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Prinect Release Notes

Edition: 11/23/2022

Prinect 2021.10.12

Release Date: 11/23/2022

Module

Release Notes

Link to documents

_PRINECT

System and Operating System prerequisites
For the System and Operating System prerequisites applying to the present media set please refer to the PDFs to the right.

BUSINESS MANAGER

Major change to our "release procedure"

Due to Prinect's new "Continuous Release Process", we are now publishing the latest Prinect Business Manager as part of each MediaSet that is regularly made available in your Prinect Maintenance Center. It is no longer provided separately, but always in a package (MediaSet) together with other Prinect components. If you need assistance, please contact your Heidelberg Service Center.

BUSINESS MANAGER

Changes in Version 7.27

The changes are described in the document "What's new in Prinect Business Manager" and in the Product Information (PDF). See the column "Link to documents"

What’s New in Prinect Business Manager

Whats new in Prinect Business Manager

Produktinformation (PDF)

Product Information (PDF)

SIGNA STATION

Margin around the block of 1ups only for 1marginless 1ups as an alternative

With the option "Only for marginless 1up", you can ensure that the set "margin around 1up block" is not added to the existing margin for 1ups with margin, but is only used for 1ups without margin. 1ups are considered "marginless" if at least one margin is zero.

SIGNA STATION

Polygonal clipping path for automarks

If manually set marks are provided with a polygonal clipping path via the Feather tool in the Graphics window, this will also be adopted when converting the manually set mark into an automark.

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Prinect 2021.10.11

Release Date: 10/5/2022

Module

Release Notes

Link to documents

_PRINECT

System and Operating System prerequisites
For the System and Operating System prerequisites applying to the present media set please refer to the PDFs to the right.

COCKPIT

Analyze Point: New protocol type "Sheet travel" for press jobs
If a press protocol is selected in the "Jobs" view in Analyze Point, the additional tab "Sheet travel" in the bottom area next to the existing operation protocols can be operated. This tab displays a "Sheet travel protocol". This protocol type logs all operations performed in relation to individual sheets. 

PMC

Security Advisor

In the local Prinect system environment, the Security Advisor checks the computers connected to the Prinect Maintenance Center for security issues and provides recommendations on how to resolve these issues. In order to use the Security Advisor, the H+ connection of the PMC must be enabled and the PMC must be logged on to H+.

Security Advisor

RENDERER

Additional resolution of 2438dpi in the Tiff-B export for Fuji recorders

The resolution of 2438dpi has been implemented in the following screen systems:
Prinect Hybrid Screening;  IS Classic ; IS Classic+7.5°; 
IS CMYK+7.5°;  IS Yfine;  ISY30;  IS Y60;
Prinect Stochastic Screening II fine;
Prinect Stochastic Screening II superfine

Rasterfrequenzen Prinect Renderer (PDF)

Screen Frequencies Prinect Renderer (PDF)

SIGNA STATION

Default setting for "Center Subject" creates appropriate defaults in the "Plates" work step for packaging jobs.
The "Center Subject" setting in "Presets > Default Values" ensures that the subject settings in the "Plates" work step are preset accordingly in the "Packaging" or "Ganging Optimization > Sheet optimization for packaging" work mode.

Defaults for the subject position can be disabled in the Plate Template Editor
The subject positioning settings can also be disabled in the plate templates (see 2021.10.1) so that the "default values" from the presets are used.

SIGNA STATION

Specify feed direction (in particular for digital printing)
A feed direction can now be specified in the press resources. For digital presses in particular, the short paper edge, i.e. a horizontal feed direction is assumed whereas Signa Station assumes a vertical feed direction. The pertaining plate template is set up accordingly and a correct layout is generated by setting up a press resource with suitably chosen feed direction.

SIGNA STATION

Automatic Import of the "Coating Units" or "Transparent" settings from the PDF into the "Colors" list
If a color in the PDF is available in the MDS and "Coating Unit" is specified there as usage, Signa Station automatically applies this setting which no longer has to be changed manually in the "Colors" table. The same applies if the color is not available in the MDS but has been defined as "transparent" in the PDF using PDF Toolbox.

SIGNA STATION

Additional placeholders can be used in latestage marks
In addition to the placeholders from the "Replacer in workflow (latestage)" group, selected placeholders from other groups can also be used (e.g. JobID).

Video Tutorial:
Latestage-Marken

Video Tutorial:
Latestage Marks

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Prinect 2021.10.10

Release Date: 9/14/2022

Module

Release Notes

Link to documents

_PRINECT

System and Operating System prerequisites
For the System and Operating System prerequisites applying to the present media set please refer to the PDFs to the right.

SIGNA STATION

Extended placeholder replacement for $[ArticleID] and $[ArticleName]
If these placeholders are used in relation to the cutting die or press sheet, they return a list of all folding schemes used on the cutting die or press sheet. Each article is named only once and the list is sorted alphanumerically. In this way, you have, for example, an identification on each "separated die sheet" which articles are placed on it, and you can quickly identify whether the die sheet is homogeneous.

Online-Hilfe - Neuerungen - Marken

Online help - News - Marks

SIGNA STATION

Color control bars with AutoClip: Minimum number of patches can be specified
You could specify the number of color control bar patches to be printed in addition to the subject to increase the bar size for small subjects. Now you can also specify a minimum number of patches to prevent trimming of the position marks inside the bar.

Online-Hilfe - Neuerungen - Marken

Online help - News - Marks

SIGNA STATION

Extension of the function for aligning mounting blocks / folding sheets
Until now, alignment was possible to the edges of the block selected first either to the right, left, top or bottom if several assembly blocks/folding sheets are selected in the graphic view. The "Align" function (in the context menu) was extended by an option to align the selected blocks horizontally or vertically to a center axis, e.g. to be able to crease a common zero line.

Online-Hilfe - Neuerungen > Grafikansicht

Online help - News > Graphic view

SIGNA STATION

New automarks type for press sheet automarks sets: Print quality control strip
The print quality control strip specifies a content-free area in which downstream procedures can perform print quality tests (for example Nozzle test on digital ink presses) and can now also be used as an automark.

Online-Hilfe - Neuerungen - Automarken

Online help - News - Automarks

SIGNA STATION

Changed settings for "Automatically trim folding crosses"
Previously, this setting was made in the mark editor. This will trim folding crosses set automatically so that they do not jut into the content. In the context of conversion to automarks, this setting was moved to the automarks attributes for folding crosses. The values are read and accordingly written to the automarks attributes in case of existing jobs and product part templates.

Online-Hilfe - Neuerungen - Marken

Online help - News - Marks

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Prinect 2021.10.9

General release of the features with 2021.10.10

Module

Release Notes

Link to documents

_PRINECT

System and Operating System prerequisites
For the System and Operating System prerequisites applying to the present media set please refer to the PDFs to the right.

COCKPIT

Two methods for selecting the timing of the change in process step

For differentiated analysis of the times for the printing process steps, there are two options of registering the time for the change in process step in Analyze Point: Procedure 1: New printing operation when clamping the first pressure plate of a plate set (default setting) and procedure 2: New print operation when starting the Intellistart job change and end of reprint.

Verfahren "Analyze Point"

"Analyze Point" area

COCKPIT

Choice of two trigger options for a new job on the machine

When setting up an offset press with the CDM device wizard, you can choose which trigger signal is used to register a new job in Analyze Point. The default setting is the time when the first plate of a new set of plates is clamped. Optionally (provided the prerequisites are met) the start of the Intelistart job change can be selected as the triggering time.

