Asanti

In a world where time is money, Sign & Display producers need streamlined, automated processes that deliver nothing less than sublime end results. Enter Asanti – advanced yet easy-to-use workflow software for wide-format printing.
Asanti large-format workflow

Asanti is a complete, automated Sign & Display production hub featuring Agfa’s award-winning color management technology, powered by the latest version of Adobe PDF Print Engine (APPE). It boasts highly specific functionalities (e.g. nesting and tiling), support for various applications (e.g. banners, displays, see-through prints), and fast, automatic PDF pre-flighting.

Streamline your workflow with Asanti and you’ll avoid errors, minimize manual interventions, shorten pre-press procedures and simplify your entire printing process. The result? A fully accountable end-to-end quality and data management solution that boosts your business.

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Key benefits

  • A single tool with an intuitive user interface to manage all your print data and devices, from Agfa printers and cutters to third-party equipment.
  • Built-in Agfa color management, for consistent color quantity and reproduction with minimal effort.
  • Automatic pre-flighting, PDF checking and managing of your entire printing process.
  • Integrated solution for increased productivity and reliable, predictable and high-quality output.
  • Integration with Asanti StoreFront web-to-print, PrintSphere and PrintTune.
  • Powered by the latest Adobe PDF Print Engine (APPE)

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Features

Automation and pre-flighting

Asanti optimizes production through specific automation tools (e.g. nesting, tiling, media handling, parameter presets, smart DQS possibilities), automated file intake (e.g. through Asanti StoreFront and Asanti PrintSphere) and powerful pre-flighting (Asanti Preflight), which reduces printer idle time and standardizes processes to avoid errors. The result? Better quality control, faster turnaround and less waste.

Asanti Autocollect automatically gangs incoming images that need to be printed on the same media in the same quality – thus minimizing waste. In addition, the Asanti Automate Task Processor provides flexibility for collecting Hot Tickets by defining various processing rules.

Color management

Guaranteeing color consistency and reproduction, Agfa’s intelligent and award-winning color management solution was developed to offer print producers a combination of outstanding print quality and incredible printing speed. It features, for example, calibrated print modes, spot color conversion based on Pantone libraries and patented technology of regularized profiles that ensures smooth vignettes.

Asanti’s integrated color management wizard supports the G7 method to achieve visually accurate colors.

Integration and versatility

Asanti’s functionality results in optimal compatibility with other software tools, hardware devices and third-party print production systems. It is powered by the latest Adobe PDF Print Engine (APPE) and easily integrates with Agfa’s Asanti StoreFront web-to-print solution, PrintSphere data management software and PrintTune standardization software. When it comes to hardware compatibility, Asanti is especially suited for integration with the Jeti Tauro printer range.

Intuitive user interface & production overview dashboard

Asanti’s easy-to-use, intuitive GUI features improve job layout and positioning visualization; operators can see exactly what they are printing and have easy access to key print parameters to make sure last-minute changes are applied swiftly. The tiling function enables you to organize highly complex projects in a simple way. It even adds instructions for installation.

What’s more, Asanti’s production dashboard displays all your print jobs, reports on the number of prints, statuses of multiple engines, ink levels, elapsed time and more. This smart browser-based reporting tool interfaces with your accounting tools and will enable you to fine-tune quotes and focus on high-margin print products.

Support for packaging

Embedded in the Asanti interface is all functionality required to prepare and process packaging jobs on your digital printer. Asanti lets you import and manage cut lines, and automatically snags the images to the right position delimited by the lines provided in the CAD/CAM file. It lets the operator resolve any potential bleed overlap and work out line types for structural and technical processing like dimensions, annotations, foils, glue, varnish…

Modular structure

The Asanti Suite consists of several modules. Asanti Render is the core module of the Asanti workflow. It is a single-platform ripping solution that uses the latest Adobe PDF Print Engine (APPE) to render files for a wide range of large-format printers, taking care of preflighting and job conversion to guarantee smooth, error-free job handling and consistent print quality.

Looking for even more automation? Consider upgrading to Asanti Production, which includes automatic media optimization and template-based production, to streamline your print operations through automatic job layout and positioning, and automatic true-shape-nesting. The automatic collection of images allows you to gather all artwork for a specific press and specific media, and to optimally nest it on the print sheet or roll, taking copy count and bleed into account.

Last but not least, you have a palette of Asanti Enhancers at your disposal to expand your output possibilities even more.

IntelliTune for Sign & Display

Asanti allows you to automatically analyze and improve image quality with Agfa’s IntelliTune. This image optimization software not only eliminates noise, staircasing and blurriness; it also optimizes skin tones based on extensive research and analysis. Truly unique in the world of Sign & Display, IntelliTune is fully integrated into Asanti and contributes to the simplification of your workflow.

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