We continually work to improve Collage. In Q3 2018, we added these new features and enhancements.
Enter text in Collage's Job Notes and the engraver operator can see them on the engraver. Notes are for the job, not the individual cylinders. Character limit 1024.
Test cut values can be entered in Collage's Cylinder Geometry page, including positioning information. Values are downloaded with the Collage job. Here is a video that explains this in more detail.
"Over-Engraving" is also called "Sequence Engraving." Collage's Gravure Parameters Color Sequence page allows you to define an Over-Engrave group. Only the first cylinder of a group is available to be dowloaded to the engraver, and all cylinders in the group are downloaded together. Registration of cylinders in a group are ensured by the locked positional data. Read more here
Using Hybrid in Collage is easier. Most people never need the Hybrid Edge settings, so you can hide them, using User Preferences.
More Hell features are now supported, including Job ticket creation and Xtreme engraving. All have been added to the Defaults Editor and the User Preferences. The optional Collage Hell Output module is all that you need for a mixed OHIO and Hell shop. Learn more
This is an optional feature to engrave cylinders on a Spectrum or Prism Prime that exactly emulate Hell screening such that OHIO and Hell cylinders can be mixed without moirè. Learn more
See What's New in version 4.x for information on 4.0, 4.1, and 4.2 new features
See this document (PDF) for information about new features and changes in version 3.1, 3.0, and 2.x
OHIO Gravure Technologies in Dayton, Ohio USA designs and manufactures advanced equipment for the global gravure printing market. The Engineering, Software Development, and Manufacturing groups work to provide innovative solutions to improve quality and productivity, such as the award-winning Hybrid Engraving System. Our engineering specialty since 1980 is our sub-micron accurate cutting system (Vision engrave head). We provide installation and support for our electromechanical engravers and the prepress layout software Collage for gravure printing.
Ohio Gravure Technologies Inc
1241 Byers Road
Miamisburg Ohio USA 45342
phone +1 937.428.1700
fax +1 937.439.1592