Overview of Production Printing
Konica Minolta’s Production Print feature provides an efficient and streamlined document capturing process to help organizations automate previously time-consuming tasks such as manually separating and distributing jobs through existing workflows and processes.
Production Print includes a variety of processing tools to power both simple and custom workflows. Print operators can quickly and easily set up simple imposition workflows to automatically collect files from their web service to impose and print the correct quantity without manual intervention. Processes that normally take 10+ clicks or more to complete are now as simple as running a Production Print workflow.
You can create workflows to evaluate and customize print files. Jobs that normally involved several manual steps can now be automatically processed or routed based on the color content of the file, number of pages, and the metadata available. Preflight then automatically checks and troubleshoots a file while the JDF tools allow job ticket information to be converted, parsed, and modified before being transferred to another make-ready or output management platform.
Advanced, dynamic job-routing operations send files through appropriate processing tasks such as imposition, tab creation, inserting color bars, trim marks, etc. Production Print can send documents to a variety of other destinations, such as:
- Production Presses for Printing
- FTP and SFTP servers
- Email recipients
- Popular document management systems such as Microsoft SharePoint®
This following table contains links to the various process nodes used in the Production Print process.
|Bleed Tabs: Bookmarks
|Adds bleed tabs to all pages in input PDF file based on PDF bookmarks.
|Bleed Tabs: Merge PDFs
|Merges the given input PDF files in the same order as mentioned in metatdata and adds bleed tabs to all pages in each PDF file with file name as tab text.
|Bleed Tabs: User Defined
|Adds bleed tabs to all pages in input PDF file per user intention.
|Adds Collating Title and Collating Marks to inputs based on Imposition node metatdata and user settings.
|Inserts an image into the input document at a specified location.
|Color Route Vector PDF
|Routes the PDF document to YES/NO outbound connectors based on the result of color pages condition check given by a user.
|Crop PDF Pages
|Crops pages in a PDF document to a specified size.
|Delete PDF Pages
|Deletes a fixed range of pages or pages from a PDF document based on the metadata.
|Duplicate PDF Pages
|Duplicates specified pages in a PDF document.
|Parses input Excel/CSV document based on user input condition and routes it to YES/NO outbound connectors based on the result of condition check given by user.
|Places multiple printing jobs on a common paper sheet in order to reduce costs and paper waste.
|Prints multiple pages of a smaller format on a device that allows a larger format printing in order to reduce the cost of printing and facilitate the making of booklets, business cards, greeting cards, etc.
|Insert PDF Pages
|Inserts either pages from a PDF document or empty pages into another PDF document at specified positions.
|Job Ticket Editor
|Gets job ticket information from a user and saves it to metatdata.
|Job Ticket Generator: JDF
|Creates or updates JDF files with available metatdata values using mapping table file.
|Job Ticket Generator: JSON
|Creates or updates JSON files with available metatdata values using mapping table file.
|Job Ticket Generator: XML
|Creates or updates XML files with available metatdata values using mapping table file.
|Job Ticket Parser: CSV
|Parses the job information in excel files and stores it into metatdata.
|Job Ticket Parser: JDF
|Parses JDF files and updates the job ticket information to metatdata using mapping table file.
|Job Ticket Parser: JSON
|Parses JSON files and updates the job ticket information to metatdata using mapping table file.
|Job Ticket Parser: XML
|Parses XML files and updates the job ticket information to metatdata using mapping table file.
|Move PDF Pages
|Moves specified pages in a PDF document to a different position.
|Page Size Route
|Routes the PDF document to YES/NO outbound connectors based on the result of condition checks (Standard page dimension/Custom dimension) given by a user.
|Performs various checks such as Acrobat Compliance, General, PDF Dialect Compliance and various fixups such as PDF/A, PDF/E, PDF/X Compliance, Digital Printing, Prepress to the input file.
|Resize PDF Pages
|Resizes pages in a PDF document to a specified target size.
|Rotate PDF Content
|Rotates pages in a PDF document by a specified angle.
|Shift PDF Pages
|Shifts the content of pages in a PDF document by a specified amount.
|Inserts a tab sheet before all the bookmarked pages with bookmark name as tab text.
|Inserts a tab sheet with user-specified tab information, which is then available in input metatdata.
|Tabs: Merge PDFs
|Merges the given input PDF files and inserts a tab sheet before each first page of the file with file name as tab text.
|Tabs: Page Shift
|Changes the specified pages to a tab sheet and shifts its contents by a user-defined distance.
|Parses all pages in a PDF with the input tab page size and updates tab sheet information into metatdata.
|Adds trim marks to a PDF file to perform precise PostPress works.