Integrated Adobe® Preview Tops the List of Features in Metrix 2012 Release
Seattle, December 14, 2012 – Metrix Software, developer of Metrix®, the intelligent, automated job planning and imposition system, announced today that Metrix 2012 had been released.
Integrated Adobe Preview
Metrix is known for its ability to identify issues and potential problems much earlier in the production cycle, and the new Metrix Content Preview module enhances that facility even more. Now, planners and CSRs will be able to identify content issues like missing bleeds or ink coverage conflicts on gang runs – as soon as the content is assigned – even before the project hits the prepress department. Rohan Holt, President and CEO of Metrix Software, said, “Many of our users have requested preview functionality, and we are pleased to have integrated and delivered the best preview engine the industry has to offer. Though a substantial number of Metrix manufacturing facilities currently assign content later on in the production cycle, the value of seeing content previews may provide an impetus for them to move content assignment upstream.” Holt concluded, “Metrix has always been designed to enhance flexibility in manufacturing decisions, and the Metrix Content Preview module is no exception. The new module will enable users to discover and fix problems and potential problems earlier in the production cycle, improving efficiency and throughput.”
Nathan Peters, CTO of Craftsman Printers in Lubbock, Texas, a Metrix 2012 beta tester, summed up his favorite features in the new release: “With the ability to drag and drop content files directly into Metrix and the option to preview the content directly on the imposition layout, Metrix 2012 has become even more streamlined and easier than previous versions.”
Metrix 2012 includes many other productivity features, including:
• Drag-n-drop PDF content directly in Metrix interface
• Support for Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion)
• Greatly expanded CSV import capabilities, enabling users to import projects with Bound, Folded, and Flat products from any and all homegrown databases, MIS systems, web-to-print interfaces, etc.
• Improved cross platform support for linked content
• Enhanced shingling capabilities (anamorphic page scaling and trim mark handling options)
• N-Up Folding capabilities (for customers with the N-Up Binding module)
• Improved integration with Rampage prepress workflow
• Improved integration with Esko prepress workflows
• Improved ease of use in Metrix User Interface
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If you’d like more information about this topic, or if you’d like to arrange an interview with Rohan Holt, please contact Davo Laninga:
Davo Laninga, Metrix Software, Inc.
Tel: 928 257 3286
About Metrix Software
Metrix Software is a privately held company founded in 2003 by Rohan Holt. Holt invented the first production planning software for the sheetfed market in 1995, and Metrix, Metrix Software’s flagship product, is the culmination of Holt’s years of print production experience and accumulated software design expertise. Metrix, launched in 2004, received the prestigious 2005 PIA/GATF InterTech™ Technology Award, recognized industry-wide as a symbol of technological innovation and excellence. With offices in Edmonds, Washington, Turnhout, Belgium, and south of Sydney, Australia, Metrix Software is a software company focused on providing key tools and technologies to enable print workflow automation. Metrix Software is a full member of the CIP4 Organization.
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