The upgraded Flexi 12 software program from SA International is available in the UK from Graphtec GB. It will add new design and production capabilities to existing Flexi offerings; and has been introduced to coincide with the recent release of Microsoft Windows 10.
It is still fully compatible with Microsoft Windows 7 and 8. Flexi 12 is available free to all existing Flexi subscribers, which provides access to the 'most comprehensive and versatile' software program for 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. This is through additional design and production tools that will accommodate every manufacturing requirement in these sectors. 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, is the Contour Cut True Nesting Tool. They claim it can save up to 50 per cent in media wastage on print and cut work. The improved Colour Management Tool enables 'easier and more efficient' printing with metallic and white inks. These advanced features are supplemented with the new Artwork Approval Tool that assists and simplifies artwork changes.
Other production tool improvements 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.