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. For detailed Release Notes please visit our Online Manual.

1.17.0 (Major Version)
24. April 2024

With version 1.17.0, users can take advantage of a number of innovations in the areas of Imposition, Die Cut Management and processing of Orders. In addition, improvements have been made to Data Preparation, Preflight and Print Data Management, as well as further translations have been carried out.

Added
VDP Editor: QR Code enhancements – as of this version, it is possible to select error correction levels for different QR code types and to select the size of QR codes via a defined list.
Added
VDP Editor: Code 39 – determine ratio – as of this version, it is possible to determine the wide/narrow ratio - ratio of line and gap - for code 39 during generation.
Added
VDP Editor: Swiss QR-Code – This new QR code is now available in Workflow.
Added
Impose Editor: Step & Repeat – Minimal Under / Overproduction – In Step & Repeat, two new strategies - Minimal Overproduction and Minimal Underproduction - are available from this version in addition to the existing strategies Fill Impose Sheet and Keep exact ratio of copies.
Added
Impose Editor: Shape Nesting – Strategy Options – From this version onwards, users can also use the strategies Substrate Optimized, Keep exact ratio of copies, Fill Impose Sheet and Force number of copies in Shape Nesting.
Added
Impose Editor: Nesting – adapt Impose height automatically – From this version onwards, the height of an Imposition for a roll substrate is automatically adjusted when the Print Item is higher than the maximum height of the Imposition. This even happens for fixed predefined Imposition heights.
Added
Impose Editor: Dielines – Columns | Rows – With version 1.17.0, Dielines for columns and rows can now also be created for an irregular grid. Dielines are created within the sub-grid.
Added
Impose Editor: Marks – CropMarks – From this version onwards, the origin - Per Print Item, Print Items and Artboard - can be selected for CropMarks. If the origin is set to Per Print Item, the user can remove the intermediate marks. The user interface has also been simplified.
Added
Impose Editor: Sheet ID – As of version 1.17.0, it is possible to add and position a Sheet ID in the Impose Sheet template. The position and content of the sheet ID is transferred to the printing system, which then has the task of printing the corresponding barcode / QR code at the defined position.
Added
Die Cut: With version 1.17.0, Workflow users can now manage One-Ups and N-Ups, use the One-Up for Data Preparation and impose a Die Cut (N-Up) with the matching Print Items. In addition to the existing beta implementation, the range of functions has been expanded to include the option of generating a One-Up Number in an One-Up and a Waste Number in an N-Up.
Added
Check-in Template – new Checks: Check Barcode content: Provide a check to validate the content of a barcode.
Added
Check-in Template – new Checks: Compare the content of a user-defined field: Provide a check with which the content of a user-defined field is checked against a comparison value and in connection with the absence of a Spot Color in the print file.
Added
"Aleph LAFORTE" printing systems: As of this version, direct control of the "Aleph LAFORTE" printer type has been implemented in the Workflow.
Added
"Sharpcut Series | COLEX Finishing Solutions" Cutter Device Integration: With this version it is possible to select the Sharpcut Series Cutter Device. Thereby, it is possible to configure the Pens as well as to import Substrates (cutting recipes) from the Sharpcut Series into the Workflow. The Substrates can then be used for Production Jobs.
Added
Data Preparation: In the course of the development of version 1.17.0, new Fixups - Create Outline to Vector Objects, Scale Page Content - Width and Height as well as Tiling - were added and existing Fixups were extended in their functional scope and the user guidance was improved.
Improved
Tiling – Sheet Instruction: As of version 1.17.0, the page size is also displayed and highlighted with a separate line color in addition to the visible format and the production format for the Sheet Instructions of a Tiling.
Improved
One-Up – Glueing Code: Improvements have been implemented in this version with regard to the creation of Glueing Codes for an One-Up. A system-wide Spot Color can now be used and the code width of the Glueing Code can be determined by percentage.
Improved
Harmonzing Grid Charts: From this version onwards, the preview of a grid chart is displayed true to the output in the user interface. Furthermore, partial standardization of the axis has been carried out.
Improved
PDF Cutter: From version 1.17.0, the cutting data for the Cutter Device PDF Cutter can be mirrored and rotated with the respective parameters.
Improved
Fotoba: For the Fotoba Cutter Device, as of this version, information is displayed for the sensor mark. Users are informed about the required distance to the margin of the cutter.
Improved
Routines for cleaning up Print Items without "reference": As of this version, two new routines are provided "Move Print Items without References to Trash" and "Cleanup Print Items without References". Use this routines to delete Print Items that are neither Articles nor a Print Item of an Order or a Production Job.
Improved
Print Chart for "X-Rite" Measuring Devices: From now on, re-profiling charts are also available for the X-Rite i1Pro 1 and i1Pro 2 measuring devices.
Improved
Small Improvements: Further small improvements have been implemented. Please see details in the extended Release Notes.
Fixed
Workflow: List of fixed bugs and minor improvements in the main application. Please see details in the extended Release Notes.
Fixed
Impose Editor: List of fixed bugs and minor improvements in the Impose Editor. Please see details in the extended Release Notes.
Fixed
VDP Editor: List of fixed bugs and minor improvements in the VDP editor. Please see details in the extended Release Notes.
1.16.2 (Minor Version)
31. January 2024

With version 1.16.2, users can take advantage of several new features in the Impose Editor, the management of Die Cuts, the processing of Production Jobs, Data Preparation, Preflight, and managing print data. Furthermore, advanced translations have been carried out.

Added
VDP Editor: Locking and unlocking individual objects – From this version onwards, variable elements can be temporarily and individually locked or unlocked on layers.
Added
Impose Editor: Step & Repeat – Rotate Print Items: In this version, the functions for rotating Print Items in the Grid settings area have been revised and expanded. On the one hand, the icons have been standardized and on the other hand, the Use Winding Type on the Print Item function has been implemented, so that a total of six options are now available.
Added
Impose Editor: Nesting - Rotate individual Print Items: The previously available Non-Uniform Rotation, Uniform Rotation and From Nesting Options have been expanded to include four additional options: Rotate 0°, Rotate 90°, Rotate 180° and Rotate 270°.
Added
Impose Editor: Limit Overproduction: The option of limiting the overproduction of individual Print Items by specifying a percentage value is available.
Added
Die Cuts: Since version 1.16.0, beta customers have been able for the first time to manage One-Ups and N-Ups. Thereby, users were enabled to use the One-Up for data preparation and finally impose a Die Cut (N-Up) with the appropriate Print Items. In version 1.16.2, the range of functions has been significantly expanded. Thereby, the management and use of Die Cuts for folding carton production can be fully mapped.
Added
New Cutter Device – Cartes Laser Cutter : As part of the development of this version, the Cartes Laser Cutter was integrated into the Workflow.
Added
Data Preparation: In the course of developing version 1.16.2, the new Fixups Step and Repeat and Set Page Box based on Final Size were added and existing Fixups were extended in terms of functionality and user guidance.
Improved
Check-in enhancements: Spot Color Name in use: Provide the option to search for a Spot Color name on the Print Item.
Improved
Optimized saving of PDF files: Provision of a system-wide setting that can be used to determine whether the PDF files in the Workflow should be saved optimized (low memory requirement) or quickly and thus incrementally (increased memory requirement).
Improved
System-wide Fixed Output Values of a Spot Color: From this version onwards, users can define fixed output values for two color channels of a Spot Color in LAB or RGB color mode when managing Spot Colors and save them system-wide, substrate-specific and customer-specific.
Improved
Substrate Distortion: A calculator has been implemented in this version, which is used to calculate the Substrate Distortion by entering the Actual Value and Target Values. The corresponding percentage is then used when sending to the printer.
Improved
Activities – Filtering for Processes: Since version 1.16.2, it is possible to filter the list of processes by type in the activity list of the Workflow - e.g.: Render to Printer; Check In; Generate Report, etc.
Improved
TAU Job Ticket: As of this version, the External ID of a Production Job is entered in the job ticket for TAU printers.
Improved
Import Mode for Substrate Import: In this version, it is now possible to create new Substrates and Substrate Definitions when importing Substrates from Durst printing systems and to map them to existing Substrates and Substrate Definitions.
Improved
https support: Provide the option to encrypt access to Workflow via https.
Fixed
List of fixed bugs and minor improvements in the main application is available in the Online Release Notes.
Fixed
List of fixed bugs and minor improvements in the Impose Editor. is available in the Online Release Notes.
1.16.1 (Minor Version)
30. November 2023

With version 1.16.1, users can take advantage of several features in the environment of Impositions, management of Die Cuts and processing of Orders. In addition, improvements have been made to Data Preparation, Preflight and Print Data management, as well as further translations have been made.

Added
VDP Editor: New tools for variable images – From this version onwards, it's possible to mask variable images for their output. Variable images can thus be created and processed in various forms. New tools are available for this purpose.
Added
VDP Editor: Show shortest entry of the CSV file – This option can be used to display the shortest entry in the CSV file. The format can thereby be adjusted accordingly.
Added
Impose Editor: Step & Repeat – Strategy – In this version, the "Strategy" option has been added in the Step & Repeat Impose mode. This option allows - as in Nesting mode - the selection of "Allow Overproduction" and "Keep exact ratio of copies". The "Allow Overproduction" option is used by default.
Added
Impose Editor: Multipage Double-Sided Nesting – In version 1.16.0, the option to output a multipage, double-sided Nesting was made available. As of this version, the additional option "Remove sheet duplicates" is also available for this Impose mode.
Added
Impose Editor: Nesting – Guillotine Cut optimized – As of version 1.16.1, the "Guillotine Cut optimized" option is available for the "Nesting" Impose mode. The Imposition is adjusted accordingly.
Added
Impose Editor: Background Color for Marks – As of version 1.16.1, it's possible to define a background area with a corresponding background color for a Mark, Caption, Line or Grommet in the Impose Editor.
Added
Die Cut: Since version 1.16.0, beta customers have had the possibility to manage One-Ups and N-Ups for the first time. This function enables the use of One-Ups for data preparation and eventually to impose a Die Cut (N-Up) with matching Print Items. The functionality has been adapted and expanded in version 1.16.1 based on first feedback.
Added
Tiling Assembly Instruction: As of this version, a new function for creating Tiling Assembly Instructions i.e. Reports is available. This report can be generated as a multi-page PDF in A4 and US letter format. The report provides an overview page for the assembly of the Tiles and a detail page for each Tile.
Added
PDF Printer: In this version, it is now possible to parameterize a PDF Printer for output when creating a Print Configuration. Several new options are offered from this version onwards.
Added
Data Preparation: In the course of the development of version 1.16.1, existing Fixups were extended in their range of functions and user guidance.
Added
SDK Versions: Further innovations and improvements in the multi-color environment (CMYK-OVG) are also provided by updates from OEM partner ColorLogic. Version 1.16.1 includes the Color Logic CrossXColorr SDK version 1.21.1.
Improved
System settings for Approval Reports: For the creation and configuration of Approval Reports, a new setting option is offered in the Workflow. The option is available in the system settings from this version onwards. Default values for the creation of an Approval Report can be defined system-wide in order to use them initially as well as for the API.
Improved
Convert "White" to 0/0/0/0 – Improvement: The option "Convert White to 0/0/0/0" was implemented in the General Settings in version 1.15.0. This option has been extended in this version. From now on, the activated option is only carried out when the Color Policy has been profiled with White. Previously, the function was also executed when the selected printer had a White channel, but did not necessarily use it.
Improved
Refreshing the Activity Monitor: In the course of development, a function was provided to update the individual lists in Activities.
Improved
Show used Hotfolders: In this version, the user can see which Hotfolder was used for creating a Production Job. This additional and helpfull information is displayed in the list of Production Jobs.
Improved
Small Improvements: Further small improvements have been implemented.
Fixed
List of fixed bugs and minor improvements in the main application is available in the Online Release Notes.
Fixed
List of fixed bugs and minor improvements in the Impose Editor. is available in the Online Release Notes.
1.16.0 (Major Version)
30. September 2023

With version 1.16.0, users can take advantage of several innovations in the environment of Impositions, the management of Die Cuts, and the processing of Orders. In addition, improvements have been made to Data Preparation, Preflight, and Print Data management, as well as to further translations.

