Increase productivity, reduce waste, save time and costs by eliminating errors with the Layout Option, targeted specifically at users of large-format digital printers. The Layout Option is based on renowned Esko technology and offers you all the tools to create cut paths, bleeds and advanced nestings and it is fully integrated on the Fiery XF user interface.
Create Cutting Paths
Creating a cutting path takes a lot of work in Adobe Illustrator¨ or Adobe Photoshop¨. The Layout Option makes it a lot easier. Specific tools allow you to create and clean up cutting contours, even on pixel data including JPG, TIFF, PDF and Image-EPS file formats.
When the cut contour runs exactly along the edge of the graphics, false registrations between print and cut can cause small white lines. To prevent this, the Layout Option comes with an automatic bleed generation tool. The technology is even so powerful that it will clone image pixels if there is no image data available.
Based on the quantity specified for every design, the Layout Option will optimize the sheet. Depending on the job, the Layout Option can create advanced nestings that are set up either for minimum waste or minimum layout. The minimum waste option optimizes substrate usage, whereas the minimum layout option tries to reduce the number of cut paths.
When working with irregular shapes, the Layout Option will optimize the sheet by nesting the designs based on their cut contour. This is unique as most other software applications will use the bounding box of the design, which results in material waste. The process can be further optimized by looking for one sheet that can be re-used multiple times. That means thereÕs less time spent on RIPing the file and on setting up the cutting table.
When working with double-sided jobs, a reverse side will be generated automatically or you can choose a design for the back. This process can be automated if the front and back are available in a multi-page PDF file. The Layout Option offers automatic nesting, creation of reverse side layouts and synchronization of front and reverse sides