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Which file types are supported ?

  • PDF up to version 1.7
  • PostScript (PS Level 3) (but without preview and page pairing function)
  • Bilevel TIFF (CCITT Group 4 and LZW compressed)

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Does the workflow offer ink-saving and RGB to CMYK conversion for PDF files ?

Yes, see PDF-InkAdjust

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Can I keep my existing RIPs ?

Yes, as long as the RIPs receive files via hotfolders and copy the received PDF file name into the tiff output file name.

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Can wNewsNet balance my existing RIPs ?

Yes, wNewsNet offers RIP balancing

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How do files enter the workflow ?

Via one or multiple hotfolders as local directories or network shares.

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How are files sent to the receiving devices ?

Via hotfolders as local directories or network shares or by ftp transfer.

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Can I send files to remote production sites ?

Yes, files can be send to any target that is reachable within the network.

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Can I send the production tiffs to different platesetter models ?

Yes, all platesetters and imagesetters which are providing hotfolder inputs are supported.

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Can I use platesetters and imagesetters at the same time ?

Yes, wNewsNet adjusts the TIFF bitmap automatically.

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Can use the one and the same job for different plate types ?

Yes, wNewsNet adjusts the TIFF bitmap and the platefurniture automatically while outputting it.

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Can I configure in which order the colors are sent to CTP or CTF ?

Yes

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Do I have to make a product planning for being able to output pages ?

No, but it might be required to make a plannning for page pairing. The functions for this are included.

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Can I import planning data from third party systems, like press control systems, to automate the workflow ?

Yes, see PLAN-Link and SYSTEM-Automation

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Can the workflow create ink preset data ?

Yes, see INK-Preset

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How do I operate the system ?

By using the CONTROL-Client.

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Can I upgrade the CONTROL-Client to set up a color consistent workspace?

Yes, see PROOF-Server

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Does the CONTROL-Client support MAC OS ?

No, only Windows operating systems are supported.

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Are daily operation and administration separated ?

Yes, the administration is done with the Admin-Client.

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Can I backup the workflow configuration I made with the Admin-Client ?

Yes, the Admin-Client can export the complete workflow configuration into an XML file. After a fresh installation of the server components this XML file can be imported to get back the configuration.

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If I purchase only a some the available modules and later on add additional components, do I need to install a new software ?

No, all modules are based on the same software. Their availability is controlled by a license file.