Complete workflow solution for a fully-automated manufacturing system


At the heart of a Smart Factory

Co-developed by Meteor Inkjet, Global Graphics Software, HYBRID Software, ColorLogic, and Xitron, SmartDFE™ transforms the role of the digital press in the smart print factory of the future by bringing together the creation of print-ready PDF files; job workflow automation; RIPping; screening and optimised image quality; with data driven directly to printheads at high speed via the Meteor datapath.

Features for Labels & Packaging

  • Complete control of the print workflow
  • Full Variable Data Printing (VDP) at speed of the press
  • Customisable, brandable front end
  • Optimised PDF creation for on-the-fly printing
  • Template definition for dynamic document design
  • Job cost estimation
  • Smart Factory connection using OPC UA
  • Open-standard architecture aids Industry 4.0 compliance
  • Control of production components such as PLCs
  • User-created library of colour and quality settings
  • Support for Management Information Systems (MIS)
  • Job streamlining and conversion (from PPML, IJPDS)
  • Control of multiple printers
  • Cloud-based data collection hub
  • Instant printing with no need to RIP ahead
  • Advanced, inkjet-specific screens
  • Direct data streaming to inline inspection systems
  • Output simulation to save ink, media and production time
  • NozzleFix™ image quality enhancement