Canadian Packaging

Don’t pardon the imposition

The intelligent Imposer developed by manroland and Canadian firm Ultimate Technographics called the first automated imposition solution for digital and offset printing.


August 18, 2015
by Canadian Packaging staff

Called the Imposer, the new member of the digital print family from manroland web systems is a software solution that handles job-specific and automated imposing – for both digital and offset printing.

The software solution was developed by manroland web systems, based in Germany, and Ultimate TechnoGgraphics of Montreal.

manroland already has MasterQ and WorkflowBridge – two software solutions for digital printing that fully and automatically control digital finishing aggregates and manage job, but the company is confident its new Imposer imposition software is just as intelligent.

Imposer combines the specific expertise of its developers – manroland web systems supplied the core intelligence that describes the imposition logics based on the extensive capability of their devices and Ultimate TechnoGraphics executes the processing of the printing data. The software supplies job-specific imposed data that is perfectly prepared for digital and offset printing. Whether for printing books, advertising or newspapers – the Imposer is ideally suited for frequent job and product changeovers where it can fully utilize its flexibility.

Imposer distinctly different
manroland web systems product management software development digital & workflow solutions Andreas Elchlepp explains the difference between Imposer and standard imposition solutions: “The software features a specific logic. It recognizes and uses the production aggregates, the optimized production processes, and the job structure.”

The method allows imposition that is specifically matched to the printing jobs. For the first time, an imposition-software complies with the requirements of digital printing as well as offset and hybrid printing. This is ideal for today’s printshops that vary their printing methods according to the job. Reprinting short or individual runs via print-on-demand is customary. The upgrade of print workshops with digital production lines to create mixed production facilities is a major investment area.

“It was time for the development of a software which imposes the jobs for hybrid printing and that breaches the gap in data preparation. Our solution is modular and perfectly matches existing customer requirements, while being scalable and dynamic for the largest variety of production settings,” says Andreas Elchlepp of manroland web systems.

His business partner from the Canadian software development firm Ultimate TechnoGraphics, president and chief executive officer Joanne David considers the new product Imposer to be a welcome step forward, “We want to support our customers, which so far mainly consisted of digital printing press users and all main manufacturers of digital printing presses. It is great to know that from now on offset printers will also benefit from our imposition expertise.”

Ultimate TechnoGraphics invented digital imposition with the first release of Impostrip in 1989, and has continued to play a leading role in the market ever since while providing the most innovative and progressive imposition products. For more information, visit www.imposition.com.


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