One exciting development to emerge from this year’s IPEX exposition at Birmingham NEC last month was the release of a new version of Canon’s production workflow software and web-to-print and production solution, Helix PW v2.0, which will be available later in the year exclusively from Canon and authorised Canon Business Solutions Partners. This latest workflow software provides Central Reprographics Departments (CRD’s) and print-for-pay businesses with an even more powerful package, delivering superior performance and higher potential revenues.
Helix WF v2.0 offers users significant improvements in the job submission, workflow management and large format printing. Designed for use with Canon’s most advanced copiers and office devices, Helix v.2.0 can be tailored to meet the specific requirements of whatever the print environment – being both scalable and modular, Helix WF 2.0 provides users the flexibility of purchasing only those options they really need.
And Canon’s done all it can to streamline the on-demand production printing process, personalising shorter-run printing, seamlessly integrating the print ordering and production processes, for better, more effective management in busy print rooms.
Some of the most significant improvements offered with version 2 of Helix workflow software, we list here:
A Better Job Submission Process
The production process now features workflow authorisation, which prevents individual operators from exceeding your agreed company budgets and volume limits or purchasing options that may not actually be required. The appearance of the new user submission screen provides greater flexibility and more sophisticated pre-flighting, to quickly identify and resolve possible quality issues at an early stage.
Variable Data Printing (VDP) document design (including PPML support) and page previews are now more intuitive, providing quicker, easier and more accurate soft proofing.
Enhanced Workflow Management Options