Screen Equios / Trueflow
Screen have updated their existing workflow system, the new version is now called Equios. It’s a natural successor to the very popular Trueflow workflow system. Equios takes the very best features from Trueflow and just moves them on to fulfill the printing requirements of modern print shop/printers. All the conventional technologies such as impostion and trapping are still there just adapted to make them work with Print On Demand presses, be they toner based or inkjet.
EQUIOS automates job management, including accurate imposition and consistent color management, across different output devices. EQUIOS uses a single interface to drive multi-device production at many levels of functionality, such as variable data printing.
The latest Adobe PDF Print Engine 2 core enables high-speed processing of large amounts of data, a key requirement of variable data printing. PDF files can be RIPed to Screen’s Truepress JetSX inkjet sheetfed press, Truepress Jet520 variable data inkjet web press and PlateRite CTP recorders, along with inkjet and toner-based POD presses and proofers from other manufacturers. This workflow is fully JDF-compliant workflow which enables existing users to move easily from a PDF and PostScript workflow into a JDF-based environment and achieve seamless communication with Management Information Systems (MIS).