Xante is proud to announce the upgraded version of iQueue workflow automation software. iQueue 8, a multi-user workflow, is designed specifically for digital color print systems. It automates complex prepress tasks; helps eliminate costly errors and dramatically increases efficiencies and print quality.
iQueue 8’s intuitive interface and advanced features make it easy to manage multiple digital files, make independent CMYK adjustments, match critical spot colors, apply screen values, share files between iQueue workstations and estimate job costs.
The new Variable Data Manager helps integrate personalized information into documents in that reside in iQueue. Users are also able to setup Email-to-iQueue access for customers to easily email digital files. The PDF-out feature allows users to setup digital files for output to non-Xante digital print devices.
The iQueue Prepress Workflow
- Unlimited Workstation Site License
- Manage multiple projects on multiple devices
- Fully Independent CMYK Density adjustment
- Spot Color Matching and New Spot Color Creator
- Dual Screening for CMYK / Spot Color elements
- Imposition, Tiling and Plate Templating
- Smart Job Cost Estimating, Archiving and more
iQueue 7 Ultimate is the multi-user prepress workflow designed specifically for digital color printing. iQueue makes it easy to manage multiple digital files, make independent CMYK / density adjustments, match critical spot colors, select linescreens, apply imposition, estimate job cost, track consumables, run counts, and share digital files, from multiple iQueue workstations.
New Spot Color Creator: iQueue 7’s Spot Color Creator allows you to convert any portion of your page from CMYK process to Spot Colors for easy matching with iQueue’s Right-On [Patent Pending] (iQueue Ultimate only).
New Right-On Spot Color Matching System [Patent Pending] (iQueue Ultimate): The Right-On Spot Color Matching System [Patent Pending] uses a unique visual gamma comparison that allows users to make custom color corrections on individual spot colors found in a digital file. No other spot color matching system gives you this much control over color conversions.
Screening Options: iQueue gives you a wide variety of screening options. Select the desired linescreen (from 10 lpi to 240 lpi), screen angle, and halftone shape (Round, Ellipse, Euclidean, Line, Dual Dot and more).
Job Cost Estimating (Ultimate): Now iQueue takes the guess work out of job cost estimating. Simply double click on a project name to bring up the Job Ticket, enter the desired run quantity then click on the Job Cost Tab to see the estimated consumables cost.
Job Ticket Editor:Each job sent to iQueue 7 is assigned a job ticket. iQueue’s Job Ticket editor allows you to control specific job setup such as: Media weight, surface type, orientation, tray selections, color profiles, CMYK densities, linescreens, 3-Edge Printing, rotation, run quantities, count sheets and much more.
iQueue Imposition / Plate Templating (iQueue Ultimate): Now you can quickly impose digital files with single or multiple pages and create (and store) custom imposition / plate templates to use over and over again. iQueue Imposition allows you to set the desired media / plate size, margins, gripper, number of columns and rows, rotate the image, add print (crop) marks, and nudge the template. You may also select one of iQueue’s standard imposition tem- plates.
iQueue Tilling:Now iQueue can setup and print oversized, full color signage, film positives or negatives. You can quickly edit the number of media tiles to match stock size, set the desired tile overlap, add connecting edge bleeds, flip alternating tiles, move an image in your tile frame and more. The thumbnail preview allows you to see your tile layout in real time (iQueue Ultimate Only).
3-Edge Bleed Printing:If you are using a 3-edge bleed supported printer, iQueue 7 allows you to print full color envelopes, cards and sheets that bleed off 3 sides, eliminating the need for expensive bindery conversions.
Automatic Scene Modes: iQueue contains a new concept in color adjustment called Scene Modes. Similar to screen modes of digital cameras, the 20+ modes were hand edited to give exceptional output quality targeted at specific image types.
Print Queues: iQueue allows users to control output to one or more networked ILUMINA Digital Color Press, PlateMaker, FilmMaker and/or ScreenWriter through Print Queues. Users can manage individual jobs held within each print queue. These jobs can be prioritized, placed on hold, removed or even switched to another print queue using the handy drag & drop feature.
Consumables Usage: iQueue makes it easy to monitor the consumables for each Xanté device in your network. Simply click on the Consumables Tab for a detailed view of toner levels, drum life, belt life, and fuser life for each output device.
Count Sheets: iQueue’s Count Sheet feature makes counting and gathering printed pieces faster than ever. Count sheets can be inserted after a specified quantity or at the end of the full run. You may also print progressive count numbers on your count sheets.
Networking – Sending digital files to iQueue: iQueue is a software application that can be installed on any networked PC (or a Pentium based Mac running Windows). Because iQueue broadcasts itself as an Adobe® Postscript® printer, prepress operators can print directly to iQueue from networked Mac or PC workstations, using popular Adobe® / Microsoft® applications.
See iQueue 7 in Action: To learn more about iQueue 7 or to request an on-line web demo call: 1.800.926.8839.
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