Canon Production Printing partnered with pre-press software specialist OneVision to offer its large-format graphics customers in Europe improved operational efficiencies through end-to-end workflow automation.

The manufacturer said that using OneVision’s Wide Format Automation Suite, companies operating Canon’s Colorado roll-to-roll and Arizona flatbed printer series will now be able to increase their productivity and reduce their waste to support growing production volumes.

The OneVision software works from the moment the order is received. It automatically picks up the job data, creates print files and checks them against 130 different error criteria, automatically correcting errors identified. Colour management is also optimised.

The Wide Format Automation Suite creates perfect print-ready files in seconds. Automated nesting and data normalisation remove the complexity of handling files, speeding up RIP and print time, as well as optimising all available space on the media by automatically arranging artwork on any given print size.

The software also prepares the job for the finishing process by automatically generating cut line PDFs, all with “pinpoint accuracy”, and minimises waste by printing only when the job is perfect.

Canon EMEA vice-president for large-format graphics Michele Tuscano said: “Customers need to turn work around faster to meet demand, while at the same time minimising resources.”

He added: “Our large-format printers are getting faster, so customers need a workflow solution to keep up with these increased speeds without compromising on quality.”

“OneVision’s Wide Format Automation Suite provides the solution. Customers can automate production to run their operations more efficiently, grow their print volumes with confidence and increase profits,” concluded Tuscano.