At drupa, LithoTechnics will launch Metrix, an automatic layout calculator for estimators, CSRs and production planners. Patent pending technology calculates the optimal layout for printing one or many products on a press sheet considering bleed, grain direction, and bindery requirements.
From the inventor of Creo’s UpFront, Metrix brings true automation to this segment of the industry. It features:
* completely automatic layout calculation
* optimum layouts which can save up to 30 per cent of stock
* makes planning complex ganging jobs simple
* offers JDF integration with MIS and prepress
* supports CIP3 PPF cutting and folding data
Based in New South Wales, LithoTechnics is headed up by Rohan Holt who spent a decade working in the printing industry prior to establishing Holt Software in 1995 to develop a software program called SuperImpose which aided printers in the creation of layouts.
In 1999, Holt sold his company to U.S. firm ScenicSoft, and SuperImpose was adapted and renamed UpFront.
After a stint with ScenicSoft in Seattle, Washington, Holt returned to Australia in 2002 to begin work on Metrix. ScenicSoft and UpFront were soon after acquired by Creo Inc.
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