Reduce Turnaround Time by Automating Steps from Prepress to Finishing

Save up to 70% in setup time by automating job prep and eliminating manual data entry with Fiery® Impose in Fiery Driven™ print environments. The integration between Fiery Impose and Duplo’s Slitter/Cutter/Creasers offers timesaving workflows that can be applied to both common and custom layout jobs.

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Duplo provides imposition templates — for the most common jobs such as business cards or postcards — to use in Fiery Impose that match the finishing templates on the DC-618, DC-646, and DC-746 Slitter/Cutter/Creasers. The finishing templates come pre-set with measurements for the margins and gutters as well as finishing sizes. The templates use barcodes and registration marks that let the Slitter/Cutter/Creaser adjust automatically without intervention.

Part 1: Use pre-made templates to automate most common jobs
Part 2: Create a custom layout to automate a coupon job

For custom layout jobs using the DC-646 and DC-746, users can create the new layout file on the Duplo PC controller, import it in Fiery Impose and instantly see a visual preview of finishing lines to quickly verify job designs before printing. Users can save the layout as a Fiery Impose template to automate the same type of job in the future using one-step automated workflows such as Fiery Hot Folders, Fiery Presets, Fiery JobFlow or Virtual Printers. This automated solution reduces human setup errors and accelerates turnaround times.

For custom layout jobs using the DC-618, users can easily set up an imposition layout entirely within Fiery Impose including cut, crease, and perforation finishing marks for even more time savings. With this advanced finishing integration, there is no longer a need to set up a finishing layout on the Duplo controller and import it into Impose. Fiery Impose has built-in knowledge of the DC-618 configuration options and constraints. This workflow accelerates production turnaround time while eliminating operator touchpoints and errors from incompatible layouts.

Part 3: Create a custom imposition layout for the DC-618

Benefits

  • Reduce bottlenecks by eliminating manual processes
  • Create more efficient production workflows
  • See a visual preview of finishing lines before printing reduces errors

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