EQUIOS is a universal workflow system that draws on SCREEN’s extensive prepress and printing knowledge to maximize the performance of our cutting-edge inkjet technology. EQUIOS offers high-speed processing using Adobe’s PDF Print Engine 4, a newly developed color management system that links to paper information, and user-friendly imposition functions that integrate SCREEN’s full prepress knowhow.
These features have been developed based on SCREEN’s wealth of experience and encompass the full range of our professional knowledge. Together they help to provide an outstanding work environment regardless of the operator’s own skill level.
EQUIOS is able to link with a management information system (MIS) using the JDF (option). It is possible to execute processing automatically based on the JDF, with the results fed back to the MIS. This allows more precise progress management and cost control, as well as process planning.
In label printing, the use of outline fonts is common. However, when fonts are converted to outline text, the characters can increase in thickness by up to one pixel. EQUIOS is equipped with a function that effectively corrects for any increase in thickness. Using the function, it is possible to output text and then check and set a desired choke volume. This enables the selection of the optimal character thickness for individual applications.
With label printing, an existing item may be supplied as a sample, and the printing company is required to match the colors.
Even in a situation like this, EQUIOS is able to smoothly match the colors of new print output with existing items.
EQUIOS first picks up the standard colors in the previously created label and uses them as references to perform colorimetry. It then records the differences between the reference and actual values for the existing label in an ICC profile and finally performs color adjustment.
This function allows spot colors to be selected from a list and automatically generates a color variation chart of the selected color. Once the chart has been checked, the color closest to the target can be selected and reflected in the data. This enables simplified matching of spot colors.
EQUIOS includes a variable data processing function that enables high-speed RIP processing of variable elements in black separations for numbering and serial barcodes as a standard feature. A dedicated function for high-speed RIP processing of full color variable data is also available as an option.