Tilia Labs releases Tilia Griffin Pro app for Enfocus Switch users

Tilia Labs (Ottawa, Ontario), a leading developer of planning, imposition and automation software solutions for the printing and graphic arts industries, is now offering its Tilia Griffin Pro application on the Enfocus Switch platform as a fully self-contained Switch app. This new app for Switch is available exclusively on the Enfocus Appstore for both Mac and PC, and can be used as a free trial first, before committing to a purchase. For Tilia Labs, contributing to the Enfocus Appstore brings benefits for printers as well as the developer.

Sagen de Jonge.
Sagen de Jonge.

“Most print providers would benefit immensely from fast, intelligent imposition – but they often don’t know the capabilities exist,” said Sagen de Jonge, CEO of Tilia Labs. “Many wide-format printers, for example, are still relying on the proprietary software that came bundled with their machines. They want to find ways to produce faster and more efficient nesting, tiling and ganged jobs to maximize substrate usage, but don’t necessarily know where to start. Via the Enfocus Appstore, they can now get instant access to Tilia Griffin’s powerful automatic layout capabilities – and they can try it for free.”

Tilia Labs Griffin is a powerful cross-platform, automatic layout solution for wide-format printers designed from the outset for simplicity. At its core is Tilia Labs’ flagship Phoenix nesting engine that provides the ability to search across millions of combinations in minutes to find the most cost-effective, tightly-nested layouts. Tilia Griffin is vendor-neutral and designed to provide the same efficiencies with virtually all printing machines and cutting tables.

To re-configure Griffin’s feature-rich content into the format of a fully self-contained Switch app (while also maintaining its hallmark simplicity), Tilia Labs has designed the app with a ‘Basic’ mode and an ‘Advanced’ mode. This approach provides users with a very easy and quick way to get started, while offering the ability to scale up as more capabilities are required. “Every feature in the app can be driven with variables and script expressions, making it highly dynamic and enabling users to handle a wide range of work with more simplified, adaptive Switch flows,” De Jonge added.


Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.