Tilia Labs releases Phoenix 6.1 imposition software with new features

Tilia Phoenix 6.1 is the Ottawa-based company’s “fastest, most robust release to date.” The release also introduces new features that further its mission of helping printers optimize workflow, reduce errors and automate planning and imposition. The new features include:

Imposition AI. Phoenix continues to push speed boundaries with performance enhancements for template-based planning and optimizations in the nesting algorithms for large sheets and rolls.

Strip Ganging. Creates new strip rules and applies them to standing dies as well as layouts created on the fly. Users can gang items of different quantity, shape and size using these rules. The technology is especially helpful for narrow-web label printers.

Die Import Intelligence. Applies new pattern-matching and shape-detection technologies to solve traditional problems with common knife-cut and malformed CAD files.

Mark Quality Control. Catches mark-related issues before they hit production with a new Mark Inspection Tool that lets users quickly verify all mark placements across layouts.

Founded in 2012, Tilia Labs (Ottawa, Ontario) is a developer of software solutions for the printing industry that solve longstanding bottlenecks in the production process. At the heart of this approach is “the fusion of highly advanced algorithms with modern, intuitive design to produce software with power and simplicity,” said the company. Its flagship software, Phoenix, designed to unite planning and imposition, features ganging tools capable of finding optimal multi-layout jobs for hundreds of orders in minutes, cutting-edge nesting algorithms, pre-press tools and full automation. Phoenix is distributed by partners and authorized resellers worldwide.

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.