Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today released Océ PRISMAprepare 6.1, the Company’s latest generation of all-in-one document preparation software. This solution streamlines the make-ready process from composition to production to help printing professionals shorten production turnaround times, expand their capabilities, enhance productivity and reduce operational costs – all while maintaining color quality and consistency. In addition, the latest PRISMAprepare solution allows users to create and compose Variable Data Printing (VDP) applications. This device-independent software optimizes the productivity capabilities of Canon’s imagePRESS and imageRUNNER ADVANCE lineups, the Océ VarioPrint DP line and a variety of color and black and white production cutsheet printers. “The document preparation process can be one of the most time-consuming aspects of production work,” said Sam Yoshida, vice president and general manager, Marketing, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A. “When this process is not optimized, profitability and customer satisfaction is at risk. The improvements Canon made to the Océ PRISMAprepare software will support print providers and enhance their ability to meet increased and more complex customer needs.” Recipient of the IF Communication Design award and recognized by Nielsen Norman as one of the top ten best-designed applications, the Océ PRISMAprepare platform also offers a variety of solutions, tools and enhancements that streamline the make-ready process. Intuitive Interface Designed for ultimate ease-of-use, Océ PRISMAprepare 6.1 provides a simplified interface that allows users of varying skill levels to navigate the prepress process without the need for a lengthy onboarding process. The WYSIWYG (what-you-see-is-what-you-get) preparation approach ensures that the on-screen layout matches the final printed product. From the position of staples to the location of fold lines, users can easily and quickly preview the exact look and design of a document before it is ever sent to the printer. VDP Composition The latest version of Océ PRISMAprepare now includes Variable Data Printing composition capabilities -- such as adding specific content and graphics to each printed piece based on information in a linked database -- so users can create simple VDP applications without having to open a specialized software application. The new VDP capabilities allow users to expand their offerings and support clients with highly targeted and personalized print communications.