Added
Impose Editor: Existing functions in the Impose Editor have been extended and improved with version 1.16.0. These include improvements in the Imposition modes "Nesting" and "Step & Repeat". In addition, a further variable for captions and the possibility to create an Impose Report has been added.
Added
Impose Editor: Nesting Algorithm Improvement – In the "Nesting" Impose mode, the existing Nesting algorithm has been extended with version 1.16.0. This includes the adjustment of the rotation of Print Items on subsequent pages in multi-page Nestings, which also provides an extended optimization of Substrate utilization.
Added
Impose Editor: Double-sided Nesting with multiple Sheets – In this version, an extension for double-sided Nesting has been implemented which provides a multi-page output for a double-sided Imposition.
Added
Impose Editor: Step & Repeat – row-wise structure – In version 1.16.0, the "Step & Repeat" Impose mode can be used to impose Print Items column-wise and now, additionally, row-wise.
Added
Impose Editor: Captions – Copies to be printed – Starting from this version, a new Caption variable is available, which provides operators with information about the number of copies to be printed for the Impose sheet.
Added
Impose Report: A new function for creating Impose Reports is available as of this version. The report can be generated in the formats "A4" and "US-Letter" as a multi-page PDF. This report provides an overview page including Ink Costs, as well as a detail page per Impose Sheet.
Added
Die Cut - Management and Use: Starting with this release, the creation, editing, management, and use of Die Cuts in the Workflow are available for beta customers.
Added
Fotoba XLA Extension: Provision of an optimized Parameter Set for the Fotoba XLA series.
Added
Duplicate Profile Settings: With this version, it is possible to duplicate the Substrate Profile in the Profile step of a Color Setup via its own button.
Added
Color Setups and Print Charts: In this version, some new features have been implemented and a modified CMYK-OV Print Chart was created for Color Setups
Added
Define Substrate Distortion: In this version, the possibility to display Substrate distortions in absolute dimensions has been created alongside the possibility to enter percental distortions. The percental distortion for the Absolute dimensions is calculated automatically and used when transferring to the Printer.
Added
Data Preparation: As part of version 1.16.0 the new Fixups Create Spot Color Separation for Object Type, Convert Rich Black to 100% K, and Convert Grayscale into CMYK were added, and existing Fixups were extended in relation to their functionality and user guidance.
Improved
Check-in Extensions: In this version extensions have been implemented for the Check-in process:
Improved
System Settings – The option Maximum Hits per Check was provided.
Improved
Extension of possibilities in Check-in Templates – Four additional Checks as well as two further Fixups were added.
Improved
Cancel Hotfolder Processes: When stopping a Hotfolder it is now possible to finish files that are currently edited and to delete files that are waiting in the queue.
Improved
Verifications: Within the Verifications improvements have been carried out in the user guidance as well as when displaying the dimensions of the Media Wedge.
Improved
Lab Grid Chart: In version 1.16.0 the Layout of the Lab Grid Chart was improved in connection with the axis' designation.
Improved
Display of the used CMYK Color Space: The information of the used CMYK Color Space is provided when calculating the Color Policy in a Color Setup as well as in a Verification.
Improved
User-defined fields: Two new categories are provided and the user guidance was edited.
Improved
Small Improvements: Further small improvements were implemented.
Fixed
Workflow: List of fixed bugs or small improvements in the main application: https://en.help.durst-group.com/a/1732590-release-1-16-0-major-version#workflow
Fixed
Impose Editor: List of fixed bugs or small improvements in the Impose Editor: https://en.help.durst-group.com/a/1732590-release-1-16-0-major-version#impose-editor_1
Fixed
VDP Editor: List of fixed bugs or small improvements in the VDP Editor: https://en.help.durst-group.com/a/1732590-release-1-16-0-major-version#vdp-editor
1.15.2 (Minor Version)
30. August 2023

With version 1.15.2 users can take advantage of several innovations in the environment of Impositions, Verifications, and Color Setups. Furthermore, more advanced translations were carried out.

Added
Impose Editor: Existing functions in the Impose Editor have been extended and improved with version 1.15.2. A new method has been developed to include Markers - Labels and Barcodes - for calculating the distance between the Print Items.
Added
Golden Laser LC350 Cutter: In the course of developing this version, the "Golden Laser LC350" cutter was integrated into the Workflow.
Added
Substrate distortion per Printer: As of this version, deviating distortions for a Substrate can be defined per Printer in the Workflow.
Added
PSD Evaluation in Verification: In version 1.14.0, the "Verifications" area was created in the Workflow, where users can verify a Color Policy against FOGRA or G7 standards. In addition, the production run or printing between printing systems can also be verified in terms of stability and comparability. In this version, the PSD Evaluation 2022 | Media Relative has been added and minor improvements in the user interface have been implemented.
Added
Color Setup and Profiling Templates: Up to this version, different Color Policies were calculated by default when a new Color Setup was created. As of this version, only the "Best match" profile is generally generated by default. All other profiles - Standard, Economy, etc. - can be added user-defined.
Added
Improved Render speed for Third-party Printers: During the development of this release, the rendering speed of Production Jobs for Third-party printing systems was revised. Render times have been drastically reduced as a result.
Added
SDK versions: Updates from various OEM partners, among others, also provide for further innovations and improvements. Version 1.15.2 includes the Callas Software pdfToolBox SDK version 14.3.616-1.
Improved
Measurement of Optical Brighteners: Until now, the measurement of the optical brighteners (OBA) was performed automatically when a linearization was measured with the "Reflection" measuring mode of the Barbieri LFP qb Measurement Device. Starting from this version, a separate parameter - "Activate optical brightener measurement" - to control the process is available. When this parameter is activated, the OBA measurement is performed.
Improved
Presets for Grid Charts: Starting from this version, the color field size of Grid Charts can be preselected in a system setting.
Improved
Filter Dimensions: The filter "Dimensions" was revised for the Article or Print Item list and enhanced in its functionality.
Improved
Create Color Setup without Linearization: Starting from this version, when creating a new Color Setup, the options "Create Linearization" and "Create Ink Limit" can no longer be deactivated when Light colors are used.
Improved
Small Improvements: Other small improvements were implemented.
Fixed
Workflow: For a list of fixed bugs or minor improvements, see our full release notes.
Fixed
For a list of fixed bugs or minor improvements, see our full release notes.
Fixed
VDP Editor: For a list of fixed bugs or minor improvements, see our full release notes.
1.15.1 (Minor Version)
30. June 2023

With version 1.15.1, users can take advantage of several innovations in the environment of Impositions, Cutting Devices, and general changes in the setup of Workflow. In addition, improvements have been made to Data Preparation, Data Check, and the Management of Print Data, as well as more advanced translations.

Added
Impose Editor: Double-sided Nesting – As of this version, users can have the backside side output identically to the front side during Double-sided Nesting. This means that the design on the backside can be output in the same position as the front side. In addition, the possibility was created to use one Print Item for all Print Items of the frontside on the backside.
Added
Impose Editor: Step & Repeat – In this version, the possibilities introduced in 1.15.0 have been extended or functionally adapted in Step & Repeat. On the one hand, Print Items with different side lengths are automatically rotated with regard to the optimization of Substrate consumption. On the other hand, the largest and smallest vertical and horizontal distance between Print Items is displayed when distributing the Print Items on the Repeat.
Added
Impose Editor: File Manager – With version 1.15.1, Print Items with a VDP specification are tagged in the File Manager to identify such data more quickly.
Added
Impose Editor: Nesting Performance – For Nesting further performance improvements have been implemented in version 1.15.1.
Added
Impose Editor: Improved logic for the placement of Marks – The marker placement logic has been further improved in the course of version 1.15.1. These changes affect the display of Marks for Cutters in the Master Data, in the Production Job, and in the Parameters for Cutters. Furthermore, the changes affect older, already-created Production Jobs. Moreover, it is possible to select the cutting marks and Barcodes for the selected Cutter for the origin Sheet from this version.
Added
Cutters: During the development of this version, the "ILM" cutter was integrated into the Workflow. This Cutter uses marks that are already defined in a standard template. In these Release Notes, you will also find instructions on creating your own user-defined parameter set.
Added
Typing of Printers: As of this version, a separate Printer type has been created for PDF Printer/Output as well as for Vanguard printers, which are available in the Administration > Printers area and whose connection can be purchased via a separate license package.
Added
Measurement Devices: With this version, the possibility has been created to take several measurements per color field with the Barbieri Spectro LFP qb measuring device in order to record the average value.
Added
Data Preparation: In the course of development, further Fixups were added or improved. In addition, existing Fixups were extended in functionality or improved with regard to usability and the conversion of Fixups with dynamic fields was further advanced.
Improved
Routines: Starting from this version, a new routine "Cleanup Complete Automation Impose Jobs" is provided, which automatically cleans the table of created Impositions.
Improved
Verification: From this version on, it is possible to perform the measurement of a multi-page chart in order to map a G7 verification of the entire color gamut.
Improved
Check-in Preflight and Fixup Templates: New options are available in the form of Fixups and Checks, which can be saved in user-defined Check-in Templates.
Improved
Small Improvements: Other small improvements have been implemented.
Fixed
Workflow: For a list of fixed bugs or minor improvements, see our full release notes.
Fixed
Impose Editor: For a list of fixed bugs or minor improvements, see our full release notes.
Fixed
VDP Editor: For a list of fixed bugs or minor improvements, see our full release notes.
1.15.0 (Major Version)
26. May 2023

With version 1.15.0, users can take advantage of several innovations in the environment of Imposition, Verification and Processing of Orders. In addition, improvements have been made in Data Preparation, Data Verification and management of Print Data, as well as further translations were carried out.

