Devices. An additional helpful feature is the ability to export multiple Color Setups at the same time.
Added
Importing a Color Setup: version 1.7.4 provides the possibility to import Color Setups via the user interface. Previously, Color Setups could only be imported via the Master Data for test purposes. Importing Color Setups using the Master Data proved more problematic than helpful in the end. The new import function uses a 3-step process, which first analyzes the data to be imported and compares it with existing data in the system. As an additional step, data can be manipulated or edited and finally imported into the target system.
Added
Embedded Rendering Intents: In the course of this release further functions regarding Rendering Intents have been implemented.
Added
Embedded Source Profiles: The release of 1.7.4 also addresses how Source Profiles are handled when imported.
Added
Send to Printer (Color Management Enabled): An additional option has been added to the Send to Printer dialog.
Added
Integration of the MCT Cutter with Tiger Vision software: We have also added a new Cutter to the Workflow. The MCT Cutter is available when used with TigerVision Software (Version 1.2.35) from version 1.7.4 upwards.
Added
Print Flat: Print Flat is a new technology from Global Graphics that removes banding in the printout using compensation curves and an updated dither algorithm. This can now be used in the Workflow. This function can be purchased as an add-on module.
Improved
Translations: The panel names are now also available in a localized version. In addition, missing strings have been translated. (Adobe Illustrator Plug-in)
Improved
Fast Mapping Spot Colors: With version 1.7.4, Spot Colors can be mapped as Technical Colors quickly and painlessly. This option is located between the Spot Colors and Technical Colors panels.
Improved
Manual measurement for Barbieri Devices: Barbieri LFP & Barbieri Swing measurement devices can now be used to manually measure Spot Colors.
Improved
Data Preparation: The Data Preparation Fixup: Rename, Convert or Delete Spot Colors has been completely reworked and includes new functions for defining color values within different Color Spaces.
Fixed
Major Bug Fixes: Workflow, Impose Editor & Plug-In for Adobe Illustrator
Release - 1.7.3
March 28, 2019

With version 1.7.3, we have added some new features for Variable Data, Fixups, Administration of user-defined metadata and connecting the Workflow to leading ERP/MIS systems. We've also added additional improvements to the Impose Editor, Role Permissions and Profiling. The Master Data in the Workflow now includes common Inks used in United States as well as new options for Printer Types.

Added
High-resolution display of Barcodes: Barcodes are now generated both in the display and in the output with vectors. Fuzzy previews are a thing of the past. (Adobe Illustrator Plug-in)
Added
Support for standard Barcode sizes: For EAN & ISBN Barcodes, standard Barcode sizes - also known as SC sizes - have been implemented. These can be selected and used in the Plug-in. (Adobe Illustrator Plug-in)
Added
User-defined Fields: As of version 1.7.3, User-defined Fields are available in the Workflow. In addition to the fields previously available in the Workflow, fully customizable, User-defined Fields are now available for Articles, Orders and Production Jobs.
Added
DXF-Export for Esko Kongsberg Cutters: For Esko Kongsberg Cutter devices, a DXF-Export was implemented in addition to the existing HPGL-Export, to optimise exporting these files.
Added
Rest API: The functionality of the Rest-API has been extended to implement User-defined Fields as well as Article Collections.
Added
Manual Impose Mode: New and existing functions in Manual Mode have been implemented and/or improved
Added
Nesting Mode: Nesting with Print Items of different dimensions
Improved
Extended functions for Bearer-Bars: Bearer Bars can be defined by using Extended Barcode functions. With this version, Bearer Bars can be set on all four sides - as a frame for example. (Adobe Illustrator Plug-in)
Improved
Profiling: The Profiling step/dialog has been revised. New functions from version 1.7.2 were partially optimized for the current version
Improved
Printer Type Parameters: Different Printing Systems require specific settings and dialogs. We've revised certain dialogs and settings as necessary.
Improved
Role Permissions: Numerous changes have been made to Role Permissions. Adjustments were made, as well as new options to fine tune Role Permissions.
Improved
Inks: New Ink Families & Inks have been added common to the American market.
Improved
Fixups (Correction Profiles): Improvements have been made to make the Fixups more user friendly in the UI.
Improved
PDFChip 2.0: With the update of PDFChip 2.0 the user will experience an enormous speed improvement when creating multipage PDF's with Variable Data as well as increased positioning accuracy, which was partially visible during longer repetitions.
Fixed
Major Bug Fixes: Workflow, Impose Editor & Plug-In for Adobe Illustrator
Release - 1.7.2
January 28, 2019

