HYBRID Software, a software development company focused on innovative productivity tools for the graphic arts industry—particularly packaging and labels—announces that it will be participating in the FTA Virtual Fall Conference 2020. Attendees to the virtual conference will be able to connect with HYBRID Software for one-on-one meetings from October 5-7. After the event—from October 8-14—anyone can video conference with HYBRID Software technical experts, see product demonstrations and have specific questions answered.
Throughout 2020, HYBRID Software has introduced a number of revolutionary features to its automated production workflow solutions, and has received the coveted 2020 FTA Technical Innovation Award.
Difficult times require production software based on a flexible foundation. There is a HYBRID solution for just about any prepress challenge to facilitate deployment and management of packaging production across many global sites and companies, large and small. PACKZ 6.0, the latest version of the powerful native PDF prepress production tool is packed with a number of innovative features. For example, with Pactions, users can record and edit series of routine tasks, enhancing automation. Packzimizer automatically imposes designs based on job information such as quantity or substrate, for output on digital presses.
There are a number of variable data tools (VDP) for digital jobs, such as allowing converters to augment designs with variable text, varying colors and images, numbers and barcodes. CLOUDFLOW VDP, a 2019 InterTech™ Technology Award recipient, works seamlessly and quickly on existing digital DFEs. The Harlequin-based CLOUDFLOW RIP processes these jobs at lightning speeds.
HYBRID CLOUDFLOW server software for file and asset management, soft proofing, and workflow automation, has been updated with Tectonics software to save flexo plate material and optimize the use of flexo CTP devices, and Intelligent Flexo technology analyzes customer feedback to deliver measurable quality flexo improvement.
CLOUDFLOW Patchplanner, a 2020 FTA Technical Innovation Award winner, separates printed elements in the design file and consolidates and optimizes them, minimizing flexo plate material use. Because it is accessed via a web browser, it can uniquely work in a distributed world available to anyone, no matter where they are in the world. Other apps require users to physically work from the workstation, where the software is installed, one user at a time.
“We all face the need for real-time connectivity and access to information. We believe that the underlying PDF and HTML5 foundations of HYBRID Software solutions provide opportunities for greater flexibility for the applications themselves,” explains Mike Agness, HYBRID Software executive vice president for the Americas. “HYBRID offers solutions that allow all of us to take care of our customers. Particularly during COVID and the post COVID restart, we can offer much more flexibility for operators who, for example, can do all their work efficiently from the comfort of their homes. We look forward to talking with FTA Virtual Fall Conference 2020 attendees and showing them productive packaging workflow solutions.”
For more information about the new, innovative HYBRID Software tools, please visit www.hybridsoftware.com.