SA International (SAi), the leading provider of software solutions for the professional sign making, wide-format digital printing and CAD/CAM for CNC machining industries, has announced the release of a free Version 12 download for all existing licenses of the SAi FlexiPRINT HP Latex Edition software.
The new version includes a suite of major new features for FlexiPRINT Premium and FlexiSIGN-Pro Editions, as well as enhancement to the company’s FlexiPRINT Basic Edition software, available on HP bundles worldwide for customers of the HP Latex 310 and 330 printers.
All three packages comprise Microsoft Windows 10 compatibility, intuitive Job Nesting Alignment Tools and an updated HP Latex Driver SDK. In addition, those running FlexiPRINT Premium and FlexiSIGN Pro – typically established signmakers or those whose businesses are expanding – immediately gain access to a far greater set of tools engineered for an efficient and precise design, print and cut workflow.
Among the many new features are:
• Artwork Approval Tool – to save time and get designs approved quicker, this new tool sends designs to customers so they can review and comment on the artwork through their web browser. The tool also tracks each approval project and revision, as well as notifies print businesses when their customers have reviewed or approved artwork.
• Banner and Canvas Finishing Tools – enabling users to prepare all the finishing aspects of banners with grommet marks, folds, stitch marks and bleeds in a matter of seconds. Automatic bleed setting and marks accelerates throughput and accuracy over manual marking and preparation of canvas jobs.
• Animated Cut Viewer Tools – allows users to analyse exactly how designs will cut prior to the process with an animated preview that displays all blade and cut movement for one or all vinyl colour layers.
• Contour Cut True Shape Nesting – ensures maximum media savings for print-and-cut jobs with contour cut true shape nesting, which automatically rotates and nests images based on their actual shape. Users can import multiple bitmaps or vector images into Flexi, add a contour cut path and true shape nest them – all in a matter of seconds. The nest can then be sent to Flexi Production Manager or conveniently exported to other RIP software.
• New Mobile App – enables business owners to view recent jobs on their Apple or Android smartphone, tablet or smartwatch on-the-go. The new dashboard also shows them monthly, quarterly and annual production insights for both print and vinyl cut-only volume which they would otherwise not know.
• Support for the Latest HP Wallart Suite – with the highest level of HP Certification. FlexiPRINT provides a seamless web-to-print workflow from a user’s HP Wallart account through FlexiPRINT to HP Latex production printers.
“The new upgrades to our SAi FlexiPRINT HP Latex Edition software offer significantly increased functionality to users of the HP Latex 300 Series Printer solutions,” says Gudrun Bonte, Product Director at SAi. “This will allow far greater performance and flexibility while ensuring a much more efficient workflow to support overall production throughput,” she adds.
Existing customers can download the new updates through the ‘Free V12 Download’ icon in the cloud web window. All new orders of SAi FlexiPRINT Basic, Premium and FlexiSIGN-PRO HP Latex Edition include the new Version 12 and do not need to be updated.