Presstek Latitude is a highly automated and advanced prepress workflow solution powered by EskoArtwork Odystar. Based on native PDF 1.7 format, it supports the latest standards in JDF and Certified PDF. It offers a complete range of prepress tools, from preflight, PDF certification and automated document correction all the way to advanced trapping, imposition, proofing and screening.
It is a completely integrated solution for PDF creation and production. It also transforms legacy PostScript 3 or PDF 1.3 RIPs and workflows into PDF 1.7 compliant devices. Easy-to-use and configure, Latitude significantly raises productivity in prepress environments.
A Valuable Business Asset
Latitude is designed to automate the daily work in a prepress production environment. In addition to driving output devices, it provides extremely flexible workflow tools that automate many processes and communications.
Running on Mac OS X, Latitude is open to all prepress and publishing environments. It is very easy to integrate third-party products into Latitude. Any application that is scriptable, as well as hot folder-based applications, can be integrated.
Latitude is scalable and can grow with you as your business needs change. Latitude allows users to distribute the workflow over multiple hardware platforms with fully automated load balancing. And it ensures that PDF 1.7 files with transparencies can be seamlessly output to your current PDF 1.3 workflow or PS3 RIP by using highly sophisticated flattening, separation and printing technology.
- Deliver better quality printed material
- Reduce paper waste
- Run your presses faster
Trapping simply becomes an automated step in the process of making a print ready job. Being object based, traps can be previewed and even edited with native PDF editing tools
Highly Automated Imposition
- Streamline the imposition directly within the automated workflow
- Build fewer imposition templates and increase throughput
- Allow for late binding changes
Latitude’s integrated imposition engine is designed to accelerate and facilitate imposition of any type of work. When a job is submitted to Latitude, the operator simply sets up the job ticket describing parameters such as source documents, the sheet template, binding, creep, work and turn or tumble, offsets, and plate definitions.
- True native PDF 1.7 RIP
- Advanced screening technologies: Paragon, Organic and Concentric
- Drives virtually any output device
Latitude’s PDF 1.7 RIP outputs color-accurate data to proofing equipment as well as screened information to plate with elaborate calibration controls.
- Receive and process correct PDF files
- Track last minute corrections
- Deliver reliable files
Latitude utilizes the Enfocus Certified PDF® technology throughout the workflow. Each step in the workflow that modifies the PDF content supports incremental save and rollback, with certification capabilities. Files retain their full integrity, with guaranteed quality and full traceability..
Native PDF 1.7
- Full transparency support
- Ensures file integrity
With Latitude, no flattening is required at any stage in the workflow until its rastered. This results in increased reliability and productivity, and full editability for last minute corrections.
JDF Job Tickets
With Latitude, every job automatically receives its own JDF job ticket, which contains general job information and retains all information about each process the job has gone through in the workflow.