Phoenix is an imposition and planning solution designed for a range of work including packaging, labels, cards, tags, wide-format, and commercial. It is equally powerful as a pure imposition system for creating print ready layouts, or exclusively as a planning tool to estimate and report the production costs involved with printing a set of orders. Its true aim however is to unite imposition and planning, creating a seamless workflow from initial quote all the way to RIP.
Phoenix is built from the ground up to cut cost. This is accomplished by generating fast/accurate estimates, reducing pre-press time, automating error-prone tasks, maximizing media usage, as well as reducing post-press complexity. A key advantage of Phoenix is it is designed to work well with both square-cut and irregular shape designs, enabling users to use the same tools across a variety of different work types.
Phoenix has an intuitive, modern design that runs on both Mac and Windows and comes in three editions:
On top of the editions, three powerful ganging modules are available: Auto Impose generates ganged layouts with a single sheet. Auto Populate uses a predefined die layout, and assigns products to each die based on order numbers, and Auto Optimize takes ganging to the next level by searching across multiple sheet/press combinations for the most cost-effective layouts available.
All editions include cost and time estimation, accurate real-time PDF previews utilizing the Adobe PDF Library as well as an extensive, automated marks system featuring 17 different customizable mark types supporting dynamic ink replacement, positional rules, and 200+ text keywords. Highlights include barcodes, camera marks, ink eaters, bearer bars, eyelet marks, and much more.