The new and massively upgraded Flexi 12 software program from leading international provider SA International is now available in the UK from Graphtec GB. It will add a host of new design and production capabilities to existing Flexi offerings and has been introduced to coincide with the recent release of Microsoft Windows 10 whilst remaining fully compatible with Microsoft Windows 7 and 8. Of special significance is that Flexi 12 is available free to all existing Flexi subscribers, thus providing access to arguably the most comprehensive and versatile software program currently available to professional sign makers, wide-format digital print businesses and CNC machining operatives without the need for new investment.
As with all earlier Flexi packages, the new flagship Flexi 12 offering will support a large number of the most popular printers and cutters via a raft of additional design and production tools that will accommodate every conceivable manufacturing requirement in these sectors. Collectively, the new tools will greatly enhance and streamline workflow capabilities on key issues such as artwork management and approval, printing and cutting accuracy, colour management and end-product finishing.
Among the many significant upgrade features of Flexi 12 are the Contour Cut True Nesting Tool that can, it is claimed, save up to 50 per cent in media wastage on print & cut work and the improved Colour Management Tool that enables easier and more efficient printing with metallic and white inks. These advanced features are supplemented with the new Artwork Approval Tool that greatly assists and simplifies artwork changes and the new Cut Order and Animated Cut Viewer Tools that greatly reduce otherwise time-consuming cutting requirements whilst enabling users of the software to see how a particular design will be cut before commencement of the cutting process. Other important production tool enhancements include Banner and Canvas Finishing, an Auto Serialisation facility that will save production time whilst ensuring greater accuracy and QR and Data Matrix Code Generation that will make it faster and easier to add interactive elements to signage.
For existing Flexi subscription-based customers, the entire family of Flexi packages (FlexiSIGN, FlexiPRINT, FlexiSIGN & Print and FlexiDESIGNER) will automatically be upgraded to Flexi 12.