Added
VDP Editor: Since version 1.12.0, the VDP Editor has been available in the Workflow for creating and managing variable data in the Browser. In version 1.15.0, further improvements have been implemented:
Added
VDP Editor: Guide Lines – As of this version, when a Guide Line is moved, the exact position is displayed in a tooltip.
Added
VDP Editor: Zoom factor – As of version 1.15.0, the current zoom factor can be selected in the VDP Editor using a drop-down menu. The current zoom level is displayed in the selection menu when zooming with the mouse.
Added
Impose Editor: Existing functions in the Impose Editor have been extended and improved with version 1.15.0. These include improvements in "Nesting" and "Step & Repeat". In addition, the functionality for coloring labels has been expanded and an option for saving a tiling has been added.
Added
Impose Editor: Step & Repeat for differently sized Print Items – As of this version, Print Items of different sizes can be imposed in the "Step & Repeat" Impose Mode. The restriction in version 1.14.2 that at least one side of all Print Items has the same length is therefore no longer present in this version.
Added
Impose Editor: Grouping and Sorting – New methods for grouping and sorting placed Print Items have been implemented. Furthermore, line and page breaks can be specified according to certain criteria per group.
Added
Impose Editor: Colored Stroke for Captions – As of this version, the Stroke of a Font can also be changed in regard to its color. Furthermore, the Line Width of the Stroke can be defined from now on.
Added
Impose Editor: Saving Options in Tiling – As of version 1.15.0, the Save Tiling dialog offers a new option "Remove objects outside the Page Box", which applies a data correction to remove truncated elements outside the Page Boxes.
Added
Verifications: In version 1.14.0, the "Verifications" area was created in the Workflow, where the user can verify a Color Strategy against FOGRA and G7 standards. In addition, the production run or the print between printing systems can be verified with regard to stability and comparability. Additional features and improvements have been implemented in this version.
Added
Verifications: G7-Full Verification – In this version, the requirements for G7 Verification to verify the entire color space could be implemented.
Added
Verifications: Compare - As of version 1.15.0, a measurement can be saved as a reference and future measurements can be compared against this new reference.
Added
Cut Info: Since version 1.14.1 the new tab "Cut Info" is available for Production Jobs. In this tab, Cut Data of the Production Job is stored or displayed. Each created cut file is listed with some additional information. In addition, individual Cut Jobs can also send information back to the Workflow, which is then subsequently displayed in this tab. Starting from this version, the aggregated information about all cut files is displayed in a separate column. Furthermore, the data returned by the Cutter Device are displayed in a separate area, if they are available.
Added
"White" Handling on different Output Devices: Starting from this version, a new system setting "Convert White to 0/0/0" is available. If this option is activated, then "White" Spot Colors, which are normally output as a separate White Separation, are converted to CMYK 0/0/0/0 when they are transferred to the printer. However, this is only applied if the printer used does not have white ink.
Added
Data Preparation: In the course of development, further Fixups were added or improved. In addition, existing Fixups were extended in functionality or improved with regard to usability and the conversion of Fixups with dynamic fields was further advanced.
Added
SDK versions: Updates from various OEM partners, among others, also provide for further innovations and improvements. Version 1.15.0 includes the Color Logic CrossXColor SDK version 1.20.4.
Improved
Check-in Preflight and Fixup Templates: In this version, the creation and saving of Check-in Templates has been revised and extended. Some new options are available in the form of Fixups and Checks, which can be saved in user-defined Check-in Templates. In addition, the possibility has been created to select at all positions in the Workflow which Check-in Template is to be used when uploading a Print Item or Article.
Improved
Check results: Starting from this version, information is also displayed during preflight after a Print Item or Article has been uploaded to the Workflow, in addition to Warnings and Errors.
Improved
Grid Charts: In version 1.15.0, the standard Grid Charts have also been implemented with a new User Interface. The same functions and operating concepts are thus available for all Grid Charts. Handling with additional Spot Colors such as "White", "Varnish" and "Primer" has also been added in this version and is thus made available for all Grid Charts.
Improved
XLM Hotfolder: As of this version, Fixup Chains can be defined in the Hotfolder XML file. This was not implemented or available until version 1.15.0.
Improved
RHO/P5 Jobticket: As of version 1.15.0, additional information is written to the LFP Job Ticket, which can be used or displayed by the printer software.
Improved
Save Ink authorization: All Durst printing systems are allowed to transfer Production Jobs with Ink Savings to the Printer starting with this version. For Vanguard and third-party printing systems, a separate authorization is required and can be purchased.
Improved
Copy and reuse GUIDs: In the settings area Grid Charts, Templates for Data Corrections and Templates of the menu item Administration > Settings, unique GUIDs (Globally Unique Identifier) are already used to define a data set "unique". From this version on, these GUIDs can be copied to the clipboard by means of a button, so that they can be used, for example, for the Rest API or for XML Hotfolders in the future.
Improved
Calibration Charts: More calibration charts have been added for the color configuration "CMYK-OGR-k" as well as for "i1Pro3 Plus measuring devices".
Improved
Rest API: Several new features have been added, including the ability to control the estimation of cut length and time via the API, the return of the exact size of a design, a new endpoint for custom fields in Production Jobs, and a list to display Fixup Chains.
Improved
Small Improvements: Further small improvements have been implemented
Fixed
Workflow: List of fixed bugs or minor improvements in the main application.
Fixed
Impose Editor: List of fixed bugs and minor improvements in the Impose Editor.
Fixed
VDP Editor: List of fixed bugs or minor improvements in the VDP Editor.
1.14.2 (Minor Version)
31. March 2023

With version 1.14.2, users can access innovations in the Impose Editor, Verification, and Processing of Orders. In addition, improvements have been made in Data Preparation, the handling of Primer, and the management of Print Data, furthermore advanced translations were carried out.

Added
VDP Editor: Since version 1.12.0, the VDP Editor has been available in the Workflow for creating and managing Variable Data in the browser. In version 1.14.2, further innovations and improvements have been implemented:
Added
VDP Editor: Smart guide lines - The handling of smart guide lines has been improved and extended in this version. For example, the design and the positioning have been changed. Lines can now only be moved or positioned within the ruler area. Furthermore, a dialog for exact positioning by means of input has been implemented.
Added
Impose Editor: Existing functions in the Impose Editor have been extended and improved with version 1.14.2. These include improvements in user-defined Tiling and the performance of Shape Nesting. In addition, the functionality in the "Step & Repeat" mode has been extended.
Added
Step & Repeat for differently sized Print Items - Starting from this version, Print Items of different sizes can be imposed in the "Step & Repeat" Impose Mode for the first time. However, the current implementation still requires Print Items with at least one side edge of the same length. In future versions, this functionality will be extended so that different-sized Print Items can also be imposed in Step & Repeat mode.
Added
Shape Nesting - Further performance and speed improvements have been implemented for Shape Nesting in version 1.14.2. Three additional system-wide settings are offered for this purpose.
Added
Verifications: In version 1.14.0, the Verifications section has been created in the Workflow, where the user can verify a Color Policy against FOGRA and G7 standards. In addition, the production run or the print between printing systems can be verified with regard to stability and comparability. Additional features and enhancements have been implemented in this release:
Added
G7-Grayscale Verification - In this version, the ability to verify against the G7-Grayscale standard has been added.
Added
G7-Targeted Verification - In this version, the possibility to verify against the G7-Targeted standard has been added.
Added
Lead In and Lead Out: As of this version, there are additional setting options for the Lead In and the Lead Out of a Production Job. Now the opacity of the Lead In and the Lead Out can be determined for the printed Print Item. This includes all Spot Colors but without Technical Colors. Technical Colors are always printed completely if they have been activated. For all other colors, the set percentage value is used. The default value can be defined via a system setting.
Added
Data Preparation: In the course of development, further Fixups were added or improved. In addition, existing Fixups were extended in functionality or improved in terms of usability and the conversion of Fixups with dynamic fields was further advanced.
Updated
SDK versions: Updates from various OEM partners, among others, also provide further new features and improvements. Version 1.14.2 includes Callas Software pdfToolBox version 14.1.606 and Color Logic CrossXColor SDK version 1.20.3.
Improved
Profiling in connection with Primer: In this version, the maximum values for the application of the Primer for SPC printing systems have been changed. In addition, warnings are issued if the percentage value of the Primer is exceeded during profiling compared to the maximum specifications.
Improved
Check-in and Fixup Templates: From this version on, when uploading a new Article or Print Item, the Check-in Template used is saved. When later in the process, an internal Check-in is performed - for example, when applying a Data Preparation - the same Check-in Template will be applied again. Previously, it was always the Check-in Template that was defined as the default and was used for the internal Check-in. This sometimes led to problems. In addition, the options for checking and correcting in the Check-in Profile have been greatly expanded.
Improved
Small improvements: Other small improvements have been implemented. These include: Improvement of Grid Charts creation depending on the current context. When deleting Production Jobs, all linked directories are deleted. Provision of the M3 measuring condition for the i1Pro3 measuring device. Step & Repeat can now be selected in the Force Print dialog, even if multiple Print Items are uploaded for a Production Job.
Fixed
Various bugs have been fixed. See Link for details
1.14.1 (Minor Version)
28. March 2022

With version 1.14.1, users can access some innovations in the environment of Variable Data, Verification and Cutter Devices. In addition, improvements have been made in Data Preparation and Grid Charts, as well as more translations in additional languages - Romanian and Russian have been done.