Trigger-Option

Trigger Option (en)

COCKPIT

Changed parameterization for Hotfolder jobs

If you activate the "Use existing job" selection in the "If job number already exists" selection list in a Qualify sequence that is used in a Hotfolder job and if new jobs are then created using this sequence with the Hotfolder mechanism , this selection will be changed to "Create and use job with new job number" in the newly created orders. This automatic changeover of the functionality has internal reasons and ensures that the hot folder jobs are processed correctly.

 

COCKPIT

Changed parameterization for Hotfolder jobs

If you define a Hotfolder in the "Administration> Hotfolder" area and assign a Qualify sequence to it in which the "Hotfolder" option is activated and parameterized, you can open the jobs created with this Hotfolder and edit the Qualify sequence there later. In this case, the “Current Order Group” option is not available in the “Order Group for New Order” pick list. This behavior has internal reasons and ensures that the hot folder jobs are processed correctly.

 

PMC

LICENSE MANAGER

Password guidelines for the "Prinect" user account

The "Prinect" user account is created when you reinstall the License Manager software or the Production Manager. Since this user account has extensive authorizations in the Prinect system environment, new password rules have been introduced that meet current security requirements. These password rules are now explained in the online help for the License Manager (installation) and for the PMC (product updates).

Passwort-Regeln PMC

Password rules for Installation License Manager

SIGNA STATION

New "Coating Units" option under Optimization Parameters > Consider Separations
In addition to the number of printing units for front and back, it is now also possible to specify the number of coating units for front and back and to differentiate between colors and varnishes in the optimization.

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Prinect 2021.10.8

Release Date: 7/28/2022

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Release Notes

Link to documents

_PRINECT

System and Operating System prerequisites
For the System and Operating System prerequisites applying to the present media set please refer to the PDFs to the right.

COCKPIT

Preflight reports incorrect page size in the MIS job

If the number of pages in the job PDF for jobs defined in the MIS that contain cover and content pages does not match the number of pages defined in the MIS, this can lead to incorrect page allocation in the production workflow. In a Qualify sequence, a corresponding check parameter can be activated in the "Normalization" area in the "Pages / One-up" tab. A different page number can then be corrected before processing.

 

COLOR TOOLBOX

IT8.7/5 (TC1617x) can be used for G7 certification
IT8.7/5 quality data can also be exported from Image Control and then processed and analyzed using Color Toolbox.

Online-Hilfe 2021.10 - Neuerungen

Online help 2021.10 - News

COLORPROOFPRO

New Color Proof Pro-Version 7.3
Prinect Integration 2021.10 comes with a new Color Proof Pro-Version 7.3 that supports additional printers.

Color Proof Pro Hilfe

Color Proof Pro Help

Color Proof Pro Device List V06

PDF TOOLBOX

PDF Assistant PDF Report – Extended check for embedded fonts
In the "Fonts" tab, you can perform a separate check for embedded PDF or Adobe standard fonts.

Online Help 2021.10 - PDF Assistant PDF Report

Online help 2021.10 - PDF Assistant PDF Report

PDF TOOLBOX

Barcode & VDP Editor – more variations are possible in the "Tiles" sub-tab
The "Offset" function has been added to the "Image" tab in the "Tiles" sub-tab to create additional design variants.

Online Help 2021.10 - Barcode & VDP Editor

Online Help 2021.10 - Barcode & VDP Editor

Video Tutorial:

Zufällige Bildgenerierung

PDF TOOLBOX

Barcode & VDP Editor – New placeholder type "Text"
With the placeholder "Text", you can now edit the content of several texts or barcodes at the same time for templates with multiple 1ups.

Online Help 2021.10 - Barcode & VDP Editor

Online Help 2021.10 - Barcode & VDP Editor

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Prinect 2021.10.7

Release Date: 6/8/2022

Module

Release Notes

Link to documents

_PRINECT

System and Operating System prerequisites
For the System and Operating System prerequisites applying to the present media set please refer to the PDFs to the right.

DPM

Extension of the info text marks in PagePrint sequences
For output via PagePrint sequences, it is now possible to add additional job and product information to the info text in the Marks tab.

Help - Prinect Cockpit

PMC

Setting the Heidelberg Cloud connection also in the PMC Administration view
You can also set up the cloud connection (when the setup assistant has been closed) from the "Cloud connection" tab in the Administration view.

PMC 2021.10 (de)

PMC 2021.10 (en)

PMC

New video tutorial:  Onboarding with H+
This video introduces you to H+, explains what you need to register, and how to connect your PMC to H+. The last chapter "How do I register my organization with H+ via the PMC?" guides you through the registration process step by step.

Video (DE)

Video (EN)

SIGNA STATION

Improved automatic positioning of folding sheet labels "to the inner folding sheet margin"
Using the new option "to the inner folding sheet margin" introduced in the previous media set, folding sheet labels are automatically placed within the folding sheet. In this case, the folding sheet labels are moved as far as to the page trim.

Online-Hilfe 2021.10 - Neuerungen

Online help 2021.10 - News

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Prinect 2021.10.6

Release Date: 4/27/2022

Module

Release Notes

Link to documents

_PRINECT

System and Operating System prerequisites
For the System and Operating System prerequisites applying to the present media set please refer to the PDFs to the right.

COCKPIT

CDM: New options for automatic printing of pallet sheets
The "Summary" view of the Device Assistant for offset press configuration now contains options where you can set up parameters for automatically printing pallet sheets:
Print pallet sheet automatically after pallet change
A pallet sheet is printed automatically after every pallet change when you enable this option.
Print pallet sheet automatically after operation ends
A pallet sheet is printed automatically each time an operation ends at this press when you enable this option.

COCKPIT

Improved control for the "Pending Documents" import profile (under Administration > JDF Import > Automatic Job Scheduling)

The settings for "Automatic Job Scheduling" were previously not taken into account for the "Pending Documents" import profile.
Regardless of the setting in the JDF import profile, automatic job scheduling has always taken place.
This has now been adjusted and can be controlled as required for all other workflow profiles. Attention: If no profile for "Pending Documents" has been defined, automatic scheduling always takes place.

COCKPIT

Changed connection of CDM digital presses in a separate administration section

To connect digital presses, go to the separate section "Digital presses" in the Administration view. To connect other presses and Labelfire devices, continue using the Central Device Manager (CDM). 

Hilfe - Prinect Cockpit

Help - Prinect Cockpit

COCKPIT

Service Scout enhancement
You can click the option "Sanity Files" in case of performance issues. This will facilitate troubleshooting by the Service. 

Hilfe - Prinect Cockpit

Help - Prinect Cockpit

COCKPIT

Changed operation of PPF Combiner in Prinect Cockpit
The PPF combiner previously accessible via Cockpit is now located in Prinect Portal. Cockpit Help describes this Prinect Portal section. In addition, there are videos. 

PPF Combiner in Cockpit-Hilfe

PPF Combiner in Cockpit Help

PPF Workflow-Videos (DE)

PPF Workflow Videos (EN)

COLOR TOOLBOX

CxF export without temporary saving in MDS
The performance when exporting color data CxF was improved, in particular for large files.

PMC

Reference to H+ registration video

A link to the video explaining how to log on to H+ is included in the PMC Online Help.

PMC 2021.10 (de)

PMC 2021.10 (en)

PORTAL

Changed operation of PPF Combiner in Prinect Cockpit
The PPF combiner previously accessible via Cockpit is now located in Prinect Portal. The Cockpit Help describes this Prinect Portal section, and there are also videos. 

