Help needed to choose new workflow type.
A friend of mine just bought 2 brand new CTP's (4up type) from Danipon Screen to install in is company in Angola. We already had an esko-graphics cpt working with the old esko graphics workflow Flowdrive.
The guys from Screen propose to him the Trueflow workflow but he didn't acept that situation because the quality price relation was not the best.
So can sameone give me a fair opinion of what we have in the market right now that can do the job of the Flowdrive for a fair price and at the same time as the same easy way of work and give the less problems possible.
Thanks in advance.
be independent and modular
You should have your friend to consider a modular and independent workflow. The benefits are tremendous and he won't be "locked" with a sole supplier and a it's related costs. We offer a powerful imposition solution with hot folders and several automation features, in the name of Impostrip OnDemand. Although we connect with several tools and components on the market, some of the most popular ones to built a complete workflow are Switch from Enfocus and preflight tools from Markzware. You'll see that you can build a very flexible, powerful and economical workflow with this approach.
FYI, you can try our solution for free, simply contact me directly to get a trial version.
Having worked with, installed and trained, FlowDrive for years, ( I was with Purup-Eskofot, and am still with the company through the mergers with BarcoGraphics and Artwork Systems, so we are all now EskoArtwork ), I recommend you look at the current EskoArtwork workflows. This may be a good place to start : EskoArtwork Solutions for the Commercial Printing Industry
A Harlequin based RIP may work. You can always add their Print Production Manager later and the initial cost is very low when compared to other similarly priced workflows. Includes PDF Raster Output for electronic email proofs and most include TIFF output so if you add another device that has a TIFF catcher you can still use the same RIP to process files.
Prepress Workflow - PDF TIFF Postscript XPS JDF CTP Prepress Workflow
Screen Harlequin RIP-Kit
Screen RIP Software Workflow for Screen DT-R, MT-R, PT-R, DTR, MTR, PTR HQ PlateRite CTP
Start with the RIP and build from there. You can always add other options if necessary like trapping, imposition, hybrid screening, digital proofing, CIP3 for press ink keys, etc.
We can help.
Our Harlequin RIP can drive these Screen PT-R devices directly and we also have a 1 bit tiff catcher that can drive them.
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I'm looking for an old esko's FlowDrive ver. 5.2 paralell dongle.
Can you help me?
Hope you've found the solution. Are you interested in sell us your old FlowDrive workflow?
Harlequin RIP is better option
Yes, Harlequin is a very good RIP, but he was asking about an workflow.
Originally Posted by arkay_desai
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