Tilia Labs Software Honoured For Improving Print Production Workflows


Tilia Phoenix 7.0 was developed to address today’s increasingly challenging production landscape in which print service providers handle a much wider variety of jobs using conventional, digital and large format devices. Printing Industries of America (PIA) has honoured this software with a 2019 InterTech technology award.

The award recognises tilia Phoenix 7.0 software for its development of Artificial Intelligence to improve production efficiencies across all print sectors, including wide format printing. The InterTech panel noted Phoenix’s innovative approach to planning and imposition in operating according to machine and production requirements, rather than using templates. This enables Phoenix to generate print-ready layouts, JDF or die instructions and production reports, on-the-fly. The judges were particularly impressed by its unique use of cutting-edge AI technology to create purpose-designed AI algorithms, able to learn and adapt to live input without human assistance, in order to solve complex planning problems at unprecedented speeds.

Imposition AI is the power behind the capabilities of Phoenix 7.0. This employs intelligent machine-learning algorithms to navigate the entire production workspace, evaluating potentially millions of alternatives, and converging on globally optimal results. It also facilitates additional possibilities for streamlining daily production, such as on-the-fly last-minute equipment changes, aggregation of data for purchasing or operational decisions, and calculation of instant and accurate price estimates.

‘Because it applies authentic, cutting-edge AI to the problem, Phoenix can consistently find better solutions that simply are not possible by traditional software means, resulting in return on investment that can be measured in months or even weeks,’ said Sagen de Jonge, CEO of Tilia Labs. ‘It was our belief in the transformative potential of modern technology and design back in 2012 that drove us to set up Tilia Labs and it has been a labour of love building Phoenix’s Imposition AI from the ground up and fine-tuning it into the disruptive technology it has become today. We’re truly thrilled that PIA has recognised this achievement and its significance for the future of print.’

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