Added
VDP Editor: Variable Images - In this version, improvements have been implemented regarding support for all common file formats for variable images. From now on, all supported file formats are generated in real time and also displayed in the VDP Editor.
Added
VDP Editor: Magnetic Guides - As of version 1.14.1, objects and guides magnetically stick to each other. This allows you to quickly align guides to existing objects as well as objects to guid
Added
VDP Editor: Polygon Tool - The Polygon Tool has two additional settings from this version - Number of Spikes and Star Inset, which can be modified in the Transform panel.
Added
VDP Editor: Close VDP Editor - In the course of this version, the Close function has been extended by a Save function
Added
Impose Editor: Custom Tiling - The options for custom tiling have been revised and renamed in this version. In addition, minor improvements have been made to the tiling display
Added
Impose Editor: Placement of Markers - As part of version 1.14.1, the technology or logic for placing markers in the Impose Editor has been restructured. These changes affect lines, dielines, grommets, Fotoba lines and marks for cutters.
Added
Verifications: In version 1.14.0, the Verifications section has been created in the Workflow. Therein, the user can verify a Color Policy against the FOGRA and G7 standards. In addition, the print run or the print between printing systems can be verified in regard to stability and comparability. As of this version 1.14.1, further new features and improvements are available.
Added
Verifications: List view - As of this version, the list of Verification Jobs can be sorted and filtered. Several different options are available for this purpose.
Added
Verifications: Create Verifications - The Verification Job dialog has been revised and improved in this version. Changes were made in the General and Layout step.
Added
Verifications: Check Compliance - Additional functions have been implemented in the Check Compliance dialog. As of this version, measurement fields that exceed the predefined maximum deviation are visually marked for example. In addition, new verification methods for checking the compliance are available for G7.
Added
Cut Info: Starting from this version, a new tab "Cut Info" is available for Production Jobs. In this tab, cutting data of the Production Job are stored or displayed. Each created cut file is listed with some additional information. There the cut file can also be downloaded locally. In addition, individual Cutter Devices can also send information back to the Workflow, which is then subsequently displayed in this tab.
Added
New Cutter Device "All in One" by manufacturer "PlastGrommet": The Cutter Device and finishing device for grommets, the so called All in One device, of the company PlastGrommet was integrated into the Workflow as of this version. This Cutter Device requires special grommets and Crop Marks, which are already defined in a standard template.
Added
Data Preparation: In the course of development, further Fixups were added or improved. In addition, existing Fixups were extended in functionality or improved in terms of usability and the conversion of Fixups with dynamic fields was further advanced.
Added
SDK Versions: Updates from various OEM partners, among others, also provide further innovations and improvements. Version 1.14.1 includes the Callas Software pdfChip-Version 2.5.081.
Improved
Tonal Value GridCharts: In version 1.14.0, two additional Grid Chart types were developed, which can be generated and printed in the Workflow. In this version, further improvements have been made in this regard.
Improved
Check-in Templates - new Checks/Fixups: In this version, the options in the Check-in profile have been further expanded. A new Fixup option and check option has been provided, which can be activated in a Check-in template.
Improved
Permissions: In this version, some permissions for the Impose Editor and Workflow have been adjusted.
Improved
Small improvements: More small improvements have been implemented.
Improved
Rest-API: Extended function is available in the callback. The function to deliver the status of a specific Production Job or all Production Jobs now also contains information for the used printer.
Fixed
Black Point of the Color Policy: The parameter "inkTotalMinimum" was changed from 200% to 275% to be able to create a Rich Black for water-based inks.
Fixed
Login with newly created user: When a user was newly created in the Workflow and the credentials were subsequently used for login, a stack trace occurred. The error was fixed.
Fixed
Split pages: Pages could no longer be split if a Production Job had already been created from an Order. The error was also corrected.
Fixed
Create GridChart: No GridChart could be created if a Spot Color with special characters was used. Furthermore, errors were displayed when values with decimal places were used.
Fixed
PDF/SVG Cut File: Cut lines were split into many individual parts. This behavior has been corrected.
Fixed
Target directories of Color Policies: In some cases the wrong target directory was used if a profiling or a Color Policy used its own target directory. The behaviour was revised.
Fixed
Engine ID invalid: The error "ZuniComm Error: *** unexpected exception: Engine ID is invalid" was fixed. This only occurred in the rarest of cases.
Fixed
Color Setup with "White": Partly empty separations for "White" and "White Over" were created although they were not used.
Fixed
User-defined field - date/time: User-defined fields for date and time were not saved correctly. The error could be corrected.
Fixed
HP Latex 800 W: Support of the function "Optimize for Lamination" has been corrected.
Fixed
Data Preparation - Create bleed by Mirroring: The technical colours were also mirrored. The error has been corrected.
Fixed
Data Preparation - Split long Print Items into several pages: The limitation of the maximum page height has been changed from 3,000 mm to 8,000 mm.
Fixed
Cutter without Print Items: The Impose Editor crashed when a Cutter was added but no Print Items were placed. The error has been fixed.
Fixed
Crash with incompletely loaded Print Items: The Impose Editor crashed if not all files were completely uploaded to the Production Job.
Fixed
Tiling with Grommets: The positioning of the grommets on "Overlap" and "Printed overlap" had shown no effect in the tiling. The positioning options have been removed.
Fixed
Hot fixes: The name for the release of 16th March 2023 was "DW Build 1.14.1.(769)". The following hotfixes were carried out in the following subversions:
1.14.0 (Major Version)
31. December 2022

With version 1.14.0, users can take advantage of several innovations in the environment of Variable Data, Verification, and Grid Charts. In addition, improvements have been made to check-in and the management of Print Data, and further translations have been made.

Compatibility
Installing an update for versions higher than 1.14.0 Workflow versions 1.14.1, 1.14.2, and 1.15.0 and all future versions can only be installed if Workflow version 1.14.0 was installed before. Thus, an update from an earlier version e.g.: 1.11.x, 1.12.x as well as 1.13.x cannot be performed! The reason for this was internal improvements in the migration logic introduced in version 1.14.0. Before future updates, make sure that version 1.14.0 has already been installed. An update from the Workflow version smaller than 1.11.0 to version 1.14.0 and higher must first be updated to version 1.11.0 and only then to 1.14.0!
Added
VDP Editor: General – General improvements have been developed in version 1.14.0. On the one hand, the placement of text elements has been completely reworked. On the other hand, the possibility of multiple selections of VDP elements has been implemented and numerous shortcuts, translations, and symbols have been added.
Added
VDP Editor: New functions – Starting from this version, additional functions such as align, copy, paste and reset are available.
Added
VDP Editor: Improvements of existing functions – Existing functions and tools have been enhanced and improved, especially with regard to user guidance.
Added
Verification of a Color Policy: In this version, the Verifications section has been created in the Workflow. There, the user can verify a Color Policy against the FOGRA and G7 standards. Furthermore, the user can check the production run or the print between printing systems in relation to stability and comparability.
Added
Grid Charts: Grid Chart of Tonal Values – It is now possible to create or print a Grid Chart of a selected Spot Color with 1% graded Tonal Values. Thereby, among other things, it is possible to determine the maximum density which is to be used for white. Afterward, use the Fixup "Change Tonal Value of a Spot Color" to optimize the Print Item before Output and thus save ink.
Added
Grid Charts: Grid Chart of overprinting Spot Colors – The ability to create and print a Grid Chart of two overprinting Spot Colors has been added. This allows the visual appearance of overprinting Spot Colors to be checked in graded Tonal Values.
Added
Check-in Templates: In this release, the options in the Check-in profile have been further expanded. Furthermore, the availability of check-in templates was made provided system-wide. The following areas are affected:
Added
Check-in Templates: System-wide settings – For version 1.14.0, the area for managing check-in templates has been modified to meet the needs of Workflow administrators.
Added
Check-in Templates: Force Print – Starting with this release, check-in templates are also available in Force Print.
Added
Check-in Templates: Hotfolder – Starting from this version, check-in templates are also available in the Hotfolder.
Added
Check-in Templates: New options – With version 1.14.0 more options for Checks as well as Fixups have been implemented.
Added
Approval Reports: Name of the Approval Report – As of this version, a system setting is available for naming the Approval Report. The project name and the file name can be freely defined. However, when creating the report, the setting can be additionally overwritten.
Added
Approval Reports: Filter and sort in Approval Portal – Starting from this version, two additional filter and sort options - by name and by status - are available in the Approval Portal.
Added
User-defined fields: With version 1.14.0, the user-defined fields for Print Items and Articles have been merged to prevent conflicts when transferring user-defined fields to a Production Job.
Added
Data Preparation: Further Fixups were added or improved. In addition, existing Fixups were extended in functionality or improved with regard to usability, and the conversion of Fixups with dynamic fields was further advanced.
Added
SDK versions: Updates from various OEM partners, among others, also provide for further innovations and improvements. Version 1.14.0 includes the Callas Software pdfToolBox version 14.0 and the Color Logic CrossXColor SDK version 1.20.1.
Improved
"Variable Data" tab: Display of warnings and errors – Warnings and errors, which are displayed in the VDP Editor, are also displayed in the "Variable Data" tab from this version onwards so that they are also clearly visible outside the VDP Editor.
Improved
"Variable Data" tab: Warning when importing VDP settings – When importing VDP settings, the system checks whether the dimensions of the Print Item differ from the original Print Item. If the dimensions do not match, a warning is displayed in this tab.
Improved
Adaption of the user interface in Output Templates: In this version, the user interface for creating a Simulation or a Proof has been adapted to make the selection more intuitive for the user.
Improved
Filter possibilities for the "Print Statistics" tab: In the course of the development of the version, more filtering options for the list of Print Statistics have been added.
Improved
Permissions: In this version, some permissions were adapted.
Improved
Rest API: The possibility to control Check-in Templates via the API has been added. It is also possible to overwrite dynamic variables in Fixups.
Improved
Small Improvements: Further small improvements were implemented.
Fixed
Bugfixes and minor Improvements in the main application.
Fixed
Bugfixes and minor Improvements in the VDP Editor.
Fixed
Bugfixes and minor Improvements in the Impose Editor.
1.13.2 (Minor Version)
14. November 2022

With Version 1.13.2, users can take advantage of several innovations in the environment of Variable Data, Verification and correction of Print Data. In addition, improvements have been made in the area of Tiling and Management of Print Data, as well as further translations were carried out.

Added
VDP Editor: Guides - these can be created and moved using the ruler. The guides or lines can be helpful when placing elements. With that in mind, the guides have also been implemented for the Impose Editor and the PDF Editor (Browser).
Added
VDP Editor: New tools - three more tools - Edit Path Tool, Polygon Tool and Text Polygon Tool - are available for creating objects.
Added
VDP Editor: Export or import VDP settings - VDP settings of a Print Item or Article can be exported from the Workflow and also imported back into the Workflow.
Added
PDF Editor: Add and remove Page Geometry Box - undefined or existing Page Geometry Boxes can be added or set in the PDF Editor. Already existing Page Geometry Boxes can be removed from the document except for the Media Box and the frame which is set for the ImageBox.
Added
PDF Editor: Crop Pages - In addition, a new tool has been implemented in this version in the tab "Page Geometry", which allows cropping the document. With the help of this tool, the CropBox can be freely defined and moved. The other Page Geometry Boxes are adapted accordingly.
Added
Impose Editor: Custom Tiling – the custom Tiling has been revised and as result also extended. The behavior and handling of adding and removing columns and rows have been improved. In addition, the user-defined tiling separators can also be defined with "Absolute coordinates" from this version.
Added
Preview files for printing systems: In this version, a new system setting has been implemented to generate the preview image for the printer software from the rendered data when the Production Job is transferred to the printer. This saves time and resources. If necessary, this system setting can be deactivated so that the preview image is generated again - as in previous versions - in a separate render call.
Added
Preflight Report: As of version 1.13.2, a deviating PDF report type can be selected for the "Preflight Report" of Print Data. A new system setting has been added for this in Administration > Settings > Preflight / Fixup > General.
Added
Third-Party Printer - Create Printer: From this version onwards, a new way of creating third-party printers in the Workflow is available. This setting is activated by default and offers the possibility to create a print configuration almost automatically. The setting which was known up to now is still available in "expert mode".
Added
Data Preparation: In the course of development, further Fixups were added or improved. In addition, the functionality of existing Fixups was expanded or improved in terms of usability. The conversion of Fixups with dynamic fields was further advanced.
Added
SDK versions: Updates from various OEM partners, among others, also provide further innovations and improvements. Version 1.13.2 includes the Global Graphics HHR version 13.2.2 and the Color Logic CrossXColor SDK version 1.18.5.
Added
Rest API: Internal optimizations and bug fixes were carried out. Two new functions were implemented.
Improved
Split multi-page Print Items: Changes have been made when splitting multi-page documents into individual Print Items or Articles. As of this version, a new system setting is available that defines whether the number of copies should be divided among the divided Articles or Print Items or whether they should remain the same.
Improved
Hotfolder enhancements: XML Hotfolder source directory - From this version on, the Hotfolder source directory can also refer to an HTTP(s) path. This is required if the data to be processed is located on an external server.
Improved
Hotfolder enhancements: Validation - From this version onwards, when a Hotfolder is started, the entire configuration is rechecked to verify if all set options can be used correctly. Some specific checks are carried out in the process. If checks fail and the Hotfolder is marked as invalid, an error message is issued and the start is aborted.
Improved
Lists: Wherever lists are displayed in the Workflow and require data from many different database tables, performance should be better noticeable. This is for example the case with the list of Articles.
Improved
Display optimizations for multi-page Nestings: Up to now, the details or metadata of an optimized Nesting were only displayed for the first page of the Imposition. From this version on, the results of the Nesting optimization are displayed per Imposition page.
Improved
Approval Report: As of this version, the dimensions of the Technical Colors can be displayed in the Approval Report. A new user-defined report must be created for this purpose, to which this information must be added.
1.13.1 (Minor Version)
30. September 2022

With Version 1.13.1, users can take advantage of several innovations in the environment of Variable Data, Print Statistics and correction of Print Data. In addition, improvements have been made in the area of Cutter Devices and Impositions, as well as further translations were carried out.