PPF Combiner in Cockpit-Hilfe

PPF Combiner in Cockpit Help

PPF Workflow-Videos (DE)

PPF Workflow Videos (EN)

SIGNA STATION

Automatic positioning of folding sheet labels "to the inner folding sheet margin"
By default, folding sheet-related folding sheet labels were placed outside the folding sheet until now. It is now possible to place them within the folding sheet automatically with the new option "to the inner folding sheet margin".

SIGNA STATION

Reference point of Pull Lay automarks changed from Middle to Bottom
This makes it possible to now define the Pull Lay with reference to the sheet edge. The position of already existing automarks sets is set to 120 mm during initial parsing.

Online-Hilfe 2021.10 - Automarken

Online Help 2021.10 - Automarks

SIGNA STATION

Gap between nested folding sheets can be set
With the option "Allow Nesting of Folding Sheets" enabled in the "Press Sheet Layout" section of the "Scheme" step, it is now possible to define a gap between "inner" and "outer" folding sheet.

Online-Hilfe 2021.10 - Neuerungen

Online help 2021.10 - News

SIGNA STATION

Select automarks in the graphic view of the plate template
You can click the "Select Marks" button in the Jobs step "Marks" to highlight the marks in the graphic view for easier identification. This option is also available in the "Plates" step.

Online-Hilfe 2021.10 - Automarken

Online Help 2021.10 - Automarks

SIGNA STATION

Automarks in the "Packaging" mode
In the "Imposition" and "Montage" modes, you can use rules to control how automarks are set. This is now also possible in the "Packaging" mode.
- There are two new rules "Cutting Die" and "Shape" that are also applicable to press sheet automarks sets.
- There is a new 1up reference "Folding sheet (free position)" for the folding sheet/assembly block/cutting die label.
- To make working with automarks sets easier, you can convert manually placed marks to automarks.
- The 1up label is now also available for the "Packaging" mode.

Online-Hilfe 2021.10 - Automarken

Online Help 2021.10 - Automarks

SIGNA STATION

New mark type "Latestage mark"
The output of a press sheet may be rescheduled at a very late time (for example, by the Scheduler) when marks replacement has already taken place. The new "Latestage mark" type lets you position placeholders that will be replaced only immediately before output (platemaking).

Online-Hilfe 2021.10 - Neuerungen

Video Tutorial:
Latestage-Marken

Online help 2021.10 - News

Video Tutorial:
Latestage Marks

SIGNA STATION

New rule "Press" for folding sheet-related automarks in automarks sets
You can confine the placement of folding sheet-related marks to certain presses by entering the name of a press.

Online-Hilfe 2021.10 - Automarken

Online Help 2021.10 - Automarks

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Prinect 2021.10.5

Release Date: 4/6/2022

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Release Notes

Link to documents

_PRINECT

System and Operating System prerequisites
For the System and Operating System prerequisites applying to the present media set please refer to the PDFs to the right.

DPM

Different output profiles for front and back
For some Versafire presses, different output color profiles for front and back can now be set in the color settings of the "Digital printing" step.

Hilfe - Prinect Cockpit

PMC

New installation phases "Background Installation" and "Optional Restart”
A software update process now comes with two additional installation phases because background installations run automatically and need not be started manually: “Background Installation" and "Restart". In the "Background Installation" phase, update packages are installed in the background. Here, no components will be restarted in order not to interrupt running Prinect software. Existing versions of the Prinect components that were updated during a background installation are not deleted, but the updates are installed in parallel.

Hilfe - Prinect Maintenance Center

PMC

Cloud services included when testing the Heidelberg Connection
The previous test of the Heidelberg Connection now tests the connection to the Heidelberg Cloud services. The "Start connection test" button can only be used if the cloud connection has been established.

Hilfe - Prinect Maintenance Center

Help - Prinect Maintenance Center

PMC

New maintenance function for manual triggering of restarts
Normally, the Prinect Server software starts automatically after the hardware was rebooted. If operating system updates are to be installed, multiple reboots are sometimes required. There is now a "Maintenance Function" so that you do not have to wait for Prinect to start every time.

The maintenance function is activated in the Prinect Supervisor by enabling the optional maintenance function for the "Stop" or "Restart" functions. If the maintenance function is enabled, the Prinect components are only restarted when the start is triggered manually in the PMC.
Important: A Prinect update, a cumulative update or a system upgrade evaluates this state and may prevent the Prinect software from starting.

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Prinect 2021.10.4

Release Date: 3/2/2022

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Release Notes

Link to documents

COCKPIT

Plate Pilot: Selection of target press
The user interface of Plate Pilot now also displays all (offset) presses connected to Prinect Production in addition to the CTP systems. This lets you choose the press that is to receive the printing plates managed by Plate Pilot. The plate trolley capacity is now managed in dependence of the selected press and no longer depends on the CTP system.

COCKPIT

Plate Pilot: More intuitive configuration of plate stack generation
The program prevents that a "useless" configuration is saved for Plate Pilot if the chosen start or transport time is inconsistent. Until now, this was indicated with a red cross and a tooltip message and could be overlooked easily. The position of the "The plate stack will be put together automatically by the Plate Pilot" option also led to the wrong conclusion that the resulting configuration would apply to the current case only.
To prevent operator errors, the "The plate stack will be put together automatically by the Plate Pilot" option was moved below the settings for the Imaging and Transport times.
A warning is issued if this option is disabled and/or the times are inconsistent. Saving the settings is still possible.

COLOR TOOLBOX

Support of X-Rite eXact via Bluetooth
Up to now, Color Toolbox supported the X-Rite eXact hand-held meter only with USB cable connection. Now you can also measure in Bluetooth mode.

Hilfe 2021.10 - Messgeräte

Help 2021.10 - Colorimeters

COLOR TOOLBOX

Analysis of Image Control data in Color Toolbox
In Image Control version S22A_IC, the Quality Monitor is replaced by the Quality Report. Color Toolbox lets you load the Image Control files via a network folder and thus perform the alignment with the process standard and run extensive quality analyses.

Hilfe 2021.10 - Anbindung an Image Control

Help 2021.10 - Connection to Image Control

DPM

Separation of digital presses from CDM (CentralDeviceManager) in "Cockpit > Administration" "Digital Presses"
Improved connection of digital presses. Does not apply to Labelfire and Digital_DataTerminal

Administration - Digitaldruckmaschinen

Administration - Digital Presses

LABEL PRO

Video tutorial Nesting Wizard: Multi-sheet layout
In this video we will introduce you to the "Multi-sheet layout" function of the Nesting Wizard. During the optimization, several press sheets can be taken into account and a suggested solution can contain several layouts.

Verschachtelungsassistent (Deutsch)

Nesting Wizard (English)

LABEL PRO

Multiple sheet optimization in the Nesting Wizard (Label Pro)
Optimization in the Nesting Wizard can now take several press sheets into account; a suggested solution can contain several layouts. 

Prinect Packaging Pro & Label Pro, Verschachtelungsassistent

Prinect Packaging Pro & Label Pro, Nesting Wizard

LABEL PRO

Inking units sufficient for a pass
LabelPro calculates cutting dies so that the inking units available at the press are sufficient for printing. This applies to a single pass. 

Prinect Packaging Pro & Label Pro, Verschachtelungsassistent

Prinect Packaging Pro & Label Pro, Nesting Wizard

PDF TOOLBOX

Barcode & VDP Editor – Random generation of colors
In the "Text" tab, the text color and the background color can be selected randomly using a color table in the "Color" sub-tab.

Online-Hilfe 2021.10 - Barcode & VDP Editor

Online Help 2021.10 - Barcode & VDP Editor

Video Tutorial:

Variable Farben

RENDERER

Performance Improvement
Calculation of the job preview only when the job is displayed for the first time in the Renderer UI or Renderer WebUI; this results in a performance improvement of the Renderer. 

