Inkcups launches automated artwork preparation software for digital printing


DANVERS, Mass., March 09, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Global leader in the printing industry Inkwells announces the launch of ArtPrep, automated artwork preparation software for digital printing that will dramatically reduce the time and labor associated with traditional manual preparation methods.

ArtPrep automatically prepares artwork for digital printing through a flexible user interface that adapts to any workflow. The software easily integrates with all Inkcups digital printers and workflows and accepts PNG files directly through any user’s art department or automatically through an API connection. ArtPrep adds the layers you want, including customizable trapping, and can manipulate image placement and size as well as make image adjustments.

By reducing image preparation time, ArtPrep improves the overall productivity of Inkcups’ established digital printer workflows. This innovative new software has a unique ability to seamlessly manage variable data, naming deletions, difficult gradients and highlights, while providing maximum control over ink usage and production costs.

“We are excited to launch our first artwork preparation software, ArtPrep. This new feature will further enhance the Inkcups customer experience by providing significant time savings over manually preparing artwork for print. Our Our main priority is to ensure that our customers can easily create high-quality artwork quickly and efficiently, while saving them time and labor,” said Ben Adner, CEO of Inkcups.

ArtPrep is a huge cost and efficiency saver for businesses managing any volume of artwork files for printing on Inkcups digital machines. The software is compatible with all Inkcups cylinder and flatbed printers, including: Helix®, Helix Hi-Fi®, Double helix®, Revolution®, X360, X2®, X5®, X5-T, XJETand XJET800. ArtPrep is particularly suitable for print-on-demand businesses handling one-off prints.

Inkcups will offer two versions of the software: ArtPrep and ArtPrep Pro. Learn more about the two ArtPrep options in the table below. ArtPrep is now available worldwide and will be available in Europe from Spring 2022.

ArtPrep Art Prep Pro
Integrates with Piecewise order management system
Automatic processing via input folder
API connection support
Advanced Setup
Canvas output options
Output color profiles
Adjustable White
Transparency White Gradient Min./Max.
Adjustable Varnish
Adjustable primer
Customizable trapping
Optional setup support packages

About Inkwells
Inkcups is a leading supplier and manufacturer of digital inkjet equipment, pad printing equipment, laser plates and related supplies, with direct sales, technical support and warehouses in the USA, in Canada, Mexico, Germany, Hong Kong and other global locations. Inkcups manufactures high quality industrial machinery for a wide range of industries including the apparel, beverage, promotional, electronics, medical, sporting goods and automotive markets .

Media Contact:
Gilmarie Perea-Ruiz
Trevi Communications, Inc.
[email protected]

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