Are you looking for more efficient methods to plan and impose job files for better use of precious time and material? If you produce packaging, labels, commercial print, books or wide format products then Tilia Phoenix is your solution!
Phoenix allows users to generate fast and accurate estimates which can help reduce pre-press time, automate error-prone tasks and maximise media and device usage.
Built from the ground up to cut costs, Phoenix offers the option to:
- Find the most cost effective layouts by searching across millions of combinations in minutes
- Use fine grained item control and a rich set of dynamic marks to create print-ready layouts with ease
- Fully automate Phoenix with Enfocus Switch, Hot-folders or a custom REST-based client
Phoenix is designed to work with both square-cut and irregular shape designs, in addition to all types of printed products such as:
- Packaging and Labels
- Commercial Print and Book work
- Wide Format
Key Features in Tilia Phoenix
Intent based planning
Phoenix will model your company and all the systems in it, such as:
- Order details (quantity, inks, bleed, etc)
- Presses (costs, capabilities and marks)
- Substrate (type, grade and cost)
- Post-press considerations and costs
- Plate costs
Devices: One size fits all
Phoenix is designed to work with Offset, Digital, Wide Format and multiple presses at once.
Using existing dies or “Standing dies”, Phoenix can generate ganged layouts that are guaranteed to match your post-press processes already set up.
Sheet and Plate marks
Phoenix offers a rich set of dynamic Sheet and Plate marks specifically designed to go in the right place with the right inks and text – every time!
If you work with existing CAD layouts, perform seamless repeats, square-cut or nested layouts directly from artwork – Phoenix offers the right tool for you to create print-ready Layouts in no time at all!
New Features in Tilia Phoenix 8.0
Work and Turn / Work and Tumble
Create (manually and through Imposition AI) Work and Turn or Work and Tumble layouts.
Drag & Drop Interface
New drag and drop interface intelligently knows what file you’re bringing into Phoenix and what to do with it. CAD templates can quickly be imported and artwork dropped in quickly, speeding up your workflow!
Separations can be checked and Inks toggled on and off in the Ink panel with just a click!
Automatic Ink coverage calculation
Phoenix can evaluate artwork on a pixel by pixel basis with Raster Colour Analysis enabled and with auto-computed ink coverage, ink cost estimation is more accurate than ever!
More Custom Properties
Custom properties added within Phoenix 8.0 – both at layout and project level.
New Corrugator Module – feature set
Modelled after corrugation devices, the new Corrugator Module feature set offers support for advanced roll optimisation of top-sheet printing and corrugating devices for corrugators with HP PWI T1100-series presses
Custom CSV Reporting
Delivers project reports exactly to your specification and just the information you need with Dynamic Keyboards within the CSV Report settings.
Adds the ability to use auto Imposition AI tools to search across millions of combinations in minutes to find the most cost effective layouts.
Increases the maximum number of products that can be utilised per job from 50 to 2000.
Offers import capabilities for all supported CAD formats including CFF2, DXF, DDES 2/3 and Structural PDF.
Adds support for UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN-13, EAN-8, Codabar, Code 128, Code 39, Interleaved 2 of 5, POSTNET and QR Code.
Generates dynamic data-driven Braille with ADA compliance, including hardcoded size and spacing.
Increases the maximum export size from 3.5 x 3.5 m to 10 x 10 m.
Access powerful scripting features to draw customised marks, set properties, automate processes and more!
Includes an additional 30k max layouts, 10k m2 max export area, and 10k max Imposition AI sessions.
Automate (Pricing varies)**
This module offers Automation via any of Phoenix’s automation types, including the REST Web Service, Switch Connector, Hot Folders and MIS Connectors. Supports multi-currency.
**If Tilia is required for integration with Enfocus Switch, the Automate module is required.
Enfocus Switch Integration with Tilia Phoenix
The Phoenix Plan configurator provides complete hands-off Automation and integration with Enfocus Switch. With the Phoenix Plan configurator users can:
- Harness the full power of Phoenix Plan inside Switch
- Import product orders from CSV or in direct PDF input
- All product properties are available for total control over how products are defined in Phoenix
- Imposed PDF & JDF output using Phoenix presets
- Generate die layouts and detailed PDF or XML reports
- Detailed XML datasets are attached to all output files