SIGNA STATION

Improved production reliability for scheme selection
If the set folding scheme was not found under exactly this name in the specified resource group during JDF import, a different folding scheme was automatically used.

If the feature is enabled, you will receive a warning and can change the resource settings, if necessary. Processing is aborted for server jobs.

Note: Currently, this behavior must be enabled via a TestController!

Hilfe 2021.10 - Neuerungen

Help 2021.10 - News

SIGNA STATION

Additional option in the quality criterion "Back use"
For "Rate empty backs at" it is now possible to choose whether 0% or 100% is returned as a rating for these.

Hilfe 2021.10 - Neuerungen

Help 2021.10 - News

SIGNA STATION

Order of indices can be preset (only in "Sheet Optimization for Packaging")
By default, the order of indices as set in the CF2 file is used. You can choose another order as the default for each cutting die by clicking the icon in the "Packaging" step.

Hilfe 2021.10 - Neuerungen

Help 2021.10 - News

SIGNA STATION

Sheet Optimization Parameters Minimum/Maximum Sheet Quantity
Sheet optimization parameters in the Signa Station are extended by the specification of a minimum and/or maximum sheet quantity ("General" tab). This allows technical limitations such as the press type to be taken into account when creating the sheets.

Hilfe 2021.10 - Neuerungen

Help 2021.10 - News

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Prinect 2021.10.3

Release Date: 2/2/2022

Module

Release Notes

Link to documents

COCKPIT

"Pages" step: "Create Versions with Page Lists" dialog: modified level names as default setting
In the "Create Versions with Page Lists" dialog (invoke with the context menu in the page list view in the "Pages" step) you can create new levels and rename the levels afterwards. Up to now, the level names were assigned by default by the system. Now the level names last modified are entered as the default.

COCKPIT

New Cockpit section "Heidelberg Cloud"

The new parameter section "Heidelberg Cloud" was introduced in Cockpit to allow making settings for the Heidelberg Cloud. There are two tabs in this section: "IoT connection" and "Gang run forms". The "IoT connection" tab contains information about the IoT connection and the settings for Remote Service. In the Gang Run Forms tab, you configure whether new products are automatically created by certain MIS jobs in Cockpit and how gang run forms are adopted from the cloud. You can choose between the options "Automatically apply gang run form" and "Manually download gang run forms from the gang run app". 

COCKPIT

Versioning settings are saved, and two master versions of documents with the same page length can be created in Cockpit
Renamed level names in the "Create Versions with Page Lists" dialog are saved and used as default for new names.

With a new button in the "Create Versions with Page Lists" dialog, two master versions can now be defined for documents that contain the same number of pages. → For cases in which the versions are defined in Cockpit.

Hilfe - Prinect Cockpit

COCKPIT

New option in the Preflight parameters to rename PDF file names so that ProductIDs are made part of the file name
In the "Product Workflow", added PDF files are always to be renamed so that the name of these files contains the ID of the product (ProductID). This was not possible for quota jobs since the PDF files were repeatedly overwritten by added files. Now, there is the new option "Rename PDF file to ProductID" in the Preflight step of the Qualify sequences. If this option is enabled, renaming works correctly.

Hilfe - Prinect Cockpit

COCKPIT

Control of the shares for the cloud connection (IoT) by the Cockpit operator in the printshop
The Cockpit operator can view the status of the cloud connection. The user can control the folder shares on the Prinect server for remote access by service technicians.

Hilfe - Prinect Cockpit

Help - Prinect Cloud

COCKPIT

New option to upload Service Scout data
In the Service Scout there are new options for the data transmitted to Heidelberg. .

Hilfe - Prinect Cockpit

Help - Prinect Cockpit

DFE

"DFE Engine Restart" button changed to "Reconnect Printer"
In order to avoid misunderstandings, the "DFE Engine Restart" button has been renamed to "Reconnect Printer" in the Versafire DFE user interface.

DPM

Digital Printing: The setting parameters selected last in the "Spot Color Matching" dialog are retained
The "Spot Color Matching" dialog is now initialized with the settings of the last output when it is opened and is no longer reset to standard settings.

Hilfe - Prinect Cockpit

DPM

Output of variable data (PDF/VT) as booklet
In addition to the "simple" roll-out of complete layouts, it is now possible to output jobs with variable data as a booklet with the "Split into" function.

The same applies to the cropping output options for the original layout.
The "Split into" function now displays the first record.

Hilfe - Prinect Cockpit

DPM LABELFIRE

Labelfire output: Spot color test page output on the Labelfire press
Always output the spot color test page on the Labelfire, not on the proofer.

Hilfe - Prinect Cockpit

PDF TOOLBOX

PDF Report – Check whether thin lines consist of more than one separation
It can now be checked whether thin lines whose width is less than the set value consist of more than one separation. In this case, register problems could lead to colored stripes.

Online-Hilfe 2021.10

Online help 2021.10

PMC

New setup assistant to configure the PMC after a first or upgrade installation
The new wizard (= Setup Wizard) guides the user through the configuration of the PMC.

PMC 2021.10 (de)

PMC 2021.10 (en)

PMC

Wizard to authenticate the user to Zaikio in the PMC
This authentication is mandatory for searching new software in the PMC, and for the extension of the License Server trust of the connected License Servers. The authentication is also required for cloud services such as the substrate database.

Hilfe - Prinect Maintenance Center

Help - Prinect Maintenance Center

RENDERER

HighResRenderer
Integration of the Adobe PDF Print Engine 5.7 where Adobe has fixed bugs.

RENDERER

High Performance Renderer
Integration of the Adobe PDF Print Engine 5.7 where Adobe has fixed bugs.

RENDERER

Performance and disk space requirements of the Renderer were optimized by using resource caching for PDFs and ICC profiles
Resource caching for PDFs and ICC profiles is now also available for the HighRes Renderer. This significantly reduces the transfer and storage effort for source data, especially for large jobs with many sheets and multipage PDF files.

RENDERER

Selectable color scheme in Renderer WebUI
Bright or Dark (night mode)

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Selectable color scheme in Shooter 2 WebUI
Bright or Dark (night mode)

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SIGNA STATION

Placeholders $[SchemeName] and $[SchemeNameCIP4] can also be replaced on a press sheet basis
If these placeholders are used in marks set on a press sheet, they output a list of all folding schemes used on the press sheet. Each scheme - even if it placed multiple times - is listed only once.

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SIGNA STATION

Version cluster allows variants for several product parts
In the case of a version cluster with several product parts (e.g. due to different page counts), no variants could be formed up to now because a folding sheet with several variants cannot be created from different product parts. Now you can work with variants in a single product part because there is an assignment of folding sheets to the product part.

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SIGNA STATION

Extended template representation in the graphic view
Template information representation extended for various sheet-fed presses.

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Prinect 2021.10.2

Release Date: 12/28/2021

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COCKPIT

Improved system message view
The dialog must now be explicitly closed using the "Close" button.

COCKPIT

JDF connector replaced with PPF handler in the Portal
The functions of the JDF connector are now made available in the Portal (PPF handler). "Administration>System>JDF connector Service" contains a reference to the Portal. Configuration of the master data import is now done in the Master Data Service.

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DPM

Display of scheduling times from the Scheduler
As an extension of the Digital Printing Terminal, the scheduling values in the job and the Scheduler are now displayed. For this purpose, the three columns "Planned Job Start", "Planned Job End" and "Due Date" have been added to all tables.

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DPM

Keep sequence parameters when changing machines
The sequence parameters were always reset after a machine change when 2 or more Labelfire machines were present. Now all parameters are retained. Exceptions are: Substrate, Width, Output Condition.

