Automated workflows: Higher productivity and CTP efficiency through interfaces to the press control planning system





        • KIM | Standard
        • KIM | Small Format
        • KIM | Digital
        • KIM | Auto
        • KIM | Auto Small Format
        • KIM | News

KIM Sheet Optimisation

        • PerfectPlan
        • AUTOsPrint



  • Digital imposition and flexible sheet assembly
    for webfed, sheetfed and digital printing
  • Combined sheets of bound and unbound products
  • JDF import and export – CIP4 certified
  • Interfaces to MIS and workflow systems
    of well-known manufacturers
  • Barcode creation for printsheet identification
  • Far-reaching automation by use of production profiles
  • Integrated sheet optimisation for label and Web2Print
    with KIM PerfectPlan and AUTOsPrint solution

As no other imposition solution, the Krause Imposition Manager
(KIM) has established itself through a well considered user interface as a perfect tool inside the prepress area. Automated functions for sheet optimisation are integrated as well as the full support of the JDF (Job Definition Format) technology using job tickets for import and export. The program flow in KIM is almost consistent with the process of conventional sheet assembly and can be automated by means of production profiles. A multifunctional and professional mode of operation is the result for your production planning and control. This implies in an easy and very efficient task management in the digital print form production.


KRAUSE JetNet is the solution to manage digital production data in the industrial newspaper prepress area. The system enables the creation of a workflow from PDF reception to film or plate exposure.

  • Potentials for the optimization and automation of production processes are opened up by integrating the JetNet workflow with surrounding planning systems.
  • Ink value adjustment in PDF documents to save ink and optimize print quality
  • Calculation of ink coverage values and transfer to the press control console
  • Softproof display in Web browsers via customer portals, at workstations or in the press control center
  • Press Control driven just-in-time production with flexible PlateLogistics sorting station assignment for unmanned newspaper plate production

JetNet is the solution for businesses producing more than 200 broadsheet plates per hour or wishing to implement more complex production

JetNet offers the following add-ons:

  • Ink saving in PDF files
  • Colour consistent softproof
  • Colour density value calculation
  • Evaluation and visualisation of information from the punching / bending systems
  • Workflow automation due to the import of planning data from external systems


Core functions and Options

JetNet and Smart‘n‘Easy Net offer a comprehensive range of core functions which enable an efficient prepress workflow for PDF and TIFF files. The main difference in the core functions of JetNet and Smart‘n‘Easy Net is the computing power. Smart‘n‘Easy Net can produce up to 200 broadsheet images per hour, whereas JetNet produces a virtually unlimited number of images per hour.  Optional add-ons are available for the implementation of more comprehensive production processes and an increased degree of automation. These options are exclusive to JetNet. However, Smart‘n‘Easy Net can be extended by the INK-Preset option (colour density value calculation).


Flexible client architecure

The JetNet CONTROL-Client provides all functions in one central interface. The appearance can be adjusted by the user. The panels can be shown or hidden to create an individual work environment.