Leveraging automation for large format output devices

Dwight Kelly, president, Apago Inc.

Large format has its own unique production requirements. Many repetitive tasks that are currently done manually can be automated. For example, accepting customer files,  conversion to PDF, preflighting and making corrections. Once you have good reliable PDF files it's possible to create optimized nested impositions to reduce waste.

What you'll learn

  • Standardize customer provided artwork, identify problem jobs early
  • Convert native files to PDF, preflight and fix problems
  • Nest jobs to produce more with less waste
  • Add barcodes and other job information

About Dwight Kelly

Dwight KellyFounder and president of Apago, Inc. - a leading developer of graphic-arts and document workflow software. Dwight has been working in the print industry since 1986 and is known for solving complex client requirements by combining innovative ideas with technologies from a wide gamut of fields. Dwight is an active participant on international standards bodies helping to develop standards such as PDF/X and JDF.