Added
VDP Editor: Layers in the VDP Editor – Starting from this version, three layers - "VDP on lowest layer", "VDP on highest layer" and "Print Item" - are available in the VDP Editor. Generated VDP elements can be located on the layers "VDP on lowest layer" and "VDP on highest layer". Each VDP element is created on a sub-layer. All layers can be shown and hidden.
Added
VDP Editor: Transform – As of version 1.13.1, created objects can be moved vertically and horizontally by holding down the SHIFT key, which you might already be acquainted with from various other editors.
Added
Impose Editor: General – Unusable options, which were previously deactivated, will be completely hidden from this version on, in order to provide the user with only those functions that can be used in the context.
Added
Impose Editor: New Image Marks and further options – From this version on, image marks, which are availabled in the Impose Editor in Sheet Configuration, can be rotated by 0°, 90°, 180° and 270°. In addition, two new image markers have been added to represent the direction of the corrugation, rolling direction and weaving direction of the substrate.
Added
Impose Editor: Drawing Tools – By selecting a Drawing Tool, the control panel is expanded accordingly with the new functions from this version on.
Added
Print Statistic: Requirements – In order to display print statistics in the Workflow, some technical requirements, such as a Workflow-Analytics connection, must be met.
Added
Print Statistic: Tab "Print Statistics" – As of this version, Production Jobs which are sent to the printer and printed there can provide production data or production information back to the Workflow via Durst Analytics. This information is subsequently displayed per Production Job in the "Print Statistics" tab.
Added
Hotfolder: Make Shape Nesting with a technical color available in the XML – Shape Nesting can be specified and configured directly from the XML control file for a Production Job.
Added
Hotfolder: Shape Nesting for Hotfolder – From this version on, Impose Templates, as well as the to be used technical Spot Color for the Shape Nesting, can be selected for Hotfolders with ZIP, Auto Nesting, XML and Single Files processing method and selected Nesting Imposition Mode.
Added
Data Preparation: New Fixups – New Fixups have been developed that can be used for extended Data Preparation.
Added
Data Preparation: Improvements in existing Fixups – Data Preparation was especially adjusted for the function of using dynamic content. This was done through the possibility of using dynamic content for the input.
Added
Fotoba – XLA-170: The Fotoba XLA 170 series Cutter can be controlled with this version. The selection of the Cutter determines the default setting of marks. The setting of marks is user-definable and can be saved for further use.
Added
Cutter Device "OptiScout Prepare": In version 1.13.0, the integration of the OptiScout Prepare Cutter software was started. In order to be able to offer a complete integration of the Cutter software, the implementation from version 1.13.0 was complemented by a further option. From this version on, the cutting tools can be configured in an extended way and the materials can be imported from OptiScout Prepare into the Workflow. The materials can be used subsequently for Production Jobs. In future versions, this integration will be continued with regard to delivery of status messages as well as production data.
Added
Create PDF Cut Files in the Workflow: In the course of development of this version, another cutter - PDF Cutter - was integrated into the Workflow, which allows to create a PDF cut file. This PDF cut file can be used for various Cutter Devices which support PDF files. By selecting this Cutter, a PDF file is created with marks and barcodes which are already defined in a standard template. Which layers, colors and marks should be created in the PDF can be determined by mapping Spot Colors.
Improved
Delete VDP Settings: In this version, an option to remove the current VDP settings of a Print Item has been created. This function resets all VDP options so that the respective Print Item is no longer marked as a VDP file.
Improved
Tiling: When saving a tiling, the user can choose between two options. On the one hand, the tiling is saved as a multi-page document on the Production Job, on the other hand, a separate Article can be created from each page of the Tiling. Starting from this version, a Data Preparation which removes overlapping elements or elements outside the MediaBox is applied for both scenarios. This mainly serves the correct generation of cut data for Tilings.
Improved
Scale factor in the Print Data tab: From this version on, the currently defined scale factor (user unit) is displayed for each Print Irem or Article in the Document Information settings area, so that the user can immediately see whether the document contains a scale factor.
Improved
"Impose" tab in the Production Job: In the course of development, the "Impose" tab in the Production Job was finally revised resp. restructured.
Improved
Small Improvements: Further small improvements have been implemented
1.13.0 (Major Version)
12. August 2022

With version 1.13.0, users can take advantage of several new features in the environment of Variable Data, the PDF Editor and Fixups in Print Data. In addition, improvements have been made in the area of Performance and Color Setups as well as translations.

Since version 1.13.0 is a major release, you should read through the Release Notes for the intermediate versions 1.12.1 and 1.12.2 to learn about the full feature set of new features for the major release 1.13.0.

Updated
Plug-in Version 1.13.0.3: When working with version 1.13.0 of the Workflow, version 1.13.0.3 of the plug-in must be installed to ensure consistent operation. In this version, the compatibility of the plug-in with Adobe Illustrator CC 2022 version 26.3.1 has been implemented. In addition, the version was changed to the internal Adobe Illustrator SDK version 18.0.0.0 and the version number was adjusted to match the version of the Workflow and translations.
Added
VDP-Editor: New tools - In this version, the tools for creating variable elements in the VDP Editor have again been expanded. These include the VDP Text Bezier Curve tool, VDP Text Ellipse tool, VDP Bezier Curve tool, VDP Ellipse tool, and the Scissor tool.
Added
VDP-Editor: Show longest entries - The function to display the longest entry of a CSV file has been taken over from the Adobe Illustrator VDP plug-in in this release and is therefore now also available in the VDP Editor.
Added
Impose Editor: Shape Nesting - In this version, only minor changes resp. improvements have been made for Shape Nesting. These include various translations, hiding of unavailable options and display of Print Items already prepared for Shape Nesting.
Added
PDF Editor: »Barcode / QR-Code« tab – As of this version, there is a new »Barcode / QR-Code« tab in the PDF Editor. In this tab, barcodes or QR codes that are already in the document can be analyzed. Thereby, information is readout and made available for the analysis.
Added
Simulation printing: The already existing function »Simulation« in an Output Configuration of a production job has been revised in this version. When simulating an output color space, the brightness axis (L value) is now compensated.
Added
Proof printing: The already existing function »Simulation« in an Output Configuration of a production job has been extended in this version by the possibility of proof simulation for the selected output color space.
Added
GM LC350 Laser Cutter Integration: During the development of this version, the laser Cutter »GM LC350«, manufactured by Grafisk Maskinfabrik A/S, was integrated into the Workflow. This Cutter uses a special SVG format and works with marks and barcodes which are already defined in a standard template.
Added
Optiscout Cutter software integration – part 1: In order to offer a full integration of the Cutter software in this version, the official "OXF" standard, specified by Eurosystems, has been implemented. From this version on, the first level of full integration will be included. This integration will be continued in future versions regarding delivery of status messages as well as production data.
Added
Data Preparation: Variable Content for Data Preparation: Starting with this release, the option to use either a "static value" (previous behavior) or a "variable" for certain input fields in Data Preparation is provided. Variable input fields refer to available metadata fields as well as user-defined fields, material information, customer information, etc. of the respective article or motif.
Added
Data Preparation: Fixups with variable content: In the course of the introduction of variable content for Fixups, the first Fixups were modified for this purpose.
Added
Data Preparation: New Fixups: New Fixups for extended Data Preparation have been developed.
Added
Data Preparation: Improvements in existing Fixups: Some Fixups were restructured resp. changed especially for the use of dynamic content.
Improved
Performance Improvements: Especially when creating an Imposition in connection with a large number of Print Items, enormous resources are needed in the Impose Editor to impose the Print Item on the individual Impose Sheets with all its marks and captions. An enormous data performance is furthermore needed when loading the Gamut display program. In this version, both processes have been optimized to prevent performance problems.
Improved
Color Setup - Linearization: In this version, an additional method for calculating the Linearization has been implemented. From now on, upon creating the Linearization profile, use of the Linearization method »SCTV Linearization« (Standard for Color Tone Value) is available. This method can also be defined as default in Administration - Settings - Color Management.
Improved
»Impose« tab redesign: In the course of development, the »Impose« tab in the Production Job has been revised and restructured. In addition, the preview of the Imposition was modified in this version.
Improved
»Variable Data« tab redesign: In the course of development, the "Variable Data" tab for Print Items resp. Articles has been revised and restructured. In addition, the preview including the variable data is displayed from this version.
Improved
Details for Print Items in the Send to Printer dialog: The details for the Print Items of a Production Job will be displayed in a separate tab in this version. In order to display these details before version 1.13.0, a separate dialog had to be opened by clicking a control button.
Improved
Rest API: More mime types for transfer to Workflow from web server-based sources have been added.
Improved
Small Improvements: Further small improvements have been implemented.
Release - 1.12.2 (Minor Version)
17. June 2022

With version 1.12.2, users can take advantage of several new features in the environment of Variable Data, Impositions and Fixup application of print data. In addition, improvements have been made in the area of Routines and Color Setups as well as translations.

