Automating the step-and-repeat process
The Hybrid Cloudflow production integration is driven by the creation of a production job in the CERM MIS. Based on the details in the CERM MIS, it automates the step-and-repeat process and generates printready files suitable for platemaking or submission to a supported digital press.
Automating repetitive tasks saves time and reduces errors. It also allows your prepress operators to focus on added value operations – their real expertise – with operator independent consistency in file handling, naming and storage.
Positioning products for step and repeat
Positioning the products in lanes (= roll-based production) or in stations on sheets (= sheetfed packaging production) is part of the production job creation process in the CERM MIS. That way, you send detailed instructions to Hybrid Cloudflow, ensuring the workflow in Hybrid Cloudflow automatically executes the step and- repeat process – resulting in print-ready files for production.
The output files are stored in a shared job folder structure. There’s no file duplication.
A message from Hybrid Cloudflow updates the job status progress inthe CERM MIS, allowing real-time follow-up in scheduling.
Bidirectional data exchange
The CERM - Hybrid Cloudflow integration is based on bidirectional JDF-JMF data exchange.