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DPM

Increased maximum web width for Generic Narrow Web
The maximum output width for Generic Narrow Web devices was increased to 755 mm. The default printing material width remains at 340 mm, but the user can now create and use printing materials up to 755 mm width. The maximum section length is still 1270 mm.

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PDF TOOLBOX

Barcode & VDP Editor – Random generation of new images
In the "Image" tab, the new "Tiles" sub-tab allows generating numerous designs with little effort by cropping, rotating, and mirroring.

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PMC

New test of the Heidelberg Connection
The Heidelberg Connection Test, which originally tested the Heires connection, now tests the cloud connection or authentication. It is now located in the "Cloud connection" tab.

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PMC: Multiple versions of Prinect components due to background installation
As a result of the background installations, several parallel versions of a product may be installed on a Prinect computer. However, only one version is running at a time. Therefore, it may be necessary to switch between the different versions. This is necessary, for example, if the new version contains errors and switching to the older version ("Rollback") or later version ("Forward") restores functionality.

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PMC

View updates for each computer
Previous versions of the PMC indicated only the number of available updates for the entire system. Now, you will see the individual pending updates for each computer in the system.

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PMC

Background installations do not affect system availability
Prinect product updates can be continuously updated without any version jumps and, if necessary, extended functionally. For this purpose, update packages are installed in the background without the need to stop the ongoing operation of the products.

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PMC

E-mail notification when the operating license is about to expire
In the "Unexpected events" category of the e-mail settings, you can specify that notification e-mails to be sent when online licensing of one or more License Servers in the local Prinect environment is about to expire.

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PMC

Note on operating system updates
If Windows operating system updates are performed during a Prinect update installation, an appropriate message appears.

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PMC

Indicates a pending PMC update that cannot be performed at this time
If a PMC software update installation is pending while other update processes are in progress, the PMC software cannot be updated at this time, and the PMC enters maintenance mode once all ongoing update processes are complete. Now the PMC can be updated.

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PMC

PMC: New update type: Cumulative Update
A cumulative update installs a group of product updates compiled by Heidelberg. The interdependencies are automatically taken into account. A cumulative update cannot be started until all its update packages are present in the PMC repository.

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PMC

Display of pending operating system updates in the tool tip
If the mouse cursor is held over an entry in the navigation area (computer, group, system, sub-system) for which updates are available, pending operating system updates are displayed in a tool tip. In addition, the date of the last update and the Microsoft Knowledge Base numbers of the operating system updates are displayed.

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PMC

Clean up of messages in the message area
In the message area, all update actions are displayed in detail as individual messages. In complex system environments, this can result in a large amount of single messages, which makes it difficult to track past updates. Now the single messages are removed after an installation phase has ended. Only the message "Status=Successful" remains.

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PMC

Displays the components stopped during an update
Before starting an update installation, you can check which Prinect components will be stopped during installation.

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PMC

Support for proxy servers that require authentication
Unlike in previous versions, the PMC now supports proxy servers with authentication. Authentication can be optionally enabled in the PMC settings, depending on the proxy security requirements in the system environment.

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Running updates can be stopped and restarted in the message area
All activities in the PMC are documented in the message area, with the latest messages always being displayed at the top of the list. If there is a lot of activity, the continuous updating of the message display causes the message lines to "run through" so that individual messages can no longer be read.

In order to improve readability in these situations, you can now click the new button "Stop scrolling of text". The display of new messages is then stopped, and you can read the messages at your leisure. Then click the button again to continue updating the messages. The setting of the button is retained even after closing and reopening the PMC WEB UI.

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PMC

Displays the most recently installed version
The banners indicating that a system upgrade or cumulative update is available show the most recently installed version of each.

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Displays the possibility of background installations and the active component version in the Supervisor table
If several variants of a Prinect product are installed at the same time as a result of a background installation, the currently active version is displayed in the "Version" column in the components table. The "Variants" column can also be enabled as an option. There, you can find out whether variants are available for a component or not.

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Displays the currently active component variant in the context menu
Background installations can install multiple versions of a component. The context menu command "Properties" shows which component is currently active.

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PMC

Computer information is displayed in tool tips
Computer information (location, user, comment) can be entered in the "Administration > Computer Connections" area. This computer information is now also displayed as tool tips on the "Tabs" of the computers in the "Supervisor" and "Software Update" views.

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PMC

Update installations immediately after product installations
Previously, product installations were downloaded separately from the associated updates. The time offset was at least one night. Now the product updates are downloaded immediately after the product installations have been downloaded and can be installed immediately after the product installation.

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PMC

New PMC Setup Assistant
With the introduction of the Cloud Connection, the setup of the PMC is carried out with a "Setup Wizard". Here the user is guided through the PMC configuration step by step.

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PORTAL

Filter and sort print operations in the Plate Pilot
The print operation list in Plate Pilot can be filtered by scheduled operations or by all within a specified time. In addition, the print operation list can be re-sorted via a context menu. 

RENDERER

Provision of custom work types
As with the Cockpit interface of the Renderer, the custom work styles can also be displayed in the Renderer WebUI.

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Information about the Renderer without installation and on mobile devices
A WebUI is available for the HighRes Renderer. The design is based on the well-known Shooter WebUI. The function range is essentially the same as that of the Java UI, only the Previewer has fewer functions. The WebUI is available at http://<RendererServerName>:8080.

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Selection of the UI color scheme
As a supplement to the existing default settings, it is now possible to adapt the UI color scheme (like with Prinect Cockpit; default setting "Black").

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SHOOTER 2

Create Shooter reports
The error analysis reports for the Shooter are now also written in the same way as for the Renderer. These are stored on the Prinect server under "...PTJobs/Jobs/<Job>/<sequence>/RendererReports/Shooter" after a job has been completed.

SHOOTER 2

Selection of the UI color scheme
As a supplement to the existing default settings, it is now possible to adapt the UI color scheme (like with Prinect Cockpit; default setting "Black").

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SIGNA STATION

MultiGangpart XML - Distinction Between Quotation and Production Phase
Quotation phase: In this phase, the gang parts need not be fully ready for production; only the layout must be exactly describable (flag "production" = "false").
Production Phase: All data for production must be available at this time; otherwise, the job will be refused.
In the quotation phase of a job, only a layout is created, which, however, is not submitted to production. Therefore, the PDFs may be missing here. But all data describing the layout must be known to make production possible exactly the same way.

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SIGNA STATION

Press sheet automark "Color Control Bar" with mark clipping
For color control bars, you can set margins for the "Clippath" like for press sheet marks. These are included during placement of the mark. This trim avoids the mark from possibly jutting into the content after placement.

SIGNA STATION

Positioning of Cutting Dies
Positioning for cutting dies also takes into account the work style of the placement rule for the back.

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Simplified Operation for Twin Lay Method
If "Double Section" is used ("Schemes" step > "Section Handling > Change Section Order") and the system detects that the page count set in the product part will only fit if the last scheme will be used as a double 1up, this will be matched automatically.

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Automatic gaps with asymmetric head and foot trim
The margins are to be moved as far as possible towards the paper margins if gaps are calculated automatically. This can save cutting actions and, consequently, costs. In Automatic Gap Computation (can be enabled in the "Binding" step or in the "Scheme" step), the head and foot trim are now calculated separately, and asymmetric trims are generated if this makes the folding sheet margins extend to the paper margin.

