EQUIOS is a universal workflow system that draws on SCREEN's extensive prepress and printing knowledge to maximize the performance of our cuttingedge inkjet technology. EQUIOS offers high-speed processing using Adobe's PDF Print Engine 3 and Mercury RIP Architecture, 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 rich experience and encompass the full range of our professional knowledge. Together they help to provide a work environment that is easy to use regardless of the operator's own skill level.
EQUIOS Universal Workflow is a workflow concept that allows operation from a single user interface to multiple/different types of devices. It integrates knowhow developed for prepress technology with various functions that make fully automated workflow and high-speed variable printing possible. EQUIOS is the new-generation workflow from Screen, which provides total support for both Print On Demand (POD) and CtP.
The Mercury RIP Architecture is a scalability framework and distributed multi-tier cache technology developed by Abode for its PDF Print Engine. Mercury enables enhanced, high-performance rendering and is essential for digital presses as well as variable printing. The EQUIOS workflow system for the Truepress Jet520HD incorporates this advanced RIP architecture.
In addition to a full range of binding specifications for saddle-stitching, perfect binding and other formats, the Truepress Jet520HD comes preloaded with imposition templates optimized for the main folding patterns used for on-demand books, direct mail and various sheet formats as a standard feature. Print jobs can now be created in a few simple steps. The control marks and bar codes required for postpress in digital printing can also be set with ease, supporting the creation of imposition layouts.
For web press printing, the computation speed of output data is an important factor that affects the operating ratio of the printing system in various ways. EQUIOS’s smart variable data processing function minimizes the load placed on RIP processing by calculating the requirements for shared sections on each page once and then cashing them for reuse. Even with high-volume variable data and high-resolution images, print quality can be maintained without any loss of productivity.
The EQUIOS Color Management System first converts all the elements in a job to the targeted color space, such as Japan Color, G7, or FOGRA. It then automatically selects the appropriate ICC profile according to paper types and output devices. Thanks to the EQUIOS Color Management System, specialized skills are not required to achieve professional results.
The Truepress Jet520HD utilizes SCREEN's proprietary screening technology, enabling optimal display of gradations in images from highlights and shadows through to middletones. This system also minimizes moire and broken lines to produce highdefinition output.
This editor allows spot colors to be selected from "spot color list" and printed as a patch before adjustment. Once a chart has been printed, the desired approximate color can be selected on the monitor synchronized with the chart and registered as a spot color (proxy color) profile. This data is automatically selected in subsequent jobs and any spot colors included in input data can be processed as the registered colors.