OneVision Software has released the latest version of its Asura pre-press package, v21.1, which has been equipped with new features to automate print file preparation and support PDF workflows.

This includes automated proof forms and nesting reports, noted as ‘tedious’ and ‘time-consuming’ when done manually. OneVision now provides pre-configured assembly lines and templates that enable automated generation of proof forms and nesting reports, so fully automating these processes. The functionality can be used by all Asura and Automation Suite users through the Proof Forms and VDP module.

Also new is PDF/UA technology, which ensures that PDF files are PDF/UA compliant. PDF/UA refers to a defined ISO standard for barrier-free PDF technology, which allows content to be output by screen readers. To ensure that the output file complies with this standard, OneVision’s Preflight can now automatically check whether it is a valid PDF/UA document. Incorrect documents will be rejected, while correct files will retain their UA status during output.

Automatic bleed generation compensates when elements are not positioned exactly. The company noted that files with cut lines often have elements to be printed that are not positioned exactly on the cut line, and just as often elements that are not positioned exactly on the trim box. In both cases, the Asura v21.1 can now generate bleed correctly by defining a variance to compensate for misaligned objects.

In addition, OneVision Software’s Nesting module comes with added functionality that means users can now decide whether elements should be kept together during nesting or not, and random distribution of elements on a sheet is thus avoided.

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