Tilia adds cutter integration to wide-format ganging suite


Software developer Tilia Labs has expanded cutting table integration in the latest release of its Griffin wide-format print and cut nesting and ganging workflow.

Griffin can save up to 50% material costs on large-format jobs
Griffin can save up to 50% material costs on large-format jobs

According to the Canadian developer, Griffin 2.2 “delivers quick, easy nesting and ganging for an unprecedented range of laser, flatbed and roll-to-roll cutters”.

“Historically, print and finishing processes have been handled separately, with a direct impact on the bottom line,” said Tilia Labs CEO Sagen de Jonge.

“Our open architecture approach means we can integrate with any proprietary hard- and software to ensure they are all speaking the same language for speed and efficiency.”

Griffin can integrate with any workflow but has “out-of-the-box” integration and nesting within Enfocus Switch.

According to Tilia, its USPs are ease of use, true shape nesting with "any angle rotation", which allows for up to 50% material savings and its agnostic approach which enables it to work in any production environment.

While Griffin has always supported cutting tables that use circle, square, or corner register marks, QR, Code 39, Code 128, or Postnet barcodes and accepts PDF, DXF, or ZCC cutting file formats, which essentially covers all major makes of tables, 2.2 now also supports Summa barcodes for seamless integration with the Belgian manufacturer’s cutting systems.

“For companies in high production environments, production capacity is where profit comes from. In that case, it is all the more important to optimise workflows and make the most qualitative products in the shortest possible time. The coordination between print and cut plays a critical role,” said Summa CTO Frederik Vervenne.

Griffin uses the same AI as Tilia’s flagship Phoenix suite, which produces nested impositions for all applications and processes and also incorporates features such planning and imposition.

As well as Summa integration, other new features in the latest iteration include: MacOS support for Griffin Auto, custom shape marks, full connectivity to Tilia Cloud, enhancements to its nesting algorithms and new keyboard shortcuts.

“The latest release delivers a Griffin solution that is even quicker and slicker for many more print providers,” said de Jonge.

It is available as a free upgrade to existing users, or for new users around €6,000 or €200 per month for a subscription.

UK resellers are Bit + Blade and Fujifilm, with Griffin Auto/Switch also available from DistributorX.

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