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Prinect 2021.10.1

Release Date: 10/26/2021

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APSC

Support for Asian fonts

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Easier creation of the marks profile with the new "Universal" Prinect APSC mark

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APSC

Additional default characteristic curves for compensation with 3 clicks

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Improved 1up dialog for adjusting characteristic curves

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Color-independent measurement and measurement of the same colors

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Button generates a hot folder name

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Simplified optimization of characteristic curves

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COCKPIT

Qualify sequence - Normalizing - Pages/1ups - "Append blank pages up to a multiple of" option
Use this option to automatically insert blank pages into the processed PDF document. This is useful mainly for automatically processed print jobs.

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COCKPIT

Qualify sequence - preflight - images - "Resolution of full page images is below" parameter
This parameter is used to check the resolution of full page images, independently of the resolution check for smaller images. This makes it possible to have a higher resolution for full page images than for smaller images.

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Qualify sequence - preflight - contents - "Blending color space is not Device CMYK" parameter
This parameter checks the correct color space for color blending.

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Qualify sequence - Preflight - Overprint - "Black line is knockout and below" parameter
This parameter checks whether texts with a small font size and narrow lines are defined as "knockout". 

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Prepare sequence: Preflight - Separations - Parameter: "Different color separations use the same color recipe"
If a print job contains several spot colors using the same color recipe, these colors will be printed identically. In this case, each of these spot colors result in a separate color separation and therefore a separate plate each. You can enable this check to prevent such unwanted color separations. You can then merge these color separations into a single spot color prior to printing or platemaking, for example with Prinect PDF Toolbox.

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Qualify sequence - Normalizing - Pages/1ups -"Scale operators are present" parameter
Normally, the PDF format permits maximum page sizes of 200 x 200 inch (5.08 x 5.08 m). If sizes larger than the MediaBox are entered, Acrobat restricts this size to 200 x 200 inch. As of PDF 1.6 it is possible to also set larger sizes using what is known as "UserUnit" entries in the PDF.

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Qualify sequence - Preflight - Overprint - "Thin line uses more separations than" parameter
Fine lines that are defined in several color separations can result in color strips if there are register issues. That is why this parameter checks whether thin lines have more separations than set here (recommended: 1 color separation). In the "and is below" box, you can set as of which width lines will be checked as "thin lines".

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Qualify sequence - Preflight - PDF/X & PDF/VT - "Percentage of reused objects in PDF/VT is less than" parameter
PDF/VT documents should have as high a proportion of reused image and form objects as possible (rectangles, circles, etc.) so that they can be printed efficiently.
This test parameter allows you to define a percentage of reusable elements that a PDF/VT file must contain at least to avoid triggering an error.

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Qualify sequence - Preflight - Actions - Preflight profiles as per ISO 19593- 1 (Ghent Working Group)
Preflight profiles as per ISO 19593-1 are now also offered for selection in addition to the Heidelberg Preflight profiles.

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Qualify sequence - Preflight - Advanced - "Rename PDF-file to Product-ID" option
If you enable this option in a "Product Workflow", i.e. in a workflow where products with a product identification number (ProductID) are edited, all edited PDF documents will be renamed so that the PDF file name contains the ProductID of the associated product. This renaming is feasible in the "Product Workflow". You may have to disable this option on an individual basis, for example for Quota jobs.

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Qualify sequence - Preflight - Colors- "Maximum area coverage on the page is above" parameter
Unlike the "Maximum area coverage in elements is above" parameter, which also checks invisible page components, this parameter additionally checks the visibility of page elements that may be restricted by overlaps and transparencies. If this check is enabled instead of the "Maximum area coverage in elements is above" parameter, any false alarms generated by checking the invisible elements can be avoided.

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Qualify sequence - Preflight - Advanced - Invariable correction values for the page size
In the "Advanced" area, you can now choose the "Corrections" options in the "Page Size" list box. In this list box, you can change the page size by fixed positive or negative correction values. Until now, only percentages could be specified. Using a fixed negative correction value, you can, for example reduce the page size in one direction when printing with a Labelfire digital press and thus compensate for the increase in page size that flexographic printing clichés can cause.

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Qualify sequence - Preflight - Colors - "Contains rich CMYK Black" parameter
Some software apps like, for example, OneVision generate PDF files that can have K in color separations that normally should not have any K. This is known as "rich black".
This parameter checks whether such K parts are found in non-black separations.
If you enable "Convert Rich CMYK Black to K", any K is removed from non-black separations and written to the K separation.

COCKPIT

Qualify sequence: Automatic page assignment - inclusion of the delivery quantity
For rules referring to articles, e.g. "Article name and number followed by shape ID and name" you can now also specify a delimiter for the delivery quantity. If you set a delimiter, the delivery quantity is expected after the delimiter at the end of the file name. The delivery quantity is entered only for articles that had no delivery quantity defined so far or for new ones that were generated by automatic page assignment.

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Prepare sequence: Color conversion - Advanced: Keep All Spot Colors Ignoring Job Settings
This option is intended for the case where the "spectral color management" for print output on Inkjet digital presses (Labelfire) is to be used. Until now, it was necessary to specify in detail in the "Colors" job settings which spot colors shall be mapped to process colors. 

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Qualify sequence: New hotfolder job or import job replaces an existing job that was already submitted to a digital press
In a Qualify sequence, when defining a hotfolder, you can select "Replace Existing Job" in the "When job number already exists" list box. If this option is enabled, new jobs that are created by the hotfolder mechanism with the same job number as an existing job replace the existing job. However, if the existing job was already submitted to a digital press, the job is blocked and cannot be replaced.
There is now the new option, "Replace existing job even if it is still active" When you select this option, existing jobs that were already submitted to a digital press will also be replaced by the new hotfolder job. You should give some thought to this option before selecting it.
Accordingly, you can now select "Replace existing job even if it is still active" from the "When job number already exists" list box in the "AutomaticJobImport" sequence. In this case as well, existing jobs that were already submitted to a digital press are also replaced by the imported job.

COCKPIT

"Plates" Step: Warning if many identical plates are to be submitted
In the "Submit" dialog used to submit to an ImpositionOutput sequence, the box where you specified the number plates to make was named "Quantity". This could be confused with the number of sheets to print.
This box is now named "Plate Count", which is much easier to comprehend. If you type a large number in this box, submitting would cause many identical plates to be made. In this case, an appropriate error message displays.

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"Imposition" step: Materials - Printing Materials tab: different paper types for front and back
If the job is configured respectively, the table of the printing material properties also displays different paper types for front and back if applicable. Provided different paper types are used for front and back, appropriate calibrations (ICC profiles) must be available for each type.

COCKPIT

"Detailed History Information" Window: New group with brief description
The right window section displays a brief description of the history item (e.g. of an error) and the respective ID.

COCKPIT

Product job: In addition to the preview of the front, a preview of the back is displayed
The thumbnail view in the file system (Windows Explorer, Apple Finder) previously displayed thumbnails for the fronts. Now, thumbnails of the backs are also displayed.

COCKPIT

Preferences: "Take color definitions for new colors from color tables" option: Presettings are taken into account
Until now, the colors imported during an MIS or PPF import are given the color values of the color tables only if the imported colors do not have L*a*b* or CMYK values. Now the values from the color tables are also used for the colors in the imported jobs if the option "Take color definitions for new colors from color tables" is enabled in the Preferences.
If this option is disabled, the color values of the color tables are used for the colors of the imported jobs only if the imported colors do not have L*a*b* or CMYK values.

COCKPIT

Colors and varnishes: X-Rite eXact colorimeter supported in the "Measure color" dialog
For the definition of new spot colors in the "Colors and Varnishes" area, the X-Rite eXact spectrophotometer, which comes with InPress Control, for example, can now be used with both USB connection and Bluetooth connection.

