23 Aug. 2016
InSoft Automation has been awarded the 2016 InterTech Technology Award for its flagship product Imp. This award, presented by the Printing Industries of America, each year recognizes innovative technologies that are expected to have a significant impact on the way print is produced. Imp was recognized for its level of intelligence, automation and ability to fit into a wide variety of workflows. Imp represents the cutting edge in intelligent layout, imposition, ganging and die management across multiple printing technologies like offset, digital, VSOP and large format.
"This prestigious award recognizes the breakthrough technology that simplifies complexity in day to day life of printers across the world and translates into improved profits due to material and machine usage optimization", says Santosh Mulay, Vice President of InSoft.
Imp is a versatile software that automates creation of cost based print-ready layouts. The level of automation is impressive, but the standout feature is the ability to optimize layouts across a variety of job types (from packaging and labels to magazines) and print processes (offset, digital and wide format). Moreover, rectangular flat jobs and die cut jobs can be ganged separately or together.
"The InterTech judges were impressed with Imp’s innovative features, its flexibility, and its accessibility to printers of all sizes", said Jim Workman, Vice President of Printing Industries of America’s Center for Technology and Research.
With Imp software, printers do not need to invest in and maintain multiple products from different vendors, but can run an integrated workflow for different job types and printing/finishing technologies instead, considerably reducing complexity in their daily operations.
Imp is the only software that handles a wide range of jobs with a wide range of printing methods. The benefits of the software that can automatically compute and generate cost effective layouts for all of the following scenarios are compelling:
With such an automated print layout planning software, another major benefit that will be realized by the customer is quick and accurate estimation and quote generation. With all the intelligence built into the software, an estimator can, without much knowledge of production, generate accurate layouts and use them in his/her estimates.
Imp software has enabled printers not only to automate planning and layout creation, but also to quote lower to their customers retaining their margins and thus winning more business and grow.
InSoft, established in 1996, has been developing innovative software solutions for the graphic arts and e-publishing business since 2007, through its subsidiary Metamation. Since August 2014, InSoft has assumed direct charge of the graphic arts software and e-pub related software products.
Complete Automation of Print Layout Creation has been their goal since they started working on their flagship graphic arts software product Imp. InSoft is proud of the solutions they have developed for emerging Digital and offset printing technologies through more than 8 years of constant R&D.
InSoft’s Imp software is the first & only solution for creating fully automated cost-based layouts for books, gang run die cut layouts for emerging continuous feed digital web presses with variable cut-off and also for VSOP offset & flexo presses for packaging & label printing.