In this article you will find an overview of new, updated and fixed features from version 1.7.2 of the Workflow.

Updated
Adobe Illustrator CC 2019: The new Plug-in version 1.7.2.31 can also be installed for Adobe Illustrator CC 2019.
Updated
Spot Color Management: For version 1.7.2.31 we have updated the Spot Color Management panel.
Updated
Impose Editor Redesign: For version 1.7.2 the design of the Impose Editor has been overhauled, now all Impose Modes and their respective UIs are visually consistent.
Improved
Nesting Options: New and existing Nesting options have been implemented
Improved
Step & Repeat Improvments:New and existing Step & Repeat functions have been implemented
Improved
Article Workflow: In this version, Orders and Production Jobs can be generated from existing Collections. The Article upload function has also been improved.
Improved
Cutters: Further functions have been added and improved
Improved
Color Setup improvements: Further functions have been added and improved
Added
User-defined Units: In the Settings, you can select how many decimal places are to be displayed system-wide as well as which decimal point separation should be used.
Added
Crop Tool: We have implemented a Crop Tool which is available in Manual Mode. This is a separate tool in the toolbar.
Added
Send to Printer: In the Send to Printer dialog both Imposed and Non-Imposed Jobs can be Scaled directly in the dialog. We've also added the ability to apply Substrate distortion to a Print Item without first being Imposed.
Added
Impose with Bleed: In Manual Mode, Print Items are now Imposed based on their Bleed.
Added
Marks: New Mark properties, such as Stroke and Color - can now be defined.
Added
Force Print: The user can now select a Cutting device as well as choose a Rendering Intent.
Added
Print Item view: In the Print Item view, a loupe function was implemented again in order to analyse data more precisely. Under the Order menu, we have added a drag and drop zone for quickly uploading Print Items, similar to the Article upload feature.
Added
Export function: Multiple Orders can now be exported and downloaded simultaneously. We have also changed the naming scheme for data that has been exported.
Added
Color Configuration: When creating a Color Configuration for a Printer, colors can be added and edited simultaneously in one dialog. The Print configuration has been revised so that the necessary parameters for the Printer are automatically defined.
Added
Ink configuration redesign: The way in which Inks are configured and applied has been redesigned in this version of the Workflow. Commonly used Inks are now automatically created in the Workflow.
Added
Bring to Foreground / Background: You can change the Z-Order of placed Print Items, either to the foreground or background in Manual Mode. This new function is located in the Transformation panel.
Added
Trim Height/Width: Similar to the rule-based mode Trim to Height/Width function, Sheet Height and Width can now be trimmed in Manual Mode.
Fixed
Major Bug Fixes: Workflow, Impose Editor & Plug-In for Adobe Illustrator
Release - 1.7.1
November 08, 2018

Here you will find a quick overview of new, updated and fixed features.

Added
Plug-In Uninstaller: Instructions for uninstalling the AI Plug-In on Windows and on Mac OSX.
Improved
Color Setup & Output Configuration: new filtering behavior and new Print Charts with bigger patches
Improved
Zünd Cutter & Bullmer Cutter: New Preferences to control the generation of Barcodes and Marks and to control the distance between Marks.
Improved
Impose Editor: Reworked Nesting and Step & Repeat Modes, new options: Preview and Column Repeating and new possibilities when using Nesting with Print Items of the same or different size.
Fixed
Major Bug Fixes: Workflow, Impose Editor & Plug-In for Adobe Illustrator