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JDF Import: "Apply the name of the page list" Option
Some MIS systems (e.g. Multipress) are capable of linking document contents and versioning page lists.
If you enable this option in the "JDF Data Additions" tab, all PDF documents in such jobs will be automatically assigned to the respective matching versioning page list.

COCKPIT

Rules for File and Folder Names: New rule types "Tool" and "Shape"
New rule types are required to automatically name shape and tool files. For this reason, the new and write-protected rule types "Shape" and "Tool" were added to the standard rule types.
You can use these new rule types only in the following sequence types: "DesignCreation", "Qualify", and "Prepare".

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Printing Materials and Substrates: Different paper types for front and back
Front and back of a printing material may have different printing properties, in particular in packaging printing. For this purpose, you can now choose a different paper type for front and back when setting up a printing material. Accordingly, you can define different settings for front and back for the "Type of Printing Material for Calibration" and "L*a*b" parameters. To define only one paper type, only the parameter set for the front needs to be completed.

COLOR TOOLBOX

New option when smoothing color data
"Reproduce measurement data exactly" for exact simulation of the measured data

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COLOR TOOLBOX

Support of XRite i1Pro version 3
Version 3 of the XRite i1Pro can also be used with Color Toolbox.

The video tutorial shows how to use the XRite i1Pro3 with Color Toolbox.

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Support of XRite i1iO version 3
XRite i1iO version 3 can be used with Color Toolbox.

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Additional license option, "Prinect Quality Monitor Spherical SPM"
For using the Konica Minolta CM-26d spectrophotometer with Color Toolbox

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User's Guide (PDF)

PDF TOOLBOX

Show Effects - Export in HTML format
Since exporting as 3D PDF can cause problems with the representation of effects, the possibility was created to export the 3D views also as HTML file.

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PDF TOOLBOX

Color Editor Spot Colors – Creation of test charts for the i1Pro
In addition to the i1iSis, a suitable test chart can now be created for the i1Pro.

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PDF TOOLBOX

Assemble Documents improved representation
The representation of the documents in the table has been improved (boundary lines, alternating gray coloration, easier editing).

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PDF TOOLBOX

Barcode & VDP Editor – "upper case" or "lower case" of placeholder texts
A new property allows you to convert all placeholder text to upper or lower case.

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PDF TOOLBOX

Barcode & VDP Editor – New button "Create Template"
The new feature allows you to remove all static contents of a PDF document and keep only the placeholders. This PDF can then be used as a template for future projects.

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PDF TOOLBOX

Barcode & VDP Editor – variable size of the info box
The size of the placeholder info box can be adjusted. In addition, it is now possible to select all placeholders in the list with "Ctrl + A".

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PDF TOOLBOX

Barcode & VDP Editor – selectable reference point
It is possible to select the reference point for the position coordinates. Both the position of the point and the box to which it refers (e.g. BleedBox) can be defined.

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PDF TOOLBOX

Trap Editor – The trap selection takes transparency into account
The "Select all objects with same type" function in the "Modify" tab now also takes transparency into account. If an element with transparency has been selected, all elements of the same type with transparency are marked by the selection function. Items without transparency are not selected.

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PDF TOOLBOX

Assemble Pages – Angle Measurement
With the tool "Tape measure" (ruler), angles can now also be measured in addition to the object sizes.

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PDF TOOLBOX

PDF Report – New test criteria for the PDF/VT workflow
Certain requirements must be met for the PDF/VT workflow. For example, the number of pages, page sizes, and color must be the same across all records. New test criteria were created for this purpose.

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PDF TOOLBOX

PDF Report – option to flatten PDF documents
The "Layers (optional contents) are present" function checks whether the PDF file contains more than one layer. The file can be flattened to one layer.

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PDF TOOLBOX

PDF Report – UI change in the "Document" tab
For a better overview when creating a new test profile, the "Document" tab was divided into the three sub-tabs "General", "PDF/X" and "PDF/VT".

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PDF TOOLBOX

PDF Report – Check of identical color recipes for spot colors
In the "Colors" tab, the criterion "Different spot colors use the same color recipe" checks whether there are different spot colors constructed with an identical color recipe.

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PDF Report – Test of dynamic objects in PDF/VT
The "Percentage of reused objects in PDF/VT is less than (%)" option checks the proportion of reused dynamic objects in a PDF/VT document. A high percentage is required for efficient printing.

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PDF TOOLBOX

Assemble Documents – term adjustment
In the detail table, the term "Separator sheet" has been renamed to "Start Sheet" to avoid possible confusion with another function.

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PDF TOOLBOX

PDF Report – Check the maximum area coverage of a page
The parameter "Maximum area coverage on the page is above (%)" checks the maximum area coverage within the TrimBox for the page rendered at the selected resolution. 

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PDF TOOLBOX

PDF Report – Check the resolution of full-page images
For full page images, there is a separate test. This makes it possible to request a higher resolution for full-page images.

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PDF Report – Check whether the color space for color blending corresponds to the device CMYK
The "Blending color space is not Device CMYK" option checks whether the color space used to calculate existing color blending is set to Device CMYK to prevent unwanted color management.

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PDF Report – Check for knockout black lines
The option "Black line is knockout and below" checks if the PDF contains knockout black lines that are narrower than the value you enter.

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PDF Report – Check for the presence of scaling operators
These can be automatically removed or applied to the page size using the "Scale operators are present" option. 

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PDF Report – detection of "rich" black
Fat black, which has been enriched with other separations, can now be automatically detected and converted to 100% K.

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Import / Export – parameter sets for the "Optimization" tool
The parameter sets for "Optimization" have been added to the Import/Export dialog and can now be saved centrally.

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PMC

Prinect Site ID saved on all Prinect computers
Within a Prinect system environment, the Prinect Site ID is now stored internally on all computers, i.e. in special entries of the Service Tools. This makes it easier to transfer the Prinect Site ID to another computer when the PMC installation "moves" to another computer.

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PMC

Cockpit client updates are now installed via the PMC
A special view of the PMC user interface starts now if a Prinect Production server has been updated and the Cockpit is then started on a Cockpit client computer, i.e. on a computer where a Cockpit but no Prinect Production server software is installed: Here, the update of the Cockpit software is offered as a product update and must be executed here.

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RENDERER

Possible screen frequencies for the Renderer updated
The documentation explains the Heidelberg screen systems.

Prinect Renderer - Rasterfrequenzen (PDF)

Prinect Renderer - Screen Frequencies (PDF)

RENDERER

File paths of generated image files
The file paths of the generated image files are displayed in the job details under "Output" in the "Report" tab.

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RENDERER

Icon for devices for which incoming jobs are paused
Devices for which incoming jobs are paused are identified with a corresponding icon in the device list and the device selection of the incoming jobs list.

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RENDERER

Custom work types
Custom work types from Cockpit can be selected for reprint.

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RENDERER

Scatter Settings now in the "Device Settings" pane
The "Scatter monitor" button was omitted from the device list. The Scatter settings are now located in the "Device Settings".

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SIGNA STATION

MultiXML - New gap element and unification of unit handling
A new element "Gap" was implemented in the "Tools" element so that a gap between the shapes can be specified in LabelPro while creating a cutting die. This replaces the old global attribute "Tools_MinimumShapeDistance". Unit handling was consolidated in the context of “Gap” implementation.

SIGNA STATION

Rule-based control of automarks
The automarks are controlled for a specific job in the "Marks" step, but this can be simplified and automated using automarks sets. These automarks sets are saved as resources and, for that reason, can be used again and again.