Added
VDP Editor: VDP object creation tools – As of this version, new symbols for VDP object creation tools have been integrated. Furthermore, the range of functions has been extended so that a Blend Mode can also be defined for these objects.
Added
VDP Editor: Dim Static Content – Since version 1.12.0 static elements may be displayed dimmed in the VDP Editor. From this version on a percentage value on how much the static elements should be dimmed can be defined.
Added
Impose Editor: Shape Nesting – In this version, numerous revisions have been made in Shape Nesting. System settings provide more flexible processing of data preparation. Print data is automatically prepared for Shape Nesting and the Workflow has been changed to asynchronous to prevent any performance problems.
Added
Rest API: Starting from this version, in addition to the thumbnail of a Print Item, high-resolution previews may also be retrieved directly and imported into a connected system.
Added
Impose Editor: Remove sheet duplicate in nesting – From version 1.12.2 on, multi-page Impositions can be saved and output in reduced form. Identical looking Impositions are removed by activating the new function and consequently provided with a copy count to minimize the number of print jobs at the printer and its rendering time.
Added
SDK versions: Updates from various OEM partners, among others, also provide for further innovations and improvements. Version 1.12.2 includes the Callas Software pdfToolbox version 13.1.586.
Added
Data Preparation: In the course of development, on the one hand new fixups were added and on the other hand already existing fixups were extended in functionality or improved with regard to usability.
Added
Kongsberg Cutters: In this version, the official standard ISCRIPT - specified by Kongsberg - has been implemented in combination with JDF to complete the full integration of the cutter. Starting with version 1.12.2, the first version of the full integration is included.
Added
Duplicate Hotfolders : As of version 1.12.2, Hotfolders that have already been created in the Workflow may be duplicated including the configuration. When duplicating, only the Hotfolder source directory must be changed. The reason is that multiple hotfolders are not allowed to access the same source directory. All other settings are adopted.
Added
Workflow Activity Monitor: Prioritize processes in the queue – Starting with this version processes that are in the queue may be prioritized. For example Production Jobs that are to be sent to the printer at short notice can be placed on top of the queue. Thereby, these Production Jobs are processed next.
Added
Workflow Activity Monitor: User interface revision – The user interface of the Activity Monitor has been revised and restructured. Furthermore, an additional tab "Workflow History" has been added.
Added
User-defined check-in of print data: Starting with this version it is possible to configure and save user-defined check-in templates, i.e. preflight and fixup instructions. Thereby, up to 24 preflight profiles and 37 checks can be combined and executed. The check-in template which is set as default is consequently used as the check routine when checking in print data.
Added
PDF: Editor: Shape Nesting - show paths – As of this version, paths used for Shape Nesting can be displayed in the PDF Editor. Thereby, it is possible to check on which shape the Shape Nesting is performed.
Improved
Color Setup: Skip calibration – When creating a new Color Setup, the user can define whether a linearization profile and/or an Ink Limit profile is required. Printing systems that calibrate themselves only require a Substrate Profile, which means that the linearization and Ink Limit steps can be skipped.
Improved
Color Setup: Analysis of OBA value – As of this version in the profiling step Linearization the OBA value (the value for the optical brightener) is analyzed during measurement and consequently displayed in the Analyze step. Thereby, it is possible to determine how strongly the optical brightener of a substrate affects the profile.
Improved
Filter for Print Items list: Additional filter options have been implemented for the list of Print Items in the Workflow. Starting with this version, the list of all Print Items may also be filtered by user-defined fields.
Improved
Small Improvements: Other small improvements have been implemented.
Fixed
Workflow: List of fixed bugs or minor improvements in the main application.
Release - 1.12.1 (Minor Version)
13. May 2022

With version 1.12.1, users can take advantage of several new features in the environment of Variable Data, Impose and Fixup application of print data. In addition, improvements have been made in the area of Fixup Chains and Routines as well as translations.

Added
PDF-Editor: With version 1.12.1 new features were implemented and already existing functions were improved or revised.
Added
PDF-Editor: Show transparency grid – In this release, a new Show Transparency Grid feature has been implemented in the Analyze tab of the PDF editor, which allows to display transparent areas in the document.
Added
PDF-Editor: Apply values to chosen page(s) – Page Geometry Boxes may be edited in the PDF editor from version 1.12.0 of the workflow. As of this version, it is possible to determine to which pages of a multi-page document the values for the Page Geometry Box should be applied.
Added
PDF-Editor: Warning for incorrect Nesting of Page Geometry Boxes – As of version 1.12.1, a warning is displayed in the Page Geometry tab if the Page Geometry Boxes are not nested correctly. In addition automatic correction of the nesting is offered.
Added
Impose Editor: In version 1.12.1, further new features and extensions have been implemented in the Impose Editor. In addition, already existing functions have been improved or revised.
Added
Impose Editor: In addition to an improved performance, it is possible to display the strokes of imposed irregular shapes.
Added
Impose Editor: Lables for barcodes – Several parameters may be set for barcodes of any type, e.g. Check Methods, Encodings and many more.
Added
Impose Editor: Display of a captions content – From this version onwards, the content of a caption is shown in the header of the caption. Thus, in order to recognize quicker which caption is concerned.
Added
Impose Editor: New color picker – This picker offers the possibility to select any color in the CMYK color space. The corresponding CMYK values are applied after selection.
Added
VDP-Editor (Browser): Since version 1.12.0, a browser-based VDP editor for creating and managing variable data is available in the workflow. In version 1.12.1, further new features and improvements have been implemented concerning this matter.
Added
VDP-Editor (Browser): Alignment resp. fit variable images – The methods and possibilites how variable images are aligned and placed was revised and simplified in this version.
Added
VDP-Editor (Browser): New color picker – The color picker was updated in this version and allows to choose any color in the CMYK color space. The corresponding CMYK values are adopted after selection.
Added
VDP-Editor (Browser): Dealing with CSV-files – From this version onwards, when uploading a CSV file, it is possible to determine which character is to be used as column or value separator. Furthermore, CSV files that have already been uploaded may also be removed again.
Added
Kongsberg Cutters: In this version, the official - Kongsberg specified - ISCRIPT standard has been implemented to offer full integration of the cutter. From this version on, the first level of full integration will be included.
Added
Data Preparation: In the course of development already existing fixups were extended in functionality resp. in regard to usability.
Updated
SDK-Versions: Updates from various OEM partners, among others, also provide for further new features and improvements. Version 1.12.1 includes the Global Graphics HHR version 13.2.
Improved
Fixup Chains: The Duplicating Fixup Chains dialog has been revised. In this action a dialog is opened to define new properties. Furthermore, as of this version, the unique key is also validated by internal checks and possible warnings are issued.
Improved
Routines: The dialog for editing routines has been improved in handling. Thereby the user interface, the descriptions and the translations were adapted.
Improved
Small improvements: Other small improvements have been implemented.
Fixed
A List of fixed bugs is available following the Link below.
Release - 1.12.0 (Major Version)
31. March 2022

With version 1.12.0, users can take advantage of several new features in the environment of Variable Data, Impose and Fixup application of print data. In addition, improvements have been made in the area of print data Administration and Output Configuration as well as translations. Since version 1.12.0 is a major release, we encourage you to read the release notes for the interim versions 1.11.1 and 1.11.2 after upgrading to version 1.12.0. Thus, to become familiar with the entire range of functions of new features for the major release.

Added
In version 1.12.0, the possibility of mapping a VDP job in the workflow was implemented by providing the VDP Editor in the browser. Thereby, variable data resp. elements can be placed directly via the VDP Editor in the browser. Furthermore, the data is enriched with data from a CSV file without having to open the Print Item in Adobe Illustrator beforehand. The VDP Editor will replace the existing implementation and will be further expanded in the future.
Added
Imposer: Adaption of UI – In the course of the development of this version, the hidden tabs of plate and sheet configuration, drawing tools and the grid tool were rebuilt and restructured. Only the user guidance was improved and/or adapted.
Added
Imposer: Shape Nesting (Beta) – In this version, an additional option for imposing resp. nesting of Print Items with irregular shapes has been implemented in the "Nesting" imposition mode. The new Shape Nesting option makes it possible to generate an optimized variant of nesting by nesting irregular shapes inside each other. For the Imposition of Print Items or Articles with this function, specific preparation must take place.
Added
Imposer: Plate Configuration – With version 1.11.0 the possibility to save certain layouts for printing plates with plate templates was implemented. These plates are needed for conventional printing processes and can now be saved as templates and thereby used as basis for an imposition. Furthermore, it is possible to transfer the entire imposition with the plate configuration as PDF to a platesetter. In this version an additional option has been implemented, which allows to align the sheet on the plate left, centered or right.
Added
Imposer: Height of the Imposition with roll substrate – The default behavior for the Imposition height in conjunction with a roll media has been changed for the imposition mode "Nesting". Previously, the maximum height of the imposition was derived from the preferred height in the printer configuration, so placing a larger design meant that it could not be used for nesting without changing the default size. With version 1.12.0, larger print items are now imposed anyway and accordingly the Imposition height is automatically adjusted. The preferred height from the printer configuration is still used for all print items that are smaller.
Added
PDF-Editor (Browser): In version 1.11.2 a revised separation preview with new functions and tools was implemented, with which the Print Item was only analyzed. In version 1.12.0 further analysis and also editing functions were made available, which is why this editor is listed as PDF-Editor in the workflow from version 1.12.0.
Added
PDF-Editor (Browser): »Analysis« tab – From this version on, the dimensions and overprinting status display as well as the number of paths for spot colors and technical colors are displayed.
Added
PDF-Editor (Browser): »Page Geometry Box« tab – From version 1.12.0 a new »Page Geometry« tab is available in the PDF-Editor. This tab provides the function to edit or modify any page geometry boxes in the document. When the changes are saved, a fixup is applied. This creates a new version of the document and adjusts the page geometry boxes based on the settings.
Added
Send multipage documents to the printer: So far multipage documents were only sent to the printer when the documents were not split into single pages beforehand. From this version, which and how many pages are ultimately to be sent to the printer can be defined in the Send to Printer dialog.
Added
Data Preparation: In the course of development already existing fixups were extended in functionality resp. in regard to usability.
Added
Print Charts: In the course of development additional Print Charts were added for the CMYK Reprofile with the i1Pro3-measurement device.
Added
TAU job-ticket extension: The job ticket for TAU printing systems was extended by an additional entry which can be used for downstream systems such as Analytics. The new entry in the job-ticket reflects the selected Ink Saving.
Added
Dashboard: In this version, the Dashboard menu has been further revised. Among the new features and improvements in this version are adapted translations, new arrangements in the menu, new icons and an additional function to open Print Items directly in the Approval Dashboard.
Improved
Ink Consumption Report: As of version 1.12.0, it is possible to calculate and generate several Ink Consumption Reports in succession with different configurations and without having to close or to open the dialog again.
Improved
Approval Server: In this version the domain of the Approval Server was changed. From Version 1.12.0 https://app.approval-portal.com must be used instead of http://approval.wfc.durst-group.com when the interface to the Approval Server is established in the Workflow.
Improved
XML-Hotfolder: As of this version, files that are not located directly on the workflow workstation can also be processed using the XML hotfolder. For this purpose, server paths to the documents that are to be processed must be defined in the XML hotfolder.
Improved
DXF-cut files: DXF cut files do not have a unit by definition. From this version on, it is possible to define in which unit the DXF cutting file should be created. This can be defined in the cutter configuration for DXF.
Improved
Small Improvements: Other small improvements have been implemented.
Improved
Workflow: list of fixed bugs or minor improvements in the main application.
Fixed
Impose Editor: List of fixed bugs and minor improvements in the Impose Editor.
Fixed
Rest-API: Fixes and improvements
Release - 1.11.1 (Minor Version)
31. December 2021

With version 1.11.1, users can take advantage of several new features in the environment of Approval Reports and management of Print Data. Improvements have also been made in the areas of Editing and Outputting Print Data and translation updates.

