Reminder Webinar Next Tuesday: Learn How Aleyant Pressero’s Integration with Compose’s Ganging Module Can Save You Time & Costs

Have you heard about imposition and ganging but not sure exactly what they are or how they can help your print business? Well, in today’s marketplace, it seems production efficiency has never been more important. One way printers are responding is by minimizing set up charges by grouping numerous, similar print jobs on press at the same time, also called imposition. Although this resurgence in gang run printing is promising, there are still barriers to entry for printers. The time and costs required to calculate ideal gang run impositions have been cost prohibitive, and it usually takes an experienced print estimator to manually calculate optimum groupings. However, thanks to Pressero’s integration with Compose’s ganging software, QuickFit4Print, there is now a way to streamline and automate your prepress and production workflows, beginning with orders from your online print shop. By fully optimizing your press sheet, QuickFit4Print enables printers to print more jobs with less stock waste in less time resulting in huge cost reductions.

Our August webinar will be hosted by Jeff Protheroe, Aleyant’s Vice-President of Sales for Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, along with Greg Chan, Compose’s Sales and Marketing Manager. Together they will demonstrate how Pressero users with Aleyant Automated Workflow Integrator™ (AWI) can integrate with Compose’s, QuickFit4Print, to realize cost and time-savings, especially in offset environments.

QuickFit4Print is a powerful intelligent multiple jobs ganging solution that is designed to handle print jobs of different sizes and print runs automatically; it can determine their optimal imposition layout for a predefined plate size or in the case of digital presses, a predefined paper size. QuickFit can streamline your production and provide labor and material cost savings.

There will be two sessions scheduled for this webinar to accommodate our global customers on Tuesday, August 30, 2016:

Session 1 is at 10 AM SGT.
Session 2 is scheduled for 10 PM SGT / 4PM CEST.
Time will be allotted for a 20-minute Q&A session. Space is limited, register today!

Register here for Session 1 (10 AM SGT).
Register here for Session 2 (10 PM SGT / 4PM CEST).

For more information regarding Compose, visit here.
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Register for Free Graph Expo 16 Registration Pass

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Be sure to stop by our booth (#2372) at Graph Expo in Orlando on September 25-28 to see what’s new with Aleyant Pressero™ and eDocBuilder™, as well as our latest product, PrintJobManager™. Click here if you would like to schedule an appointment with us at the show.

To receive your free exhibits-only registration pass to Graph Expo, click here and use code: 30100. First come, first serve to the first 500 customers who enter. This offer expires on September 9. We look forward to seeing you at the show!

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Want to Know What’s New at Aleyant? Learn More at our Graph Expo 2016 Customer Event!

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Please join the Aleyant team at Graph Expo before the day gets busy! We will be doing a demo of the NEW Aleyant PrintJobManager™ and sharing some exciting updates to Aleyant Pressero™ and Aleyant eDocBuilder™ that you won’t want to miss! So come on by, grab some coffee and a pastry and visit with us. Be sure to come see us at booth #2372 when walking the show too!

When: Monday, September 26, 2016

Time: 9 – 10 AM EDT

Where: Orange County Convention Center – Room #N329
9899 International Dr. Orlando, FL 32819
Room N329

Register here today! Hope to see you there.
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Surface Wrap Tool Now Available for Aleyant eDocBuilder™

We are thrilled to announce that the Surface Wrap tool for eDocBuilder is now available.
Surface Wrap enables subscribers to set up a template that will deliver a preview of the final object in context. For example, instead of customers simply viewing a finished wine bottle label, the subscriber can choose to have the label viewed as it would appear on the bottle.  Almost as great as the feature itself, you create your Surface Wrap preview using Photoshop Smart Objects, a tool you may already be familiar with.

There are two main steps to create a Surface Wrap preview on a template. First a Photoshop file is created using Smart Objects and then that Photoshop file is uploaded to the template in eDocBuilder.

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First, select an image you would like to display for your product. Open that image in Photoshop.
  • Go to File > Place Embedded
  • Select your master pdf file and click Place. For multi-page files you will need to place each page 1 at a time.
  • Double click the embedded image.
  • With the embedded image layer selected go to Layer > Smart Objects > Convert to Smart Object
  • Go to Edit > Transform > Select which transform options you need to match the Smart Object to the shape it should be on the image.
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  • Rename the Smart Object layer to the page number (digit only). So page one would have the Smart Object layer named “1” without quotes.

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  • Once you are done setting up the Photoshop file, save it as a .psd file.
For some other great ideas, add a layer above the image for more realistic effects such as glare, or putting it behind a frame. Or try placing the same Smart Object multiple times in the image, to show a fanned out stack of business cards all of the same card.

eDocBuilder
Surface Wrap can be added to any existing template or created with a new template. To do this:
  • Edit the template needed.
  • On the Assets tab below the last Image Picker Group, there is a section for Surface Wrap, click the arrow to expand it.
  • In this section there is a file upload, upload the .psd file created above.
  • After uploading it you will see a thumbnail of the file.
  • Click into Field Setup and click Commit Changes
  • The Surface Wrap is now setup for the template.
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For more information on how to use Surface Wrap, view here.

If you would like to get pricing or find out how to add this great new tool to your eDocBuilder account, please contact your sales representative at 800-571-2138.

Want to see it in action? Aleyant will be demonstrating this new capability at SGIA in Las Vegas September 14 – 16, as well as at GraphExpo in Orlando, September 25 – 28. Come visit our booth and ask for a demo!
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Free Aleyant Webinar – Learn How Aleyant Pressero’s Integration with Compose’s Ganging Module Can Save You Time & Costs

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Have you heard about imposition and ganging but not sure exactly what they are or how they can help your print business? Well, in today’s marketplace, it seems production efficiency has never been more important. One way printers are responding is by minimizing set up charges by grouping numerous, similar print jobs on press at the same time, also called imposition. Although this resurgence in gang run printing is promising, there are still barriers to entry for printers. The time and costs required to calculate ideal gang run impositions have been cost prohibitive, and it usually takes an experienced print estimator to manually calculate optimum groupings. However, thanks to Pressero’s integration with Compose’s ganging software, QuickFit4Print, there is now a way to streamline and automate your prepress and production workflows, beginning with orders from your online print shop. By fully optimizing your press sheet, QuickFit4Print enables printers to print more jobs with less stock waste in less time resulting in huge cost reductions.

 

Our August webinar will be hosted by Jeff Protheroe, Aleyant’s Vice-President of Sales for Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, along with Greg Chan, Compose’s Sales and Marketing Manager. Together they will demonstrate how Pressero users with Aleyant Automated Workflow Integrator™ (AWI) can integrate with Compose’s, QuickFit4Print, to realize cost and time-savings, especially in offset environments.

 

QuickFit4Print is a powerful intelligent multiple jobs ganging solution that is designed to handle print jobs of different sizes and print runs automatically; it can determine their optimal imposition layout for a predefined plate size or in the case of digital presses, a predefined paper size. QuickFit can streamline your production and provide labor and material cost savings.

 

There will be two sessions scheduled for this webinar to accommodate our global customers on Tuesday, August 30, 2016:
Session 1 is at 10 AM SGT.
Session 2 is scheduled for 10 PM SGT / 4PM CEST.
Time will be allotted for a 20-minute Q&A session. Space is limited, register today!

 

Register here for Session 1 (10 AM SGT).
Register here for Session 2 (10 PM SGT / 4PM CEST).

 

For more information regarding Compose, visit here.
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