Agfa Graphics has launched Asanti 3.0 workflow software for the sign and display market.
The company says its latest version of workflow for sign and display offers new functionalities, more integration possibilities, and added automation, adding that it works as one tool to manage all data and all devices.
It also allows for integration with third-party print equipment, MIS solutions and with in-house software. Erik Peeters, marketing manager for workflow solutions at Agfa Graphics, says, “It really is a complete production hub that streamlines the entire workflow from beginning to end.
“As such, it allows print professionals to avoid errors and minimize manual interventions, shorten pre-press procedures and thus simplify the entire printing process.”
A new feature called IntelliTune automatically analyses and improves image quality by optimising skin tones, for example, or by eliminating noise or stair casing and blurriness. Peeters says, “IntelliTune is completely automatic and integrated into Asanti. It contributes to the simplification of complex workflows, as well as to the consistent quality of printed images.”
Other features include proofing support to help avoid waste; an improved digital alternative for see-through graphics on clear material; optimised automation thanks to the use of new parameter pre-sets; and smart image repetition possibilities for increased productivity.
It also has a new user interface for tiling huge jobs. Peeters says, “Our aim is to simplify the complete product life cycle of complex projects like tiling. As such, Asanti adds mounting instructions on the prints to ease the stitching and finishing after printing.
The production dashboard displays all print jobs; the number of prints; status data of multiple engines; ink levels; and elapsed time. Peeters says, “It is all HTML5-based and works perfectly for those in close contact with clients and financial connections.”
The Asanti colour management now offers an advanced mode with a wizard for managing colours and shortening throughput time, and it features new white printing options. Asanti 3.0 allows for overruling special spot colours, such as brand colours, by dedicated colour alternatives.

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