Added
Rest API: Calls for Plate, Sheet and Print Item Templates introduced in version 1.11.0 are now available. Additional improvements and bug fixes have also been made.
Added
Calibration Charts: In this version, two additional variants of recalibration charts for CMYK in both 120 mm and 160 mm widths have been added to the Workflow.
Added
Fixups: In the course of development, existing Fixups were extended in functionality or improved in terms of usability. In the process, the user interface for Fixups was extensively revised and numerous Fixups were adapted to the new design.
Added
Rotate Every Second Page by 180°: This function was previously implemented in the Send to Printer dialog for Production Jobs in version 1.11.0. As of this version, this function is also available in Force Print and in the Hotfolder settings. This option can be used, for example, to create and output a tiling so that every even or odd page is rotated when rendered by 180°.
Added
Imposer: In version 1.11.1, minor improvements and visual adjustments have been made to the Impose Editor. In addition, validation of the imposition has been extended with two additional warnings.
Added
Imposer: New Warning and Error Messages – As of version 1.11.1, one additional warning and one additional error message is available in the impose validation. From now on, a warning or error is issued if Print Items overlap with the Gripper Margin and if the size of the Impose Sheet is larger than the size of the defined Plate size.
Added
Approval Portal: Approval Reports could previously be generated in the Workflow and downloaded locally starting from several versions backwards. Subsequently, these had to be sent manually via e–mail to the responsible person(s). As of this version, an Approval Portal is available as a cloud service that communicates with the local Workflow. Approval Reports can be generated in the Workflow and sent directly to the Approval Portal. The contact person receives an e–mail which contains a link to the Approval Portal, where they can approve or reject the respective Approval Reports without having to register. The Approval/Rejection is automatically transferred to the Workflow including the corresponding comment. The following areas are described in more detail below.
Added
Approval Portal: In order for the Approval process to take place via the Approval Portal, the instance or the interface for the Approval Portal must be configured beforehand. In addition, an E–mail Server that is to be used to send the Approval Report notifications must be set up in the Workflow. When setting up the E–mail Server, E–mail Templates can also be added, which define the content of the E–mail, with corresponding variable placeholders.
Added
Approval Portal: In order for the Approval process to take place via the Approval Portal, the instance or the interface for the Approval Portal must be configured beforehand. In addition, an E–mail Server that is to be used to send the Approval Report notifications must be set up in the Workflow. When setting up the E–mail Server, E–mail Templates can also be added, which define the content of the E–mail, with corresponding variable placeholders.
Added
Approval Portal: Online Approval Portal – Once Approval Reports have been sent to the Approval Portal, the Approval Portal can be accessed by clicking on the link contained in the Approval Report notification e–mail. All Approval Reports are then displayed in the Approval Portal. People can then approve each individual Report or reject it by adding a comment. The results are then sent to the Workflow.
Updated
SDK Versions: Updates from various OEM partners, among others, provide additional innovation and improvements. Version 1.11.1 includes Global Graphics HHR SDK version 13.2 and Callas Software pdfChip SDK version 2.4.072.
Improved
Gamut Volume Calculation – Previously, the gamut volume was calculated in the user interface. From this version on, the gamut volume is calculated or provided by the engine in the background. The gamut volume is now calculated and displayed more precisely.
Improved
Gamut Viewer: During the development of version 1.11.1, two additional enhancements were added to Gamut View in a Color Setup. These are:
Improved
Scaling of the Y-Axis – From this version on, the Y–axis or the view of the Y–axis can be distorted in the gamut viewer. The reason for this is that Color Logic scales the Y–axis to 200% by default. The Workflow displays the Y–axis at 100% by default. Visually comparing the gamut was therefore difficult to control.
Improved
Profiling: Starting with this release, the standard N–Channel Profile Calculation Templates: Standard (Substrates) and Sublimation (Substrates), use a new method for measurement data optimization. Both templates use the Correct Bad Measurements and Scale Lab Scope method from this release. This method corrects inaccurate measurements and modifies measurement data that have abnormal peculiarities, such as inks lighter than the white point. As of now, smoothing of measurement data is no longer performed, which makes it easier to address color locations at the edge of the gamut.
Improved
Management of Impose Templates: From this version on, the Name, the External ID and the Comment in different impose editor templates: Plate, Sheet, Print Item, Impose and Grid Templates, can be edited and saved. The internal name of each template should not be changed, because it is needed and checked by the system. When changing a template name, the internal name is not changed.
Improved
Send to Printer: If several Production Jobs are selected in the list and these are sent to the printer, a separate dialog opens with an overview of the selected Production Jobs. From this version on, this overview also shows the ID of the selected Color Policy and the selected Ink Save Profile per Production Job.
Improved
Input Field Improvements: New input fields in the Workflow and Impose Editor are validated from this version on to make sure only certain values are entered. Validation is started immediately after the values are entered and the user is immediately made aware if an entry is invalid.
Improved
RHO-Job Ticket: Starting from this version, new values or information from the Color Policy are written to the RHO job ticket, which can be used for an inprint on the printer side. These are: Black calculation used, TAC, Black TAC, Maximum Black and CMYK+ values for Maximum Black.
Improved
Minor Improvements: Other minor improvements have been implemented in the Workflow.
Release - 1.11.0 (Major Version)
15. November 2021

With version 1.11.0, users can take advantage of several new features in the environment of the Impose Editor, Approval Reports and management of Print Data. Improvements have also been made in the areas of Editing and Outputting Print Data and translation updates. Since version 1.11.0 is a major release, after upgrading to version 1.11.0 you should also read the release notes for both intermediate versions 1.10.2 and 1.10.3 in order to familiarize yourself with new features and their respective functions.

Added
Imposer: In version 1.11.0, major changes have been implemented in the Impose Editor, but also many new functions such as Plate Templates, Sheet Templates, as well as Print Item Templates have been added. New options for the Captions, Dielines, and the availability of Color Bars offer a diverse array of new functions in the Impose Editor.
Added
Imposer: Changes to the user interface – The addition of new functions, such as the creation and application of Plate and Sheet Templates, has resulted in a new reorganization of the user interface. The changes affect several areas of the Impose Editor. Find more information in this section.
Added
Imposer: Plate Templates – With version 1.11.0, the user can now save user defined layouts for printing plates as a template, which are required for conventional printing processes, in order to use this as a basis for an imposition and to transfer the entire imposition with the Plate configuration as a PDF to a platesetter.
Added
Imposer: Sheet Templates – Up until version 1.11.0, a sheet could be configured, but once a configuration was set up, it could not be saved as a template. With version 1.11.0, the user can create any number of Sheet Configurations and save and reuse them as Sheet Templates.
Added
Imposer: Color Bars – From this version on, the Impose Editor provides the possibility to create or output Color Bars. Color Bars can be used, for example, to activate the nozzles which are not being actively used when printing. Read this section to learn how color bars can be created and used.
Added
Imposer: Print Item Templates – Starting from this version, Print Item Templates are also available for Print Items in a Production Job or in the imposition, which can be created, edited, saved and applied to all Print Items in the imposition. For example, the scaling factor or the addition of a white separation for the front as well as the back with any tone value can be applied to all Print Items simultaneously.
Added
Imposer: Dieline Offset – Dielines can be created since quite a while in the Impose Editor for placed Print Items based on ImageBox and ImageBox + Bleed using a uniform Offset. As of this version, an Offset can be defined differently for both the width and the height.
Added
Imposer: Captions – After introducing the Save Ink Caption in version 1.10.3, users can access three additional Captions starting with version 1.11.0, which are particularly useful in the multi–page output environment.
Added
Approval Reports: After implementing separate methods to create both Approval Reports and Ink Cost Reports with version 1.10.2, version 1.11.0 now includes a long–planned expansion and update to the range of functions for creating and managing Approval Reports, which included versioning.
Added
New features in the »Send to Printer« dialog: In this version a new function called: Rotate every second page by 180°, has been implemented, which can be activated or deactivated as needed in the »Send to Printer« dialog. This option can be used, for example, when output a tiling so that every even or odd page is rotated by 180°. In addition, two additional features/ info has been added to the Send to Printer dialog.
Added
Workflow Name: In order to better recognize from which Workflow a Production Job is rendered, it was necessary to add a function where the user could name the Workflow and this Workflow Name would be inserted in the job ticket for both the RHO and P5 series printers. This name can be defined in the Workflow system settings.
Added
Settings: In this version, the »Impose« tab under Administration > Settings, has been restructured and extended due to the addition of new functions, and improves how templates are organized and managed.
Added
Fixups: In the course of development, new Fixups were added and existing Fixups were extended in functionality and/or improved in terms of usability.
Added
REST API: There are new features for the »Production Job Controller Api« and »Article Job Controller Api«. Some improvements and bug fixes have also been implemented.
Added
New print configurations for TAU-RSC Series: Starting from this version, a new print configuration called HS, can be selected for TAU RSC Series Printers. Corresponding pre–calculations for ink are now calculated correctly for this resolution.
Improved
Print Simulation warnings in Output Templates: From this version on, a warning is displayed or shown if a print simulation in combination with the color space conversion »RGB to Substrate« has been selected.
Improved
Czech Translations: With version 1.11.0 a completely revised version of the Workflow is available in Czech.
Improved
Slovakian Translations: With version 1.11.0, a version of the Workflow in Slovakian is available for the first time.
Improved
Edge Reinforcement enhancements in the overview: The Edge Reinforcement area is now displayed in the Overall view. In Tile View, Edge Reinforcement was already displayed in the previous version.
Improved
Minor Improvements: Additional minor improvements have been implemented.
Improved
Various bugs in the main application an in the Impose Editor have been fixed.
Release - 1.10.3 (Minor Version)
21. September 2021

With version 1.10.3, users can take advantage of several new features in the environment of the Impose Editor, Automated processing of Production Jobs and Fixups. Improvements have also been made in the areas of Color Management and Stability.

Added
Imposer: Save Ink Profile Caption an additional Caption for displaying the used Save Ink profile is available in version 1.10.3. If the Save Ink option has been activated for a Production Job, the selected Save Ink Profile - Low, Medium or Extreme - can be placed on the new Caption Save Ink Profile.
Added
The area measurement units, Square Meter and Square Foot, which were implemented in version 1.10.2 under Administration > Settings > General are now correctly displayed everywhere in the Workflow, as of this version. The selected area unit of measurement is correctly displayed in the Impose Warnings, under the Impose tab of Production Jobs, and for both the Substrate and Substrate Definition areas.
Added
Cutter Devices: Up until version 1.10.2, black was defined as 0/0/0/100 CMYK when using photo bars. This caused the bars to be printed using too much color, depending on the selected Print Item, and thus caused bleeding on some substrates. As of version 1.10.3, the user can select a specific color for the photo bars. By choosing DeviceBlack for example, the bars can be printed using only 100 K.
Added
Additional Render Parameters – Up until version 1.10.2, users could only access both Render Flags, as well as Multi-Page Rendering options, in the Send to Printer dialog. Both options are now available in the Hotfolder Setup dialog under the Render Parameter tab.
Added
Deleting Hotfolders and Hotfolder Elements – In this version, we've updated the way that Hotfolders and Hotfolder items can be deleted by the user.
Added
Fixups: In the course of development, new FIxups were added and existing Fixups were extended in functionality and/or improved regarding usability.
Improved
Converting Spot Colors to DeviceN: When converting a Spot Color in the Edit Spot Color Definition dialog, the Conversion Method Accuracy was suggested by default up until version 1.10.2. To ensure that gamma-expanding process colors are also increasingly used in the calculation, with version 1.10.3 the conversion method Optimize Target Color without Clipping is selected by default.
Improved
Workflow version under license Information: As of version 1.10.3, the License tab of the System Status dialog now displays the Workflow version for which the license has been issued. This indicates which feature set is available in the Workflow.
Improved
Minor Improvements: Additional minor improvements have been implemented.
Release - 1.10.2 (Minor Version)
1. October 2021

With version 1.10.2, users can take advantage of several new features in the environment of the Impose Editor, Automating Production Jobs, Fixups and handling and output of print data.

