Tilia Labs (Ottawa, Ontario) creator of tilia Phoenix, “the new standard for planning and imposition automation,” has released its new automatic layout solution – tilia Griffin 1.0 – a prepress solution to automate the layout creation process for wide-format printing. Featuring an ultra-responsive interface, “beautiful” visuals, and intuitive design, Griffin 1.0 leverages the ultra-fast Phoenix nesting engine to create true-shape, tightly nested layouts – helping drive down substrate costs, reduce errors, and increase throughput. A key advantage of Griffin is its vendor neutrality. It’s designed to work well with virtually all wide-format printing and cutting machines, said the company. “The workflow in Griffin is extremely simple and can be mastered with minimal training.” To start, artwork files are input into the system with various production information – such as quantity, shape and size. Users can then select from a library, a substrate board or roll size and automatically generate tightly nested results. Once nesting is completed, marks such as registration, barcodes and grommets are automatically added. Finally, output can be generated for printing and cutting using presets for different devices. All of this can be completed in minutes, said Tilia.
Tilia Labs announced Griffin just prior to drupa 2016 and received an overwhelmingly positive response and interest from end users and vendors alike. This premiere release is the result of almost a year of hard work and a successful beta program to fine tune usability, design, and most of all, performance, said Sagen de Jonge, CEO of Tilia Labs. “The release of tilia Griffin 1.0 marks a big milestone for our company. It’s our second product to rollout, and it also shows our dedication to the wide-format segment – which we feel has a lot of room to grow and where we have a lot of value to offer. Initial testing with beta customers has been very positive, so we’re excited to now begin offering the technology to the general public, confident that customers will enjoy a fast return on investment with the time savings and advantages it has to offer.”