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Online Help 2021.10 - Automarks

Video Tutorial:
Rule-based control of automarks

Video Tutorial:
Use of Automarks based on Rules

SIGNA STATION

Multiple Plate Templates for Packaging Jobs
It is now also possible to load multiple plate templates for packaging orders in order to load and optimize different cutting dies on the associated print sheet. In the lower area of ​​the "Plates" work step you will now find the setting options for positioning the cutting dies in the "Subject settings" section (formerly in the "Packaging" work step). This is where you can individually set the positioning (two options were added) for each plate template selected in the table.

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SIGNA STATION

Create a paper for web printing with a "Height" = "0" in the Paper Editor
This can reduce the paper consumption (e.g. for machines with CutStar connection). For sheet-fed printing, this function can be used to produce less printed waste.

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SIGNA STATION

Automarks in the "Packaging" mode
With version 2021.10, the automarks sets will be expanded to include press sheet and packaging automarks sets, additional usable marks, and various additional rule types for automatic control.

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SIGNA STATION

Automarks can be viewed and edited in the graphic view.

SIGNA STATION

Automarks sets appear in the Folding Sheet and Page Inspector.

SIGNA STATION

You can save an automarks set as a resource from within the job.

SIGNA STATION

Press sheet automarks sets
You can now create automarks sets in Resources -> "Automarks" for press sheets next to automarks sets for Imposition, Montage, and Packaging.

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SIGNA STATION

Changed "Binding type" rule for automarks
The binding type is now selected from a list. The new rule is now language independent and less prone to error.

SIGNA STATION

New automarks: Color strip, register mark, and pull lay
New automarks types are available for press sheet automarks sets: Color control bars (with automatic adjustment and positioning), register marks and pull lay. These new automark types can be parameterized easier.

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SIGNA STATION

New positions "Gripper Fold Front/Gripper Fold Rear" and "Spine" for the folding sheet label
To further simplify the placement of the folding sheet label, two new positions were introduced for the folding sheet label:

  • Folding sheet label in front gripper fold/rear gripper fold
  • Folding sheet label in the spine (inner or outer)

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SIGNA STATION

The following automark rules have been added:

  • Folding Sheet

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SIGNA STATION

  • Product Code

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  • Device ID

The device ID refers to finishing such as folding and cutting machines, manual work stations and saddle stitchers.

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  • Multiple Folding Sheets (Press Sheet Automarks)

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  • Scheme (Press Sheet Automarks)

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  • Version (Press Sheet Automarks)

SIGNA STATION

For the "Scheme" and "Customer" automarks rules, a pop-up with suggestions is displayed for easier selection.

SIGNA STATION

"$[DocumentRecord]" Placeholder now in "Replacer in Workflow" Group
Up to now, the "$[DocumentRecord]" placeholder was found in the group of placeholders that are always replaced by Signa Station. This is awkward if the content is added only in the Cockpit. For this reason, the placeholder is moved from the group of marks always to be replaced by Signa to the "Replacer in Workflow" group. Marks with this placeholder should be placed related to pages.

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SIGNA STATION

New standard mark "MK-35x3" for the MK punch
The MK punch features an automatic sheet lay system that uses cameras to identify specific marks and compares their position with a nominal position to ensure register accuracy in punching.The position of the MK-35x3 marks is written to the JDF so that the camera can move to this position.

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SIGNA STATION

New "Surface" attribute for press sheet automarks
The press sheet automarks provide the option of assigning parameters to the surface on which they are to be placed in the attributes (e.g. pull lay only on front).

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SIGNA STATION

New setting option for pre-cutting marks in the Montage mode
Pre-cutting marks are placed in relation to the 1up and, consequently, on all corners of each 1up. Enable "Set Outer Marks Only" if the pre-cutting marks are to be placed only on the outer corners and inner 1ups are not to have any pre-cutting marks.

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SIGNA STATION

Automarks Sets for Folding Machines TX96 and TH-KH82-P
For Stahlfolder TX96 and TH-KH82-P, the barcode marks must be placed at different positions, depending on the scheme used in each case. Six new automarks sets are available in the default automarks sets.

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SIGNA STATION

Simulation of Automarks Rules
Simulating automarks rules makes it possible to test such rules processing MIS JDF values in the offline mode (Device ID, Product Code).

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Video Tutorial:
Automarken - Tipps & Tricks

Video Tutorial:
Automarks - Tips & Tricks

SIGNA STATION

Synchronization of automark rules
If a rule in an automarks is also present in all other automarks of the same automarks set is changed, you can transfer this change to the other automarks of the automarks set automatically.

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Video Tutorial:
Automarken - Tipps & Tricks

Video Tutorial:
Automarks - Tips & Tricks

SIGNA STATION

Filter function in the automarks set table
Use the filter function to confine the display of the table to the marks that are enabled in the selected automarks set.

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SIGNA STATION

Assigning individual names to automarks

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Different paper types are definable for front and back
You make separate settings for front and back for "Paper type (ISO)", "Type of Printing Material for Calibration" and "L*a*b" in the Paper Editor. This data is written to the JDF and submitted to the Prinect system.

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SIGNA STATION

Starting LabelPro
LabelPro can only be started if certain conditions are met. If these conditions are not met, the LabelPro button is deactivated or an appropriate error message is issued.

SIGNA STATION

Cutting Die Margins
You can now specify margins for cutting dies. On the one hand, you can predefine them in the Preferences in "Packaging" for the four margins (left, right, bottom, top), on the other, you can edit them for a specific job in the "Packaging" and "Cutting Die" steps.

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SIGNA STATION

New optimization parameter "Maximum number of 1up copies"
This parameter lets you confine the maximum number of 1up copies on a press sheet to the specified value.

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SIGNA STATION

Enhanced Sorting Options for the Automatic Grouping of the Folding Sheets
Now the smaller groups can also be sorted with a fixed position: either after the first large group ("Second" selected) or before the last large group ("Second Last").

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SIGNA STATION

New Automark for Packaging: Cutting Die Label

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SIGNA STATION

Setting Subject Position now also in the Plate Template Editor
The "Plates" step already featured the option of customizing the subject in such a way that there is still enough space for the color control bar below the subject and above the gripper margin. Now you can define the subject settings for the "Imposition" mode as early as in the Plate Template Editor.
These settings let you prevent, for example, that large parts of the color control bar are positioned in the gripper margin and, as a result, cannot be read by Inpress Control.

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SIGNA STATION

Refresh Product Part Templates in a Job Template
Until now, it was only manually possible to apply changes to a product part template to a job template that uses this product part template for a product part. The "Refresh Job Template" function (context menu on job template) makes it possible to refresh all the product parts in the job template that are based on the product part template.

SIGNA STATION

Setting Orientation for Cutting Dies
The "New Cutting Die" section in the Preferences for "Packaging" was renamed to "Defaults for LabelPro". You can set an orientation default for the single 1ups in "Orientation Default for LabelPro".

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SIGNA STATION

Handling of Import Errors in Gang Task Definable
You can now set in the gang task whether the whole task will be aborted if an error occurs during the XML import or whether to continue despite this ("Ganging Optimization Task Editor > Run > Control").

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SIGNA STATION

The Business Manager workflow supports the new "GrainDirection" parameter and processes it accordingly.
There is now the possibility to add a GrainDirection in the multi-XML for each die ("Tool"). The following values are permitted: "Ignore", "ShortEdge" and "LongEdge".

SPHERICAL SPM

Measuring with the Konica Minolta CM26-d
Use of the Konica Minolta CM-26d spectrophotometer for measurement with gloss inclusion or exclusion (additional license for Cockpit or Color Toolbox).

Bedienungsanleitung (PDF)

User's Guide (PDF)

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