Added
Imposer: The user interface of the Impose Editor has been adapted to fit the overall UI of the Workflow. Starting with this version onwards, the Impose Editor will start within the Workflow workspace using the light theme by default.
Added
Imposer: We've implemented an additional feature for "Tiling" mode, which allows the user to define edge reinforcements around the Print Item being tiled. The edge reinforcement is displayed using a highlight color in the impose preview.
Added
Imposer: A new Caption placeholder called: Cutter Page Filename, is available. This placeholder ensures that the complete name of the final cutfile can be written in the imposition sheet. This allows the operator to visually confirm that the cutfile is correct for the print job.
Added
Starting with this version, additional new system settings are available, which can be defined under Administration > Settings > General in the General Settings panel as well as Display Options. These are: Area Unit, Ink Consumption Calculation Settings and Limit parallel Running Processes
Added
Ink Consumption Calculation Settings – Due to the revisions and updates made in the Workflow regarding Ink Cost calculation and creating Ink Cost Reports, there are also new system settings for these areas. These affect not only the calculation but also how the ink costs are displayed for Articles and Print Items contained in Orders as well as Production Jobs.
Added
Area Unit – Square meters and square feet are now available as system settings. As of this version, the defined Area Unit of measurement only affects how the Ink Costs are displayed in the Workflow. In the future, this will also be used, for example, when displaying information in the Impose Editor.
Added
Limit parallel Running Processes – Starting with this version, the number of parallel running processes in the Workflow can be limited. This function is intended to improve how the Workflow workstation hardware is utilized or allocated. These settings can only be adjusted by the administrator of the Workflow and are therefore only visible and/or adjustable when Debug Mode is activated.
Added
Activities: As of version 1.10.2, Workflow processes that are currently listed in the queue (due to the limitation of parallel running processes ) are listed in a separate »Queue« tab in the Activities area. Queued processes are automatically forwarded to the Running tab as hardware resources become available.
Added
Ink Costs – Reports and Calculation: In this version, the area for calculating Ink Costs in the Print Item/Article view has been fundamentally revised. Various new functions have been implemented. Previously available functions have also been extended as well.
Added
Hotfolder: A new processing method »ZIP for Multitracks« has been implemented for processing production orders using hot folders. This can be used from version 1.10.2 onwards and can be found under the Process Parameters tab in the Hotfolder Setup dialog.
Added
Vanguard Printers: As of this version, Vanguard printing systems can be controlled directly from the Workflow. Vanguard printers can be created, edited, profiled and used for Production Jobs.
Added
Fixups: In this release, some existing Fixups have been revised and six additional Fixups have been added to the Workflow.
Added
Rest API: There are new features in the Mime types. In addition, some bugs have been fixed.
Improved
Imposer: Positioning of Marks and Captions – Specifically, the methods for placing Marks and Captions have been revised so that they can be better maintained. These improvements will allow placement errors to be fixed faster and with less risk in the future. By utilizing this new logic some previously known errors have been resolved.
Improved
Output Templates – From this version on, Output Templates are implemented in a consistent manner through out the Workflow. This leads to more consistent methods when using Output Templates, which minimizes errors. In addition, the Output Templates user interface is now using the latest technology, which noticeably increases performance, as the loading times have been reduced. Furthermore, a feature where the user can modify Output Templates for multiple Production Jobs simultaneously has also been implemented.
Improved
Processing of PDF/VT – In order to be able to process PDF/VT files in the Workflow, an additional render option »EHVD« has been implemented for Production Jobs. This render option is located next to the previously implemented IHVD option in the Send to Printer dialog under the Advanced tab.
Improved
Enhancements to the check–in process – The check–in process has also been enhanced in this release. A preflight warning is displayed for very complex print data if the »content stream« of a file exceeds three megabytes. Furthermore, the option to apply a scaling factor of 1:4 when uploading, has been added to the scaling factor (User Units option).
Improved
LILO for TAU & VariJet – From this version on, for TAU and VariJET printing systems, the print jobs for Lead–In/Out can be sent separately to the printer without having to render the entire Production Job.
Improved
Interfaces List extension – Sorting, filtering and search options have been implemented for the Third–party Printer and ZuniComm lists.
Improved
Filter Enhancements – Some filters now support options to exclude the selected criteria, which makes it easier to hide items in lists. For example, Orders with the status »Produced« can be explicitly excluded from the search.
Improved
Minor Improvements: Additional minor improvements have been implemented.
Fixed
Adobe Illustrator Plug–In: Various bugs and/or minor improvements in the Adobe Illustrator PlugIn.
Fixed
Workflow: Various bugs and/or minor improvements in the main application.
Fixed
Impose Editor: Various bugs and/or minor improvements in the Impose Editor.
Release - 1.10.0 (Major Version)
30. June 2021

With version 1.10.0, 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. Since version 1.10.0 is a major release, after upgrading to version 1.10.0 you should also read the release notes for the interim version: Release notes version 1.9.1 to familiarize yourself with the range of functions included in comparison to new features for this major release.

Updated
Plug–in Version 1.10.0: If you are working with version 1.10.0 of the Workflow, version 1.10.0.0 of the Plug–in must be installed to ensure consistent operation. No new features have been implemented in the Plug–in between Workflow version 1.9.1 and 1.10.0. Two bugs have been fixed.
Updated
SDK Versions: Updates from various OEM partners also provide further innovation and improvements. Version 1.10.0 includes Color Logic SDK version 1.16.10–39977 and Callas Software SDK version 12.3.
Added
Imposer: An additional option has been implemented for Double–sided Output in Nesting mode. This new option makes it possible to determine whether Marks, Captions, Lines, Grommets and/or Cutting Marks are generated and output on the front, on the back or on both sides.
Added
Imposer: Additional settings are available for Print Items contained in the imposition. In Nesting, Step & Repeat and Manual modes, a Spot Color layer can be defined for each Print Item, including Tint Value, Overprinting status, Position and Offset. For the Print Items on the backside of the double–sided output in Nesting, the mirroring or rotation options have been expanded, and a setting for the Print Item Opacity on the reverse side has been added.
Added
Imposer: Save Options for Tiling – A new dialog is now visible when saving a Tiling, which makes it possible to save individual tiles as separate Articles in the Workflow. These Tiling Articles can then be used in an imposition. This function previously existed in earlier versions, but the dialog was simply forgotten in version 1.9.1 after the Impose Editor was updated to the new user interface.
Added
Imposer: Starting with this version, five new Marks are available in the Impose Editor, which can be applied to the imposition. These Marks use the newly implemented DeviceN Spot Color definition, which allows outputting pure colors.
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Imposer: Object Creation Tools – The drawing tools that were implemented with version 1.9.1 have been further improved with this release. Thereby the creation, modification and drawing of objects has been improved in their handling. In addition, the overprint status of a drawn object can be set. The user interface design has been adapted to ensure consistent behavior and an improved user experience.
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Imposer: The Impose Editor has numeric input fields that now have the ability to calculate numbers. Certain input fields can be used as calculators, so to speak, which can be combined with various measurement units and calculation types.
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Creation Color Setup Variations: Several variations of a Color Setup can be created, based on the Color Setup itself as well as on the Color Configurations of the printer. Therefore, theoretically, eight additional Color Setups: CMYK–OV, CMYK–OG, CMYK–VG, CMYK–O, CMYK–V, CMYK–G, CMYK and/or K, can be generated automatically from a single CMYK–OVG Color Setup. The respective Channel Configurations to be generated must be created beforehand under the printer's settings in the Channel Configuration panel, so that these variants can be created.
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Administering Interfaces: As of this release, external services to the Workflow can be created, edited and managed in the newly implemented Interfaces menu item. There are currently two different Interface variants. These are:
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Render Satellites – Render Satellites (ZuniComm) serve the purpose of distributing and/or optimizing the rip process (rendering as well as rasterizing as a separate unit) by harnessing available computer resources. Render Satellites are also used to control Measurement Devices, Printers or Proofers from an external location in the future in order to distribute the production effort using the available resources. A Render Satellite is a dedicated installation of an application (ZuniComm) on a computer system or on a virtual machine.
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Third–party Printers – Third–party Printers can be managed or used in the Workflow from this version on. For this purpose, the Third–party Printer Interface must be configured for the printer directly in the Workflow. As of this version, the user can set up a third–party printer so that the printer can be used in the Workflow in the same way as printers are normally controlled directly by the Workflow.
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Hosts and Shares: Hosts and Shares that are created in the Workflow must now be assigned to a "type" as of this release. Each Host in the Workflow requires a special, predefined "type", so that this type can then be offered for selection only where it is relevant. Previously existing Hosts within the Workflow will be migrated after updating to the latest version and the "type" will be assigned automatically.
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Send to Printer dialog: Starting from this version, an additional dialog can be opened within the Send to Printer dialog, which lists all Print Items that are included in the imposition displaying their effective dimensions.
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Fixups: In this version, existing Fixups have been revised and two additional Fixups have been added to the Workflow.
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Rest API: There are new features in the Subscription Controller API, Article Controller API, Production Job Controller API and Motif Controller API. In addition, more improvements have been implemented in the Subscription Controller API.
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Spot Measurements using the Barbieri LFPqb: As of version 1.10.0, the Barbieri LFPqb measurement device for Spot Color measurements can be positioned manually on the measurement table. This was previously only possible by removing the measurement device from the measurement table.
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Fixup Chains: Starting with this version, an existing Fixup Chain can be selected via the action bar when creating a Production Job or Order as well as when adding Print Items. The Fixup Chain is then executed during the check–in process.
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Substrate Costs: From this version on, Substrate costs using the selected currency defined in the system settings, can be defined per square meter for Substrates in the Workflow. These will be used for statistical data in the future.
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Displaying the effective size of Print Items: Under the Print Items tab of the Impose Editor, all Print Items contained in the Production Job are displayed. From this version on, the dimensions below the preview thumbnail show the effective size including any scaling factor that has been applied.
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Supported Data Types: As of version 1.10.0, additional file types: .ps and .postscript, are supported when uploading print data.