SmartDFE™ brings the creation of print-ready PDF files; workflow and job automation; RIPping; screening; and optimised image quality together with data driven directly to the printheads at high speed
Co-developed by Meteor Inkjet, Global Graphics Software, HYBRID Software and Xitron, SmartDFE transforms the role of the digital press in the smart print factory of the future. For label and packaging applications, SmartDFE meets the need for fully variable data, gives complete control of the print workflow, and provides valuable information for QA and inspection, press maintenance and stock control.
SmartDFE for labels and packaging comprises PDF editing, layout, and automated Variable Data Printing (VDP) with HYBRID Stepz and CLOUDFLOW, job cost estimation and production controls that connect to the Smart Factory using OPC UA (Open Platform Communications Unified Architecture), rasterization and screening using Harlequin Direct™ directly to the printhead datapath from either Meteor (for most industrial inkjet printheads) or Xitron (for Memjet).
Maximise performance via the Meteor datapath
Reduced Time to Market
Simplify the integration of the DFE and the digital press
Accomplish everything from job creation to driving the printheads